And from the book of random…
I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of discussion I walked into after reading my classmate’s Facebook post asking for feedback about vaginal steaming from his lady friends. I honestly thought he was joking but when those who were in the know entered the discussion I paid attention.
I was surprised to learn that vaginal steaming is not new and that it is practiced in a lot of countries including: Indonesia, Korea, Sudan, Mexico just to name a few. Vaginal steaming is believed to ease menstrual cramps, balance hormones and pH, and increase fertility. When done in conjunction with what is called a maya massage, it actually helps with digestive issues such as constipation and hemorrhoids.
Your Guide to Vaginal Steaming
|Indonesia||Known as “Bakera” in Indonesia, the herbal steam bath is used for postnatal care. A study in the 2007 Journal of Ethnopharmacology noted the positive effects of bakera for women after childbirth.|
|Africa||Known as “Yoni” in some parts of Africa, where the steam bath is also used for postnatal care.|
|Mexico||Known as “Bajos” in Mexico, vaginal steams are popular with midwives and healers|
|Korea||Known as “Chai-Yok” in Korea, the steam baths have been part of Korean culture and have been used by women for the last 600 years.|
P.S. also known as V-Steam and Vagi-steam, the service became popular after it was featured on Style Network’s Tia and Tamera.