'Condom Snorting Challenge' Is the Latest Dangerous Viral Craze

Grant Boone
April 3, 2018

They are not mean to be snorted through the nose and then pulled it out through the throat- which is exactly what happens when someone tries out the condom challenge, a risky trend that's going viral among teens, according to KABB-TV.

The "condom challenge" sees youngsters snorting an unwrapped condom up one nostril, then pulling it from the throat and out the mouth.

As with the Tide pod challenge, the press went into full-on moral panic mode in their coverage of condom snorting.

Can we just go back to the ice bucket challenge or something?

However, there have not been any official statistics on how many have taken up the condom-snorting challenge.

A 2004 report from India tells of a 27-year-old woman who gave oral sex to a man wearing a condom, swallowed it into her lungs, blocked an airway, came down with pneumonia, and suffered a partial lung collapse.

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The spermicidal lubricant found on most condoms can also irritate the inner lining of the nose and cause allergic reaction or infection. "As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them", Stephen Enriquez, a state education specialist, told Fox 26.

YouTube videos, mostly dating from 2013, capture young people inhaling condoms into their nostrils as part of a so-called "condom snorting challenge".

The condom challenge (which is not to be confused with a different challenge of the same name, from 2015, in which teens would fill condoms with water and drop them on their friends' heads) is not a new concept.

"The condom could easily get stuck in your nose or your throat, blocking your breathing or causing you to choke", he wrote in Forbes.

Newsweek reports that like most other Internet challenges this is not exactly new, "but rather a resurgence of something bored teens have been doing for years". Participants typically then post a video of the completed challenge to YouTube.

There were 39 such reported cases involving teenagers in 2016.

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