New high school trend has students licking each other's eyeballs. They call it "Worming." We call it dumb.

New high school trend has students licking each other's eyeballs. They call it "Worming." We call it dumb.

VicesJuly 24, 2013

So condom snorting was stupid, but oddly appealing. Worming is just stupid. Not only that, schools are getting outbreaks of pink eye as a result of students "worming" each other.

Via HuffPost: In one classroom of 12-year-olds, one third of students confessed to "worming" or being "wormed." Officials only noticed something was up when some of the licked students showed up to school wearing eyepatches.

But pink eye, might be for the lucky ones. If the licker has a cold sore, it is possible to spread herpes into the eye as well. The joys of worming, right?

"Nothing good can come of this," Granet warned. "There are ridges on the tongue that can cause a corneal abrasion. And if a person hasn't washed out their mouth, they might put acid from citrus products or spices into the eye. The cornea is very sensitive and could be scarred," he warned.

Other dangers from "oculolinctus" include conjunctivitis or "pink eye," a swelling of the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids and the white part of the eye. "The bacteria in the mouth is nothing like the bacteria in the eyeball, which is why we no longer recommend people lick contact lenses to moisten them," Rizzuto said.

Those serious problems may not be enough to stop eyeball licking lovers like Energias, who admits her habit did put her eyesight at risk at one point.

"I got some weird offshoot of TB in my eye once. I ended up with corneal ulcers and I spent like a month in the hospital," she said. "Nobody really knows why. Well, I got over it, and I'm fine now. That was like six years ago.

"I'm just safer now, I guess ... Live and learn. I mean they don't really make tongue rubbers, but maybe they should."

You got TB in your eye and it's no big deal. Who is this idiot?

What happened to the trends when we were kids? Like holding your breath until you pass out. Now that was trend.

Good to see old-fashioned stupidity is alive and well.