So, I might be WAY out of the loop here, but vaginal steaming is apparently a thing. As if pouring hot wax on our pubic hair and ripping it out from the root, pap smears and oh yeah, passing a fully-grown human baby through our vagina isn’t enough, we’ve got steaming to consider. Seriously? I’m not sure I can take any more ‘things’ down there.
The world’s favourite Kardashian (Khlo, of course) schooled us in the workings of vaginal steaming on her show, Kocktails with Khloe. Of Kourse.
On one of her episodes, Khloe spoke to Botched plastic surgeon, Dr Terry Dubrow and his wife Heather, about the procedure that Gwyneth Paltrow has raved about on her website, Goop.
Here’s what they had to say…
Wanna know the 411 on vagina steaming? Read-a-long friends:
According to Gwyn, vagina steaming is when you “sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release – not just a steam douche – that balances female hormone levels.”
Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor of ob-gyn at the Yale School of Medicine, weighed in on the debate and said the benefits of having your vag steamed is “complete bull” and could even harm your bits. How? Steaming could mess with the natural bacteria of your vagina and disrupt its pH. The vagina is a lean mean, self-cleaning machine that doesn’t need any extra help, steam or otherwise.
There’s also the potential of burning your lady-garden, says Professor Minkin, “I certainly wouldn’t want someone to get a burn in their vagina.” She also said that the worst-case scenario involves damaging the lining of the bladder and rectum via burn-by-steaming. OUCH!
According to Professor Minkin, vaginal steaming makes NO impact on the hormones of the steam recipient because, “The hormone factory is in the ovaries, and there’s no reason why steam would affect the hormones produced there,” – does the steam even reach that far?
So, have you ever steamed your vagina? What were the results?