Move over Tide Pods: 'Condom snorting challenge' latest trend to go viral

  • Move over Tide Pods: 'Condom snorting challenge' latest trend to go viral

Move over Tide Pods: 'Condom snorting challenge' latest trend to go viral

People are posting videos of themselves shoving and the inhaling an unwrapped condom into one nostril, and then pulling it out through their mouth.

While it sounds like an April Fool's joke, educators are warning about a "condom challenge" being spread online by YouTube videos and social media. "As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and re-creating them".

The "challenge" has apparently been around for a while now, but it's recently begun to regain popularity.

There is, of course, an extremely simple solution: please, just don't do it.

The condom snorting challenge is once again proliferating the internet this year.

Teens have become prey once again to a unsafe viral challenge that dates back in 2007 and has been revived in 2013.

State education specialist Stephen Enriquez has visited schools to share this disturbing practice with parents so they can be aware of what children may be doing, KABB reported.

"The condom could easily get stuck in your nose or your throat, blocking your breathing or causing you to choke", he wrote in Forbes. Doctors in India reported on the 2004 case of a woman who developed pneumonia over a six-month period and didn't respond to antibiotics.

Google Trends shows a sharp spike in the search term "condom snorting" in late March, with a hundred searches in the past week. 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.

But over the past five years, USA poison control centers have received only one report of a condom inhalation. A detailed retrospective history confirms an accidental inhalation of the condom during oral sex. Typing the Condom Challenge into YouTube will leave you with an array of videos of young people snorting condoms up their nose.