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Hello.. A lot of people love to eat soap    ! anyways.. does soap dissolve the fats in these ppl's bodies since it is mostly non-polar?what hazards are affiliated with this strange act?
What you describe is called pica, an eating disorder where people frequently eat non-nutritive (non-food) substances. Depending on what a person eats, pica can be very dangerous. Ingesting dangerous substances or large amounts of some substances can lead to medical problems, including poisoning. There is also a risk of infection resulting from some substances, such as soil, and stomach problems including constipation, and other issues.Fortunately, in your case soap is not a very dangerous substance, though in large amounts over time it could disrupt your health. Soap is generally non-toxic and should not lead to poisoning. However, it can cause diarrhea, vomiting or skin irritation. The causes of pica are not known but some suggest that the following may contribute to the desire to eat non-food items:Nutritional deficiencies. Some speculate that pica is your body's way of telling you that you are missing some important nutrient. Iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamins C & D deficiencies have been found in people with pica. Culture and family influences. There is some suggestion that certain cultures and social groups accept eating non-food substances. Also, if your parents encouraged this as a child, you may still have the urge to eat these substances. Stress. The desire to eat non-food substances may be a coping strategy for stress. Underlying biochemical disorder. In some cases, pica may result from chemical imbalances in your brain. You mentioned that eating soap makes you feel good when you're stressed. This could be a sign that your stress level is too high and your body is reacting by craving soap. You could consider finding alternative ways to deal with your stress. See Stress, anxiety and learning to cope and Number one cause of stress for some tips on other ways to combat stress.Pica is rare in adolescents and adults, and can be the sign of other medical issues including nutrition deficiencies so you should consider contacting a health care professional to help figure out what might be causing this behavior.
Quote from: Gregorian on 27/03/2009 03:34:08Hello.. A lot of people love to eat soap    ! anyways.. does soap dissolve the fats in these ppl's bodies since it is mostly non-polar?what hazards are affiliated with this strange act? I wouldn't recommend the consumption of soap. It is rather high in basic PH which means it will neutralize the acidic nature of stomach fluids. This may not always cause immediate distress but might interfere with digestive processes if used on a regular bases. On the lighter side; I couldn't help but think about the old 40's song:I'm forever blowing bubblesI fear that I may just have givin away my age with that last revelation...........Ethos
"Im Forever Blowing Bubbles " circa 1840 ? 
I know of a number of people who ought to eat soap, dirty foul mouthed f***ing bo****k faced bas***ds!
I knew this kid that couldn't read. And he saw a dish soap with a picture of lemons on it. And he thought it was lemonade mix. And he mixed up a big glass and drank it. They had to use a pressure chamber to save him. Serious! Like, yeah.