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Vagina steaming

Vagina steaming is a hot newly revived alternative medicine in which a person with a vagina squats over steaming water. Vagina steaming supporters, who include noted pseudoscience promoters NaturalNews and Gwyneth Paltrow, claim that it has numerous benefits. Vagina steaming is supposed to "cleanse" the vagina, increase fertility, treat bad periods, and remove "toxins". There is no scientific evidence for any of these claims. Vagina steaming can cause infections, steam burns, vaginal irritation and complications during pregnancy, and can even spread sexually-transmitted diseases. 14 of the 16 medical professionals who have commented on the practice say that vagina steaming is ineffective, or possibly harmful. In short, it is patent bullshit.