Good gravy, what is up with the youths?! First, we had teens and really stupid adults eating Tide Pods, of all things. Which don’t even look appetizing, to be honest. But after hearing about this, I really miss those Tide Pod eaters, idiotic as they may be. Because the newest teen social media challenge is seriously gross. Teens are snorting condoms (YES CONDOMS) and then pulling them out of their mouths. WHY THO TEENS.

The new challenge of snorting condoms is going viral in the dredges of the internet, like YouTube. Remember when we just used that to watch music videos? Get off my lawn, you weirdos.

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Like the Tide Pod challenge, the condom challenge is sweeping social media. I’m not sure why someone would do this? Doesn’t a pretty plate of food get you enough likes, teens?? I try not to judge, because I did some REMARKABLY stupid stuff as a tween and teen. Stupid, dangerous stuff. But we didn’t have the internet and social media, so we did it … OK, we didn’t even do it for likes. So maybe we were the stupid ones, LOL.

Snorting condoms is exactly like it sounds. They unroll the rubber, snort it up one nostril, and then pull it through their nasal cavity and out of their mouth.

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The problem with this challenge, however, is that it’s pretty damn dangerous. I mean, there are SEVERAL problems with this, but let’s address the most pressing one. Sucking latex up into your nose can actually hurt? Look at that dummy’s face, it was not an enjoyable experience. But it’s also dangerous. Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor of international health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told Forbes, “Anything that goes up one’s nose “can damage the sensitive inner lining of your nose, cause an allergic reaction, or result in an infection.” Not to mention, “The condom could easily get stuck in your nose or your throat, blocking your breathing or causing you to choke.”

So maybe let’s not do this? Surely teens can find some other weird thing to do on social media. Something that doesn’t involve eating caustic chemicals or snorting condoms up their noses. These are bright, enterprising young people! Here’s hoping they reach adulthood, good lord.

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