Sharing a glass bong with your friends can be a fun and social way to enjoy your favorite herb or tobacco. But it can also be a potential health risk, especially during the 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.
Clean your glass bong regularly
One of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of germs and diseases is to clean your glass bong regularly. Glass bongs are made of high-quality borosilicate glass that is heat-resistant, transparent, and easy to clean. You can use hot water, alcohol, vinegar, or specialized cleaning products to remove any residue, dirt, or bacteria from your glass bong. Make sure to rinse it well and dry it thoroughly before using it again.
Use a personal mouthpiece or a mouthpiece cover
Another way to avoid direct contact with the mouthpiece of the glass bong is to use a personal mouthpiece or a mouthpiece cover. A personal mouthpiece is a small piece of glass, silicone, or metal that you can attach to the end of the bong and use as your own mouthpiece. You can keep it in a clean bag or case and bring it with you whenever you want to share a glass bong with others. A mouthpiece cover is a disposable or reusable cover that you can place over the mouthpiece of the bong and change after each use. You can find these products online or in your local headshop.
Don’t share if you are sick or have symptoms
This may seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating: don’t share your glass bong if you are sick or have any symptoms of illness. Even if you think it’s just a common cold or allergies, you may be putting yourself and others at risk of infection. Some diseases, such as COVID-19, can be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms that can be easily overlooked. If you are feeling unwell, stay home and take care of yourself. You can always enjoy your glass bong later when you are fully recovered.
Practice good hygiene and etiquette
Finally, practice good hygiene and etiquette when sharing your glass bong with others. Wash your hands before and after using the bong, and avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Don’t cough or sneeze into the bong, and don’t spit into it either. If you need to clear your throat or nose, use a tissue or a napkin and dispose of it properly. Be respectful of others and don’t hog the bong for too long. Pass it along quickly and smoothly, and don’t forget to say thank you.
Sharing a glass bong with others can be a great way to bond and have fun, but it can also pose some health risks if not done properly. By following these tips, you can ensure that you and your friends can enjoy your glass bong safely and hygienically.