I am 28 years old and I have been eating bar soap since I was pregnant with my first child at 19. It first started off as smelling the soap, then licking the soap, now I actually eat the soap. I thought I was the only one going through this problem. I have tasted every soap out there from Yardley, Zest, Irish Spring, All Dial soaps, Dove, Lever, Ivory, Tone, the whole 9, but my favorite soap of all time is Coast. I crave coast all day. I try to leave the soap at home while I'm at work to prevent me from chewing on it all day. I like Coast when it is freshly new out the pack, I smell it and it makes my mouth water, I have a certain way of eating the soap by scraping my teeth against the bottom of it all the way to the top..then I chew on it. It relaxes me and calms me down. It takes me about a month to finish 1 whole bar of soap. A year ago I noticed how severe my soap addiction was when I made a "soap bowl" .. Shredding up coast, Irish spring original, , cranberry dial and dial for men (the blue one) which are my favorites into small pieces placing them into a glass bowl with suran wrap. I would keep it on the side of my bed and ate the pieces whenever I felt stressed and the flavors would just melt in my mouth. I have recently stopped and I have been soap free for about a month. I never had any side effects while eating soap not even an upset stomach but I noticed I would get reoccurring problems with BV. My doctor said the soap I was eating was effecting my pH balance. And since I quit I haven't had this problem since. I am very tempted to go back. I watch people on YouTube eat soap, and Google soap addiction and read other stories of this disorder. It makes my mouth water. Glad to know I am not alone.