The Latest Terrible Teen Trend Is 'The Condom Challenge'

Pauline Obrien
April 3, 2018

Forbes cites two cases reviewed in medical journals in which women accidentally swallowed condoms, developing ailments ranging from pneumonia to appendicitis. "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". When not promptly and properly treated, according to the Mayo Clinic, the appendix can rupture.

He added: "Even if you manage to successfully pull the condom out through your mouth, inhaling a condom up your nose would be very uncomfortable and potentially quite painful". Texas education specialist Stephen Enriquez told Fox News affiliate KABB-TV that these bad decisions were fueled by a desire to get more views and likes on social media.

It seems a day doesn't go by without a new viral trend taking over our social media feeds.

Teenagers have grown exhausted of the Tide Pod challenge, and have moved on to the latest questionable (and dangerously stupid) Internet trend: "The Condom Challenge".

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"A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how - why would I be willing to do that?"

There is a new internet challenge that has some parents on alert and just about everyone asking questions. "No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, you know?"

Many of these challenges are done for likes, clicks, shares, and attention.

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YouTube is working to remove all challenge videos.

The years-old risky dare has resurfaced in recent days as the latest perverse, potentially life-threatening internet challenge.

The more likely reason was publicity surrounding a phenomenon that had gone viral a few months earlier, the so-called "Tide pod challenge", which triggered safety warnings from poison control experts and led to a ban on videos of people eating laundry detergent.

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