What could go wrong?
The challenge has been around for several years, but it is becoming popular again as people, mainly younger adults and teens, search for stupid trends to do during boredom that will go viral on the internet.
"Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views and subscribers", Stephen Enriquez, a Texas-based health educator, told the station.
The Condom Challenge is the latest unsafe teen trend that is hopefully not sweeping the nation. Forbes asks why it's risky to inhale "an object made of latex rubber and covered in lubricant and spermicide", and digs up stories to make a parent shudder. Another woman accidentally swallowed the condom and it blocked her appendix, leading to appendicitis.
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Lee pointed to two medical case studies involving condom mishaps. Although the first isn't exactly a good idea, the second is the one that poses a choking hazard, and is now raising major health concerns.
For some, yes. That's why health experts are warning parents about such social media challenges.
"The nasal passages and sinuses have special cells that can be damaged if objects such as condoms are placed in them, potentially leading to a bacterial or fungal infection", he told CBS News.
In fact, most of the discussion on social media seems to be filled with people who are confused about why the "condom challenge" might be a thing - not people who are actually doing it. Eventually YouTube started flagging videos that showed up regarding the challenge. That stunt, dubbed "The Tide Pod Challenge", resulted in poison centers reporting 142 incidents just in January, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). You read that right - according to USA Today, teenagers are posting videos of themselves snorting unwrapped condoms to social media and the videos are going viral.