The Viral Condom-Snorting Challenge Is Exactly as risky as It Sounds

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The condom-snorting challenge isn't even the only condom-related dare to gain traction.

In the videos, the teens put a (hopefully unused) condom up one of their nostrils, and inhale HARD until the condoms goes up, around, and then comes out of their mouth.

But over the past five years, US poison control centers have received only one report of a condom inhalation.

Texas parents are among those being warned of the craze, with education specialist Stephen Enriquez telling Fox San Antonio: 'Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views and subscribers.

The condom-snorting challenge follows in the footsteps of the risky Tide Pod challenge, which came to worldwide media attention in January 2018.

Lee pointed to two medical case studies involving condom mishaps.

Dozens of other videos on YouTube also show other teens attempting the 'dubious' condom snorting challenge.

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It should go without saying, of course, that snorting condoms is unsafe. Bruce Y. Lee, a contributor to Forbes and Associate Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains that the only thing that should go up your nose is air - and the occasional medicine.

Condoms are meant to prevent pregnancy and the transmission of STIs during sex. It seems like only yesterday that they were chowing down on Tide pods in a quest for internet notoriety, but now they have found a new and awful viral trend to focus their social media presence on: The Condom Challenge.

"Would it really be worth all that just to get more like and views?".

The spermicidal lubricant found on most condoms can also irritate the inner lining of the nose and cause allergic reaction or infection.

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

YouTube is working to remove all challenge videos. The challenge is extremely risky and even caught the attention of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, which warned about the risks of social media craze.

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