Florida Couple So Addicted to Coffee Enemas They Inject Themselves Up to 100 Times a Month
Like most people Mike and Trina can't live without coffee, but it's safe to say their love for coffee goes way beyond the norm. On the new season of TLC's My Strange Addiction, the St. Petersburg, Florida couple takes their coffee addiction to the bathroom, where they spend the majority of their days preparing and administering coffee enemas.
On the show, Mike and Trina are seen injecting the brown liquid into their colons with a hose to clean out their lower intestines.
Mike sears by a "saturated" blend "on the cold side" whereas Trina enjoys a fine espresso grind that is "warm and thicker".
While the couple each have at least 100 coffee enemas a month, and 6,000 in total since their addiction began two years ago, both Trina and Mike refuse to drink the caffeinated beverage, saying that it is bad for their health.
"I started the whole debacle," Trina told ABCNews.com . "Then it took on a life of its own. I twice tried to stop and felt worse, so I do this every day and as much as I can. But it's very time-consuming."
"I love the way it makes me feel," said Trina, who did not want to reveal her last name. "It gives me a sense of euphoria."
The couple performs the enemas by first heating up the coffee on a stove, and then they each take a 32-ounce bucket of it into the restroom and empty it into their lower intestines using a Vaseline-coated hose. The whole enema procedure takes about five hours each day, which they can do with ease because they both work from home.
Mike and Trina are so addicted to their time-consuming coffee enemas that they refuse to travel or leave their home for long periods of time.
Trina even admitted to reporters on the show that she once performed "nine or ten" enemas in a single day.
Trina said that her habit began two yeas ago when she started having problems with her health.
"I had a lot of stomach problems, digestive problems with my kidney and my liver," she said. "I started research and it led into coffee enemas and I really started to feel the benefit. I felt like I was living for the first time in years."
Mike admitted that his first reaction to his wife's habit was that of disgust.
"Oh my god, how disgusting," he said, adding that after he gave it a try he became "addicted".
Trina said that she had tried twice to quit her addiction, but she said it only made her feel worse. Now she says that she has her enemas "every day and as much as I can".
Coffee enemas can be difficult and even dangerous to perform.
"I make a quick transition from the floor to the toilet seat,'" Mike explained. "It comes flying out like a torrent." The couple also said that the most "freaky part" of the process is administering is sticking in the hose, which requires them to be very relaxed. They do achieve their relaxation by listening to music or even playing Sudoku.
Doctors and relatives have warned the couple against enemas, which can sometimes cause dehydration, internal burns and even heart failure, but Mike and Trina just "can't live without them".