Addicted to lip balm? Cheesy potatoes? What about cat-licking? For every person who throws around the sentence “I’m totally addicted to pumpkin spice candles!” there’s another whose life is significantly impaired by their need to use certain products or perform strange routines.
Today we cover a selection of weird addictions or compulsions and examine the differences between the two.
Addiction via Wikipedia
Compulsive Behavior via Wikipedia
“What’s the difference between an addiction and a compulsion?” via Go Ask Alice. http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu. Last Updated: 2 June 2015.
“Are These Fifteen Behaviors Addictions or Compulsions?” by Chris Bisogni. http://www.thefix.com. 8 April 2014.
- “I Lick My Cat | My Strange Addiction” by TLC. http://www.youtube.com. Originally Posted: 31 January 2013.
- “Serious Question: Have You Ever Licked Your Cat?” by Hana Graham. http://www.catster.com. 17 April 2014.
- “Freaky Eaters- Addicted to Cheesy Potatoes” by TLC. http://www.youtube.com. Originally Posted: 2 June 2011.
Health and Cosmetics
- “Is Balm Addictive?” by Kevin C. http://www.lipbalmanonymous.com. 2014.
- “Ask the Addict: Embarrassing Lip Lines” by Kevin C. http://www.lipbalmanonymous.com. Posted: 3 January 2015.
- “ChapStick Overnight Discontinued?” by Kevin C. http://www.lipbalmanonymous.com. Posted: 5 January 2014.
- “Inside the Strange World of Lip Balm Addiction” by Kelsey Miller. Yahoo Beauty. http://www.yahoo.com. 10 January 2015.
- Carmex Addiction by David Mikkelson via Snopes.com. Last Updated: 26 May 2011.
- “Is anyone else addicted to Gel?” by SweetWhispers. forum.blackhairmedia.com. Originally posted: 3 October 2004.
- “How can I detox from my q-tip addiction?” by jacquilynne. ask.metafilter.com. Originally posted: 26 November 2007.
- “The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy” by Roberto A. Ferdman. http://www.washingtonpost.com. 20 January 2016.
- “Nasal Sprays Can Bring on Vicious Cycle” by Richard Saltus. The New York Times. 14 March 2006.
- “Kaley Cuoco And The Danger of Nose Spray Addiction” by Yahoo Health. http://www.yahoo.com. 13 January 2015.
- Tanning Dependence via Wikipedia.
Music used in this podcast:
Juliette by Podington Bear
Old Skin by Podington Bear
Danger- [Dark Ambient] by myuu