reality shows 14 Episodes Of My Strange Addiction That Will Straight Up Ruin Your Appetite  

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Part of the appeal of reality television lies in its ability to show viewers the rest of the world gets much stranger than they may realize. When it comes to the best My Strange Addiction episodes, TLC gave the world a fascinating look into the peculiarities many people deal with on a daily basis. Of the numerous TLC reality shows out there, the most bizarre My Strange Addiction episodes truly gives viewers a "reality" entirely separate from the one they're used to. Each episode features a regular a person addicted to something truly strange, and usually their family and friends know nothing of their addiction. They also typically feature a big 'reveal' where the person admits their addiction to a loved one, and viewers see their reactions.

Of the most unbelievable reality TV episodes out there, the most outlandish My Strange Addiction episodes manage to literally shift your perception of what "reality" means to another person. For the subjects of this show, real-life includes relationships with inanimate objects, consuming synthetic materials, and/or living as an entirely different species. Like the best episodes of True Life, the greatest My Strange Addiction episodes serve to both entertain as well as educate. You may find it sad they live unorthodox lifestyles, but they likely find it equally sad that you haven't managed to embrace something that makes you truly happy, no matter how weird it might seem.

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Addicted To Drinking Urine


Addicted To Drinking Urine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Episodes Of My Strange Addiction That Will Straight Up Ruin Your Appetite
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53-year-old Carrie loves to drink her pee. Carrie, who suffers from cancer, drinks her urine as a form of treatment. Her doctors originally gave her one year to live if she underwent chemotherapy. Carrie refused chemo and began drinking her own urine instead. She began her 'urine therapy' four years ago, six years after her initial diagnosis. Though she started with just one glass in the morning, Carrie now drinks up to five glasses of warm pee each day.

Why It Was So Over-the-Top

Since the start of her treatment, Carrie has consumed over 3,000 liters of urine, or 800 gallons of pee in four years. At this stage, she finds comfort in drinking pee she says she can't find in other beverages. She even brushes her teeth with pee.

Strangest Quotes

"I drink it like I'm in a beer drinking contest."

"It's easier to drink than water."

"I like warm pee ... it's comforting."

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Addicted To Eating Cat Hair


Addicted To Eating Cat Hair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Episodes Of My Strange Addiction That Will Straight Up Ruin Your Appetite
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43-year-old Lisa, a Detroit native, spent over one-third of her life eating cat hair. Drawn to the fur's texture and taste, Lisa sucks and chews on the hair before eventually swallowing it. She estimates she's eaten nearly 3,000 hair balls in her life, yet has never coughed one back up. To gather together a furry little meal, Lisa picks up stray hairs around her apartment or takes them while grooming her cat.

Why It Was So Over-the-Top

If eating cat hair fails to satiate her appetite, Lisa also grooms her cats with her own tongue, licking her cats like an ice cream cone. She says it helps her bond with her kitties.

Strangest Quotes

"The best ones are right off the cat."

"I groom my cat with my tongue, like a momma cat would do to her kitten."

"I don't get as involved as another cat would, I'm not licking her butt."

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Addicted To Eating My Mattress


Addicted To Eating My Mattress is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Episodes Of My Strange Addiction That Will Straight Up Ruin Your Appetite
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Jennifer eats mattresses. Her strange addiction started at just five-years old when she decided to give an exposed portion of the backseat of her parents car a taste. From there, she moved on to couches, chairs, and box-springs before eventually landing on mattresses. Going on 10 years now, Jennifer eats about one square foot of mattress each day.

Why It Was So Over-the-Top

Not only does Jennifer eat her own mattress, she sneaks into her mother's room to steal bites of hers. Since her addiction started, Jennifer has consumed more than eight mattresses. She ate more mattresses in 10 years than many people own in their entire lives.

Strangest Quotes

"I like my mattress plain and straight up, no mayonnaise... butter, nothing like that."

"I've eaten couches, box-springs, chairs, but for the last 10 years, mattresses have just been my thing."

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Addicted To My Car


Addicted To My Car is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Episodes Of My Strange Addiction That Will Straight Up Ruin Your Appetite
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27-year-old Nathaniel is in a committed relationship with his car. Nathaniel first developed an interest in cars as a teenager, building automobile models. Later on as an adult preparing to buy his own car, Nathaniel says he felt love-at-first-site while at a used car lot. He named his red beauty Chase, and they now boast a five-year relationship together. Nathaniel and Chase do everything a typical couple would do: they go on dates, they have a special song ("I Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon), they even have a sexual relationship.

Why It Was So Over-the-Top

Nathaniel remains legitimately in love with his car. He caresses and kisses Chase's hood like the face and curves of a lover. And not to act all bougie, but it's not even a nice car. It's a traditional four-door sedan you expect to see a mom with a couple of screaming toddlers loading groceries in.

Strangest Quotes

"You're in an intimate relationship with…your car? And sexually with your car? With your car? How does that work? How can you have sex with your car?"

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