We’ve all watched and laughed as Gwyneth Paltrow defends vaginal steaming despite medical science. We’ve laughed even harder when Farrah Abraham does it for attention.
But now, with a heavy heart, we must disclose that Chrissy Teigen has begun to dabble in vaginal steaming. It’s heartbreaking.
In fact, Chrissy even documented her experience. You can see that below.
Like most parents, Chrissy Teigen’s tweets are often about her family, particular daughter Luna’s ongoing milestones and baby Miles’ breastfeeding antics.
(And about politics. Everyone tweets about the news and politics every day for these past couple of years because every day brings new horrors)
But Chrissy decided to share something personal — very personal.
“Face mask / heat pad / vagina steam,” she writes on Twitter, teasing the image to which she linked.
Care to guess which of those things made people’s eyes bulge in surprise and horror? No need to guess — it was “vagina steam.”
“No, I don’t know if any of this works,” she admits. “But it can’t hurt right?”
Chrissy then answers her own question with: “*vagina dissolves*”
That’s quite the image.
“I said vagina,” Chrissy tweets as a follow up as she looks at her own words.
She explains that it’s one of thiose times when a word that you’ve written just doesn’t look right.
“It looks so weird I wanna change it to vajay,” she admits. “But I’m gonna try to be adult about this.”
In the mean time, one of those Twitter bots that automatically responds to tweets with ads based upon key words tried to sell her a steamer.
“Lol,” Chrissy replied.
Vaginal steaming is controversial to say the least.
The supposed benefits are said to include easing tension in the vagina, reducing bloating and period cramps.
It is also supposed to “cleanse” the vagina and uterus.
But so much about the treatment is unproven … including whether it is safe or unsafe.
Medical science is leery of the concept in general.
See, vaginas are just not adapted. And many fear that the sudden influx of foreign moisture could create a cozy environment for unwanted bacteria and yeast.
That does not sound ideal.
Of course, Chrissy Teigen is probably experiencing some postpartum discomfort and is clearly eager to try anything and everything to resolve it.
Just a little over a month ago, Chrissy and John welcomed their second baby, a precious little boy named Miles.
They have a lot of love for their child, just as they do for Luna.
But being a parent to a newborn is exhausting … especially if you’re breastfeeding.
Chrissy has been open about her experience on Twitter, revealing that Miles nurses every two hours.
She has also mentioned that he takes a while to nurse — sometimes taking two hours and then immediately being hungry again.
We’re glad that he’s getting the nutrition that he needs, including gut flora and a jumpstart for his immune system, but that must be so exhausting for poor Chrissy.
So, Chrissy decided to steam clean her vajayjay.
Is that a little out there and arguably questionable? Yes.
But it’s a far cry from shoving rocks into your vagina to get better at sex. In fact, steaming is one of Gwyneth’s less ridiculous yet still absurd proposed remedies.
And unlike some stars we could name (Gwyneth is just one), Chrissy doesn’t seem to be promoting the treatment.
She’s just being frank and honest with her followers on social media.
That’s part of her brand.