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March 26, 2023

Why Is Vaginal Steaming So Controversial?

with podcast guest

Keli Garza


Keli Garza is the owner of Steamy Chick and the founder of the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute. Through her company, she raises awareness of the benefits of vaginal steaming, makes supplies accessible, conducts research, and trains practitioners. Keli is the author of the Vaginal Steam World Map, Pelvic Steam Testimonial Database, and the Fourth Trimester Vaginal Steam Study. She is also the creator of the annual #steamyaugust Vaginal Steam Awareness Month and an upcoming documentary film with the working title STEAM.

Keli’s story about how she became the Steamy Chick is unconventional and hilarious and involves a whole conversation about Gwyneth Paltrow. In this episode, we talk about the many cultures around the world that have used vaginal steaming for hundreds of years, how steaming can help many women, why it works, how OB/GYNs are utilizing vaginal steaming in their practices, resources to help you get started with vaginal steaming, and more. Keli is so knowledgeable about the history of steaming, and I think this episode will blow your mind.


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  • Keli’s accidental introduction to vaginal steaming
  • Public vaginal steaming and the period that changed Keli’s life
  • The deep historical link between vaginal steaming and gynecological practices worldwide
  • Why many ancient practices were lost to modern gynecology
  • Using vaginal steaming for general vaginal health and specific issues
  • Why vaginal steaming works so well
  • OB/GYNs that are utilizing vaginal steaming in their practices
  • The massive controversy around Gwyneth Paltrow’s experience with vaginal steaming
  • Why there isn’t more research around vaginal steaming
  • Getting started with vaginal steaming
  • Situations where you should not use vaginal steaming
  • Which herbs to use in your vaginal steam
  • Resources you can access to learn more about vaginal steaming


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