Scat Play: Is it normal?

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Question: Is scat play a normal interest?

First thing is first, normal is a setting on an appliance or a bell curve graph. All people are different and will be into different kinks, scat play happens to be one of them. Just like impact play, blood play, or water sports. If you are looking to discuss this kink with a professional I work look on the kink professional directory. (I will put the link at the bottom of the page.) Working with a kink aware professional will take some of the stigma away when discussing these matters because they are familiar with majority of the fetishes and kinks.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to find an individual or individuals that share your love and interest in this kind of play. They are out there. This is a fairly well-known fetish. There are even dating and discussion sites dedicated to poop play called scatsingles.com and scat.com. There are also discussion threads dedicated to scat on fetlife.com. One individual has stated it is honoring a piece of person either by ingesting or playing with scat.

What is Scat Play?

For individuals reading this blog and need an explanation on scat play. Coprophagia aka scat play is the practice of eating your own or another person’s feces. Coprophagia is often a component of the wider term coprophilia, which refers to getting sexual pleasure from the excretion of human feces, whether it’s from the smell, touch, taste or sight. Scat is another term for feces. Scat play refers to using poop in sexual activities.

Although playing with someone’s scat is generally regarded as safe if proper protection is used (think latex gloves, plastic wrap, dental dams, washing with soap before and after sex), eating someone else’s scat can greatly increase one’s risk of parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections. This does not mean that eating feces is necessarily poisonous or wrong, and there are risks involved with this type of play. Remember RACK, risk aware consensual kink. Below are some safety tips and information to be aware of if anyone would like to engage in scat play.

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Concerns

Shigella, campylobacter, salmonella, and E. coli are four bacteria commonly present in fecal matter. These bacteria, along with parasites like amoebas and giardia, can cause severe diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, bloody stools, fever, nausea and vomiting. The viruses hepatitis A and E may also be transmitted through contact with fecal matter.

There are very few cases of hepatitis E in the United States, but almost half a million people contract hepatitis A every year (though not always through scat play). Symptoms of hepatitis A are very similar to the ones listed for the bacterial infections, and may also include jaundice, itchiness in parts of the body, and may cause enzymes in the liver to reach critical levels in the body. Relapses may also occur six months to a year after the first symptoms show up. All three types of infections can occur even without eating any scat. If one’s mouth, nose, or any orifice or open cuts or sores touches something that has had contact with the feces (such as kissing an unwashed hand after using the bathroom), then it is possible for s/he/they to become infected as well.

Here are some tips for safe play

  1. Safest to watch the person defecating
  2. Touching the scat with gloved hands
  3. Skin contact with scat use dental dams or cling wrap
  4. Inserting scat into another’s anal or vaginal cavity increases risk
  5. If ingesting, do not eat anything before or after because of micro bacteria and micro abrasions in the mouth. Some take a shot of liquor before and after ingesting to cleanse the mouth.