A Kuwaiti academic has claimed that she has developed a cure for homosexuality that targets semen-eating anal worms.
Dr Mariam Al-Sohel, who claims to have qualifications in “Sex Management,” appeared on Kuwaiti channel Scope TV to sell suppositories that she claims kills worms making men gay.
In a clip translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute Sohel claims that she has “discovered therapeutic suppositories that curb the sexual urges” of gay men and lesbians.
Mariam Al-Sohel: Homosexuality persists because of anal worm that feeds on semen
Sohel explains: “The sexual urge develops when a person is sexually attacked, and afterwards it persists, because there is an anal worm that feeds on semen.
“It feeds on sperm. So what I did was to produce suppositories which are to be used by certain people at a certain time, and it cures those urges by exterminating the worm that feeds on sperm.”
The academic, adds: “By the way, this is all science, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Of course not. It’s Prophetic medicine. It’s all in the books.”
Sohel goes on to claim that the treatment works for both gay men and lesbians, though it is unclear how exactly semen-eating anal worms would survive in most lesbian relationships.
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She adds that the treatments for gay men also include a balanced diet of foods “that increase their masculinity and build muscle.”
Sohel claimed: “Any food that is buried underground provides men with stability, strengthens their muscles and increases their masculinity.”
Semen-eating anal worms theory gets frosty reception
Unsurprisingly, LGBT+ campaigners are not convinced by her claims.
“Such therapies and their apologists must be warned. Whether it is Sohel’s suppositories or from Catholic doctors in Germany, it is hocus pocus that reveals much about the mental state of these people.”
British campaigner Peter Tatchell added: “This takes gay ‘conversion therapy‘ and quack medicine to new heights of absurdity.
“Anal worms that feed on sperm and make men gay? Foods that make them masculine and straight? This is the most bizarre homophobic nonsense that I have heard in ages.
“On a sinister level, it is another outrageous Islamic-inspired attempt to eradicate same-sex desires. This academic is mirroring failed Nazi attempts to cure homosexuality.”
Tatchell added that the clip “shows how dogmatic religion is the enemy of knowledge, truth and human rights.”