Dangerous New Trend Has Teens Buying Condoms For Reason Much More Terrifying Than Parents Think
Marilyn Caylor 4/18/2018
Teens throughout the ages have been known to do some pretty dumb things. All of us were teenagers at one point, and you may remember doing silly stuff like dying your hair bright red, coming home 5 hours after curfew, or taking your dad's car out for a spin in the middle of the night.
There were no real dangers in these activities, other than getting a possible whooping or grounded for weeks on end. Yet, these days our youth are playing games that can do real harm, and it's not because mom or dad's punishment is more severe.
When we were young, common sense mostly prevailed and kept us out of the hospital. But, thanks to viral Internet challenges, the hardcore party tricks that millennials are engaging in can land them in the emergency room!
In recent years, viral teen challenges have dared them to swallow Tide pods, eat tablespoons of ground cinnamon without drinking water, and jump onto the roofs of moving cars. Some of us have may have taken a ride on the wild side when we were younger, but what we did was actually enjoyable. Swallowing laundry detergent? Nope, not fun!
Not only is the most recent craze not fun, but it's even weirder than it sounds. Teens are buying condoms, but it's not for the reason that you think. But, if you catch your kids doing this with a condom, you'll still probably feel like hitting the panic button!
Drug mules have been swallowing condoms filled with cocaine for ages, but millennials have skipped the happy stimulants altogether and they're just snorting the plain old rubber through their nose. Yes, this is actually a thing!
If you're wondering why they're doing it, well, you're not alone. There's something unusual that happens after the condom is inhaled, but this magic act is not worth the headache. It looks disgusting, and may sound harmless, but doctors are warning everyone that this party trick is actually quite dangerous. Blocking your airways is never a good thing.
The fact is, the teenage years are meant to be a time when our youth rebel against the norm. But, behavior like this makes you pray that these teens do eventually put the condom where it belongs, so they don't give birth to a new generation of dunces.