She's Just A Regular Woman, But What She Eats Will Leave Your Stomach Churning



Most people find it hard to resist their favourite food. Maybe it’ s ­chocolate or crisps or perhaps you can’t stay away from pizza.

But if you ever worry about your eating habits, spare a thought for Emma Thompson, the 23-year-old who isn’t hooked on junk food, she has a much more unusual addiction.

Incredibly, she can’t stop eating sponges. Yes! Sponges! May it be a sponge used in washing the dishes or a sponge you use in the bathroom. Worst, she soaks them first on apple-flavoured dishwashing liquid soap before devouring on them.

Emma is suffering on OCD disorder called Pica which is a persistent eating of non-nutritive substances for a period of at least one month, without any association of regular food.

Pica was derived from the Latin word, 'Magpie', a bird that eats almost anything.
Emma's fetish started out with bath sponges at the age of three, before she decided she preferred the unique flavour that only kitchen sponges could provide. 


Depending on her mood and how stressed she is, she will eat between two and 20 sponges a day.
As it stands, Emma has yet to seek medical help , but does admit that she has a real problem.

"I am definitely addicted to it. I have tried to quit but I just can’t, there is no cure for it. If I see them in the shop and I need one, I buy one and eat it dry until I get home to stop the craving."

Pica is seen in all people of all ages but is particularly common in pregnant ­women, small children, and those with developmental disabilities. Sufferers feel compelled to eat non-food items ranging from clay, dirt and sand to hairballs, ice or paint.

Despite the ­unusual symptoms, Pica is relatively common in people like Emma who suffer from ­anaemia. The craving for non-food items is a response to extreme iron deficiency.
Weird right?


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