If you’ve heard people talking about the Cucumber Challenge lately, you may be a little curious.

We live in the age of viral trends and challenges; some are pretty fun, whereas others can simply appear downright bizarre. 

The newest challenge isn’t exactly new, it’s been around since the beginning of 2019. But perhaps people are now rediscovering it through their boredom in coronavirus lockdown!

So, what is the Cucumber Challenge?

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How did it start?

The challenge basically entails performing oral sex on a cucumber; it’s been the gag in many a teen comedy, but recently it’s swept the internet. 

In fact, if you’ve ever seen a teen sex comedy, you’ll know that this sort of thing has been going on for a very long time – it’s hardly a game changer. However, the challenge is a little more recent. 

It’s hard to pinpoint where it came from, but some have worked to trace its viral origins. The Box highlights a video on Beatking’s Instagram uploaded back in November 2018, so this may have encouraged the resurgence in people trying it, taking it from the private and into the public now more than ever. 

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Controversy

As you’d expected, such a challenge is going to prove divisive. Many have argued that taking part and filming yourself doing such a thing is degrading.

On the other hand, there are those who argue that it’s all just a bit of fun. Nevertheless, they have been shamed on social media for being part of a wider problem. 

Even celebrities such as model and actress Amber Rose have taken it upon themselves to weigh in; she’s in defence of those who want to give it a go.

Watch her take below:

Are people still doing it?

They certainly are. Social media has seen a surge in uploads of the Cucumber Challenge, but there are arguably far more meme posts from those hitting out at it. 

YouTube has also seen a number of reaction videos being uploaded recently, so it’s unlikely to fizzle out anytime soon. 

Whether you find it hilarious or irritating, this one’s here to stay for a while. 

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