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The problem being, gummy bears are made entirely of sugar, and melted sugar simply sticks to skin and burns.
It's not exactly something to be used for setting the mood for love.
However, that's exactly what this couple did.
Speaking on TLC's Sex Sent Me To The ER, the couple - called Josi and Michael - recounted their gummy bear tale.
They explained how they'd previously experimented with candle wax and enjoyed it so much that they decided to get some hot food involved in their sex life.
However, when Michael poured the hot liquid sugar onto his partner's chest, it simply started burning her really badly.
Josi explained: "It was hot - in my head I'm comparing it to things like candle wax and I'm like, 'It's going to instantly start cooling down.'
"My chest was on fire."
Then things took a turn for the worse.
Michael, in an attempt to ease his lover's pain, started trying to lick the sugar off her.
He burned his mouth, and Josi's skin started to peel off.
They rushed off to the emergency room where it was determined that Josi had suffered from third degree burns.
Dr Jordan Moskoff said: "Burns are relatively common in the ER, they're relatively uncommon self-inflicted like this.
"I've never seen someone purposefully burn themselves with molten gummy candy."
It took several months for Josi's wound to heal, and eventually she was left with a scar on her chest as a reminder of the dangers of messing about with liquid sugar.
Now, they put a bit of extra research into whatever they decide to bring into the bedroom.
Michael added: "For both of us it really was humbling to say the least.
"We do make sure to do a bit more thorough research into our endeavours."
On the plus side, they're both OK now, and they have learned a valuable lesson about trying something that sounds fun, but is actually really dangerous.
That's why the internet exists, folks.
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