In the latest, bizarre, and disturbing trend, people have started ‘snorting condoms’ and pulling them back out the throat.
This latest trend makes you wonder what exactly is going on with today’s generation of kids.
Most importantly, why on Earth would anyone want to snort condoms and pull them back out their throat? What’s the point? And are kids even aware of the danger?
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I mean c’mon, everyone has done some crazy things growing up. Most of us did things we didn’t think about doing, or we wished we’d had thought about them before doing it.
This latest trend is not only bizarre and dumb, but it’s also dangerous.
Despite this fact, teenagers don’t seem to give much of a f*ck, and have decided to not only snort condoms and pull them back their throat but have decided to film themselves doing it.
And if the idea itself isn’t as dumb as you can’t even imagine, what these kids are not aware of is that by actually snoring a condom, they are inhaling all sorts of toxic and irritating chemicals into their nasal cavity. These toxic materials are then transported to other parts of the human body. Not to mention the fact that the condom might get stuck in the nose or throat, blocking your breathing.
But hey, who gives a damn about inhaling toxic materials and risking their health right?
The most important thing is that things like these, as crazy as possible or as dangerous as possible generate views.
They generate likes. They generate followers.
Because they are as ridiculous as it gets, challenges like this one—the condom snorting challenge—generate revenue for some.
Interestingly, the challenge itself isn’t new, but it has been around for a couple of years, but only recently has it gained so much popularity.
The dangers of the challenge were explained by an associate professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bruce Lee.
Not in Bruce Lee as in Lee Jun-fan, the Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do.
As Bruce Y. Lee from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explains in an article by Forbes:
When is using a condom a bad idea? When you are trying to snort it up your nose and pull it out through your mouth. If you ask, ‘why would anyone ever do that’, then you obviously haven’t heard of the ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’.
The condom could easily get stuck in your nose or your throat, blocking your breathing or causing you to choke.
Even if you manage to successfully pull the condom out through your mouth, inhaling a condom up your nose would be very uncomfortable and potentially quite painful. Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?”