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What is V Steaming?

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October 3, 2018

There is an alternative health fad that has been circulating and it was allegedly made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow. If you guessed that it is vaginal steaming (V steaming), then you are right! Currently, V steaming is still an alluded idea in Singapore because there are very few salons that offers it. However, it is a treatment in its own right because it has many benefits, especially for the ladies.

What is V Steaming?

While the origins of V steaming are unclear, it is quite a common practice in Southeast Asian countries and some European countries. With the influence of Gwyneth Paltrow, V steaming is also making its mark in the United States and other Western areas.

V steaming involves sitting over a pot of steaming hot water that is infused with various kinds of aromatic and healing herbs such as chamomile and mugwort. The warm vapour carries the essence of the herbs to the vagina, warming the muscles and infusing the herbal goodness into the genitals. Thus, the vagina can capture the benefits of the plants. After all, if we can apply the goodness of plants onto our skin through skincare products, then our genitals should be able to, except through aromatic steam.

Benefits of V Steaming

Female-related Conditions

V steaming is recommended for ladies who have Post Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), or who are going through menopause, or who have irregular and/or painful periods. It is thought to help balance female hormones and help improve PMS, menopause, and difficult and painful periods. After all, these conditions arise due to hormonal imbalance, so by restoring the balance, the ladies may find their moods changing for the better and their pain of discomfort reduced.

Boosting fertility

As mentioned above, V steaming can help to balance hormones, and thus, it may be able to boost fertility as well. The heat from the steam can also help to boost circulation and blood flow to the vaginal area and improve cleansing of the vaginal tissues to create an optimum environment for conception and for a potential baby to grow healthily. Some herbs that have been found to improve fertility include red raspberry leaf, nettles and red clover.


If you are feeling stressed, V steaming may help relieve that tension. The warmth of the steam not only helps your vaginal area to relax, but it can also loosen up the tension and the knots in your muscles. After the V steaming, you will feel invigorated, recharged and ready to tackle life’s obstacles again.

Doing V Steaming

Due to the growing popularity of V steaming, DIY kits are available. These DIY kits often includes herbs that you can put in hot water so that you can perform the process by yourself.

However, while doing DIY V steaming can save you time and money, there is also a potential danger when doing this by yourself as you may accidentally burn your delicate skin and risking infections. Thus, it is recommended that you go to a spa or salon that provides V steaming services so that there are trained professionals to assist you and reduce the risks.

Should you do it?

The answer is simple: why not? With proper precautions and safety measures taken, V steaming can be relaxing and may not necessarily harm your vagina. In fact, you may feel relaxed after the session. Give it a try and you may come to love V steaming and the benefits that it will bring.


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