Teenagers have found a new way of getting drunk by inserting vodka-soaked tampons into their vaginas. And it’s not just girls; boys are inserting the alcohol-drenched feminine hygiene products in their rectums.
The disturbing trend, first noted by the Oxford Journals in 1999, said the teens experience “rapid onset of effects, lower doses of alcohol are required for intoxication, and the reduced likelihood of recent alcohol consumption being being detected on the breath,” all contributed to the popularity of this method of abusing alcohol.
The problem in local high schools and said the growing number of incidents related to students immersing tampons in vodka has school officials concerned for student safety.
This is not isolated to any school, any city, any financial area. This is everywhere. There’s been documented cases of people going to the hospital with alcohol poisoning just from utilizing it that way.
It was definitely not just girls using the tampons to get drunk; rectal beer bongs is another bizarre trend created under the same concept and is becoming as popular as beer bongs used at college drinking bashes. It is called “butt chugging.”
Students are inventing new ways to consume alcohol that is less detectable by their parents and teachers. He suggests parents become more involved in their children’s lives to combat these problems of alcohol use among teenagers.
Students would obtain a “quicker high” and the effects are “more intense” then through oral consumption. It’s problematic because you don’t really know how much you’re going to absorb.
Vodka-soaked tampons, which contain about a shot of alcohol, can cause “mucosal irritation to the vagina” or rectum. The trend could have life-threatening consequences. If the person does pass out or lose consciousness, health care professionals won’t necessarily know that they have to look in those areas and that may delay treatment.
The myth persists among teenagers that if they use alcohol-soaked tampons they would “pass a breathalyser test because they didn’t actually drink the booze.” But this is untrue. A breathalyser checks what’s in your blood-stream not the amount of booze on your breath and wouldn’t change the blood alcohol content determined by the test.
So, parents….you must get involved in our children’s life no matter what age. Stop trying to be a friend but rather a “parent” – it’s your job and responsibility to know what is happening in your daughter and/or son’s life. Becoming educated is the first step but then you must follow-up and through with your responsibility. This is serious and deadly.
When I stumpled upon this article and kept reading and as stated medical journals made this annoucement back in 1999; well, I was even shocked. I can imagine you are as well. Who would have “thunk”? *Shaking my head. Damn kids will try/do anything being stupid.
Take care and STAY SAFE!