September 22, 2006

How to Make Yourself Throw Up

Driving the Porcelain BusEverybody knows they should drink responsibly, but sometimes you make a bad decision. A few too many shots, a couple extra mixed drinks, and suddenly things aren't looking as celebratory as they were a few minutes ago. There comes a point when liquor acts more like a poison than the fun fuel it usually is. That's when it's helpful to know how to safely pull your own trigger...we don't recommend doing it often, but it's a good skill to know if you're in the company of a skillful amateur drinker who accidentally ends up with a big league amount of booze in their gullet.

We found a few good tips for effectively and safely making yourself throw up at WkiHow, including drinking a bunch of water to dilute your stomach contents and the importance of brushing your teeth afterward. That's not just to get the taste out of your mouth but to keep your stomach acid from softening the enamel on your teeth (ewwww). And remember, we're not giving you this information so you can become a booze bulimic...this is something you should only do when it's really necessary. Believe'll know when the moment arrives.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 22, 2006 7:18 AM
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this is rubbish, you MUST NOT brush your teeth after vomiting as it will most likely brush away the enamel from your teeth because it has been softened by the stomach acid. Do more research before giving damaging advice to others. very irresponsible

Posted by: steve at April 30, 2010 9:30 AM

I want to second brie. Do not brush your teeth afterward, use mouthwash or baking soda and water.

Posted by: amanda at August 30, 2009 4:52 AM

wikihow obviously wasn't written by a bulimic. you're absolutely NOT supposed to brush your teeth immediately after vomiting because it can scratch the enamel and/or set the acid on your teeth. Instead you should rinse with a flouride-based mouthwash or a baking soda/water mixture and then wait an hour before brushing your teeth.

Posted by: brie at October 30, 2007 1:23 AM

Another effective way to "do the deed" is to have a glass of very warm water. After 4-5 sips of this very warm water the goal will be accomplished.
For some reason with the stomach in the rolling mode the water starts a simple gag reflex and the rest is history. Remember this only works when your stomach is churning. Sometimes a little salt added in can help some people.

Posted by: Theodore at September 25, 2006 2:02 AM
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