Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9261 comments on the GoErie.com story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Why do I often crave eating clay?. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Q I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay.

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suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#8347 Jul 25, 2014
I normally do buy at the market,but I wanted to send over freshly dug for MAVU,since that is the best way to go.When it is dug it is a bit moist,but with the kind of sun we have here,by the time you journey back the clay is completely dry.You do also have some dry clay chips,but when you dig out big chunks they tend to be less dry.And all you can carry for free really is amazing.But I found this lady,that travels over there a lot for the same reason,so maybe she can get me some....Will ask her next time I see her.
All things clay

Moscow, Russia

#8348 Jul 25, 2014
suri clay wrote:
I normally do buy at the market,but I wanted to send over freshly dug for MAVU,since that is the best way to go.When it is dug it is a bit moist,but with the kind of sun we have here,by the time you journey back the clay is completely dry.You do also have some dry clay chips,but when you dig out big chunks they tend to be less dry.And all you can carry for free really is amazing.But I found this lady,that travels over there a lot for the same reason,so maybe she can get me some....Will ask her next time I see her.
I hope it works out with the lady suri.

I would love to visit a clay pit! I am still hoping to find pure clay here, and there is supposed to be some here in a certain part of the island. I have gotten excited a few times when I thought I saw clay, but it turned out to be very hard limestone.
Smore

Philadelphia, PA

#8349 Jul 25, 2014
zenith wrote:
i am from india and i bet u will forget all other types once u taste the roasted clay from india.i can get it for u . cost 5$ per kg. shipping charges extra. i just love roasted clay.
Zenith, do u still sell this clay?
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#8350 Jul 25, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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I hope it works out with the lady suri.
I would love to visit a clay pit! I am still hoping to find pure clay here, and there is supposed to be some here in a certain part of the island. I have gotten excited a few times when I thought I saw clay, but it turned out to be very hard limestone.
Yes,I recall you talking about that clay that is suposed to be there for a while now.It is a shame you still haven't found it..I will certainly get back to those pits and when I do,I will take some pictures for you guys......I normally leave my camera and phone at home in fear that I might lose them when over the rapids,because it can be a wild ride....But I will do my best to take pictures.It is kind of amazing standing in a pit,surrounded by your favorite thing to eat....You can just reach out and break of a piece and pop it in your mouth....I wish I could be over there all the time.......
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#8351 Jul 25, 2014
suri clay wrote:
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Yes,I recall you talking about that clay that is suposed to be there for a while now.It is a shame you still haven't found it..I will certainly get back to those pits and when I do,I will take some pictures for you guys......I normally leave my camera and phone at home in fear that I might lose them when over the rapids,because it can be a wild ride....But I will do my best to take pictures.It is kind of amazing standing in a pit,surrounded by your favorite thing to eat....You can just reach out and break of a piece and pop it in your mouth....I wish I could be over there all the time.......
That would be terrifying for me, taking a wild ride over the rapids. But if I knew that at the end I could collect as much clay as I wanted I bet I could overcome my fear lol.

I have a few people on the lookout for clay for me but I hope to take a walk around the area that supposedly has it to see for myself. The area is even called Claytown, so where is the clay?(I believe they used to quarry a lot of limestone there, but yet they called it Claytown so it must be true about the clay unless maybe they used to refer to limestone as clay.)
ann

Bronx, NY

#8352 Jul 25, 2014
@ suri clay I noticed you had some red clay. Do they have red clay in the pits that you get the kaolin or Do you get that from another site?
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#8353 Jul 25, 2014
ann wrote:
@ suri clay I noticed you had some red clay. Do they have red clay in the pits that you get the kaolin or Do you get that from another site?
The red clay is from a different site,actually....But I am afraid it is more like loose sand when you try to eat it and I am pretty sure there is a lot of bauxite in it.....So not for human consumption...I tried it once.....It is very earthy....Maybe would be perfect to have a very little bit of it mixed in with the chunks......I am currently on the look out for chunks with small traces of red,orange an yellow in them....As they taste the best......
crazy 4 stuff

United States

#8354 Jul 25, 2014
So I've been over indulging on chalk again surprise surprise well tHis time I took something To clean my bowels n boy did it work let's just say I'm happy I was able to use an industrial/commercial toilet when the big relief came sorry for tmi but now my stomach really hurts almosT like it's been emptied n whatever is in there is trying to move down that's what I get for dining on so much chalk yet with all these complications I still don't stop I just figure it's better than my former addiction sigh..I know I must sound so weird but I can't talk about this with anyone around me
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#8355 Jul 25, 2014
Crazy 4stuff, I understand this is the place where many of us come to vent. It is almost like writing in a journal. Not weird at all that problem sometimes we stifle what we wish to express bcz of how others will react and sometimes it is just part of life.
crazy 4 stuff

United States

#8356 Jul 26, 2014
ann wrote:
Crazy 4stuff, I understand this is the place where many of us come to vent. It is almost like writing in a journal. Not weird at all that problem sometimes we stifle what we wish to express bcz of how others will react and sometimes it is just part of life.
Thanks for being understanding, this forum has been very helpful to me I feel like it has even helped me cut down a bit.before I was consuming at least 5 boxes a day note I'm down to 3 I know that's still a lot but I see progress thanks everyone for reading without being judgemental
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#8357 Jul 26, 2014
I am craving clay so badly right now...................:-).
anjali

Scarborough, Canada

#8358 Jul 26, 2014
ann

Bronx, NY

#8359 Jul 26, 2014
anjali wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =XRb5v8FMUlIXX
nice!! It is quite interesting the variety of clay that is all over the world. Also the vast amount of colors that their is.
crazy 4 stuff

Los Angeles, CA

#8360 Jul 27, 2014
anjali wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =XRb5v8FMUlIXX
Very very nice video would like to see what they do too the clay after
Facefaceface

Lawrenceburg, IN

#8361 Jul 27, 2014
I love when I open a box of chalk and find that the sticks are completely pulverized.
It's so much more dusty and crumbly that way, and it's more convenient to have the chalk already in chunks, instead of having to break up the sticks by hand. Only problem is that it's impossible to keep count of how much chalk I've eaten when it's all jumbled up like that and before I know it, the whole box is gone lol.
crazy 4 stuff

Antioch, CA

#8362 Jul 28, 2014
Facefaceface wrote:
I love when I open a box of chalk and find that the sticks are completely pulverized.
It's so much more dusty and crumbly that way, and it's more convenient to have the chalk already in chunks, instead of having to break up the sticks by hand. Only problem is that it's impossible to keep count of how much chalk I've eaten when it's all jumbled up like that and before I know it, the whole box is gone lol.
Haha story of my life I love the dust too!I tend to brake itwith my teeth while it's still in the box just to get the chalk powdery so an already broken box is awesome except if I see it like that at a store I won't buy because I feel like I'm not getting it all.is it prang? Wish I could find some of that good dust less crayola but haven't had any luck in what seems like forever
Facefaceface

Lawrenceburg, IN

#8363 Jul 28, 2014
crazy 4 stuff wrote:
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Haha story of my life I love the dust too!I tend to brake itwith my teeth while it's still in the box just to get the chalk powdery so an already broken box is awesome except if I see it like that at a store I won't buy because I feel like I'm not getting it all.is it prang? Wish I could find some of that good dust less crayola but haven't had any luck in what seems like forever
How do you break it with your teeth? Do you bite the box?

I usually tape both ends and then throw the box onto a hardwood or tile floor a couple of times lol. The only thing is sometimes people hear the box hitting the floor and they come ask me what I'm doing. And then I have to pretend like I dropped the box by accident.-___-

That makes perfect sense. The crumbs and stuff would definitely fall out of the gaps in the box, so yeah, you wouldn't be getting all of it.

Yep this is prang I'm talking about.

Crayola is so inconsistent....I've found like three versions of crayola anti dust in different stores, and of course, the version that I like is the hardest to find. I think it's made in South Korea.
Where do you usually purchase from, office depot?
crazy 4 stuff

United States

#8364 Jul 29, 2014
Facefaceface wrote:
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How do you break it with your teeth? Do you bite the box?
I usually tape both ends and then throw the box onto a hardwood or tile floor a couple of times lol. The only thing is sometimes people hear the box hitting the floor and they come ask me what I'm doing. And then I have to pretend like I dropped the box by accident.-___-
That makes perfect sense. The crumbs and stuff would definitely fall out of the gaps in the box, so yeah, you wouldn't be getting all of it.
Yep this is prang I'm talking about.
Crayola is so inconsistent....I've found like three versions of crayola anti dust in different stores, and of course, the version that I like is the hardest to find. I think it's made in South Korea.
Where do you usually purchase from, office depot?
Yeah I brake it with my teeth while in the box I just bite down on it n suck on the sides to get crumbs that may fall out lol I sound so weird huh
Do u live alone or do the ones u live with know u eat chalk?
I think that if I taped my boxes I'd end up eating the tape to get whatever stuck to the tape lol
Crayola is so hard to find the right one I'm even scared to purchase now cuz never know what you're going to get
I like to order online from office supplies that way no-one questions why I'm buying so much but if I have no choice I do go into office supplies stores like staples or office depot or my fav teacher supply stores
How much are you consuming these days?

Since: Jul 14

Lancaster, PA

#8365 Jul 29, 2014
Hello! Just to let the USA clay eaters, I will be selling the crunchy Indian roared clay is anyone is interested...please message me here.
Facefaceface

Alexandria, VA

#8366 Jul 29, 2014
crazy 4 stuff wrote:
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Yeah I brake it with my teeth while in the box I just bite down on it n suck on the sides to get crumbs that may fall out lol I sound so weird huh
Do u live alone or do the ones u live with know u eat chalk?
I think that if I taped my boxes I'd end up eating the tape to get whatever stuck to the tape lol
Crayola is so hard to find the right one I'm even scared to purchase now cuz never know what you're going to get
I like to order online from office supplies that way no-one questions why I'm buying so much but if I have no choice I do go into office supplies stores like staples or office depot or my fav teacher supply stores
How much are you consuming these days?
lol we eat dirt and school supplies. We're all weird here.

I live with roommates, and they don't know I eat chalk. I always do it in my room or when there is no one to see.
I think my siblings know though. I told them once that I did a long time ago, and even though I try to do it discreetly, sometimes I think they see me putting the pieces in my mouth. And of course, they see the boxes in my purse and stuff. They think it's strange, but they just kind of laugh about it. It was so funny when they came to visit once and my mom was like....why do you have so many empty chalk boxes in your recycling bin? I made up some excuse about the chalk being from work and she dropped it, but my siblings were staring at me because there were so many boxes in there lmaooooo.

I'm still at .5 - 1 box a day thankfully.
I take iron, but it hasn't helped very much, so maybe I need to also take folate.

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