A new craze sweeping the internet has seen people snort entire condoms through their nostrils - before pulling them out through their mouths.
The condom challenge is a unsafe, years-old dare that involves sticking an unwrapped condom up one nostril and inhaling until it (hopefully) re-emerges into a person's mouth. "As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them".
He added: "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".
The challenge has reportedly been around for several years but has recently regained popularity.
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According to Know Your Meme, the first use of the term "condom challenge" was in 2012, when YouTuber Isaac Mathers posted a video of himself snorting a condom through his nose, then pulling it out of his mouth. Bruce Y. Lee, an associate professor of global health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, penned an article for Forbes citing examples of fairly serious injuries sustained by people who accidentally inhaled or ingested condoms during oral sex.
YouTube videos, mostly dating from 2013, capture young people inhaling condoms into their nostrils as part of a so-called "condom snorting challenge". Not only is it an immediate choking hazard, but condoms can also get stuck and cause more long-term damage.
In 2004, doctors in India documented a case of a 27-year-old woman who accidentally inhaled a condom through her nose, didn't get it out, and wound up with a partially collapsed lung as a result.