Thoughts on WORST NIGHTMARES by Cam
THEY look like a symbol of childhood innocence. But these colourful bracelets are behind an “insidious” craze of primary school kids performing sex acts that it is feared will soon sweep through Queensland.
Rather than a mere fashion statement, the so-called “shag bands” are linked to gradations of sexual behaviour. A Facebook page about the innocuous-looking bands has already been inundated with more than 12,000 fans.
The game involves a boy or girl trying to break the rubber band off the wearer’s wrist. If it snaps, the wearer has to perform the favour corresponding to the colour.
Snap an orange band and get a kiss, snap a yellow and get a hug. But snap a black, light blue or light green band, and the “prize” is something far more sinister.
– Shag bands a parent’s worst nightmare, Courier Mail, 27/9/09
A parent’s worst nightmare?
As a parent myself, I am less concerned about some 20 year old urban legend, and slightly more concerned about my son sneaking into my room while I sleep, injecting me with a paralysing agent, then scooping my eyeballs out with a soup spoon.