Teens shown snorting condoms in disturbing new 'challenge'

Teens shown snorting condoms in disturbing new 'challenge'

Teens shown snorting condoms in disturbing new 'challenge'

Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. What could go wrong?

Hundreds have filmed themselves attempting the aptly-named "condom snorting challenge", with stomach-churning videos documenting the entire process.

"These days our teens are doing everything for likes, views, and subscribers", said Texas teacher Stephen Enriquez, who told a local TV station he has begun to add warnings about condom-snorting to his alcohol-and-drug-prevention tips for parents.

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

There's also the possibility that the condoms will be inhaled into the lungs. Not to mention the possible choking hazard involved in condom inhalation, Inquisitr notes.

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A condom-snorting challenge gaining notoriety on social media is a bad idea that can cause medical problems, according to medical professionals. As Kens5 puts it, "There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity, but the line isn't so fine when people snort condoms". Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?' It resulted in appendicitis, a condition which is typically caused when a blockage in the appendix's lining leads to infection, causing the organ to swell, according to the Mayo Clinic.

We concur. Let the record show that while we pooh-pooh the media's claims that condom snorting rises to the level of a "trend", we urge anyone tempted to try it to think hard about the possible consequences, which could, in fact, be dire.

It seems a day doesn't go by without a new viral trend taking over our social media feeds.

There were 39 such reported cases involving teenagers in 2016.

Despite having been round more than a decade, the so-called "Condom Challenge" is making a comeback.

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