Teens have been snorting condoms online for years, but only recently have parents caught onto a viral internet trend.
The Snorting Condom Challenge involves inhaling a condom through your nose and pulling it through your throat. Typically, teens will film themselves in the act and upload the video to a social media platform like YouTube.
According to Newsweek, a new San Antonio class teaches parents about the condom challenge as well as other dangerous online challenges, like the Tide Pod challenge. Stephen Enriquez, a state education specialist, explained that the trends were motivated to get as many "likes, views, and subscribers" as teens can get on social media platforms. The class also covers standard drug and alcohol prevention curriculums.
Yahoo News reports that snorting condoms cause serious nasal-related health problems, such as allergic reactions. And of course, if the object blocks the air passage, you risk choking and potentially dying. In 2013, Savannah Strong became one of the first YouTube personalities to go viral by participating in the challenge.
People have also participated in another spin on the #CondomChallenge: dropping water-filled condoms on their friends' heads. This spin-off was likely inspired by #IceBucketChallenge back in 2014.