Sharing a glass bong with your friends can be a fun and social way to enjoy your favorite herb or tobacco. However, it can also pose some health risks, especially during a pandemic. Germs and diseases can easily spread through saliva, mucus, or blood that may be left on the mouthpiece of the bong. So how can you share your glass bong safely and hygienically? Here are some tips to help you out.
Use your own mouthpiece
One of the easiest ways to prevent cross-contamination is to use your own mouthpiece when you hit the bong. You can buy disposable mouthpieces online or at your local headshop, or you can make your own with some plastic wrap or a paper towel. Simply attach the mouthpiece to the end of the bong where you inhale, and remove it when you pass it to the next person. This way, you can avoid direct contact with the bong and any germs that may be on it.
Clean the bong regularly
Another important step to keep your glass bong sanitary is to clean it regularly, especially after sharing it with others. Glass bongs are easy to clean with some rubbing alcohol and coarse salt. Just pour some alcohol and salt into the bong, cover the openings with your hands or some plastic wrap, and shake it vigorously for a few minutes. Then rinse it with warm water and let it dry. This will remove any residue, bacteria, or viruses that may be lurking inside the bong.
Use a lighter or a torch
If you don’t have access to a mouthpiece or alcohol, you can also use a lighter or a torch to sterilize the mouthpiece of the bong before you use it. Simply hold the flame over the mouthpiece for a few seconds, making sure not to burn yourself or the glass. This will kill most of the germs that may be on the surface of the bong. However, this method is not foolproof, as some germs may survive the heat or be inside the bong.
Avoid sharing if you are sick
Finally, the best way to prevent spreading germs or diseases through a glass bong is to avoid sharing it if you are sick or have any symptoms of illness. Even if you think you have a common cold or allergies, you may be contagious and infect others who use the same bong. If you really want to smoke, use your own bong or pipe, or roll a joint that you don’t share with anyone else. This will protect yourself and your friends from getting sick.
Glass bongs are great for smoking herb or tobacco, as they offer a smooth and cool smoke that is filtered through water. However, they can also harbor germs and diseases that can be transmitted through saliva, mucus, or blood. To share your glass bong safely and hygienically, use your own mouthpiece, clean the bong regularly, use a lighter or a torch to sterilize the mouthpiece, and avoid sharing if you are sick. By following these tips, you can enjoy your glass bong without compromising your health.