Condom snorting is the latest viral challenge for teens
- Author: Delores Daniels Apr 03, 2018,
Apr 03, 2018, 2:56
They are not mean to be snorted through the nose and then pulled it out through the throat- which is exactly what happens when someone tries out the condom challenge, a unsafe trend that's going viral among teens, according to KABB-TV.
"These days our teens are doing everything for likes, views and subscribers", Enriquez said.
Condoms are usually made of latex rubbery, and are covered in a lubricant or spermicide - which could be unsafe if inhaled or swallowed.
One woman accidentally inhaled a condom into her lungs, leading one to collapse because the condom was blocking the airway, the Post reported. While it's not poisonous like Tide Pods, this latest challenge still poses a health risk. As Kens5 puts it, "There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity, but the line isn't so fine when people snort condoms".
"Otherwise, anything else that goes up your nose can damage the sensitive inner lining of your nose, cause an allergic reaction, or result in an infection", Lee wrote.
"Would it really be worth all that just to get more like and views?"
The challenge is extremely risky and even caught the attention of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, which warned about the risks of social media craze.
A different "condom challenge" made the rounds back in 2015, involving videos of water-filled condoms being dropped on people's heads, drenching them, reported The Debrief. Most of the 152 incidents involving condoms - 107 cases, to be exact - were related to ingestion, according to the statistics. You read that right - according to USA Today, teenagers are posting videos of themselves snorting unwrapped condoms to social media and the videos are going viral.