After news station KPHO first reported on teen girls use of alcohol soaked tampons to get drunk, several news outlets have questioned the report.
Some have called the report a continuation of an urban myth, but KPHO stands by their story and Reason Magazine has found several cases of vodka soaked tampons.
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The Huffington Post reports:
Other sites have called KPHO’s story into question, saying the practice remains unverified despite multiple reports of incidents in the U.S. and elsewhere. One blogger conducted her own informal trial to see whether the purported method worked, with unfavourable results.
But KPHO News reports there have been some cases of alcohol poisoning after utilizing these methods. In addition to using tampons, the broadcast also stated that teens are taking part in “butt chugging” where alcohol is consumed rectally with a beer bong or beer funnel. “Butt chugging” seems to be done to avoid having alcohol breath.