According to research published in February a 63-year-old female from Seoul South Korea was chewing into a partially cooked squid that clearly had some unfinished business.
While chewing on the cephalopod, a sperm bag was injected into her mouth, buring itself into the mucus membrane of her mouth. This was accompanied by a prickling and abnormal feeling. She did spit the squid out and sought treatment from her doctor.
Upon further examination, the doctor determined that “twelve small, white spindle-shaped, bug-like organisms” were implanted into her mouth.
In nature, squids reproduce by using ejaculatory apparatus to release sperm in mass quantity via a sperm bag. When the sperm bag comes into contact with the female squid, sperm slowly emerges from it.
The distinction must be made in this incidence between impregnation and insemination. Impregnation between two different species with very different gametes is physically impossible. However, the squid can technically inseminate a woman’s mouth by releasing its sperm into the oral cavity.
This is not the first known case of insemination via squid to human mouth. There have been various reports in Japan of similar prickling, abnormal sensations. The key to avoid a similar situation of squid insemination is to remove their internal organs and boil them to the proper temperature.