Lockdown has seen many women abandon focus on their self-care routines
Steaming of the ‘Yoni’ – the Sanskrit word for vagina – using a combination of herbs all while supposedly ridding it of toxins, infections, menstrual cramps and a multiple of vaginally related health problems is the latest craze when it comes to at-home treatments.
Various sellers on social media sell packs for home vaginal cleaning consisting of balls or loose herbs.
Medical science has yet to weigh in on if they are effective or safe, despite many claiming that the vagina is a self-cleaning organ.
If social media commentary is anything to go by, a lot of ladies are trying the Yoni steam and raving about the results. Some described the steam as getting a brand new vagina, whilst others even claimed the steam improved their sex lives.
One tweep even claimed it helped her fall pregnant.
Sex hit different after a yoni steam🤤🤤🥴💦💦💦
— Tee Baby (@T33bae) July 1, 2020
Lebo even posted the recipe she used to create her steaming mixture.
Meanwhile medical doctor Sindi van Zyl admitted that she had yet to try Yoni steaming and referred tweets to an expert on the matter, who had nothing but praise for the popular practise.
— SidebarWithSindi (@sindivanzyl) July 2, 2020
A yoni steam is always a good idea. The benefits are both physical and spiritual because in it goes herbs that were used by the ancients for reproductive health, vaginal cleansing and ills that come about due to sexual activity.
— 🐬 Nguni shaman (@CeliStewart) July 2, 2020
The jury is still out on whether steaming your vagina with herbs cures ailments. There have been no medical confirmations or evidence about the efficacy of the practise.