A Kuwaiti woman, who describes herself as an academic, has claimed gay men have a worm in their backside that 'feeds on semen', according to local media reports.
In a bizarre clip, posted on social media by US-based MEMRI who covers stories from the Middle East, Mariam Al-Sohel reportedly said she has found a 'cure' for homosexuality.
Speaking on Scope TV, a broadcaster based in Kuwait City, the purported anti-gay researcher said her 'cure' is based around 'therapeutic suppositories', inspired by 'Islamic prophecies', and founded in science.
She is said to have added that gay people develop a 'sexual urge' after being 'sexually attacked' and this persists as there is a worm in their backside which 'feeds on semen'.
The purported academic also claimed that there were four genders - 'male, female, feminine gay men and butch lesbians', the news agency reported.
'So, what I did was to produce suppositories, which are to be used by certain people at a certain time,' Mrs Al-Sohel reportedly said.
She later shows other guests and hosts of the discussion panel samples of the suppositories pills that she has made.
The Kuwaiti regime criminalises homosexuality under its 'debauchery' law and can hold lengthy prison sentences.