Owning Your Sexual Self

71. Vaginal Steaming with The Safe Slut

June 28, 2021 Rachel Maine
Owning Your Sexual Self
71. Vaginal Steaming with The Safe Slut
Show Notes

Welcome back to the Owning Your Sexual Self Podcast! This week I am joined with Tricia aka Safe Slut. She is a holistic esthetician, herbalist, reiki practitioner, MUA, writer, and sexual health+slut advocate (I usually just like to say a professional sparkly slut witch hehe✨). Tricia created safe slut after her GHSV2 diagnosis to help end shaming towards those with STIs, promote safer sex practices and sex-positivity, witch tips for healing+reclaiming your power, and also help end stigmas surrounding slut-shaming. She makes healing herbal potions for people with vulvas and STIs as well as offers reiki services

What is vaginal "yoni" steaming?
"Vaginal steaming, sometimes shortened to V-steaming, and also known as yoni steaming, is an alternative health treatment where a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing herbs such as mugwort, rosemary, wormwood, and basil. "
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaginal_steaming)

Vaginal steaming supporters believe that absorbing herbal steam through the pores inside your body will enhance blood flow and promote healing.
*It's recommended to steam for about 15-20 minutes

Vaginal steaming is said to offer the following benefits:

  • Detoxify the womb 
  • Regulate monthly bleeding
  • Treatment for stress
  • Increase fertility 
  • Relief from menopause symptoms
  • Decrease fatigue 
  • Treatment for hemorrhoids 
  • Improve energy 
  • Faster healing after childbirth 
  • Decrease headaches 

* "In Southeast Asia, 86% of women reported using vaginal steaming for self-care and to help with healing after childbirth. Southern and Central American cultures have also promoted vaginal steaming as a healing remedy after birth to tone the womb and repair damaged tissue." (https://www.goodrx.com/blog/should-i-be-steaming-my-vagina/)

Herbs often used alone or in combination include:

  • mugwort
  • wormwood
  • chamomile
  • calendula
  • basil
  • oregano

How to yoni steam:

  1. Add about a cup of your chosen herbs to a basin of hot water.
  2. Let the herbs steep for at least a minute.
  3. Remove your clothes from the waist down.
  4. Stand or squat directly over the basin. Some people prefer to place the basin in the toilet and then sit on the toilet.
  5. Wrap a towel around your waist and legs to prevent the steam from escaping.

Risks:

  • Possibility of burning 
  • Not safe If you have an IUD (can stimulate circulation and move things around)
  • Not safe if you just had a miscarriage
  • Not safe if you are trying to get pregnant 
  • Should not try if you are pregnant
  • Not safe when you are spotting/bleeding 
  • Not safe if you have a UTI or any kind of infection

*You can also try the herbs in a bath

Connect with Tricia "Safe Slut"
Instagram: @safe.slut
Website:  https://www.safeslut.shop/

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