Some people will do the craziest, STUPIDEST things when alcohol is involved. Last year, it was revealed that teenagers in the US were embracing a new drinking game: vodka eyeballing and now, it’s (apparently) vodka tampons. But let’s start with the eyeballing.
The Australian reported:
Doctors say some youngsters are trying out a new drinking game, where they pour vodka right into someone’s eyes. It’s called eyeballing.
They’re even posting some videos of this online for all the world to see. A substance abuse expert is now warning people not to turn a blind eye to the practice, Fox41.com reports.
“Vodka is about 40 to 50 per cent pure alcohol, which can take off the top layer of the cornea. It can cause scarring,” said Dr Stutman. “Can it make you go blind? I suppose it probably could, if it causes severe enough scarring of the cornea.
Okaaaay. If that wasn’t bad enough (it was), this week we heard about another trend: vodka tampons.
According to several sources, vodka tampons are the new frontier of underage drinking.
Police in southern Germany warned this week of a dangerous new form of alcohol abuse among teens – using tampons soaked in vodka to get drunk quickly and hide the smell. The practice poses grave health risks, they said.
… They also warned girls that the alcohol could damage vaginal walls and increase the risk of infection. Boys have reportedly also been using tampons anally.
You can read the full article here.
The ‘trend’ also featured on an episode of CSI, and was brought up on American talk show, The Doctors:
[Thanks to Brendan Maclean for tweeting the link to the vodka tampon story.]
What’s the dumbest thing you did as a teen?