TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” has profiled people with some very strange habits, but Shannon’s addiction is downright dangerous. The 20-year-old drinks gasoline, up to 12 teaspoons a day.
And what, exactly, is the attraction, you as? “It tastes like sweet and sour, like a tangy sauce. It tingles first, and then it burns the back of my throat. Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good,” Shannon says.
Shannon is profiled on this week’s episode (March 11) alongside 24-year-old Lacey, who is addicted to carrying around a doll head she calls “Suzie Q.” She’s been doing it for the past 20 years, and even holds it during, ahem, intimate moments in the bedroom.
Lacey also loves the smell of her doll head. “It kind of smells like marshmallows,” she says. “It’s kind of like aromatherapy for me.”
Shannon and Lacey’s episode airs Sunday, March 11 at 10 p.m. on TLC.