Gotta admire us human beings, despite our resources being finite, lots of other things are limitless, such as our creativity and stupidity. Unfortunately, both of those are not mutually exclusive in certain cases. Cases such as teenagers in Indonesia who have become creative and stupid enough to get high using menstrual pads or napkins. Kids these days.
How do they do it? Well, you might want to finish whatever you’re eating since the procedure will ruin your appetite… Okay, ready? First, they look for used (yes, USED) sanitary pads in the trash, then they boil them, blood, bacteria, and all. Afterward, they let the boiled water cool then they will drink it. Apparently, it makes them tipsy, similar to alcohol or some drugs. I too, regret knowing such a thing exists.
Such a resourceful and affordable way to get high first came into the spotlight when police in Jakarta and Bekasi, West Java, and Kudus, Central Java arrested some teenagers who were experimenting new ways to get intoxicated. They discovered that menstrual pads can be used to get high.
According to narcotics experts in Indonesia, it was the chlorine in the boiled mixture which gave teenagers the feeling of “flying” and even hallucinations which is very much similar to other drugs. It appears that the menstrual pads need not be bloodied, after all, however, some teenagers in Indonesia are poorer than others and probably wanted to save some coins, hence the used pads instead of new ones.
“I don’t know who started it all, but I knew it started around two years ago. There is no law against it so far. There is no law against these kids using a mixture of mosquito repellent and (cold syrup) to get drunk,” said Jimy Ginting, and advocate for safe drinking.