Kids today will strive absolutely anything to catch a buzz, from “boofing” beer to vaping vodka. Their newest low cost thrill? Feminine hygiene merchandise.
Teenagers in Indonesia are accumulating menstrual pads and tampons – typically of the used selection – and boiling them, permitting the combination to chill after which imbibing the ensuing liquid.
Police have already arrested a number of minors caught making this menstrual-pad moonshine.
One 14-year-old confessed that he and his buds swig it “morning, afternoon and night,” the Daily Mail reviews.
The National Narcotics Agency in Indonesia says it’s the chlorine used to sanitize menstrual merchandise that’s getting children tipsy, giving them hallucinations and a sense of “flying.”
As it seems, this has been happening for at the very least a few years, as this phenomenon was first reported by Indonesian authorities again in 2016.
“I don’t know who began it,” Jimy Ginting, an advocate for secure ingesting in Indonesia, tells the Jakarta Post. “There isn’t any legislation towards it thus far. There isn’t any legislation towards these children utilizing a combination of mosquito repellent and [cold syrup] to get drunk.”