Kirsters Baish| Generation Z is growing up in a world in which the internet has completely taken over. While teenagers have always done stupid stuff, it seems that ever since social media exploded the IQs of America’s youth have turned to mush. Teens have now gone from eating Tide Pods to snorting condoms.
That’s right, teenagers are snorting condoms through their noses and pulling them out through their mouths. They are calling it the condom challenge. I guess these kids don’t understand that snorting toxic chemicals is bad for them.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) April 2, 2018
— The Straits Times (@STcom) April 2, 2018
USA Today reported:
In San Antonio, Stephen Enriquez, who teaches drug and alcohol prevention to parents, has also started to teach parents about dangerous online trends like the condom snorting challenge, KABB-TV reported.
“Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views, and subscribers,” Enriquez told the station. “As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them.”
People are constantly responding to the stupidest stuff that the media reports on. That’s why kids continue to snort condoms and eat Tide Pods. They are looking at mainstream media as examples.
An associated professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by the name of Bruce Lee spoke with Forbes. He stated, “When is using a condom a bad idea? When you are trying to snort it up your nose and pull it out through your mouth. If you ask, ‘why would anyone ever do that’, then you obviously haven’t heard of the ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’. The condom could easily get stuck in your nose or your throat, blocking your breathing or causing you to choke. Even if you manage to successfully pull the condom out through your mouth, inhaling a condom up your nose would be very uncomfortable and potentially quite painful. Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?”
He spoke about multiple cases during which people actually inhaled the condoms with such force that they swallowed them. He spoke about the possibility of collapsed lungs as well as people having blocked airways.
Watch the video below to see an example of the ridiculous new social media challenge: