Cautionary tale: Woman kissed so hard she goes deaf


Jodie Marsh and her girlfriend, Nina, kissing on 12/11/08. This photo doesn’t have much to do with this story

I’ve heard of kisses that make you light headed, that make you weak in the knees, even kisses that make you faint if you’re in a romance novel and wearing an extremely tight corset. But I’ve never heard of a kiss that makes you deaf… until now.

A young woman in southern China has partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend ruptured her eardrum during an excessively passionate kiss, local media reported Monday.

The 20-something girl from Zhuhai, in southern Guangdong province, went to hospital completely deaf in her left ear, the China Daily said, citing a report in a local newspaper.

“The kiss reduced pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear,” the paper quoted a doctor surnamed Li from the hospital as saying.

[From Reuters]

It sounds to me like someone took the phrase “sucking face” just a tad too literally, and aggressively! What exactly was this guy trying to do? Syphon the glass of wine she just drank? I wouldn’t call the kiss “excessively passionate” as much as excessively creepy.

The girl is going to be fine, the doctors anticipate her hearing to return to completely normal in a couple months. There’s no note on how the relationship will fare, though. It would be hard not to use the incident for leverage later in life. I know if it were me and I wanted something, I wouldn’t be able to fight the urge to play the old “you made me deaf” card.

“While kissing is normally very safe, doctors advise people to proceed with caution,” the paper said.

[From Reuters]

So, let this be a warning as mistletoe season approaches. If the partner standing under the twig with you starts bragging about lung capacity, safety says find a reason to run. It’s always fun until someone ruptures an eardrum.

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  1. gg says:

    This comment doesn’t have anything to do with this story: Wait, Jodie Marsh is gay now? I suppose it makes sense – when you are so slutty that no guy wants you, go for the chicks.

  2. DLR in Canada says:

    what the hell? i know the ear canal is connected to the lungs, but dang, that has to be some powerful suction going on to pop the eardrum! :o

  3. NotBlonde says:

    That dude must have seriously been going to town on her mouth if he made her temporarily deaf…And I agree CB, I would sooo pull the “you made me deaf” card :D

  4. Baholicious says:

    I can’t imagine how painful that would be. That poor girl.

  5. Frenchie says:

    to DLR : her inner pressure might have been changed, like when diving. My husband used to do a litle and he explained to me how he would regulate his pressure by keeping more or less air in his lung.
    That’s one stupid story !
    One day, when I was a kid, my bro made me laugh while I was eating an M1M’s and the peanut got stuck in the nose canal. Quite painfull, and stupid. Thankfully, it went away by itself quickly.
    Have you had “stupid” ie a little bit shamefull stories as well ?

  6. eatavag says:

    how is this a picture of Jodie Marsh kissing a girl on 12/11/08 when it is only just 12/10/08 right now? Psychic CB?

  7. Frenchie says:

    maybe because it was taken on the 12 of november = europe way to write the dates

  8. Codzilla says:

    Jodie Marsh is the picture of elegance.

  9. Alina says:

    OMG, that’s such a weird news! 8O

  10. orion70 says:

    imagine what damage the guy might inflict “down south” 8O

  11. notprfect says:

    Ceilidh~

    Thanks for the laughs.

    “If the partner standing under the twig with you starts bragging about lung capacity…” :lol:

    “…sounds to me like someone took the phrase “sucking face” just a tad too literally, and aggressively! What exactly was this guy trying to do? Syphon the glass of wine she just drank?” :lol: :lol:

    Hilarious stuff!