These days, teens are becoming so hard to understand that sometimes it makes my brain hurt. It's like we all can't keep up with the bizarre things they're willing to do to get 'that high they want,' figuratively or literally.
In this case, what they're doing is literally gross. Way too gross!
Remember the Boling Water Challenge and the Tide Pod Challenge? Teenagers have come up with a new craze called the Tampon Challenge, and it involves boiling and drinking feminine hygiene products.
At this point, I am now questioning everybody's sanity.
Authorities in Indonesia Have Arrested Teenagers Who're Allegedly Using Tampon Juice to Get High
According to the police report, teenagers in Indonesia are collecting menstrual pads and tampons and boiling them in water. Then, they allow the mixture to cool and drink the resulting liquid.
But How Exactly Does this Get Them High?
If you're confused about how tampon juice can get you high, you aren't alone. The chlorine used to sanitize these feminine hygiene products is what's getting them "tipsy." It gives them hallucinations while making them feel like they're "flying."
Police have arrested several teenagers, who've actually confessed to using this disgusting liquid as a drink. One 14-year-old admitted that his friends drunk the "menstrual moonshine" in the "morning, afternoon, and evening."
Authorities are investigating which pads caused the intoxication effect but stated that consuming the chemicals contained in the tampon is dangerous.
Senior Commander Suprinarto, head of the BNN in Central Java, Indonesia, said:
"The materials they're using are legal, but they're not being used in a way that's intended, so it ends up being used like a drug."
"We need to take steps to educate people that there are materials that aren't classified as drugs or psychotropics in the eyes of the law, but can still be misused."
Sitty Hikmawatty, a commissioner for drugs and health with the Indonesian Committee on Child Protection (KPAI), added:
"A lot of these kids are smart, and with the internet, they can make new variants and concoctions."
"This is where the risk factor goes up because they're only concerned with one substance in a mixture, ignoring the other substances, leaving open the possibility of fatal side effects."
People are having different reactions to this teen's craze, with one Twitter user saying, "this needs to stop... PERIOD."
While many people aren't happy about the concept of tampon highs, one Twitter user reminds us that "sometimes, you just have to go with the flow."
Now, I don't know what you think about this whole situation, but to me, it's way too disgusting.