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What is being called the new "second base", the new eyeball-licking trend called “worming", or technically “oculolinctus” is the latest expression between, let's say, two people who really like each other.
Definition: Oculolinctus refers to achieving sexual gratification from licking a person's eyeballs.
It's all the craze in Japan; however, this strange fetish doesn't come without risks.
It has led to a surge in cases of eye infections and can even cause blindness, doctors have warned,” the report said.
‘Nothing good can come of this,’ Dr David Granet, a San Diego ophthalmologist, told The Huffington Post. ‘There are ridges on the tongue that can cause a corneal abrasion. And if a person hasn't washed out their mouth, they might put acid from citrus products or spices into the eye.’
Dr Phillip Rizzuto, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, added that eyeball licking can cause blindness as the bacteria found in the mouth can damage eye tissue.
Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition worldwide. It causes inflammation (swelling) of the conjunctiva -- the thin layer that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis is often called "pink eye" or "red eye" because it can cause the white of the eye to take on a pink or red color. The most common causes of conjunctivitis are viruses, bacteria, and allergens.
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