Move over Tide Pods: 'Condom snorting challenge' latest trend to go viral

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Not to mention the possible choking hazard involved in condom inhalation, Inquisitr notes. The report also cites an article from 2013, which says that one of the most alarming risks of inhaling a condom is the possibility that it goes down the wrong pipe, and end up to your lungs. Another medical report chronicles the woe of a 26-year-old African woman who swallowed a condom for the same reason and got appendicitis when a condom fragment got stuck in her appendix.

"Otherwise, anything else that goes up your nose can damage the sensitive inner lining of your nose, cause an allergic reaction, or result in an infection", he said. When not promptly and properly treated, according to the Mayo Clinic, the appendix can rupture.

The challenge is extremely unsafe and even caught the attention of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, which warned about the risks of social media craze.

Once you've watched someone inhale a condom through their nostril and pull it out of their mouth, it's a hard thing to unsee. "Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?" Condom snorting, apparently, is the latest fad making its rounds on social media in the United States.

"A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how - why would I be willing to do that?"

The idea of threading a condom through your nose and pulling it from your mouth is not new.

Many of these challenges are done for likes, clicks, shares, and attention. If the person has done the challenge "correctly", the condom then comes out of their mouth. YouTube has since removed that video, but a summary from The Young Turks can be viewed below.

But over the past five years, USA poison control centers have received only one report of a condom inhalation.

In numerous videos, you can see pain on the faces of those who take part in the "condom snorting challenge".

There were 39 such reported cases involving teenagers in 2016.

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