Condom snorting can also block your breathing and cause you to choke, especially since the prophylactic is much larger than a nostril, according to Bruce Y. Lee, an associate professor of global health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in a Forbes column. Not to mention the possible choking hazard involved in condom inhalation, Inquisitr notes. They discovered that an oral-sex mishap caused her to inhale a condom into her lung, which led to its partial collapse. The publication also cites two cases reviewed in medical journals in which women accidentally swallowed condoms, developing ailments ranging from pneumonia to appendicitis. A condom, comprised of latex, rubber and covered in spermicide, can damage the inner lining of the nose. When not promptly and properly treated, according to the Mayo Clinic, the appendix can rupture. Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?'
It wrote: "Newest teen challenge: Snorting condoms then pulling them out of their mouths (Fad dates back several years but recently gone viral again) #whatever".
"A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how - why would I be willing to do that?" "No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, you know?"More news: Russian Federation tests new intercontinental ballistic missile
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Many of these challenges are done for likes, clicks, shares, and attention. Although the first isn't exactly a good idea, the second is the one that poses a choking hazard, and is now raising major health concerns.
The trend isn't new - the first example of the condom challenge is from 2012- but it appears to be experiencing a resurgence. YouTube has since removed that video, but a summary from The Young Turks can be viewed below.
However, there have not been any official statistics on how many have taken up the condom-snorting challenge.