Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Coprophagia and a visit to Spacedock 19

From Wikipedia -- Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces, from the Greek κόπρος copros, "feces" and φαγεῖν phagein, "to eat".

In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV-TR), it is classified under 302.9 Paraphilia.

Although not all coprophiles would necessarily be sadomasochists, little data on the prevalence of this behavior is available except from studies of the sadomasochism (SM) community. A study of 164 male sadomasochists from Finland from two sadomasochism clubs found that 18.2% had engaged in coprophilia; 3% as a sadist, 6.1% as a masochist, and 9.1% as both. 18% of heterosexuals and 17% of homosexuals in the study pool had tried coprophilia, showing no statistically significant difference between heterosexuals and homosexuals.

In Literature:
  • Thomas Pynchon's award winning novel Gravity's Rainbow, contains a very detailed scene of coprophagia.
  • The 120 Days of Sodom, a novel by the Marquis de Sade, is replete with detailed descriptions of erotic sadomasochistic coprophagia.
  • Consider Phlebas, a novel by Iain M. Banks, contains depictions of a tribe known as the Eaters, who repeatedly engage in coprophagia.
In Filmography:
  • 2 Girls 1 Cup <== Daniel Tosh makes fun of this one on Tosh.O
  • August Underground
  • The Green Elephant
  • The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
  • The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Vase de Noces
And that's it for my Halloween Fetish Countdown. If you have the time, please stop by Mary Pax's blog. I'm a guest at Spacedock 19, and I'm talking about one of my favorite things just in time for Halloween: 

Kaiju 怪人


  1. Phew, made it through your Halloween posts without throwing up once (it was close though).

    Moody Writing

  2. Hey,

    That last one was full of crap:)

    But weirdly very interesting to read... I had no idea....

    Happy MI-5 Day :)

  3. Dig Mark's comment! Madman Mark.
    Already been to Mary's today.

  4. ...I guess one could describe this post as a sh---y way to begin the day ;)

    Quite honestly, I've never heard of that particular fetish. Would make for some horrifying blotter material, depending on one's subject matter.


  5. People that do things like this are more animal than human. I know because I have a dog with this problem. I also used to work at a ranch and some of the horses did that too.

  6. Just when I think you can't find anything worse...

  7. I had to scroll to the bottom after the first line.

  8. Phew! Gotta say, I'm glad that series is over. Yes, I'm a wimp. :)
    Love your interview with Mary on Spacedock 19 and your pet Kaiju is great!

  9. Feces is still probably better than going to Taco Bell.

  10. I saw a man do this for a cigarette once when I worked at the jail many, many years ago. Hard to imagine the depravity of some people.

  11. "He sounds like a shit salesman with a mouthful of samples." :P

    And LOL @ Patrick!

    On my way to Mary's... >

  12. An interesting fetish! Ick, though!

  13. Man, i really wish i could take back seeing 2 girls 1 cup.

  14. I confess that I'm happy these fetishes are done! I've been pretty creeped out from some of them.

    Happy Halloween!

  15. I have a sick fascination with these posts. I suppose that's kind of the point.

  16. Sooooo strangely interesting, Michael! But it definitely brings in the creep factor... as intended for this Halloween season...



  17. Some some people mean it about eating crap, I suppose.

    It was great fun chatting with you, Michael.

  18. Michael, I like you, I really do, but these posts have been a little over the edge for me. The last two especially. Anyway, we're done now right. Of course, I kept coming back and reading. What does that say about me.

    Enjoy IF at Turkey Time. While I'm not really homesick for Idaho (It's not really home), I have been homesick for fall. Of course, in the High Mountain West, I guess that's over already.

  19. Fetishes are so bizarre. Thank you Michael, I think I will scroll down to look at the series that I have missed. This was very interesting.

  20. You've provided quite an education on human sexuality. Thanks? Happy Halloween.

  21. I feel like this is too much information. I feel less confident in the human race's ability to continue.

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  23. That's definitely disgusting. But on another note: Happy Halloween!

  24. Ugh. I'm almost grateful my laptop has been in the shop. Hm, maybe it was reading the fetishes that sent it there. LOL. Thank goodness you're done.

  25. A great countdown! I had the dubious honour of watching The Human Centipede, and it just baffled me how this could ever be a fetish. The weirdness knows no bounds...


  26. This one wins the grossest fetish but I think either the amputation or the ones where someone is eaten are the most fitting for Halloween. I mean what would be scarier than someone taking you to bed and then you hear the roar of the chain saw? But ewwww, eating poop? EWWWWWW