New reports from USA Today affirm that teenagers are now filming themselves snorting and inhaling condoms and then posting the footage on social media.
An Overview of the Condom Snorting Challenge
The Condom Snorting Challenge emerged weeks after the Tide Pod challenge where teenagers consumed literal Tide Pods and then posted about it on social media. However, the Condom Snorting Challenge is hardly any better. The aforesaid challenge entails unwrapping a condom, sticking the closed end in one of their nostrils, and then inhaling or “snorting” until the closed end comes out of their mouth.
Unfortunately, the participants of the Condom Snorting Challenge fail to understand the plethora of dangers associated with inhaling condoms. This act can irritate nose linings or even engender infections or allergic reactions. However, teenagers do not appear to be taking these risks into account.
In light of dangerous and potentially fatal online activities such as the Condom Snorting Challenge and Tide Pod challenge, many mature adults are wondering what prompts the foregoing acts. However, an alcohol and drug prevention specialist believes that young people are engaging in risky acts and uploading them on social media for the sake of online fame:
What Do Americans Think of the Condom Snorting Challenge?
The majority of Americans view the Condom Snorting Challenge and Tide Pod challenge as utterly stupid. Adults have moreover questioned why so many teenagers are willing to place themselves at potentially fatal risk. Are likes, followers, or views truly worth it, question many Americans? Some people have even slammed the aforesaid challenges as examples of natural selection and the dumbing down of America.
Readers of USA Today furthermore weighed in with their thoughts in the comments section of the report: