Teenagers cook pads and even use used items
Young people are always trying new things, supposedly to expand their consciousness or penetrate other dimensions. Occasionally, this takes on bizarre proportions. This is what happened in Indonesia. Teenagers cook pads, diapers and tampons to get high from them. This may sound strange at first glance, but it actually works.
Teenagers cook sanitary napkins and other hygiene products that they previously picked up from the trash. Especially male teenagers are reluctant to buy such products. Unlike in Germany, where “containerizing” is prohibited, there is no law against it in Indonesia yet. This is perhaps simply because this fact has not existed until now. It is possible that there will soon be a law to this effect, so that it will no longer be so easy for teenagers to take hygiene products out of the trash.
Teens cook pads to get high from the chlorine. It is known that solvents, such as acetone, produce a state similar to intoxication. Chlorine also has this property. The teenagers feel as if they are flying. However, chlorine is just as harmful to health as acetone and causes serious damage.
In Indonesia, this trend has now been in place for two years. It is not known if a law is being worked on that would prohibit this practice. It would be conceivable, because Indonesia has particularly strict drug regulations. Thus, a narcotics trafficker faces the death penalty. Teenagers cook pads possibly as compensation on the regulations.
Conclusion: Not every trend is good
Teenagers tend to try new things and some teenagers even cook pads. That’s good, because diversity makes life more interesting. The situation is different if this trend is harmful to health.
Smoking, drugs and alcohol are among the things that should not necessarily be tried. Intoxicants such as acetone or – as in this case – chlorine should be avoided at all costs. The risk of addiction and the resulting physical and psychological damage is too great.