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Teens using vodka tampons to get drunk

Teens using vodka tampons to get drunk

Posted: Nov 07, 2011 7:07 PM EST Updated: Nov 08, 2011 8:59 AM EST
PHOENIX (KPHO) -

It's no secret teenagers sometimes experiment with alcohol, even drugs, but new ways they're finding to get drunk had jaws dropping in our newsroom.

"Quicker high, they think it's going to last longer, it's more intense," said Dr. Dan Quan from Maricopa Medical Center.

"This is not isolated to any school, any city, any financial area," Officer Chris Thomas, a school resource officer, said. "This is everywhere."

When we heard how kids are getting drunk these days, we thought no way.

So we hit up the experts to find out if it's an urban legend or if it's legit.

"There's been documented cases of people going to the hospital with alcohol poisoning just from utilizing it that way," Thomas said.

Thomas spends his days patrolling the halls of a Valley high school. He's heard first hand how kids are getting tipsy.

"What we're hearing about is teenagers utilizing tampons, soak them in vodka first before using them," Thomas said.

"It gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream. There's no barrier, there's no stomach acid to prevent it," Thomas said.

"I would expect it to absorb pretty quickly as well, because it's a very vascular structure," Quan told CBS 5.

"This is definitely not just girls," Thomas said. "Guys will also use it and they'll insert it into their rectums."

And that's not all.

"Using a beer bong rectally is the same concept as a vodka soaked tampon," Thomas said.

Rather than the traditional beer bong you'd find at a college party, kids are sticking the tube elsewhere to get wasted.

They're calling it "butt chugging."

"A lot of people believe it would cover it up, your breath won't smell like alcohol so you can hide it from the parents, hide it from police," Thomas said.

But take it from this cop, it won't work.

It's not just jail time that might be a problem, these new tricks are really risky and could cause some serious problems.

"It can cause mucosal irritation, meaning the vaginal wall can be irritated," Quan said.

Plus, what if you over do it? Irritation could be the least of your problems.

"Some of the dangers associated with this is there's no barrier," Thomas said.

There's also no gag reflex, and if it isn't going down the hatch you won't have that tell tale sign you've had too much to drink, which means you won't throw up if you've got alcohol poisoning, and you'll pass out before you know there's a problem.

"It's problematic because you don't really know how much you're going to absorb," Quan said.

It turns out that a super tampon can hold about a shot of vodka, which is pretty potent when it's going straight into your system.

"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," Quan said.

If you're a parent of a teenager, what can you do to make sure tampons are used for the job they're intended and nothing more?

"Well then you need to get involved," Thomas said. "Stop being your kid's friend and be their parent first."

Another myth is that kids apparently think getting drunk that way means they would pass a breathalyzer test because they didn't drink the booze, but that's not true. The test checks out what's in your blood stream, not what's on your breath.

Copyright 2011 KPHO. All rights reserved.

http://www.kpho.com/story...-get-drunk

[Edited 12/20/11 8:06am]

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Reply #1 posted 12/20/11 9:20am

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WTF confused Seriously?

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Reply #2 posted 12/20/11 9:41am

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paintedlady said:

WTF confused Seriously?

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Reply #3 posted 12/20/11 9:49am

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Reply #4 posted 12/20/11 10:13am

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Wouldn't that burn a little?

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Reply #5 posted 12/20/11 10:15am

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morningsong said:

Wouldn't that burn a little?

No. It'd burn a lot.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #6 posted 12/20/11 10:48am

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I'm not really belivieving this.

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I layed down with love and I woke up with lies
Whats it all worth only the heart can measure
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Reply #7 posted 12/20/11 10:53am

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what happened to the good ol' days of eye shots?

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Reply #8 posted 12/20/11 10:55am

Efan

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Good for them. Kids are so clever these days.

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Reply #9 posted 12/20/11 11:10am

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NDRU said:

what happened to the good ol' days of eye shots?

Ow, ow, OOOOWWWWWWW! shake

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #10 posted 12/20/11 11:28am

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Messing up their eyes, messing up their personals. Kids I swear.

"Twinkle, twinkle little star how I wonder what you are."
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Reply #11 posted 12/20/11 11:47am

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so stupid!

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Reply #12 posted 12/20/11 1:16pm

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TotalANXiousNESS said:

I'm not really belivieving this.

These days, nothing should be surprising neutral

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Reply #13 posted 12/20/11 1:47pm

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Genesia said:

morningsong said:

Wouldn't that burn a little?

No. It'd burn a lot.

There was a writer over at jezebel that did this and she said she couldn't make it past 5 minutes cause of the pain.

Now the butt chuggging I can see, cause there is a long history of wine enemas.

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Reply #14 posted 12/20/11 1:51pm

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lazycrockett said:

Genesia said:

No. It'd burn a lot.

There was a writer over at jezebel that did this and she said she couldn't make it past 5 minutes cause of the pain.

Now the butt chuggging I can see, cause there is a long history of wine enemas.

The thing is, if you can get the tampon into the upper reaches of the...uh..."female cavity" - it wouldn't hurt so bad. (Fewer nerve endings the higher you go - spares the woman at least slightly during childbirth.)

Problem is, to get it up there, you have to go through the part that has nerve endings galore.

Oh, great. This post will end up in Dan's signature, for sure. lol

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #15 posted 12/20/11 2:02pm

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Rather than the traditional beer bong you'd find at a college party, kids are sticking the tube elsewhere to get wasted.

They're calling it "butt chugging."

"A lot of people believe it would cover it up, your breath won't smell like alcohol so you can hide it from the parents, hide it from police," Thomas said.

your breath won't smell like alcohol but you'll be walking and sittin' down like you just got shhh up the ass... OK! falloff ICANT

so they're douching it back out!? spit

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Reply #16 posted 12/20/11 2:58pm

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One could no more get drunk off a vodka soaked tampon then they could an ear swab. This is ridiculous.

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Reply #17 posted 12/20/11 3:07pm

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I go MAXI when I really wanna get my drunk on.

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Reply #18 posted 12/20/11 3:12pm

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They posted an article on this in our local paper in the last month or so. They also mentioned that vodka-soaked gummi bears are popular with the kids these days too.

The article came out about a week or so after a friend brought a jar of vodka-soaked gummi bears to a party and they were a big hit. neutral

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Reply #19 posted 12/20/11 3:14pm

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lazycrockett said:

Genesia said:

No. It'd burn a lot.

There was a writer over at jezebel that did this and she said she couldn't make it past 5 minutes cause of the pain.

Now the butt chuggging I can see, cause there is a long history of wine enemas.

This reporter lasted 10 mins

Tampons Soaked in Vodka: Quick Drunk or Urban Myth? [Updated]

Categories: Drink Drank Drunk, WTF?
Update: (Tuesday, November 22, 11:30 a.m.) Inevitably, perhaps, an intrepid blogger has tried the vodka-soaked tampon and reported on her efforts. Details follow the original post after the jump!

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Taking shots of booze thr...e eyeball. Soaking gummi bears in booze. What adult-defying method of getting drunk will America's teenagers think of next?

If you believe a breathless report from KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona, those crazy kids are now soaking tampons in vodka ...rting them into their hoo-hahs or no-nos (vaginas or rectums, for those not versed in the latest jargon).
"This is not isolated to any school, any city, any financial area," Officer Chris Thomas, a school resource officer, said. "This is everywhere."
Officer Thomas is correct. It is everywhere. If by everywhere, you mean all over the Internet in varying states of amused disbelief.
Snopes, the official Internet resource for debunking email forwards from Grandma, took a long look at the vodka ...ck in 2009 -- and claims to have print references to this "trend" dating back to 1999. That's the 20th century, kids. How hip do you feel now?
Snopes also calls bullshit on some of the purported advantages of vodka tamponing, namely that it's a way to hide your drunkenness from Mom and Dad by not having booze on your breath. To paraphrase: If you're the sort of dumbshit who's going to stick a tampon soaked in vodka up your cha cha or poop chute, you're probably going to act like a drunken dumbshit when you get home, booze on your breath or not.
There is also the question of insertion.
A blogger who goes by Aunt B. and writes for a blog called Tiny Cat Pants and who, despite having those two strikes against her, doesn't blog about cats, has written a post entitled "In Which I Debunk the Vo...mpon Myth" in which she attempts to debunk, well, you get it.
At any rate, her argument, which is persuasive, especially if you've never felt compelled to dip a tampon in vodka and then place it inside a mucus-membrane-lined part of your body, is that alcohol causes the tampon to swell to a point where insertion would be painful -- nay, impossible!
She has pictures. I guess they are safe for work, but I'm not the same after seeing them.
For the last word, we turn to Stephen Colbert, who dedicated a few minutes of last night's The Colbert Report to this epidemic sweeping the nation:


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Update: (Tuesday, November 22, 11:30 a.m.) Danielle Crittenden, managing editor of the Huffington Post in Canada, soaked several different ...t specimen. The winner? A super-plus tampon without the applicator.
I repaired to the bathroom and -- without too much information here -- managed to wad the thing up and push it in where it was supposed to go. (Did it help that I've had three kids? Possibly. )
Well, if nothing else, she wins the TMI award of the week.

At any rate, after ten minutes of an excruciating burning sensation, she felt what?
Certainly a definite, if slight, lightheadedness.
So there you go, kids. Go ahead and stuff a vodka-soaked tampon into your holiest of holies. Or just spin around in circles for a couple of minutes.

(h/t for the update: Eater)
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Reply #20 posted 12/20/11 3:26pm

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i can c the benefits for curing or numbing hemorrhoids and even period pain

not 2 mention the excitement of bar tenders, not having to wash all those glasses

lol

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Reply #21 posted 12/20/11 3:30pm

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CarrieMpls said:

They posted an article on this in our local paper in the last month or so. They also mentioned that vodka-soaked gummi bears are popular with the kids these days too.

The article came out about a week or so after a friend brought a jar of vodka-soaked gummi bears to a party and they were a big hit. neutral

that makes sense since you injest it. whatever we consume; the effects are felt rather immediately.

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Reply #22 posted 12/20/11 4:20pm

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One better not fart near an open flame....

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Reply #23 posted 12/20/11 4:31pm

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How much alcohol can a tampon hold anyway?

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Reply #24 posted 12/20/11 4:38pm

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disbelief

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Reply #25 posted 12/20/11 5:21pm

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shorttrini said:

One better not fart near an open flame....

Or queef eek

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Reply #26 posted 12/20/11 6:10pm

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NDRU said:

How much alcohol can a tampon hold anyway?

hardly any according to the lady that actually tried it

a whore in sheep's clothing
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Reply #27 posted 12/20/11 8:57pm

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Genesia said:

morningsong said:

Wouldn't that burn a little?

No. It'd burn a lot.

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Reply #28 posted 12/20/11 11:24pm

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Kids nowadays are more stupid than I ever realized.

America is doomed.

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