Stickman Readers' Submissions September 3rd, 2003

The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Anonymous Submission

Ever notice how that Vietnamese girl you slept with in Cambodia or Vietnam had that funny little body twitch in her sleep? The first time I noticed it I didn’t pay much attention. After the third or fourth girl, all with a similar twitch when in a deep sleep, it occurred to me that it was very like the twitches exhibited by a sleeping cat that has worms. I recently mentioned it to a friend who told me that it he notices it among the peasant girls he sleeps with in Korea. I have noticed this twitch in only one girl in Thailand but given the following it wouldn’t be surprising if it is a widespread phenomenon.

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From a little research:

It turns out that virtually every poor village girl (and man too) in Vietnam and no doubt in adjoining countries such as Laos and Cambodia are anemic from the intestinal parasites known as Ascaris lumbricoides, a type of roundworm. Whenever one of these people is in a hospital for surgery worms that vary in length from 1 mm to 1 m almost inevitably come crawling out of the surgical incision.

While the disease is concentrated in tropical and sub-tropical areas with poor sanitation like Indo-China, it occurs worldwide with more than 1 billion persons thought to be infected of whom some 20,000 die each year.

The most common means of infection is by the ingestion of the worm’s eggs via uncooked or unwashed vegetables in areas where human feces is used as fertilizer. One stage of the development from egg to worm involves microscopic larvae ascending from the heart and lungs to the bronchial tree to be swallowed and returned to the small intestine where they grow into worms. The larvae in this pulmonary stage may be passed to another person through the exchange of saliva in deep kissing. One of the symptoms is this curious twitching of the body in sleep. Also adult worms may be passed in the stool or vomited.

So the mystery of the body twitch is solved. All the more reason for care and adequate sanitation especially in the handling and cooking of vegetables – and no more of that gobbling the girl’s saliva through deep kissing!

So we can add worms to our list of health risks – as if there wasn’t enough to worry about besides the ever present dangers in Asia of VD including syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale, non-specific urethritus, trichomoniasis, chlamydial infections, genital and anorectal herpes, genital warts, scabies, pediculosis pubis, molluscum contagiosum, hepatitus, giardiasis, amebiasis, sigellosis, campylobacteriosis, cytomegalovirus, sexually transmitted papillomaviruses, the dreaded mushroom warts, HIV/AIDS, and for the perverts who like playing with the backdoor, sexually transmitted enteric infections.

Pleasant dreams! Have a nice sleep!!

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Stickman says:

Oh my God! After reading about that poor guy who had to have somethnig lasered off his private parts and now reading this, it is enough to scare people off South East Asian women for life.

Anonymous submission – the author cannot be contacted.

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