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Do You Swallow Your Gum?


Apparently Molly swallows her gum every time she chews it. According to her fiance (who's a doctor) and FitSugar (who says only sugar free is hard to digest) it's a myth that chewing gum will last undigested in your stomach for seven years. I still never swallow my gum and always have a small piece of paper on hand to spit it out in. How about you, do you swallow your gum?

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Madinat Madinat 8 years
yeppers, down it goes!
Madinat Madinat 8 years
yeppers, down it goes!
Tisane Tisane 9 years
No! Once I did by mistake and almost suffocated :(
vmruby vmruby 9 years
I rarely chew gum but when i do i keep the wrapper and when i'm done with it i put it in the paper and throw it out.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Agreed with Krisua- only when I am somewhere that would be totally inappropriate to "spit it out"
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Ew, no.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Ew, no.
junebrug junebrug 9 years
Yuck, um...no.
junebrug junebrug 9 years
Yuck, um...no.
krisua krisua 9 years
It has accidentally happened or in occasions when I can't put it anywhere and have to be polite...
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I always swallow mine- every piece. I've never been able to figure out why people thought it is gross or weird. I think its much worse to throw it away- spit it out, find something to wrap it in, and then find a trash can. Too complicated.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Only by accident.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Only by accident.
Marci Marci 9 years
I wish all the people who just spit their gum out on the street for other people to step in would swallow their gum.
SU3 SU3 9 years
Never do.
SU3 SU3 9 years
Never do.
jendudley jendudley 9 years
As strong as stomach acid is, there is no way it will make it past your stomach intact. I always swallow my gum. I hate finding wads of it everywhere....trash, grass, sidewalk. yada yada....it is just so much easier to swallow it. And I have also chewed it until it disentergrates, or loses elasticity. It takes a long while, but as far as I know, it has to do with the rubber breaking down, or something. It happens to all gum, I think...after hours and hours.
jendudley jendudley 9 years
As strong as stomach acid is, there is no way it will make it past your stomach intact. I always swallow my gum. I hate finding wads of it everywhere....trash, grass, sidewalk. yada yada....it is just so much easier to swallow it. And I have also chewed it until it disentergrates, or loses elasticity. It takes a long while, but as far as I know, it has to do with the rubber breaking down, or something. It happens to all gum, I think...after hours and hours.
Daylyn Daylyn 9 years
I rarely do, but my boyfriend does. I had him swallow mine once to and I think since then, he's stopped!
figurine figurine 9 years
Haha, what a funny question. :D And no, I never swallow my gum.
JuliusCaesar JuliusCaesar 9 years
I never swallow my gum (because I always believed that myth - silly me!) and I don't let my friends swallow their's either! :)
Advah Advah 9 years
Gross! I've actually never heard of people *willing* to swallow their gum, and I'd never even think of doing that. Chemicals, anyone??
mdbzmom mdbzmom 9 years
Wish I could chew it (specially between smoke breaks) but it kills my jaws. Whether you spit or swallow, enjoy your gum girls!!
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
i used to swallow my gum when i was a kid because i thought it was cool! haha..but i don't do it anymore unless i swallow it by accident
purplesugar purplesugar 9 years
one time when I was a kid I didn't have anywhere to put my gum and was afraid to swallow it, so I just kept chewing it. It eventually disintegrated in my mouth - which tasted horribly disgusting.
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