sexual practice

Gerbilling is an urban legend. This means it a story that is not true. It is the act of placing a gerbil into the human rectum for sexual pleasure. Other small live animals (usually gerbils but also mice, hamsters, rats and various other rodents) are used.

Folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand writes that the urban legend began in 1984. It involved a mouse and an unidentified gay man. In passing years this story changes into a gerbil, and was made to involve to many named male celebrities that were publicly thought to be gay.[1] Rumors about various male celebrities engaging in gerbilling have become popular urban legends over the years.[2]

In Poland, World War II historian Marek Jan Chodakiewicz lectured on gerbilling at the Institute of National Remembrance's educational center, describing that his ex-girlfriend Debbie, a registered nurse, extracted a fat-smeared hamster from the rectum of a gay man in 1984. Polish media stated that the hamster story is a well known urban legend, so well known that it has a Wikipedia page.[3][4][5][6]


  1. Brunvand, Jan Harold (2001). "The Colo-Rectal Mouse". Encyclopedia of Urban Legends. W.W. Norton & Company. p. 81. ISBN 978-1-57607-076-5. ISBN 9781576070765.
  2. Brunvand, Jan Harold (2001). "Gerbiling". Encyclopedia of Urban Legends. W.W. Norton & Company. p. 166. ISBN 978-1-57607-076-5. ISBN 9781576070765.
  3. "Kim jest Marek Chodakiewicz? To on miał zyskać na milionowych kontraktach Polskiej Fundacji Narodowej". September 18, 2019.
  4. "Chomik w odbytnicy i „bzykanie w kakao". Wykład IPN o „cywilizacji śmierci" za publiczne pieniądze".
  5. "Co o homoseksualistach mówił w IPN Marek Chodakiewicz?". Onet Wiadomości. September 18, 2019.
  6. ""Nic bardziej nie obraża Boga niż rzucanie nasienia w kał". Kuriozalne słowa na spotkaniu IPN". August 3, 2019.