Yoni guide: everything you need to know about vaginal health
The modern culture of social networks requires women to be perfect in everything. And even the most secret parts of our bodies must now meet the standards of the new ideal world. On this wave, there are more and more specialized clinics offering Spa treatments for Yoni — so today the vagina is affectionately called. About whether to chase Yoni fashion and whether it is possible to prolong the youth of female genitals, read the article Passion.ru.
This newfangled procedure has many different names: Yoni-steam, vaginal bath, V-steam room. But it comes down to one thing in the end-steaming the vagina.
A woman without underwear sits on the so-called “Yoni — throne” – a chair with a hole located exactly under her vagina, and receives directed herbal steam directly into her womb. For V-steam room, as a rule, herbal preparations from chamomile, calendula, wormwood and oregano are used.
Yoni-stim’s followers believe that this bath cleanses the vagina and uterus, regulates menstruation, and softens spasms and bloating. In addition, it is believed that such steaming relieves stress, fights depression, helps with infertility, as well as restores hormonal balance and kills infections.
However, there is no scientific evidence for all these healing properties. For example, Vanessa McKay, a spokeswoman for the Royal College of obstetricians and gynaecologists (RCOG), does not recommend Yomi-stim, and calls all its medicinal properties nothing but a myth.
The fact is that our vagina is a self-cleaning organ and does not need “General cleaning”. It contains certain bacteria that protect it. If you disrupt the balance of these bacteria and the PH level, it can lead to infections such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, as well as to inflammation. As for the action of herbs, even if they have healing properties, there is no evidence of their effectiveness: the cervix is tightly closed, which prevents penetration into its cavity.
According to representatives of official medicine, the vaginal bath not only does not carry medicinal properties, but also can be dangerous. For example, hot steam can easily burn the delicate skin around the vagina. And if you abuse the procedure during pregnancy, it can negatively affect the growing fetus. To relax the perineal area, you can use a warm shower or take a bath. For a daily feeling of freshness, it is enough to wash the vulva area with warm water.
Another of the most fashionable procedures today is intimate plasmolifting. It consists in inserting platelets of a woman’s own blood into her vaginal tissues, which, in theory, should stimulate the rejuvenation of the clitoris and vagina and lead to a more intense and high-quality orgasm.
Naomi Crawsh, a doctor at the Royal College of obstetricians and gynaecologists, said there is no scientific evidence or research to confirm that injecting a woman’s blood into her clitoris increases the chances of an orgasm.
Difficulties with orgasm can be caused by a number of physical or psychological problems, including insufficient stimulation, lack of experience or fear of sex, depression, relationship problems, menopause, and others.
Sparkling vaginal bombs
Shiny vaginal capsules-bombs — one of the latest innovations in the market of products for women’s health. They are an alternative to daily pads used to protect underwear from natural secretions caused by vaginal acidity. In addition, the capsule is filled with gelatin and an edible glitter made from sugar, along with other ingredients. Therefore, according to the manufacturers ‘ idea, vaginal bombs make the natural vaginal discharge taste sweet, preserving its effect for up to 5 days. They must be inserted into the vagina at least an hour before sex or just before the shower and bath, so that the steam from the water helps to melt them.
Despite their popularity and manufacturers ‘ claims of complete safety, vaginal bombs are not approved by the food and drug Administration and few gynecologists recommend them. It is known that bacteria tend to multiply intensively in sugar, and microparticles of plastic from the capsule shell can cause inflammatory processes of the vaginal walls.
“Ink nuts”, or ” oak apples»
Oak galls, also called “ink nuts” or “oak apples”, are formed when a certain species of wasp lays its larvae. It is popularly believed that, when ground into a paste, these nuts help to strengthen and tighten the vagina. That is why many young mothers immediately after birth carefully smear this paste on the vagina, and also take these fruits in capsules.
However, doctors deny the effect of “oak apples” and are categorically against their use. All they do is dry out the vagina, removing the protective mucous layer, thus not only opening the gates to infection, but also making the first postpartum sex even more painful.
The miraculous jade eggs were praised and sung by Gwyneth Paltrow herself. On her website dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, it was claimed that holding jade eggs in the vagina, a woman increases the number and quality of their orgasms, increases libido and vaginal muscle tone, normalizes hormonal balance and “female energy” in General. Due to its good thermal conductivity, jade is able to both warm and cool the environment in which it is located, thereby regulating the optimal temperature of the vagina.
Scientists also treat the “stone of female power” with irony, to put it mildly, stating that none of its above-mentioned properties has ever been officially proven anywhere, however, as well as the fact that training the vagina with the help of jade eggs is a secret ancient practice.
Worth a try
In order to maintain the vagina in a healthy state, expensive procedures are not required. Enough natural care, traditional exercises and compliance with some simple rules.
But what doctors do not get tired to recommend, as it sets to strengthen the pelvic floor. Thanks to high technologies, traditional Kegel exercises have moved to a completely new level. Silicone sensors inserted into the vagina help not only measure the strength of muscle contraction, but also chart your progress.
The new sets for these exercises include special balls with a load, the compression of which guarantees the correct performance of the exercise. After all, often many women, thinking that they are Contracting the pelvic floor muscles, actually strain the muscles of the buttocks and thighs. As you strengthen your muscles and move to the next level, each time you use heavier Kegel balls.
Rules for good sex
To maintain the vagina in a healthy state, regular sex sessions are necessary. The vagina is a closed muscular canal that extends from the vulva, the external genitalia to the cervix. Like any other muscle in our body, the vagina needs exercise.
Sex at least once a week will help maintain muscle tone and elasticity of the vaginal walls. If you do not have a partner, then try to masturbate several times a week, always before orgasm, to get the same benefits for the health of the vagina. In order not to depend on one type of stimulation, use different methods of self-satisfaction, both with a vibrator and with your fingers.
To avoid getting bacteria into the genitourinary tract, try to empty the bladder before and after sexual intercourse, especially if you are prone to cystitis.
Do not engage in penetration sex until you have “pitched a tent”.
Foreplay is not a luxury at all, but a real necessity. The fact is that the average depth of the vagina is about three to four centimeters. The muscular tension that occurs during arousal stretches the uterus upwards, creating a tent-like shape. This way the vagina expands and sex becomes more comfortable.
Use a high-quality lubricant. Vaginal dryness is the main cause of painful sex. Using a lubricant helps reduce discomfort and protect the delicate walls of the vagina from small tears and cracks.
Never have vaginal sex immediately after anal sex. Bacteria in the rectum can disrupt the balance of the vaginal microflora and cause infection. Therefore, if you decide to have vaginal sex immediately after anal sex, ask your partner to change the condom or wash the penis thoroughly.