A woman who eats up to 10 rolls of toilet paper per week has spoken out about her unusual addiction. She says that different brands "taste different".
Jade Sylvester, 25, from England, said she developed a craving for clean toilet paper during her pregnancy with her youngest son Jaxon.
She said she likes to feel the texture of the paper in her mouth and sometimes dips it in water or juice before eating it.
“I like the dryness of it. Sometimes I will just get a feeling when I’m watching telly or something and I will just crave it,” she told The Mirror.
Jade said she eats at least eight pieces of toilet paper every time she goes to the bathroom and can consume up to half a roll per day.
She said she tries to hide her habit from her family and friends but admits that some of them have caught her in the act.
Jade suffers from a condition called xylophagia, which is a form of pica - an eating disorder that involves consuming non-food items.
According to experts, pica can be caused by nutritional deficiencies, stress, trauma or mental health issues.
Jade said she knows that eating toilet paper is bad for her health but finds it hard to quit.
She said she hopes that by sharing her story, she can raise awareness about pica and encourage others who suffer from it to seek help.