Had a tough week? Why not unwind with the Latitude News Mishmash, our round up of the week’s weirdest stories from around the world. This week’s Mishmash, as you may have guessed from our headline, is probably NSFW.
Don’t try this at home
Did you know there was such a thing as “eel porn?” You did? That’s kind of weird, dude. Not gonna lie.
For those who haven’t heard of this wriggly delight, “eel porn” involves sticking a live eel up one’s rectum. Yes, it’s a real thing. And apparently, in China, one unlucky man attempted to imitate the act, only to have the 20-inch, one-pound monster get lodged in his intestine and desperately try to chew its way out.
“This was a particularly idiotic stunt and could have caused him a serious injury. Eels have small but very sharp teeth,” explained medical staff at a hospital where the man underwent a long and painful surgery.
The unfortunate eel expired shortly after being removed from the man’s abdomen. Police say they will consider charging him with animal cruelty.
No eels were harmed in the making of this movie
While we’re talking about porn, Canada’s Globe & Mail has a report on a new trend in the adult industry: “ethical” porn. In ethical porn, female performers get to choose their co-stars, set their boundaries and help write the, uh, story. The movement was kickstarted by one Tristan Taormino, a pornographic director and author who launched the first-ever Feminist Porn Conference at the University of Toronto last year.
“If you care where your food comes from or who makes your jeans, were they paid a fair wage or exploited in a factory, then you should also care about the conditions under which your [porn] was produced,” she sensibly explains.
Taormino also describes her work as “ethical, organic, [and] fair trade.” Which leads us to wonder: When can we start picking up DVDs at Whole Foods?
We’re picking up on a trend here
Normally, we try and bring you an array of bizarre stories on a variety of topics. But this week, screw it. We’re sticking with porn. Well, actually, this next one isn’t quite porn, but it’s still pretty creepy.
In China, the latest Internet meme sensation is dressing up your dog in stockings, garter belts, high heels—the whole nine yards—and posting the photos online. Why? We’re not exactly sure.
The story comes to us via The Conversation, an Australian blog, which posted an essay on the topic by Lauren Rosewane, who teaches at the University of Melbourne. Check out her piece for some very, very strange pictures of man’s best friend and a discussion of just how sexual these doggy shots really are.