The Wellness Trend Your OBGYN Wants You To Avoid Like The Plague

The Wellness Trend Your OBGYN Wants You To Avoid Like The Plague

Basically, it’s called vaginal steaming, and it involves squatting over steaming water from anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes, so you better be a good squatter (via Medical News Today). “Also known as ‘V-steaming’ or ‘yoni steaming,’ vaginal steaming involves squatting or sitting over a pot of hot, steaming water that is infused with herbs,” OBGYN Talia Crawford, M.D., tells the Cleveland Clinic. “A blanket is often wrapped around the lower body to prevent the steam from escaping.”

If you’ve ever had a facial, you know that steam is used to open the pores. Or, if you’ve been in a steam room, you know that steam is used to release toxins. But vaginal steaming isn’t meant to do these two things. Although Crawford says there’s no scientific evidence to prove that vaginal steaming does what vaginal steaming boasts, those you practice it believe it helps with fertility, balancing hormones, pain relief, increasing energy, and mental health illnesses like depression and anxiety, just to name a few.

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