I struggle with my period every single month. The pain feels brand new every time. There’s no way to emotionally or physically prepare for it. It’s like when John Wick is coming for you, “You will do nothing because you can only do nothing.” When I heard about yoni steaming, I thought, finally my saving grace.
Here’s my experience with yoni steaming. I’m not a medical doctor so keep that in mind as you read this.
I went to a women’s hygiene session organised by a local entrepreneur who specialises in organic beauty and skin care products. They had vending stalls from multiple brands and that’s when I saw the yoni steaming herbs. The man in charge of the stall walked me through their wide range of products and my interest peaked at the yoni steaming herbs. He highlighted the benefits and I bought them on the spot.
The weekend came around and I reached into the back of my closet and pulled out the yoni steaming herbs and prepared for my vagina’s spa day. I boiled the herbs on the stove in the kitchen, you could smell the aroma all the way through the house. They didn’t have the usual herbs stench so that was a plus. Once the herbs had boiled, I let them cool down while I prepared the steaming area.
I initially wanted to place the small dish of herbs in the toilet bowl but I live in a crowded house and someone was bound to press me to get out of the bathroom. So I took our old school chair which no longer had the sitting panel and I placed the dish of herbs underneath it. I wrapped my towel around my waist and sat above it.
The first thing I felt was obviously the heat but an overwhelming feeling of relaxation then ensued. I can’t describe the feeling. I was at ease, everything was right with the world but then my thigh started to burn. The frame of the chair was metal and it had absorbed the heat and was relaying it onto my sensitive, fleshy thigh. Did I move? Nope, I sat there determined to get my money’s worth of the steam.
The steaming itself was uneventful. Nothing dropped out of my vagina. I don’t even know what I was expecting to be honest. That night’s sleep was so calm and tranquil. But I guess sleep naturally slaps after a day at the spa. I didn’t feel any different the morning after. My thigh had complaints but I’m Ray Charles to childish grumblings.
And then my period came. The usual pain that I experience was nowhere to be seen. I didn’t even take a painkiller. I was normal for once. I didn’t lie down in foetal position begging the Lord to take my life ka1. I went about my business as usual with no issues. I was happy. I had found the cure to period pain.
Except I hadn’t. The month after that, the pain was back full throttle. I was cuddling a kitchen butter knife contemplating performing a hysterectomy on myself. I don’t want to say it doesn’t work. I’m just going to say that it didn’t work for me, personally.
I couldn’t confirm the other benefits of yoni steaming because I had no husband to be having sex with. I wasn’t trying to boost my fertility either. Will I be yoni steaming again? Absolutely, I still have the herbs. I paid full price for them so best believe that I will be using them until there are none left. Also, the wonderful, relaxing feeling I felt during yoni steaming is worth feeling again.
Have you tried yoni steaming? What was your experience? Do you want to try yoni steaming?