A 23-year-old woman has a passion for rubbing cake into her bare body.
Mia Cid, from California, discovered this unusual hobby when she was a child.
After getting “mucky” to defy her religious parents, she continued to engage in the quirky past-time as an adult.
The Hollywood-based barista has covered herself in syrup, cream and baked goods over the last few years.
Mia is a self-confessed “slosher” – a term used to describe people who get pleasure from getting messy.
In her first year of secondary school, the student first started experimenting with the hobby.
She remembered: “It started when I was about eleven.
”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.”
Mia’s passion intensified during her teenage years, where she began rebelling against her strict religious upbringing.
She admitted: “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.’
“It’s probably a form of rebellion…
“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 mum was out.
“Mum 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.”
Initially, Mia found it difficult to open up about her love for sloshing.
She recalled: “My mum would get suspicious about how all the cake, cream and syrups would disappear, so I started stealing cakes from the market, so I could mush them all over myself when I was alone.
“Then there would be this crazy clean up process afterwards, so my family wouldn’t find out.
“I couldn’t talk to anyone about it, 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 hid her hobby from her family until she was 21-years-old, when she discovered someone on Instagram who shared the same interests.
The cafe worker confessed: “I felt instant relief and happiness, I felt like I could breathe.
“There was a word for what I was into, ‘sloshing’ 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.”
Since discovering the niche community, Mia has been much more open about her interests.
She now spends up to £75 on products to smear on her body – from cakes to creams and syrups.
Occasionally, the mess enthusiast will treat herself to an extreme sloshing session.
She revealed: “In 2017 I spent four months working on a farm, I was kind of isolated and hadn’t been able to do any sloshing, so when I got out I went wild.
“I rented a place for $200 (£150) and laid down a load of tarps, so I could get super messy.
“Then I bought about $400 (£310) 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.”
Currently, Mia is looking for a partner to share her sloshing hobby with.
She said: “My last boyfriend was very supportive of my sloshing 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 slosh with me for the long term.”