• From pube oils to vatooing, vagina grooming is the new trend

    Apart from the usual bikini wax to the not so usual trip to the gynaecologist, we don’t really do much about our vagina. But there are some who give a lot of time and attention to caring and grooming down there. Here are some of the vagina trends that have been doing the rounds-

    Vatooing

    As the name suggests, it is the tattooing of the vagina but not with the painful ink needles and questionable drunken decisions. It’s a process where the picture or wording of your choice is meticulously airbrush-painted onto your lady bits, turning them into a seven-day art exhibition. However, owing to the sensitive nature of the skin, inks can cause rashes and irritation.

    Detox Balls

    A new trend is of placing an herb ball in your vagina to detoxify and maintain the pH balance. It also claims to reduce fluid discharge and regulate menstruation cycles. However, many have gone against this, saying that the vagina is a self-cleaning organ that does not require external help. The textured mesh wrapping of the pearls may irritate and scratch your vaginal walls, increasing susceptibility to infection and put you at risk for toxic shock syndrome.

    Womb Detox

    V-steaming

    Following Gwyneth Paltrow, many have taken her suggestion and gone for steaming. It is known to hydrate the walls and makes one feel clean from the inside. Vagina Steam baths bring heat to the womb. The use of specific herbs adds layers of different healing benefits, depending on the fertility-related health condition being treated. Different herbs have different healing actions.

    Vajacials

    Similar to a facial for the face, vajaycials are for the tender skin near one’s vagina. This pampering treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation and ingrown hair removal. The area is first wiped cleaning using a sanitising wipe. A mask is placed and then exfoliated. Once the area is cleaned and all bumps, ingrowths and black pores are removed, a cream is applied followed by a hydrating serum.

    Vontouring

    This is a new technique enhances the curve between the thigh joint and the pelvis. It became popular after the fashion industry introduced high cut outs in the front of dresses. Extremely popular in the Cannes festival of 2017, contouring was used by many to get the effect tan line and the right curves to show the perfect exterior.

    Apart from these 5 latest trends, we have the common bedazzlement of the vagina, stencils for shaving pubic hair and the most common, pube oil. This is also accompanied by plastic surgeries to have firmer labia and have the perfect clam like shape.

    What most of the beauty fans forget is the self-rejuvenating and cleansing nature of our vaginas. Our fried down there knows how to keep itself healthy and clean. What we all must focus is on maintaining hygiene and reading our body sings right.