Partially Cooked Squid Inseminates Woman’s Mouth
A South Korean woman got quite a mouthful when a semi-cooked squid she was eating reportedly inseminated her mouth.
The 63-year-old suffered “severe pain” and a “prickling, foreign-body sensation” in her mouth after taking a bite of the partially-cooked seafood, according to a study published in February in the Journal of Parasitology.
The unidentified woman spit the squid out immediately, according to the report, but not before the cephalopod injected its sperm bags into the mucous membranes of her tongue and cheek.
She went to the hospital, where doctors apparently found a dozen “small, white spindle-shaped bug-like organisms” which they believed to be parasites in the woman’s mouth.
Researchers later determined that the organism were sperm bags — not parasites.
They believe that the bags were discharged as the woman chewed.
The bags are ejaculatory apparatuses that slowly release sperm when attached to a female’s body, according to Fairfax New Zealand News.