Internet craze #condomchallenge is at least encouraging protection for teens

The Condom Challenge Is Pointless and Kind of Dangerous

Teens have proven their worth, whether they're following in the steps of Malala or receiving great accolades for a philosophical Twitter presence, young people are finding their own way to make their mark and will conquer the world one day.

...And then there are the few who are pulling viral stunts with condoms filled with water.

A new viral trend that has taken shape on Twitter and Instagram through the hashtag "#condomchallenge" is a prank-ish Internet endeavor (read: dropping a literal condom on your friend's head, hoping it doesn't burst), but it also spotlights the importance of using durable protection.

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drake & posh's post on Vine
Our attempt of the #condomchallenge 😂😂
#condomchallenge complete at tonight's come dine with me
Relationship Goals 😂💀
"@CondomChaIlenge: Oops 😂😂😩 #CondomChallenge"💀💀💀💀💀💀😂
I DID THE CONDOM CHALLENGE WITH @MatthewLush WE DID IT!!! #condomchallenge
When you try the #CondomChallenge and all the water falls out😂
when you try to do the #condomchallenge and accidentally die
My fav 1! If that ain't me in the back 😂😂😂😭😭😭 RT @CondomChaIlenge: Another victim of the #CondomChallenge

The source of the trend is cited to a YouTube video from Japan that, despite its first-view weirdness, is actually promoting the idea that women should never accept the excuse that a condom is not large enough or doesn't offer enough material strength for a man.

In 2013, a similar trend took hold with the likes of teens pulling condoms out of their noses. This particular Internet trend may not be the most serious, but hey, I guess it's a refresher in sex ed.

Final scoreboard says: Condoms: 1, Teens: 0.

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Lady Gaga Ice Bucket Challenge - Lady Gaga accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Lady Gaga has recently accepted to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This social media phenomenon involves dumping a pail of ice cold water over your head and then challenging three other people to do the same within 24 hours. If you do not accept the task, you will have to donate $100 to the ALS Association which fights amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It may seem like a silly social media meme, but it’s making a difference: The ALS Association reports that it, and its 38 chapters, received $4 million in donations in just two weeks. Last year during that same time period, (July 29-August 12), the association brought in $1.1 million. After accepting the challenge, Lady Gaga followed the rules and picked four more people: Adele, Michael Rapino, Vincent Herbert, and Arthur Fogel. Don't forget to subscribe us: Watch more on: Neymar ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Tags: Chris pratt does ALS ice bucket challenge Oprah Winfrey does ALS ice bucket challenge Taylor Swift and Jamie King do ALS ice bucket challenge Tyler perry does ALS ice bucket challenge Eddie Vedder does Ice Bucket Challenge Justin Timberlake does ice Bucket Challenges Jon Bon Jovi ALS does Challenge Hilary Duff Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge Demi Lovato accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Ethel Kennedy takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge LeBron James accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I accept Bill Gates' ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominate my friends David Beckham, Selena Gomez, and Instagram's Kevin Systrom. Your move! Watch Bill's challenge video: Donate to ALSA here:
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While Banks’ reaction to the ice water was pretty great, doing it in the shower seemed a little too “safe.”
Emmy Rossum takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS The Shameless star certainly lived up to the show's moniker as she promoted the National ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge in a particularly eye-catching ensemble. She has never been considered an ice queen. But that will surely change after a bikini-clad Emmy Rossum gave her fans a thrill by soaking herself with freezing water as she took part in a charity drive on Thursday. The Shameless star certainly lived up to the show's moniker as she promoted the National ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge in a particularly eye-catching ensemble. The perky 27-year-old seemed rather confident as she cheerfully posed in her tiny blue and pink bikini top and skimpy hotpants. However it was not long before she was gasping for air in shock after unloading a massive basin full of cold water over herself. While she was undoubtedly Thursday's most aesthetically pleasing participant, there were other big names taking part. For the cast of Grey's Anatomy got in on the action by pouring large buckets of the cold stuff over their heads while wearing their hospital scrubs. The show's star Ellen Pompeo and strapping Scots hunk Kevin McKidd were among those taking part in the hilarious clip, which she posted on her Instagram page. She also seemed to be throwing down the gauntlet, as she also posted it to series creator Shonda Rimes, Kerry Washington and the official Scandal page. In just two weeks the challenge has helped raise $4 million for the Association, which helps sufferers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosisa, a neurodegenerative disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Other big names that have taken part include chart star Justin Timberlake, cheesy Extra host Mario Lopez and country and western favourite Keith Urban. Perhaps the best so far was on Wednesday night's Late Night With Seth Meyers, which saw Mickey Rourke test his hairpiece to the limit as he got soaked while sitting in a children's paddling pool.
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