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I Tried To Explain To My Mom Why A Brony Collected His Own Body Fluids In A Jar

There's some stuff on the internet your parents just aren't supposed to know about.

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So I tried to explain all of this to my mom. Here's how it went while I attempted to explain to her that an adult fan of the show My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic jarred and subsequently boiled his own semen.

...And the fact this particular brony was jarring his own cum. It went something like this:

"And what did think it would look like?"

"He has a whole crowd watching this?"

*Shakes head*

*Polite but nervous laughter*

"The guy's got too much time on his hands... literally."

"I'm just not sure why people would find that interesting."

"I'm from the generation where I just couldn't find that interesting."

"No one should be collecting their own sperm unless they're giving it to the sperm bank."

Eventually she tells me that even though my job is to look at weird stuff on the internet, maybe it's time to stop.

You can listen to the whole interview with my mom here...

Moral of the story: There's just some stuff on the internet that parents don't need to know about.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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