‘Basically, it’s sorcery for your vagina’: unpacking Western representations of vaginal steaming

  title={‘Basically, it’s sorcery for your vagina’: unpacking Western representations of vaginal steaming},
  author={Tycho Vandenburg and Virginia Braun},
  journal={Culture, Health \& Sexuality},
  pages={470 - 485}
Abstract Vaginal steaming made global headlines in 2015 after its promotion by celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow. One of many female genital modification practices currently on offer in Anglo-Western nations – practices both heavily promoted and critiqued – vaginal steaming is claimed to offer benefits for fertility and overall reproductive, sexual or even general health and wellbeing. We analysed a selection of online accounts of vaginal steaming to determine the sociocultural assumptions and logics… Expand
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