So this week I read that Gwyneth Paltrow steams her vagina. I was instantly fascinated into what this is and how it's performed.
It's quite simple and no it isn't laying spread eagled and having someone pointing a steam cleaner at your vagina; which was the first image I pictured when I heard about it!
I've done some light research and it's an ancient practice, it has a lot of benefits such as balancing hormones, detoxifying the vagina, increasing blood flow and so on. This practise is also advised for best results after your menstrual period....
After watching a few videos on YouTube of girls doing this at home with an old pot they no longer use and a wearing a long skirt, I thought I'd give it a go. They recommend no longer than 20 minutes so after squatting over my pot of steaming lavender oil I had laying around I thought I'd share my first experience.
A very peculiar feeling. But also relaxing and soothing. I definitely feel somewhat detoxified down there and yeah, I'd do it again :)
There are obvious safety issues you have to be aware of, steam is hot so try not to burn yourself, don't touch the bowl (my inner thighs did a couple times and it wasn't pleasant!) don't actually dip your vagina in...and so on :')
So I'm wondering does anyone else do this? Or think this is silly? Or think you'd give it a try? I believe in trying anything and this I think is worth having a try!
I'd like to hear people's opinions :)