Long time ago the good Gianni Morandi started to feel sick into the stomach and went to hospital for a medical check-up in Bologna. After some analysis, including an endoscopy, doctors took over sometraces of feces in the stomach and Morandi confess he was accustomed to eat human excrement.
The most widespread opinion is that the good Gianni eat excrement forsome alleged positive effects on the skin, cause it makes him appear younger. Besides the singer born in 1944 and now looks like a boy.
Some accounts tell about a vegetarian Morandi in Bologna who is used sometimes to have a special meal. Gianni, however,can be regarded as a sick man?
In fact, the coprophilia, let many people think that excrement is considered as a real object of pleasure and, in some cases, of sexual arousal.
Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces, from the Greek κόπρος copros ("feces") and φαγεῖν phagein ("to eat"). Many animal species practice coprophagia as a matter of course; other species do not normally consume feces but may do so under unusual conditions. Coprophagy refers to many kinds of feces eating including eating feces of other species (heterospecifics), other individuals (allocoprophagy), or its own (autocoprophagy), those once deposited or taken directly from the anus.
Consuming other people's feces carries the risk of contracting diseases and bacteria spread through fecal matter, such as E. coli, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, pneumonia, polio, and influenza. Coprophagia also carries a risk of contracting intestinal parasites.
Lewin (2001) reports that "... consumption of fresh, warm camel feces has been recommended by Bedouins as a remedy for bacterial dysentery; its efficacy (probably attributable to the antibiotic subtilisin from Bacillus subtilis) was confirmed by German soldiers in Africa during World War II."The introduction of foreign bacteria into the human GI tract via infusion of fecal enemas is, moreover, an established medical practice in cases of ulcerative colitis, especially where the patient's own intestinal flora has been significantly depleted by antibiotic therapy applied for other maladies.
From the psychiatry literature, coprophagia has been observed in a small number of patients with schizophrenia, depression, and pica.
Centuries ago, physicians used to taste their patients' excretions, to better judge their state and condition.
Some coprophiles engage in this practice. Psychiatrists using the classification system of the DSM-IV would consider this a symptom of the paraphilia called coprophilia "if the behavior, sexual urges, or fantasies cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning". Coprophagia is also depicted in pornography, usually under the term scat (from scatology).