Vag Steam Bath... for inquiring minds...or something. What do you think?

Karla - posted on 01/03/2012 ( 22 moms have responded )

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So, What do you think of this one?
Would you try it?

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BY MARGARET HARTMANN DEC 20, 2010 1:16 PM 14,910

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Does Your Vagina Need A $50 Steam Bath?
Yes, the vagina is a self-cleaning organ, but just because you don't have to tend to your lady bits with wacky treatments doesn't mean they wouldn't enjoy a stress-reducing vaginal steam bath! L.A. spas can help — for a price.

The L.A. Times reports some Southern California spas are now offering treatments based on a centuries-old Korean practice called chai-yok. The basic premise is that sitting on an open-seated stool over a boiling pot of herbs (usually including mugwort and wormwood) reduces stress, fights infections, clears hmorrhoids, regulates periods, and helps fight infertility.

The L.A. Times rustled up one person who advocates chai-yok: Tae-Cheong Choo, a teacher at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles. He claims:

"Many infertility problems are related to coldness and stagnation...The chai-yok treatment is effective for coldness or poor circulation in the lower part of the body because it increases the blood circulation, and blood supplies nutrition, so the more blood supply, the faster the healing process."

However, most medical experts remain unconvinced. Dr. Vicken Sahakian of the Pacific Fertility Center says, "It sounds like voodoo medicine that sometimes works." According to Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, an OB-GYN at Women's Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group, heat boosts circulation, so steaming your nether regions is "not insane," but that isn't exactly a ringing endorsement.

Of course, lack of scientific evidence has never prevented anyone from trying to convince women a treatment's absolutely essential to proper hoo-ha maintenance. The Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica has started offering a 30-minute steam for $50. At the Daengki Spa in L.A.'s Koreatown, you can get a 45-minute treatment for just $20. And New Yorkers can buy a Gyno Spa Cure at Juvenex Spa for $75. The extra cash is well worth it, as the Gyno Spa Cure treats cancer as well.

If you're skeptical, that's understandable. We've already been told the vaginal region requires a facial, labia dye, and bedazzling. But, lest you think $50 steam treatments are another scam that preys on women being raised to think they're dirty "down there," Tikkun Holistic Spa also offers steams for dudes who want to keep their perineum and balls nice and toasty.

Vaginal Steam Bath Finds A Place Among Southern California Spa Options [L.A. Times]

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Sal - posted on 01/04/2012

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Ohhh Karla, I have an electric veg steamer I never use it might just get a whole new lease on life

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Rather have an aromatherapy bath that does not cost a small fortune thanks.:-P but can give the same effects i bet..lol..thats mad, bet loads of women would be eager to try it out.lol

Karla - posted on 01/04/2012

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um, I meant for your guy... lol - I have a feeling he'd protest sitting over a hot pot of roses, could be wrong though.

BTW, I just told my 18 y.o. daughter about this trend and you should have seen the look on her face! Priceless. Questions surfaced like: "why?" and "what?" and "who in their right mind?" and then agreeing that some people could use a good rear steaming - as a matter of fact she was much more comfortable with that term then the other. Go figure.

Karla - posted on 01/04/2012

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What flavor do you want Sharon? Um, I mean What herb do you want... Wait, not Herb, herb!

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And didn;t the article mention a male version too? To steam the balls and anus?! LOL! His and her genitalia steam! 2 for 1 pricing special!

Sal - posted on 01/04/2012

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Hope they didn't use a drag queen in the advert, then I'd have problems.....
And of I'm going to treat myself at the day spa you can bet your ass it's not going to be steaming steam cleaning my lady bits, puts a whole new come back line when some sleaze asks " does your carpet match the draps?" No but I had it steam cleaned last week!!! Lol)

Karla - posted on 01/04/2012

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Now you have your toilet, your bidet, and your steamer.



Vag steaming recommendations:



Daily: Mugwort and wormwood

When trying to get pregnant: Ho shou wu (aka woo-woo)

While pregnant: Blessed Thistle & Chamomile

While breastfeeding: Fenugreek

In the mood: Frankincense & Myrrh & Wine (or beer of dh choice)

Not in the mood: Nettle leaf (no guarantees)



Disclaimer: all the above = me jk… though the article mentions mugwort and wormwood, and many of the others are recommended in teas. ;-)



“Vag steaming” looks too much like “Veg steaming”… O_o

Kate CP - posted on 01/03/2012

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LOL!

"Hey, Cheryl! Girl, I'm bored!"
"Yea, me too...wanna go get mani-pedis?"
"Nah..."
"Bikini waxes?"
"Eh...not really..."
"OH! Let's go get our beavers steamed!"
"SWEET!"

XD

Elfrieda - posted on 01/03/2012

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I can imagine that being good for right after you have a baby, to soothe all your aching bits. Not that I would want to go to a spa for that.

Tam - posted on 01/03/2012

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I think you might have stumbled upon the next 'health craze scam', akin to detox diets and colon cleansing.

Karla - posted on 01/03/2012

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Yes, it's serious. Isn't the article hysterical. So many really inappropriate jokes went through my head. I was glad they explained the benefits because all I could think for benefits was improvement on smell or taste. O_o
Sorry, 3 brothers and a mom who worked for a trucking company... all kinds of bad jokes in my head. ;-)

Kate CP - posted on 01/03/2012

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Yes, because hot moisture is just what my cooter needs to stay fresh and non-stinky. :P

Firebird - posted on 01/03/2012

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LMAO that's what I think. Is this serious? Because I laughed the whole way through reading it.

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