The 'condom snorting challenge' is an actual thing people are doing

Delia Walker
April 3, 2018

According to Forbes contributor and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bruce Y. Lee, sniffing a rubber tube up your nose and trying to pull it out of your mouth poses some serious risks, not the least of which is choking. The practice could be unsafe to your sinuses and potentially life-threatening if the condom gets stuck in your throat. Not to mention the possible choking hazard involved in condom inhalation, Inquisitr notes. Condoms that aren't designed for oral sex can have lubricants on the outside that aren't meant to be ingested in large doses. It led to pneumonia and caused the right upper lobe of her lung to collapse.

He also said the condoms could cause allergic reactions and result in infections. When not promptly and properly treated, according to the Mayo Clinic, the appendix can rupture. "Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?".

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


There is a new internet challenge that has some parents on alert and just about everyone asking questions.

Where would one see such a thing, you might ask?

Unlike unsafe decisions in which the intent is to get high, these social media challenges are considered games that are created to get attention online.


Seconds later he gags as he pulls the condom out of his mouth.

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

The challenge involves placing a Tide detergent pod in one's mouth and uploading the video to YouTube or other social media channels.


The challenge first emerged in 2007 but has resurfaced with videos showing the disturbing process appearing on YouTube. 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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