If eating raw cinnamon, swallowing laundry detergent, or burning yourself with a flat iron weren't enough, a new viral challenge is sweeping the nation's youth: the condom snorting challenge.
The "challenge" which has been around for years which inexplicably has made a comeback (no reliable data is available to show actual incidence) is replete with videos of teens inhaling an unwrapped condom through one's nostril and pulling it through one's throat and out of their mouth.
Condom Challenge videos have been circulating on YouTube for a while but have resurfaced recently, CBS News reports. Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views and subscribers.
He also points to a 2004 report published in The Indian Journal of Chest Disease & Allied Sciences, which documents the case of a woman who accidentally inhaled a condom during oral sex which led to pneumonia and partial lung collapse. Not to mention the possible choking hazard involved in condom inhalation, Inquisitr notes.More news: Yankees home opener postponed by snow
Condom snorting challenge: But at what cost?
Offered Lee over the weekend, 'When is using a condom a bad idea?
Bruce Lee, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wrote late last week in a column for Forbes that the only thing people should be snorting is air, with the exception of nasal spray or doctor-prescribed medications. In addition, it could "cause an allergic reaction, or result in an infection".
Teenagers have grown exhausted of the Tide Pod challenge, and have moved on to the latest questionable (and dangerously stupid) Internet trend: "The Condom Challenge".
Many of these challenges are done for likes, clicks, shares, and attention. YouTube has since removed that video, but a summary from The Young Turks can be viewed below. 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.