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I know animals do it and some times people

but, could eating your own placenta be considered cannabalism?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Apr. 16, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • After doing some research I found that cannibalism is the eating of muscle from one's own species. The placenta is not made of muscle, but rather of endothelial cells, endometrial cells, connective tissue, and blood vessels. One article contributed the eating one's own placenta the same as eating one's own fingernails, nasal discharge, phlegm, or even hair.
    While eating the nutrient rich temporary organ will help a postnatal woman on various levels, many just cannot bring themselves to eat such a thing. So there are labs set up where you can send a portion of your placenta to and they will create nutrition capsules from your dried placenta that you can take daily and obtain the same nutritional benefit.
    Some cultures, like Hawaii, believe in planting the placenta with a tree so that it can grow with the child.
    Placentophagia is NOT cannibalism.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 11:15 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • probably?
    Buffie95

    Answer by Buffie95 at 10:44 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!??!!?!??!?!?!!?!??!?!!??!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!
    MissKellee

    Answer by MissKellee at 10:45 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Sure why not!
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 10:47 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Eating pussy isn't so why should THAT be?
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 10:50 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • hahahahhaha diamondmamma lmfao!!
    =D
    MissKellee

    Answer by MissKellee at 10:53 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Eating pussy isn't so why should THAT be?

    You do not literally INGEST pussy into your stomach to be DIGESTED.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Damn anon it was just a joke...and you know that shit too.
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 10:54 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • thanks alot for talking about this. i need to go and use mouth washer after i gagged on my taco ..lol.
    semiwife

    Answer by semiwife at 10:56 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • hahahah yeah its a joke =P

    the way i see it...just because its possible doesnt mean you have to actually do it..its like

    Just because you can jump off a bridge doesnt mean you should technically do it
    MissKellee

    Answer by MissKellee at 10:57 PM on Apr. 16, 2009