Created with Sketch. I take really good care of my vagina. I try my best to avoid soaps, body washes and lotions packed with irritating chemicals , fragrances and dyes. I avoid tight-fitting underwear and clothing.
I Tried A Vaginal Steam Treatment, And Here's What Happened
Vaginal Steaming – Why You Shouldn’t Steam Your Vagina
But what you really need to know about this quirky practice: is it real? Like so many health trends, vaginal steaming is surrounded by hype, hooplah and very few actual facts. Claims of vaginal steaming health benefits are largely unfounded. The history of vaginal steaming and related practices is difficult to trace.
Doctors Warn Not To Steam Your Vagina After Woman Gets Second-Degree Burns On Her Cervix
Vagina steaming is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. Gwyneth Paltrow mentioned vaginal steaming on Goop home of other brilliant advice such as using a spray to get rid of vampires and walking around barefoot to treat depression and Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of herself squatting over a special steaming stool. Advertisement Advertisement What is vagina steaming? You have a bowl of steaming hot water and you sit over it so the steam is pointed directly towards your genitals. Does that sound like a bad idea?
Now there's a new trend to add to the horrifying list of dangerous and baffling things you should not do to your vagina: vaginal steaming. Vaginal steaming, or "v-steaming" to people who are too embarrassed to say vagina and "yoni steaming" to hippies, is a "treatment" where women sit or squat above a steaming vat of water containing herbs such as mugwort, wormwood, and basil in an effort to "cleanse" their genitalia. As well as unnecessary, it's not as risk-free as you might think and squatting over a steaming pot of water doesn't exactly scream "SAFETY" if we're honest. She had been told to boil herbs in a pan with water, then place the pan on the rim of the toilet bowl and sit on it for 20 minutes, which she did on two occasions. Soon after that, she showed up at the emergency room in Calgary with blood in her vaginal discharge and second-degree burns on her cervix and the lining of the vagina.