By Lauren Steussy. August 7, pm Updated August 7, pm. A Canadian woman who tried out a controversial steaming procedure once favored by GOOP guru Gwyneth Paltrow was left with severe second-degree burns on her vagina.
Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know how to do is sit in front of a computer.
From perennially perky breasts to smooth, hairless legs, womanhood has been constantly sexualized and subjected to unrealistic standards. However, none have been as harmful, or as unexplored, as the expectation of having a tight vagina. Tight vaginas are prized in almost every society and culture that has roots in patriarchy.
When a woman gives birth or ages, her body undergoes a lot of changes. A vaginal muscle loosening is one such change. Many women opt to undergo surgery to reverse this process either for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. The two types of genital surgeries performed on a woman for vaginal tightening purposes are vaginoplasty and labiaplasty.
Vaginal steamingsometimes shortened to V-steaming and also known as yoni steamingis an alternative health treatment whereby a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing herbs such as mugwortrosemarywormwoodand basil. Vaginal steaming is described in spas as an ancient Korean treatment for reproductive organ ailments and is claimed to have other benefits. No empirical evidence supports any of these claims.
I'm a reasonably happily married man but my problem is my obsession with Asian women. If I see an even modestly attractive 'oriental' female I go weak at the knees, although it isn't really a sexual thing. Many of my friends find this quite amusing and my wife herself originally from east Asia jokingly chides me about it.
One of the goals with the Human Microbiome Project HMP was to characterize the healthy microbiome of different human body sites. However, the one body site thought to have a distinct microbiome across all women was the vaginal microbiome. Women with an abundance of Lactobacillus do not have bacterial vaginosis.
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