Monday, 23 July, 2018

'Condom challenge' is the latest, risky fad among teens

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Olivia Ford | 03 April, 2018, 06:00

That's what media outlets are asking after educators in San Antonio, Texas, visited schools to warn parents about the "Condom Snorting Challenge", Forbes reports.

The youth is observed wincing as he closes the other nostril with his finger and inhaling the white rubber sheath up into his nose.

The idea of threading a condom through your nose and pulling it from your mouth is not new.

It should go without saying, of course, that snorting condoms is unsafe.

Dozens of other videos on YouTube also show other teens attempting the 'dubious' condom snorting challenge.

Condoms were never meant to be used like this, but that's allegedly what's happening. "Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?".

A unsafe trend among teens is causing concern among the medical community.

"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.

Lee also noted there are cases where women accidentally inhaled or swallowed a condom during oral sex that led to lung collapse, appendicitis, and pneumonia.

The challenge has recently spiked in notoriety, but it's actually been around for a while (at least since 2013 when YouTuber Shane Dawson completed it in a video).

Many of these challenges are done for likes, clicks, shares, and attention.

According to Know Your Meme, the first use of the term "condom challenge" was in 2012, when YouTuber Isaac Mathers posted a video of himself snorting a condom through his nose, then pulling it out of his mouth.

The challenge has been around for several years, but it is becoming popular again as people, mainly younger adults and teens, search for stupid trends to do during boredom that will go viral on the internet.

Apparently there's a new condom challenge, snorting condoms.

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