V STEAM FAQS

V STEAM - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

  • What is V Steaming?

V Steam also known as Yoni steaming or vagina steam, is an ancient and traditional self-care practice that has been used by women for centuries to heal and tone the vagina. The warmth of the medicinal herbs are absorbed and circulated into the reproductive system where they help to stimulate healing, cleansing, detoxing, nourish the vagina and cleanse old residue in the vaginal canal and womb. It is used for medical and healing purposes. It provides gentle & effective support for women's wellness.

  • Who should V Steam?

We encourage most women to V steam. You are likely to see great benefits from the ancient/natural remedy if you suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, menstrual cramps, infertility, uterine fibroid, perennial tears, yeast infections, vaginal or ovarian cysts, hemorrhoids, had an hysterectomy and more. V Steam is also recommended if you have none of the issues above but would like to reconnect with yourself, pamper & soothe yourself, relieve stress, anxiety and have some self care "ME" time.

  •  Can I add essential oils to my V Steam?
Do NOT add or use essential oils for V steaming, as they are too harsh for the vaginal tissue.
  • How often should I steam? 
Try not to V Steam more than 4 times per month and never V Steam while menstruating. 
Here are examples: 
- For self-care, hygiene & maintenance - You may V Steam up to 1 time per week 
- To reduce period pain/cramps & bloating - V Steam up to 2-3 times the week before your period starts 
- When trying to conceive - V Steam 1-2 times per week before ovulation (DO NOT V Steam during or after ovulation)
  • How long after having a baby, miscarriage or an abortion should I wait before V Steaming?
We recommend waiting at least 6 weeks after having a baby, miscarriage or abortion before V steaming to make sure you do not have any internal cuts.
  • Can I steam if I have an IUD?
If you have an IUD, please note that there is a very small chance that the IUD my dislodge due to the strong nature of the herbs which may causes the uterus to contract & relax. When an IUD is present, you risk the chance of it dislodging, shifting or expelling. With that said, if you would like to use our V Steam with an IUD intact it would be at your own risk. We also recommend only Steaming for 15 minutes if you decide to do it with an IUD. However, Luxury Yoni does not advocate for steaming with an IUD.
  • Can V Steaming cause me to get a yeast infection?
Less than 1% of women may develop a yeast infection after steaming especially after their first time steaming. This may occur when/if the steam and/or herbs throws the pH balance off - this does not mean that you should not/cannot V Steam again as your body usually adapts to the change after the first steam. You will still reap the health benefits that the steaming provided as the herbs were still able to circulate & penetrate into your vagina and uterus. If a yeast infection occurs we recommend using boric acid suppositories and/or any other natural yeast infection remedy. You may try steaming again one week after the infection clears up.​
  • Can I Steam while pregnant?
NO, you cannot. Steaming while pregnant can be dangerous because the steam may cause the cervix to contract and relax, which could result in miscarriage or early labor. You may steam 6 weeks after your baby is born or after being cleared by your doctor.
  • I'm trying to conceive, when should I V Steam?
If you are trying to conceive, you can steam during the time right before your period and right after your period has ended. Do not steam once ovulation begins. Steaming during ovulation can interfere with the sperm, fertilization or implantation.
  • Can I V Steam while menstruating or spotting?
Steaming while bleeding is not recommended because the herbs in our V steam promote blood flow in the uterus and that can cause heavy bleeding if you are already on your menstrual cycle. Steaming can be done at least three days before your menstrual cycle or 24 hours after your cycle ends.
  • I have spontaneous heavy bleeding, Can I V Steam?
If you experience spontaneous heavy bleeding (two periods per month). Steaming is not recommended for you, as the steam speeds up circulation and opens the cervix, which can be dangerous with heavy bleeding. Once you have the bleeding under control then you can V Steam.
  • Can I V Steam if I've had a hysterectomy?
Yes. You can steam after you've had a partial or full hysterectomy. Many women experience dryness and irritation after a hysterectomy, steaming can help with that. 
  • Can I V Steam after I've entered into menopause?
Yes you can. Many issues that arise during and after menopause are benefited by V Steaming. The decrease and loss of estrogen can cause vaginal dryness and irritation and decreased sex drive. V Steaming can help to address moisture levels and the herbs can have a wonderful therapeutic effect on the body.
  • Can men use them too?
Yes. Men can benefit from steaming too. Steaming can be good for the prostate, for hemorrhoids, and for promoting the flow of flesh nutrient-rich blood (good for "cold" pelvic conditions, fertility, constipation, a general lack of movement in the region).  
  • Can V steaming be used to ease hemorrhoids?
Yes it can.
  • They say that the vagina is "self-cleaning", so why would I do this?
 Yes, the vagina is self cleaning but it is not self healing. The womb just like any other organ sometimes need a little aide to heal and cleanse from impurities. That is where V Steaming can help. Plus it promotes self care, is a great stress reliever and smells amazing
  • I have an active STD, can I still steam?
Yes and no, steaming with an active STD is OK, as long as it is not fungal in nature, there are no current blisters, open wounds or involves genital lice. If any of these are present, it is best to wait until after the active portion or lice has been removed. If none of these situations are present then steaming during is fine. Also, I will mention that steaming after an STD can be very beneficial to the body to help heal tissue, and reduce inflammation.   
  • Can my teenage daughter steam?
Absolutely! I stand behind empowering and teaching our young women how to honor and care for their bodies at an early age. In my experience, it is far easier to teach steaming as a beneficial self-care modality to a young person. The health benefits are numerous and address things like painful moon cycles, honoring your body as a ritual, fertility, etc. By empowering them with the tools to address common concerns they can feel more in touch and in control of their bodies and their ability to help themselves.
  • Why does my doctor not recommend V Steaming?
V Steaming is an ancient herbal and holistic practice. With that being said, medically trained doctors are usual not trained or interested in herbal holistic practices.Therefore they usually wont recommend something they have no knowledge about.
  • Should I use the Luxury Diva Steam & Throne Combo or the Luxury Detox Pearls first?
You can use whichever one you are drawn to the most first. There is no right or wrong way. If you use the Luxury Detox Pearls first - wait at least 24 hours after the full 9 day detox ends before using our Luxury Diva Steam and Throne Combo. If you use the Luxury Diva Steam & Throne Combo first then wait at least 24 hours before using The Luxury Detox Pearls.
  • Can I use the Luxury Diva Steam and Luxury Detox Pearls at the same time?
No you can not. Read the question above to see the time frame needed when using each product.