Students urged not to take part in "piss-pass"

Students who have been nominated in the “piss pass” challenge have been urged by doctors not to take part.

The “piss pass challenge”, similar to the infamous “neknominate” sees a participant nominate the next person to take the challenge, before downing a drink.

The difference is that in “piss pass” the drink they down is their own urine.

A student from Huddersfield taking part in piss pass. The student is seen being urged by a other students to “chug that piss” and says he’ll “piss pass it on to” a man named "Ruben".

Urinary infection

Students at the University of Wolverhampton have been urged not to take part in the craze after a second year student was said to have a urinary tract infection in their nose.

The Welfare Officer of the student union said:

“Sure it sounds funny that students are bathing themselves in their own waste, but the reality is much less amusing. People think ok because Madonna does it and it’s for charity, but there are plenty of other ways you can donate without consuming your own liquid waste. This is not the ice bucket challenge. We would like to make it clear that the piss bucket challenge will not be tolerated at our university.”

“A small number of students, not from our uni, have been literally passing it from person to person, and this is how diseases get spread. Students are getting urinary tract infections in their mouths.”

Doctor warning

A doctor from the British Dietetic Association, said: "There are no health benefits to drinking your own urine, and in fact it could be quite detrimental. Every time you put it back in it will come out again even more concentrated and that is not good for health as it could damage the gut.”

“After three or four times through you have a sort of concentrated super wee, which can act like a strong acid on the digestive tract. Like drinking undiluted squash, it’s at least not going to be pleasant, especially if it’s passed through a friend or close acquaintance first.”


Unlike the Neknominate craze, which was rumoured to have started in Australia, it’s unknown where piss-pass began, though one anonymous participant, tracked down via YouTube, told us his theory:

“I heard that Madonna started it all. Everyone knows that she drinks her own in the morning. Apparently one time she had a guest round for breakfast and she just said ‘hey, drink this or you have to donate money to charity’ and it all snowballed from there”.

Madonna’s spokesperson declined to comment.

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