Teens Prefer Snorting Condoms To Eating Tide Pods

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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.

"Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views, and subscribers", one educator told News 4 San Antonio.

The previous "Tide Pod Challenge" first gained attention in January after teenagers posted videos of themselves eating the laundry detergent on social media. Another woman accidentally swallowed the condom and it blocked her appendix, leading to appendicitis. Not to mention the possible choking hazard involved in condom inhalation, Inquisitr notes.

March 2018 saw an uptick in media coverage, but it wasn't because people were snorting condoms again.

However, there have not been any official statistics on how many have taken up the condom-snorting challenge.

Yes, it's gross. Worse, it's risky, warns Bruce Y. Lee, an associate professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. But that doesn't mean the latest news of a so-called viral crazed called the "Condom Challenge" should worry parents.

'Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?' .

He also said the condoms could cause allergic reactions and result in infections. It seems like only yesterday that they were chowing down on Tide pods in a quest for internet notoriety, but now they have found a new and awful viral trend to focus their social media presence on: The Condom Challenge.

Unlike risky decisions in which the intent is to get high, these social media challenges are considered games that are created to get attention online.

They then share the video, generally on YouTube. In 2014, a teenager intentionally inhaled the prophylactic, according to data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.