A TIMELINE OF MORAL PANICS FROM THE LAST 10 YEARS

Did you hear?  Teens are getting drunk by soaking tampons in vodka and shoving them up their butts.  Kids are also getting crunked on Four Loko and getting high on Human Poo!  It’s hard to keep track of all the MORAL PANICS we’ve encountered over the last 10 years…lets break it down..

LISTEN TO THIS SEGMENT ON THE AUDIO PLAYER BELOW:

1) K2/Spice:
Peaked: 2010.
What is it? Purchasing legally – available sythetic marijuana smoking it and then hallucinating!
Is It Real?! There’s some evidence that synthetic marijuana is more dangerous than traditional, all-American mairjuana.
Outcome: The DEA banned k2 and other like stuff in November of 2010.

2) Bath Salts
PEAKED: 2011
WHAT IS IT?: Purchasing a dangerous stimulant misleadingly sold as bath salts and then putting up your neighbor’s Xmas decorations.
IS IT REAL?: The bath salts in question are actually mephedrone and methylenedioxyprovalerone…so basically YES.
OUTCOME?: DEA has temporary banned bath salts nationwide.

3) FOUR LOKO
PEAKED: 2011
WHAT IS IT?: Drinking this powerful caffeinated malt beverage and then posting on his Tumblr about it?
IS IT REAL? It’s strong, but shouldn’t be illegal.
OUTCOME: They had to change and get rid of some of the ingredients and stop marketing it as an energy drink.

4) VODKA TAMPON/BUTT CHUGGING
PEAKED: 2010
WHAT IS IT?: Soaking tampons in vodka and then shoving them up her butt.
IS IT REAL?: PROBABLY…but we don’t want to find out
OUTCOME: Sore asses

5) PHARM PARTIES
PEAKED: 2006
WHAT IS IT?: Going to parties where all guests dump their prescription medication into a bowl and then pass it around!
IS IT REAL: Not ONE documented instance of a pharm party taking place anywhere.

6) RAINBOW PARTIES:
PEAKED: 2003
WHAT IS IT: Going to parties where each girl wears a different shade of lipstick and performs oral sex on each both at the party creating a rainbow!
IS IT REAL?: No evidence.

7) TEEN SEX BRACELETS:
PEAKED: 2003
WHAT IS IT: Collecting gel or snap bracelets that signify that she has done, or is willing to do a certain sex act.
IS IT REAL? NOPE!

8) CHOKING GAME:
PEAKED: 2005
WHAT IS IT?: Basically choking someone out to basically “pass out” and get a self induced high.
IS IT REAL: Sort of.  It’s been aroundsince the 80′s
OUTCOME: 82 youths have died form the choking game between 95 and 2007.

9) JENKEM
PEAKED: 2009
WHAT IS IT: Getting high off the fumed of your or others poop
IS IT REAL: It was apparently used back in the 90′s in Africa but none here in the U.S.
OUTCOME: Bettendorf, Iowa expands HUFFING to include organic substances.

10) i-DOSING
PEAKED: 2010
WHAT IS IT: Getting high on MP3′s she downloaded from the internet?
IS IT REAL: C’mon!
OUTCOME: A lot of free publicity on I-Doser.com!

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