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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?

Madinat Madinat 10 years
yeppers, down it goes!
Tisane Tisane 10 years
No! Once I did by mistake and almost suffocated :(
vmruby vmruby 10 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 10 years
Agreed with Krisua- only when I am somewhere that would be totally inappropriate to "spit it out"
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Ew, no.
junebrug junebrug 10 years
krisua krisua 10 years
It has accidentally happened or in occasions when I can't put it anywhere and have to be polite...
designergirl designergirl 10 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 10 years
Only by accident.
Marci Marci 10 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 10 years
Never do.
jendudley jendudley 10 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 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 10 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 10 years
Haha, what a funny question. :D And no, I never swallow my gum.
JuliusCaesar JuliusCaesar 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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.
BritniML BritniML 10 years
Some gum is just to good to not swallow, like watermelon bubblicious. For some reason that gum is just too good to keep chewing. I don't buy it anymore for that reason. :)
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Sometimes I do. It depends if I don't have a trash can or tissue to wrap it in.
Molly Molly 10 years
The cool kids swallow their gum. ;)
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
i only swallow gum if i have nowhere else to throw it out.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I can't even swallow pills sometimes! So definitely no on the gum.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
Only if I'm somewhere without a garbage can or something to put it in until I find one. I'd rather not throw it on the ground as I know how upset I get when I step in other people's gum
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