IF there is one thing women are most concerned about it’s the vajayjay maintenance. Some will do anything to keep it tight and not watery, but unfortunately some things they do to the vajayjay are dangerous and bring trouble. These days there is vaginal steaming craziness. But this is an age-old natural practice which has surged in popularity again. Vajayjay steaming involves exposing the vagina to steam to cleanse it and enhance its health. Other names for the practice include V-steaming or yoni steaming. The practice has become popular due to reports that it has a variety of benefits, ranging from relieving period discomfort to improving fertility. The question now, is it safe to cook the vajayjay?
Vaginal steaming is self explanatory, it is steaming the vajayjay the same way you would steam your face. It is said to be a natural remedy for cleaning the vagina, uterus and the entire reproductive tract. They also say it has power to deal with stress, depression, infections, infertility, hormone imbalances and period pain. These are mere claims because there is no scientific evidence to suggest that vaginal steaming helps any condition. There’s little chance herbal steam would penetrate vaginal tissues, let alone regulate hormones and improve fertility. The fact that the steam doesn’t even reach the uterus, negates these claims.
There’s no scientific research to prove whether vaginal steaming is safe. But your vajayjay isn’t meant to be steam-cleaned. An overheated vagina may provide the perfect environment for bacteria that cause yeast infections and other vaginal infections to thrive. It is no secret that the vajayjay skin is delicate, sensitive and easily traumatized. Using it as target practice for a plume of warm steam may cause vaginal burns or scalding. There are also a lot of dangers involved in vaginal steaming, especially burning very delicate tissues. The primary safety concern is that the steam could burn the sensitive vaginal tissues if it is too hot. Adding extra moist heat to the vagina and exposing the vagina to certain additives within the steam could also increase a woman’s risk for yeast or bacterial infections.
Vaginal steaming can be dangerous if a woman is pregnant. This is because the vaginal steam could affect the growing foetus. It’s unknown how vaginal steam impacts your developing baby if you are pregnant. Some herbs may cause miscarriage. So you should not use steam or herbs on your vagina if you are pregnant.
Doctors generally recommend that pregnant women avoid using hot tubs and heating pads around the pelvis for the same reason.
If a person does try vaginal steaming, it is essential to avoid getting too close to the steam or using water that is too hot. If the steam feels uncomfortable or as if it is getting too hot, a person should move away from the steam.
Women who are trying to restore pH balance to their vagina due to frequent infections should see their doctor before they try vaginal steaming.
There are prescription treatments available to help restore pH balance. These are more likely to be effective than vaginal steaming. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ that regularly maintains pH balance. Additional interventions, such as vaginal steaming or douching, are not necessary to maintain vaginal health.
The vajayjay contains good bacteria, which is there to protect it. If these bacteria are disturbed, it can lead to infection such as thrush or inflammation. Steaming it can affect this healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels causing irritation. We have heard of some women complaining of itching down there after steaming. Some become drier and that makes one to be at more risk of cuts and discomfort.
Heating the vajayjay is not a good thing to do because it must be kept at its normal happy temperature of 37 degree celsius. If you warm-steam it, you are making a lovely hotbed for bacteria, causing yeast infections. The heat will also make it itch. Bear in mind that the vajayjay doesn’t need to be detoxed, it looks after itself. Steaming it cannot alter your hormones, but can temporarily reduce cramps in the same way a hot water bottle on your tummy does, warmth relaxes muscles, but it will not provide radical change.
Your vagina is a self-cleaning machine and doesn’t need help from a herbal steam session. It’s possible vaginal steaming may make you relax and ease cramping like a heating pad does, but evidence it cleanses your vagina or uterus, improves fertility and balances hormones is purely anecdotal. Keeping the vajayjay clean, dry and free of perfumes is the best way to keep the vagina healthy.