First the Kylie Jenner challenge–now this?!
A new challenge is sweeping social media that’s supposed to raise safe sex awareness but could be potentially dangerous.
The #CondomChallenge which carries a message of “if it can fit around the head on a guy’s shoulder then it can most certainly fit around the one below their waist,” is being taken on by people anxious to join in on the water filled condom trend.
And while it looks like harmless fun, experts are warning that it could cause suffocation.
Dr Helen Webberley, the dedicated GP for Oxford Online Pharmacy, warns that placing a filled condom on your head could impact your ability to breathe.
“While I am a big fan of anything that promotes safe sex and, crucially, gets our youngsters talking about safe sex, the act of putting a very strong rubber bag on someone’s head makes me very concerned due to the potential risks of suffocation,” she tells HuffPost UK Lifestyle.
“Please be careful here, I would hate for an innocent game to end in tragedy.”
Dr Nitin Shori, NHS GP and medical director of Pharmacy2U Online Doctor says it’s vital that we find ways to promote safe sex, but the #CondomChallenge is not the way to do it.
“The Ice Bucket Challenge was a generally fun and popular trend across social media which increased general awareness of ALS and helped to raise money for the cause,” he tells us.
“Unfortunately this particular trend involving condoms carries a significant risk of injury and suffocation if done incorrectly.”
SMH…the condom challenge. Really???
What do YOU think about this social media trend???
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