I'm just going to get straight to the point.
There are some videos from 2013 that began recirculating online a couple of days ago, in which teenagers are snorting condoms.
[yeah, like actually snorting them up one nostril and pulling them out of their frickin' mouths.]
Unfortunately, few people actually checked the dates on these videos, so many media outlets are pushing the idea that this is a new challenge for the Tide-Pod-Eating-Generation. To be frank, that's pretty much just fake news.
While BuzzFeed News did find one condom-snorting-video that had been shared on Instagram as recently as last month, there are not currently droves of teenagers doing this. So don't be so quick to jump on the teenager-shaming-bandwagon, okay?
Now, hopefully this next part is completely unnecessary, but here's a little warning just in case you're getting any dumb ideas.
Dr. Dara Kass, ER physician and spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians, told BuzzFeed News:
"The biggest medical risk is that you inhale the condom or a piece of the condom, and it gets into your airway and it either covers part of your airway or it goes into your lungs, which can put you at risk for pneumonia."
So basically, this blast-from-the-past-condom-snorting-challenge is stupid and dangerous. So NOT THAT I NEED TO SAY THIS, BUT JUST DON'T DO IT, KIDS.
Relax, guys: A bunch of teens aren't snorting condoms right now — but also, don't do this!!!!!!!! https://t.co/7jhhlRXvDW— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) April 3, 2018