If you're the squeamish type, then you might want to close your computer and never come near the Internet again, after reading this article. Trust me, humans have truly outdone themselves in the "why are you so gross?" department. And that's saying a lot.
It has been reported that teens in Indonesia are now boiling tampons (yes – tampons) to get high off of the chemicals inside of them. And you thought the Tide Pods challenge was crazy! Nope, this is bonkers.
To hear more about the dirty and disgusting details of this story, keep on reading.
Move over Tide Pods...
Teens are now getting drunk on boiled tampon juice https://t.co/bvcVvtL3ei https://t.co/VNMQhp71bM— New York Post (@New York Post)1542393304.0
Police in Indonesia have arrested teens who are using sanitary devices to get high.That's right. According to Straits Times, if you boil them, then drink what's left, you get a sweet little buzz.
If you're confused about how tampon water can get you high, you're not alone.Apparently, manufacturers don't need to fully disclose all the chemicals that are inside the products, which means no one is completely certain what's in there.
According to the Indonesian National Drug Agency, teens describe the drink as being "bitter."They say it gives them hallucinations and feelings of flying. Cheers, to that!
Hold on to your hats (and your lunch).We haven't even told you the worst part yet. Brace yourself because these aren't even fresh, clean tampons.
Teens will rummage through the garbage to find used tampons.Apparently, some of these teens are so desperate for drugs (and incapable of purchasing tampons) that they will find used and bloody tampons in the garbage. I can't. I just can't.
We understand if your first reaction was to burn all of the Internet to the ground.But hold tight – somehow Twitter has managed to make it good again?
Of all the unlikely heroes...
@BravinJacobs @nypost Yes, it’s bloody ridiculous.— DogsandMeadows (@DogsandMeadows)1542403647.0
A strong opinion...
@nypost This needs to stop.... PERIOD— Bravin Jacobs (@Bravin Jacobs)1542397156.0
Good one, Twitter!
@Brooksnewyork @DogsandMeadows @BravinJacobs @nypost I thought they were ovaryreacting— Elmer◢ ◤🇸🇻 (@Elmer◢ ◤🇸🇻)1542608416.0
Don't freak out!
@YAboiELMER @Brooksnewyork @DogsandMeadows @BravinJacobs @nypost Same, sometimes you just have to go with the flow— Dylan (@Dylan)1542635927.0
I'm rethinking my drinking habits.
Teens are now drinking boiled tampons to get high. Now when I order a drink, I’m afraid to ask for a Bloody Mary.— Howie Fox (@Howie Fox)1546950589.0
We're not the only ones who appreciated the levity.
@EdderSanchez_ @parkhyobin_ @_tleiss @brianheather19 @princessbeebah1 @dylanfoxmoran @YAboiELMER @Brooksnewyork… https://t.co/K1alBlZ923— liz :) (@liz :))1542665089.0
Nope, nope, nope!
@nypost ... well, that's... https://t.co/vOhk5DGqKJ— Susie mcbride (@Susie mcbride)1542395794.0
Some things can only be expressed through images.
@nypost https://t.co/Wi1p17X0np— Otis's Mom (@Otis's Mom)1542395778.0
Make it go away.
@nypost https://t.co/Rzh4USkZJ3— Oluwajomiloju (@Oluwajomiloju)1542394240.0
We were all just here for a good time.
@nypost Me coming to Twitter today https://t.co/N7iqBHGESg— Roman Misula, Esq. (@Roman Misula, Esq.)1542399921.0
On the other hand...Some people apparently were not satisfied with the information provided and they wanted to know MORE.
Accuracy is key.Or they were very invested in making sure that the article was clear, accurate, and not at all focused on the BLOODY TAMPONS.
A few of these sleuths did manage to put together some of the info about why the teens might be doing this.
@Bexyp11Perez @vickorano @nypost Oh I see. My guess is that if they can’t afford alcohol, they probably can’t affor… https://t.co/g1Rz0SeUOy— playboi havarti++ (@playboi havarti++)1542583107.0
Is this real?
@vickorano @nypost Even more misleading is that this isn't a thing, like, this is probably just a couple kids and e… https://t.co/hxWN6h5NKV— wolf (@wolf)1542631942.0
We're going back to the source.
@priskuls4L @vickorano @nypost I live in Indonesia, this isn't, and will not be a thing, not a lot of people are th… https://t.co/ArOMzbyDfS— wolf (@wolf)1542728988.0
It got a little bit heated.
@nypost https://t.co/tQSQVCwnq6— Amir FLATTEN THE CURVE Talai (@Amir FLATTEN THE CURVE Talai)1542494417.0
The real truth.But the fact of the matter is that a single incident of boiled tampon drinking is too many.
Where do you stand?So let us know. Which side of the drinking tampon juice issue do you stand on?
It's all lies!Is this just some fake news created to drum up hatred for the younger generations?
I cannot be convinced this is a lie.Or is it 100% real and 100% disgusting?
I can't look away.No matter what you think, the whole story is oddly riveting, like a kind of bloody, drug-laden train wreck that you can't stop watching.
Breathe a sigh of relief.There's one thing that makes us feel a little bit better about the whole situation though.
How did he make it worse?
@nypost I’d slurp that so hard— Josh Marano (@Josh Marano)1543040496.0