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. You have a bowl of steaming hot water and you sit over it so the steam is pointed directly towards your genitals. And not only is there no scientific backing to suggest that vaginal steaming is beneficial in any way, but aiming steam at your vulva can be harmful… and yet people are still doing it. This week a case was reported in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada which detailed a woman who was left with severe second-degree burns on her genitals thanks to vaginal steaming.
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Vaginal Steaming – Why You Shouldn’t Steam Your Vagina
Chrissy Teigen posted a photo on Instagram yesterday that shows her squatting over some kind of contraption with a blanket draped over her knees. A post shared by chrissy teigen chrissyteigen on Jun 18, at pm PDT. Chrissy is hardly the first person to try this hi, Gwyneth! Vaginal steaming involves squatting over a pot of herbs and steaming hot liquid in order to "cleanse" your vagina. Fans say it can do everything from relieve cramps to get rid of funky discharge. Also, there's literally no proof that steaming your vagina can help relieve cramps or cleanse anything, says Jessica Shepherd , M.
However, a self-care practice recently shared on Instagram by supermodel and social media maven Chrissy Teigen has raised some eyebrows in the medical community. Teigen shared a photo of herself experimenting with a vaginal steaming treatment. A post shared by chrissy teigen chrissyteigen on Jun 18, at pm PDT.
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.