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The condom challenge is just the latest in a string of risky viral challenges that can quickly gain steam on the internet, from swallowing laundry pods, to sticking a ton of cinnamon in your mouth (and potentially choking on that).

Now teens are taking on an even grosser challenge in pursuit of Internet fame - and this one is making stomachs turn, as it is as disgusting as it is unsafe.

Hundreds have filmed themselves attempting the aptly-named "condom snorting challenge", with stomach-churning videos documenting the entire process.

"The nose is connected to the back of the mouth - it's also connected to the airwaves".

Despite having been round more than a decade, the so-called "Condom Challenge" is making a comeback.

The challenge has reportedly been around for several years but has recently regained popularity.




Lee, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who wrote about the challenge for Forbes, cited two separate cases of women who accidentally ingested condoms.

'As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them. It resulted in appendicitis, a condition which is typically caused when a blockage in the appendix's lining leads to infection, causing the organ to swell, according to the Mayo Clinic.

'Even if you manage to successfully pull the condom out through your mouth, inhaling a condom up your nose would be very uncomfortable and potentially quite painful.

As gross as it is, the challenge is also unsafe, with the condoms getting stuck in people throats and blocking their airways. YouTube has since removed that video, but a summary from The Young Turks can be viewed below. Texas education specialist Stephen Enriquez told Fox News affiliate KABB-TV that these bad decisions were fueled by a desire to get more views and likes on social media.

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


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