How to Do Turbulence on TikTok

There are some trends that are obvious from the outset – for example, dance challenges, the iconic ice bucket challenge…

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There are some trends that are obvious from the outset – for example, dance challenges, the iconic ice bucket challenge from years ago, and others which clearly state what they’re about in the title.

Then there are the trends which are a little more secretive and mysterious.

The turbulence trend is one which falls into the latter category – and we bet you can’t guess what it’s all about.

What Is the Turbulence Trend?

First up, the turbulence trend features nudity – but not on camera.

In fact, the turbulence trend involves a male (or individual with male genitalia) twisting sideways quickly while naked, so that their genitalia slaps against their thigh and makes a short, sharp, slapping noise.

The TikTok trend focuses solely on this sound with no visual attached – and derives from one user who started the trend back in 2021 and likened the movement to experiencing “high turbulence”.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, users of all ages are tapping into this trend as an entertaining way of earning more likes and views – adding the hashtag #turbulence to their caption to increase visibility.

What do you think of the turbulence trend? Is it something you’ve seen or been involved in yourself?