Tide pods attributed to 142 poisoning in January. With that being said, Tide pods are now a thing of the past!
This new challenge has been around for a while. Savannah Strong was one of the first YouTube stars to go viral with it. However, now thanks to social media, it is making its rounds again.
This new challenge for social media is the ‘Condom Snorting Challenge,’ not to be confused with the condom challenge where a person drops a condom fil water balloon on someone else’s head.
In the newest social media challenge, the person in the video will insert an unwrapped condom in one of their nostrils and then they inhale the condom in their nose. From there, they proceed to make the condom come back out of their mouths. In the process, there is a lot of gagging and chocking sounds.
The video is then uploaded on to social media and YouTube. Then the viewing begins and so do the copy cats. Thousands of people have already made a video of them snorting a condom.
One professor, Bruce Lee from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, reminds people that the only thing that should be snorted or inhaled through your nose is the air we breathe and nasal spray.
Bruce Lee states:
“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?”
Lee, also, went on to remind people that if they do accidently swallow a condom, they will most likely pass it in a bowel movement. However, they should not purposely swallow or inhale a condom.
There are many side effects to snorting a condom. First and foremost, there is a huge risk of chocking. Also, there is the chances of collapsing a lunch, your appendix being lodged, and blocked airways. Not to mention, the pain that is associated with it. The condom can even get inhaled into your lungs!
Furthermore, condoms have lubricant and spermicide on them. This can cause an infection to the nasal cavity and potentially damage the tissue in the nasal cavity. Also, there is the chances of a latex allergy.
In 2004, The Indian Journal of Chest Disease & Allied Sciences documented a case where a woman who inhaled a condom during oral sex on accidence and later suffered from pneumonia and a partial lung collapse.
In 2016, a woman had appendicitis after she swallowed a condom during oral sex and a piece of it lodged into her appendix.
Teens these days will do anything for some likes, views, or subscribers. It is very important for parents to keep a close eye on their children’s social media accounts.
Please do not try this at home.