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Experts Warn Against The ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’

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Experts Warn Against The ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’

Not satisfied with risking internal bleeding by eating Tide Pods or giving themselves third degree burns with the 'Hot Coil Challenge', teenagers have found an inventive (albeit disgusting) new craze in the quest to damage themselves in the name of social media likes.

It's called the 'Condom Snorting Challenge' and it pretty much does what it says on the tin - the trend has people shoving a condom through their nose, snorting it, pulling it out of their mouth and ta da! They're a YouTube sensation.

The risks that come with such a challenge should be obvious, but nonetheless teens are going for it. Anything for them sweet, sweet views.

The trend itself actually launched back in 2013, when teens uploaded clips to YouTube and soon enough, it went viral.

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However, there has been a resurgence of the trend (despite the blatant potential dangers such choking on the condom or a sudden stream of vomit).

There's a fine line between courage and stupidity, but when it comes to the 'Condom Snorting Challenge', it quite obviously falls into the latter camp.

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Leading Physician Dr. Joe Kosterich said: "Although it is highly unlikely to be fatal it could trigger a coughing fit in some." He added that if it were to get stuck, it would make for a pretty embarrassing trip to the A&E.

Certain areas of America, where the trend is most prevalent, are even holding informative classes at different school districts to teach parents how to discourage their kids from choking themselves on condoms.

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Inverse reports that one of these areas is San Antonio, with state education specialist Stephen Enriquez stating: "These days our teens are doing everything for likes, views, and subscribers.

"As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them."

Times have changed since the day police-run workshops travelled around schools warning kids and parents about the dangers of booze, drugs, and underage sex.

Now it's all about stopping them from swallowing liquid laundry detergent or sucking a condom through their nose.

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It seems from snorting cocaine to snorting contraception, teens will always find dumb ways to put their lives at risk.

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Topics: Viral, Trend, Social Media

Daisy Phillipson
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