We Shouldn't Have to Say This but Please Don't Use Wasp Nests to Tighten Your Vagina

Ladies, your vagina runs like a well-oiled machine (no pun intended). It's one of the areas in the human body that is totally self-cleaning -- yet we are obsessed with trying to manually "make it better." The latest atrocity women are inflicting on their own vaginas? Wasp nests.


The Daily Mail recently reported that wasp nests found in oak galls, a decorative crafting supply sold through Etsy, are being ground up into a paste to "rejuvenate" the vagina. 

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The claim is that the paste, when applied, can be used to tighten your uterine wall after childbirth, clean out your vagina, and repair an episiotomy cut. 

In reality, it'll likely give you a nasty infection and dry you up like the goddamn desert, according to the gynecologist the Daily Mail cited, Dr. Jen Gunter.

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On her blog, Gunter breaks down exactly why this is a terrible DIY medicinal practice:

"Drying the vaginal mucosa increases the risk of abrasions during sex (not good) and destroys the protective mucous layer (not good). It could also wreak havoc with the good bacteria. In addition to causing pain during sex it can increase the risk of HIV transmission. This is a dangerous practice with real potential to harm. Here's a pro-tip, if something burns when you apply it to the vagina, it is generally bad for the vagina."

If you suspect anything is "up" with your vagina, it's worth it to talk to an actual human doctor -- after all, they may just prescribe masturbation as a remedy.

A dildo is much better in there than an infested craft supply, IMO.

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