Pettycoat Lane

Home Remedies

Episode Summary

Have you ever steamed your yoni? Detoxed your vag? Tightened your coochie? Okay well, what about douching? Listen along as Kristal, Josie, Lexi, Tasha learn all about these home remedies and decide if we should ever try them.

Episode Notes

Yoni Steaming

According to this website: 

Yoni steaming, also known as vaginal steaming, is a practice in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to permeate the exterior of her vagina. Respected by healers around the globe, yoni steaming is an opportunity to reconnect with your body and utilize the wisdom of plant medicine to heal your cycle.

...I don’t know. The only scientific anything i’ve been able to find is that there’s No scientific evidence that it does work. But no links to the science?

Vaginal Detoxing

Steaming is considered a type of detox, other ways that people try to “detox” their vaginas is with “detox pearls” which are little balls of herbs/oils and they actually stick them up into their vagina.

Most of the articles and how to videos I found say that it detoxes your womb… Lets just take a minute to point out that your vagina is not your womb.

Vagina Tightening


An estimated 20% to 40% of American women between ages 15 and 44 say they use a vaginal douche. Higher rates are seen in teens and African-American and Hispanic women. Besides making themselves feel fresher, women say they douche to get rid of unpleasant odors, wash away menstrual blood after their period, avoid getting sexually transmitted diseases, and prevent a pregnancy after intercourse.

What does a douche look like?

Overall, the risks of douching far outweigh the benefits.