You put what, up where? Parents beware!

by Meredith on March 9, 2011

in Parenting, Teen

Okay, it’s official.  American teenagers have lost their damn minds.

I thought I had seen, heard, and thought of it all.  I thought that I had pushed the limits of teenage rebellion.  But, no.  I pretty much have nothing on these kids.

The newest fad to catch a buzz is not only totally disgusting, but it is also mind boggling.

I was having lunch with some colleagues when we got into a discussion about how the local high schools are having a real problem with drunk students at school.  Drunk students who don’t smell like little alcoholics because they are inserting vodka soaked tampons into their vaginas.

And the vodka tampons are not just for the girls, the boys have figured out that they can also get drunk through anal insertion.  That’s right, the boys and girls are getting drunk from Absolut delivered via Kotex.

So why don’t they get drunk the old fashioned way like I used to in high school?  Have they run out of bonfires, cornfields, Friday nights, and fake IDs?  I don’t know, but I did interview a teenager to get to the bottom of this new fascination.


ME:  Have you ever heard of vodka soaked tampons?

TEEN:  Yes, but I have never tried it.  My friends have done it, though.

ME:  Can you tell me about your friends?

TEEN:  Yes, my one friend went to prom with a tampon in her hootchie, and she was totally wasted.  The cops had to come and so did her parents.

ME:  Really?  What happened?

TEEN:  She was so wasted.  She was falling down drunk.  The school called the cops and her parents.  When the cops came, they gave her a breathalyzer, and she passed!  So then they took her to the hospital because they thought that she had done drugs.  They had to do a blood test to figure it out, and then she finally confessed that she had put the tampon in.  She was so embarrassed.

ME:  That does sound embarrassing.  Why would anyone want to get drunk like that?  Don’t get me wrong, teens drank when I was in high school, but we physically put the drink to our mouths or bonged beers the old fashion way.  Why would you want to go through all of this trouble?

TEEN:  They say that when you put it in, it goes right into your bloodstream.  So you get drunk really fast.  Plus, you don’t smell like alcohol since you didn’t drink it, and you can pass the breathalyzer.  Even the boys do it.  Like there is this guy that put one in his butt, and then all the other guys watched how drunk he got, so they tried it too.  They call it “butt chugging” or “butt bongs”.

ME:  You know how gross and unsafe this is, right?

TEEN:  Yeah, I know.  Not everyone does it because most people know that you could get into a lot of trouble with the school.  Plus, the teachers have started to talk to us about it.  So they’re onto it.  But the ones that do it, just want to be drunk quick and not smell, so that’s why.


And then I died a little.  Or a lot.  We never did anything like this as teens.  I decided to do some more research, and found this from The Doctors TV Show, “Disturbing Teen Drug Trends”:

  • Alcohol enters the bloodstream faster through mainlining, which is what happens when the alcohol is absorbed directly in the vagina or anus. “It’s just like injecting it,” Dr. Ordon comments. “The effects are instantaneous and the potential consequences are devastating.” Dr. Lisa adds that it vodka soaked tampons will destroy the vagina’s delicate balance and cause bacterial and yeast infections, as well as crack and burn the vaginal tissue.

Am I just getting old?  Have I turned into one of those people that talks about how the younger generation is going to turn out screwed up?  Do you think this activity is as insane as I do?

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jonathan July 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm

ive totally done this and all i can say is dont knock it till you try it!

this generation July 29, 2011 at 9:39 pm

they should smoke pot before school like regular kids

Annabell August 14, 2011 at 2:52 am

As an American teenager I disagree with your statement that we’ve “lost our damn minds”. Teenagers are not the only ones doing this, teens aren’t the only ones doing anything but older people such as yourself find it easier to just write of teenagers as dumb. There are adults out in America doing far worse things than getting drunk through insertion.

ashli August 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

It is not just because you are old. I am eighteen and just graduated and that just sounds so stupid. I cant even imagine doing that. Absolutely disgusting.

a secret November 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

i am ten i read every single post and was digusted i am never gonna smoke
or use vodka tampons let alone drink alcahol GROSS

bweis November 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm

this would be crazy if it was actually true.
it’s an urban legend that has been around a very long time.
besides from being medically impossible, there is also no evidence from schools that this has actually happened.

Johanna December 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Eh, of course it has happened! Stop being so conservative…

Johanna December 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Hahahahah! That’s not news to me. I’ll totally that one day, just because I can xD

P.A. December 28, 2011 at 2:24 am

WOW! I’m in high school and I never heard of any one that has done this. I don’t know if I know anyone that even knows about this. If a guy actually does this something is seriously wrong… If your gonna get drunk do it the old fashioned way because that’s just disgusting.

Boredgirl16 January 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I am 16 and it frightens me and also upsets me to think adults have so much to say about how awful us teenagers are. Ive been to many parties and hang out frequently. I have never heard of this it’s a myth. Someoneone made it up and where is your children going to school if they are doing and seeing stuff like this happen. But no need to say oh teenagers because some kid or your kid hates their life. Ha there’s the difference let a child make a mistake he or she will learn from it. Parents instill the biggest comments and hardships upon their child’s shoulder wanting perfection. To me this is a load of garbage!!!!

justice March 21, 2012 at 7:05 am

so im about to be 18 and i dont drink unless its like champagne at a wedding, but i do remember my brother telling me about this a couple years ago. apparently since its going in at… the end of your system, as it were your body can not filter the alcohol making whatever goes in, your intake of alcohol. which is extremly dangerous, our body filters things for a reason, and to ignore it is plain stupid. also it exempts the possobility of a stomach pump as where if you where drinking and it got out of hand you could flush it from your system. whoever started this is most likely the indirect cause of many teen deaths, (irresponable, stupid teens) but deaths nontheless.

Heaven March 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

wow. im 18 and a senior in high school and im absolutely appalled by this. if doing this is the only thing you can think of to do to get drunk, maybe my generation really is the worse one in history… it can crack and burn the inside of your vagina? ouch! i would rather stay sober thatn have to deal with that pain, or explain to my gyno what happened… then again, im one of the only 18 year olds in my group of friends who doesnt go out and drink and party. whoever thought this was a good idea: alcoholism probably isnt your worse problem…

Destiny fox August 5, 2012 at 4:06 am

Im not going to lie this trend is very popular and don’t diss it if you had not tryed it I’m not saying its right or wrong but every generation has its trends. We was all kids once and wanted to try new thing and be young I’m only 21 but I’ve been drink since I was like 12 yes that’s no right but it’s how it is everyone lives differently…all I’m saying is at least give it a try

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