Splosher is looking for a boyfriend who loves to cover their body in cakes
Mia Cid is a splosher – someone who enjoys squashing and smearing food all over their body.
The 23-year-old gets pleasure from being messy and mucky, often taking part in sexy photoshoots where she smothers herself in cream, chocolate, and cakes.
She says the urge to get dirty emerged when she was young as a rebellion to her strict Catholic unbringing.
‘It started when I was about 11,’ says Mia, a barista who lives in Hollywood, California.
‘I would get these weird impulses when I first started shaving my legs, I really enjoyed the feeling of the shave foam and I thought “I want this everywhere”.
‘If my parents went out I would lock myself in the bathroom and fill up the tub with shave foam and just wriggle around in it for ages.’
During her teenage years Mia began secretly experimenting with other substances… of the food variety.
‘I used to take whipped cream, chocolate milk, ice cream and puddings from the kitchen and smear them all over myself in the tub…if my mom was out,’ she explains.
‘Mom would always ask “what happened to all the whipped cream?” And I would play it off as if I just had a really sweet tooth or something.
‘My sister used to make chocolate milk with syrup, that caused a lot of arguments.
‘She’d buy a huge bottle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup and the next day it’d all be gone because I’d been bathing in it. But I couldn’t tell her what I’d been doing.’
Mia became increasingly ashamed of her unusual pastime and began to steal cakes from the market just so she could mush them over herself in private.
Each sploshing session would be followed by furious clean-up so Mia’s family wouldn’t find out.
‘I couldn’t talk to anyone about it,’ she says. ‘I felt guilty but I didn’t want to stop because it felt good, so I’d do it in secret, I never told anyone.
‘I went to a Catholic school where anything erotic was forbidden with the nuns, women weren’t encouraged to seek any kind of pleasure.’
Mia continued to indulge herself in secret until she was 21, when she stumbled across the Instagram page of Brandon Emerson, who runs the site MessyHot, which caters for people who love to get messy and engage in sploshing – also known as a wet and messy fetish, or WAM.
The discovery that there were other people who shared her passion for sploshing gave Mia an immense sense of relief.
‘I felt like I could breathe,’ she said. ‘There was a word for what I was into, sploshing and there were loads of other people out there who felt the same as me… before that day I had I never told a single person.
‘In the environment that I grew up, I felt like a weirdo for even having a sexual drive.’
Now Mia is an ‘out and proud’ splosher and she models for sploshing photoshoots under the stage name Lumlum.
Sploshing can be a pricey pastime, with Mia estimating she spends between $50 (around £40) to $100 just on cakes, creams, pudding, foams, and syrups to rub on her body.
She’ll usually stick to a budget, but now and again will treat herself.
‘I still love shave foam, I have a whole shelf in my bathroom devoted to it, I buy in bulk so I won’t run out,’ she explains.
‘In 2017 I spent four months working on a farm, I was kind of isolated and hadn’t been able to do any sploshing, so when I got out I went wild.
‘I rented a place for $200 and laid down a load of tarps, so I could get super messy.
‘Then I bought about $400 worth of stuff. I went crazy, I bought macaroons and meringues, pies, cream, pineapple juice, chunky fruits and canned foods for smooshing.
‘I think I was so wound up I wanted to jump on things squish them with my butt and boobs and with my feet, then lick them off my feet. It was fantastic.’
Mia finds it difficult to explain why she loves sploshing so much, but thinks it may be linked to her strict upbringing.
‘I was sent to etiquette school as a kid, which was all “sit up straight, pull up your socks, always be clean” and I was always thinking “just let me play in the dirt”,’ she says.
‘It’s probably a form of rebellion. Now I love to get really dressed up with hair, makeup, fake eyelashes and a cute outfit and then I just mess it all up, so I’m completely unrecognizable afterwards.’
Mia is now completely open about her sploshing, but is on the hunt for a boyfriend to get messy with.
She says: ‘My last boyfriend was very supportive of my sploshing but he didn’t want to get messy himself, he’d just watch me do it, and maybe buy me some supplies to help out.
‘Now I want to find a partner who is willing to splosh with me for the long term.’