The sound of it may be scary, especially to those who may be hearing it for the first time, but vaginal steaming has over the years evolved from being a mere cultural practice to be en vogue.
What really is vagina steaming and how is it done and to what end? What are the medical implications?
Adwoa Adobea Owusu visited a place in Accra where women can go and have their vagina steamed while being treated as a queen.
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Potential benefits of vaginal steaming
Some people believe vaginal steaming offers many health benefits and have called the practice a “facial” for the vagina.
Some of the reported benefits of vaginal steaming include:
1. reducing menstrual symptoms, such as bloating, cramps, exhaustion, and heavy bleeding
2. boosting fertility
3. promoting healing after childbirth
4. reducing stress
5. treating hemorrhoids
6. increasing energy and reducing fatigue
7. treating headaches
Currently, there are no scientific studies that prove these purported benefits. However, some people say it works by enhancing blood flow to the vaginal tissues, which can promote healing.