Frequently Asked Questions
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Why Yoni steaming?
Yoni steaming (Vaginal steaming or v-steaming) is a natural, safe, traditional cultural practice that is an opportunity to open ourselves up (both physically and emotionally) and allow soothing and comfort into an otherwise tightly guarded space. The feeling of warm, aromatic steam on the vagina can be calming, cleansing, healing, exciting, and rejuvenating! We like to think of it as a simple yet beautiful way to honor and care for the most vulnerable and sensitive part of our bodies… The YONI!
How does a Yoni steam (Vaginal steam or v-steam) work?
A client sits on a sanitized, custom designed "Yoni steam stool or chair" while enjoying a relaxing herbal steam treatment. The tissues of the vagina, and the anus, are especially porous and absorbent, and the warmth of the steam works to soften and open them. When the herbs are placed in hot water, their medicinal properties, including volatile oils, are released and carried to the surface of your skin and to the inside of the vagina where they are absorbed into the bloodstream, and ultimately into the uterus.
WHO should try a Yoni steam (vaginal steam or v-steam)?
Vaginal steaming is a practice for ALL women. It is an especially valuable practice if you are a woman who can identify with any of the following:
• You are looking for better ways to take care of yourself mind, body, and spirit
• You want to develop and maintain a positive, conscious relationship with your womb space and vagina.
• You’re trying to get pregnant.
• You feel disconnected from your femininity, your sexuality, or your creativity.
• You are approaching or going through menopause.
• You enjoy yoga and meditation.
• You just want to feel pleasurable sensations on your body.
• You are postpartum (you recently had a baby).
• You feel like your uterus might have excess menstrual lining that could benefit from cleansing
Who should NOT try a yoni steam (vaginal steam or v-steam)?
First and most importantly, women who are pregnant, or think there is any possibility that they might be, should NOT do any type of yoni steam. Doing so may endanger the pregnancy, as many of the herbs used can alter hormone levels and can cause contractions of the uterus.
For the same reason, it is also not recommended for women who have an Intrauterine Device (IUD). Women who have any type of internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever, are encouraged not to steam until the symptoms have passed. Women also should not steam while menstruating or when open sores or blisters are present.
Some doctors are not in support of yoni steaming (vaginal steaming or v-steaming). Why would this be?
Some Western medical doctors may be resistant to the idea of vaginal steaming. This is not because the treatment is dangerous or ineffective. It’s more likely because it is an ancient cultural practice that is not taught in medical schools, and there are no scientific studies to "prove" its effectiveness. As a result, many Western doctors often feel uncomfortable giving any recommendations about the practice at all. However, there is a growing body of research about the healing physical and emotional benefits of the practice. We believe the testimonies and lived experiences of women who are passing down this practice are just as valuable as scientific research in a lab. We recommend you ask your doctor his or her recommendations regarding steaming and use your own intuition as a guide to decide if their reasons are related to your own unique body.
Will Yoni steaming lead to an increase in my sexual drive and pleasure?
A lot of women are saying YES! The simple increase in warmth can stimulate your sex drive, and just the experience of vaginal steaming can be a pleasurable turn-on. Many women have reported better sex, less painful sex, and increased libido as a direct result of vaginal steaming. Any practice that puts you more in touch with your vagina is going to increase your awareness of and sensitivity in the region. Tuning in to your yoni through vaginal steaming is also a gateway to sacred sexuality, which can lead you (and your partner) to new heights of cosmic orgasmic pleasure.
Can Yoni steaming assist with fertility challenges?
Yes! Yoni steaming has been seen by many women to support with fertility. There may be many reasons for fertility challenges, but one of the most common reasons could be the buildup old blood and other fluid on the uterine wall. Yoni steaming helps to loosen that material and allow it to release through menstruation, making more space for the fertilized egg to successfully attach itself for a pregnancy