I’m more than a little disgusted by the latest alleged “teenage craze”.
Viral videos posted on social media show teenagers snorting condoms as part of a so-called “condom snorting challenge.”
In the videos, teens put an unwrapped condom up one of their nostrils and inhale until the condom comes out of their mouth. Like other viral challenges, the condom snorting challenge has been around for years but recently reemerged on social media.
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While teens may think the condom snorting challenge goes without consequences, it can be dangerous … with the exception of doctor-prescribed nasal sprays, “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.”
[Dr. Lee] notes that the condom could also get stuck in the nasal cavity or the throat and cause someone to choke.
There’s more at the link.
Verily, the mind doth boggle. If I’d tried anything so utterly idiotic, my father would have beaten the stupid out of me with a clue-by-four. He’d also have refused to fund any further study for me, school or higher, on the grounds that I clearly wasn’t worth the waste of money it would involve. He’d have been right.
I don’t know why such stupidity appears to be so rampant among teenagers in the First World, and particularly the USA. When I was in my not-so-late teens (only just turned 17), I put on a uniform and buckled down to learning military discipline. What my drill sergeant would have said about such antics remains a tantalizing mental exercise. His vocabulary would certainly have been up to the task! I think any teen caught (or filming themselves) doing anything like that should have ten years added to the age at which they can legally vote, drink or drive. They’ll have demonstrated conclusively that they aren’t mature enough for any of those activities!