03/29/2015 09:55 am ET | Updated Mar 29, 2015

What Do Sex And Sword Swallowing Have In Common?

Sex and sword swallowing beg some pretty obvious comparisons, but the similarities aren't as clear-cut as you might think, at least according to professional sword swallower Brett Loudermilk.

The flowing-haired, bemustached 26-year-old sat down with HuffPost Weird News to chat about this history of sword swallowing, making a living as a sideshow performer, and exactly how you get something so long and hard down your throat.

If you're interested in becoming a sword swallower yourself, definitely don't follow the instructions in Brett's totally-fake tutorial below:

Check out our previous episodes, and other HuffPost podcasts, on our SoundCloud page. Thanks to our producer Katelyn Bogucki and our guest Brett Loudermilk.

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