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Experts warning – The Viral Vacuum Challenge could Suffocate People To Dangerous Levels

Internet is full of weird viral challenges. A new entry to this is the viral vacuum challenge. The challenge has been sweeping the internet, as social media users all over the world are sharing their videos of sealing themselves in bin bags, by sucking out the air with a vacuum cleaner.

But recently experts have issued a warning against trying this stunt as it could potentially lead to strangulation.

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Experts are even more concerned about the fact that many of these videos are that of the adults ‘vacuum sealing’ their children with their heads poking out.

Despite being hilarious, Yahoo News recently reported that it could lead to cerebral hypoxia as the bag tightens around the neck.

The challenge is inspired by vacuum beds, which are very popular in the BDSM community. It is a frame containing a latex suit, that covers the entire head and body. Air is then removed using a vacuum or a suction pump, while the person breathes through a tube running into the mouth.

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The vacuum challenge has been tried by people all over the world. It shows participants sitting or lying on the floor inside a bin bag, reaching up to their neck.

The nose of a vacuum is then inserted into the neck of the bag, and all of the air is sucked out ‘sealing’ the participant inside.

The lack of air makes people unable to move, and they often fall to the ground, losing control of their limbs.

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Social media users are posting of them trying the challenge. However, some people expressed their shock at the challenge and were confused as to how it had caught on.

One user tweeted, ‘All these people exploring the latex vacuum bed kink without even knowing it.’

One wrote:’Do people just not know the vacuum challenge thing they’re doing is a kink?’

Another commented:’I’m telling ya that trash bag vacuum challenge has something to do with latex kinks.’

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‘I swear this is a fetish that someone spread to make it into an internet sensation and see everyone do it,’ a fourth added.

One added: ‘There are parents all over my FB doing this #VacuumChallenge with their kids and it unsettles me as this vacuum thing is some straight up BDSM s***’

One also posted a gif of someone rolling their eyes, writing:’The BDSM community looking at vacuum challenge videos like…’

Many in the challenge find the results hilarious. But the experts have now warned that it could lead to fatal consequences.

Source – Daily Mail

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Written by Anu Bansal