Talk:Vagina steaming

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A whole bunch more benefits[edit]

  • Yarrow- encourages menstruation
  • Motherwort- for suppressed menstruation
  • Lemon Balm-reduces itchiness
  • Calendula- skin healing, vaginal fungus, lymph, spiritual healing
  • Eucalyptus- cooling, wound healing, anti-fungal
  • Lavender- calms the mind and body and is antiseptic to the vaginal tissues, it also has phytoestrogens that plump the tissue and a cooling effect on inflammation
  • Blue Malva- soothing, dry vagina
  • Marshmallow- soothing, dry vagina

I have the following Bajos formulas available: Menopause or Dry Vagina Formula- organic blue malva flowers, organic chamomile flowers and wild marshmallow leaf. Also available without chamomile flowers. Fibroid Formula-organic oregano, organic calendula, organic sage, organic basil. Traditional Formula- organic basil, organic oregano, organic calendula, organic yarrow and organic lemon balm. Traditional formula may change depending on herb availability. Endometriosis Formula- oregano, roses, yarrow, and calendula. (Monkey)

To answer later. FuzzyCatPotato of the Hot Rickrolls (talk/stalk) 04:56, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Silver[edit]

What would this page need for silver? oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 23:31, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

To be polished to a state of fairly shining beauty, I guess - David Gerard (talk) 17:25, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Anything more specific? :P FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 19:25, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
*cough* Cømrade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 23:29, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
man, I ain't got time for specifics right now ... but, um, STUFF! YES! Just plugged it (so to ahahaha speak) at the saloon bar - David Gerard (talk) 16:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Apparently mentioning Gwyneth pushed the article to page 2. [1] Lovely. 32℉uzzy, 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 23:27, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Removed studies[edit]

Putting here for possible future use, some for the "ingredients" section and other smaybe under a section "Why people steam".

Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 00:27, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Self-cleaning vaginas[edit]

A theory put forward by an olfactory impaired and supporter of circumcision on the grounds of "hygene".145.64.134.245 (talk)

And also by all credible MDs. Note how we have a section on "smell"? Read that section. Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 14:49, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Cover time yet?[edit]

Anything we need before proposing this fine article for gold? I see one citation needed, that's about the only substantive problem. Intro could do with snappiness. Anything else it needs? - David Gerard (talk) 11:17, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

I recall FCP saying he never wanted this article to reach front page... IIRC for the same reason he doesn't want Shakespeare authorship to reach front page, either.
I, on the other hand, support the effort towards Gold-ing both articles.
I agree that the summary needs to be tightened (and expanded). Reverend Black Percy (talk) 11:57, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
*shrug* Both have different tones than RW generally does. From the titles this one sounds a bit perverted and the other sounds a bit boring (sorry RBP). I don't really care either way, however. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 17:00, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
This is the best available article on the topic anywhere. Even Wikipedia doesn't have this one - David Gerard (talk) 00:14, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Goodpost.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:18, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Final position on this: *shrug* Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 02:28, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for not standing in the way, Old Timer. We'll bring her in nicely. Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 06:20, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Minor rename before covering? Problem solved lads![edit]

I really think the article sould be named "vaginal steaming", not "vagina steaming". "Vagina steaming" sounds like Yoda talking in his backwards manner, or like some kind of messed up Japanese name-and-surname combo. VaginaL steaming, on the other hand, sounds like the technobabble pseudoscience that this actually is. Obviously, all mentions of "vagina steaming" should be changed to "vaginal steaming" in the text as well. I can take care of that. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 12:52, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Originally changed b/c at the time vagina was more common (https://www.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=vaginal%20steaming,chai%20yok,vaginal%20steam%20bath,vagina%20steaming,yoni%20steam) -- but vaginal has really taken off in recent years. pls don't misread this Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 13:26, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
More common, but grammatically less good and horribly clunky. 109.204.116.189 (talk) (Sophie) 14:41, 22 September 2016 (UTC) (PS - my captcha for this was "the cat lady" - you got me bang to rights, captcha.)
the Google Trends are much of a muchness and all over the place. I'd say leave it where it is for now - David Gerard (talk) 09:54, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
We'll keep "vagina steaming" as a redirect and mention it among the alternative names in the intro. Deal? C'mon David! Even FCP says "vaginal" has taken off (probably because that's the grammatically correct spelling). "Vagina steaming" sounds like "how is babby formed". Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:21, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
there's nothing grammatically wrong with "vagina steaming", what are you talking about - David Gerard (talk) 19:28, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
I think "vagina steaming" misleadingly appears less clunky because the word "vagina" happens to end with the letter "a". Let's make a comparison. Let's take a word from the same class of words, but which doesn't end on an "a". Let's take "femur". Now consider the following: "femur steaming" versus "femural steaming". Or the word "cranium". "Cranium steaming" versus "cranial steaming". It seems to be obvious that the proper terminology is "vaginal steaming", not "vagina steaming". Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:34, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Grammatical pareidolia - you're seeing a rule where there isn't one. Trust me as a native speaker - David Gerard (talk) 17:05, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Fair enough, David — I trust you as a native speaker. Th hug.gif Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:24, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Only downside to renaming is that for 1-2 months afterward the article will have reduced SEO. (It's what happened when I originally renamed it.) Oh, and the significance of that is that it's in the 11-15 range for nonpersonalized results -- on the bubble between "page 2" (few views) and "page 1" (which I believe gets >95% of all views). 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 19:04, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Honestly, we should just get it right in the first place. Let's change it to the proper term and be done with it. We have the only article on it — we're not going to drop as a search result over time. Also, according to this, it would appear that "vaginal steaming" is now beating "vagina steaming", and that "vaginal steaming herbs" is a higher ranked search than "vagina steaming"? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:37, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
I don't know where you're even getting this stuff about "the proper term" and "the grammatically correct spelling" from. Noun+gerund is an extremely common grammar formation in English. Examples in subjects we cover include ear candling, horse whispering, tobacco smoking, fear mongering, concern trolling, etc. Most of which would be extremely "clunky" were you to transpose them to adjective+gerund (auricular candling, equine whispering, whatever the adjectival form of tobacco is, etc). WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 15:29, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
^ This. Plus, vaginal steaming sounds a bit like "using one's vagina to eject steam on something" which is not exactly what this article is about.--JorisEnter (talk) 16:16, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Though I wish his tone was a bit less salty, Weaseloid is clearly in the right. Now, I'm not a native speaker, and I'm only doing the best I can. What I was striving for is a "grammatically normal" article title, and as Weasel has demonstrated above, it already is. Thus, no need for a renaming. Thanks for taking the time to explain, anyways. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:24, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Per Weaseloid, it's perfectly grammatical in English. This is where you've learnt too many rules that native speakers don't actually bother with. There is absolutely nothing wrong grammatically with titling it "Vagina steaming" - David Gerard (talk) 17:04, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

I concur. Thanks, Old Timer. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:24, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
I vote Vagina steaming without the l. I am not the Ombud's man 18:37, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Count me in. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:24, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
-【DiamondDisc1】 (talk) 21:30, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

As an aside[edit]

This page got more action from grammatical squabbles than from anything else in its 2yr existence. Stay woke, humanity. ;) oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 21:37, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

I'm proud to have made a difference with my (in retrospect, incorrect) petition! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:44, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Question[edit]

What is the equivalent for chaps? ('Wide eyed innocence.') 82.44.143.26 (talk) 13:51, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Nut roasting. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:16, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Sounds painful. Would a bucket with some very hot water in the bottom and 'scent of choice' provide the same effect? (whatever your persuasion is) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 15:28, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
No, you have to imbue it with positive life energies first. The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 19:05, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
So you take the bucket into the garden on the night of the equinox/solstice/full moon, with some of the #correct candles# and wait five minutes. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 15:49, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Relative significance[edit]

RatWik vs VagSteam. RatWik barely wins. 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 22:14, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Man, just think about all those steaming vaginas out there that could do with our help... Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:17, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Note to self[edit]

http://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/what-is-vaginal-steaming

Another doctor FuzzyCatPotato of the Bright Neurotoxins (talk/stalk) 00:02, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

on "toxins" scare quote[edit]

"You can't steam-off cancer." Heat-shock protein autophagy disproves you. Lysdexia (talk) 23:24, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

From toxins to cancer to experimental biology in 20 words. Impressive, and no. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 23:49, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Basically, it's sorcery for your vagina[edit]

My favorite published article to date. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 23:47, 6 August 2017 (UTC)