Does yoghurt ferment in the vagina?
Have you heard of Cecilia Westbrook, who ferments yogurt from her vagina? Six years ago, when she was a PhD student, Westbrook fermented yoghurt using her vagina. Westbrook, who describes the taste of the yoghurt he makes as sour, sharp and bitter, is of course not aiming for a yoghurt that he can use as a base for his granola for breakfast. Its main goal is to create an environment that can benefit the vaginal flora by using its own microorganisms.
What's going on in the vaginal microbiome (vaginal flora)?
Although they have similarities, all vaginas are unique. Your vaginal flora is in a natural balance with hormones, bacteria (good and bad) and acidic ratio (pH4.5). Medicines, variable hormones, weak immune system, sexual partner variability, and when the balance here is disrupted, the good bacteria (mostly lactobacillus) are taken over by the bad bacteria. This situation can cause bacterial vaginosis, fungal and urinary tract infections .
Does your vagina need probiotics?
Vaginal probiotics come into play to increase the good bacteria in the vaginal ecosystem and maintain balance. So, do your vaginas, like your intestines, really need probiotics? The answer is still open to debate.
Although several studies have shown that vaginal probiotics may be beneficial, scientists do not have sufficient evidence that these supplements are safe and beneficial. Harvard Medical School Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Assistant. Assoc. Dr. Caroline Mitchell says: " There is almost no evidence that these drugs benefit vaginal health. The studies are often poorly done and, even if they are randomized controlled clinical trials, do not meet stringent reporting standards." Of course, this does not prevent pharmaceutical companies from selling and marketing the product.
If you still want to try it, let us warn you not to forget to consult your doctor.
Do Kiklou menstrual panties disrupt the vaginal flora?
Never! Kiklou menstrual panties are a healthy menstrual product alternative. Harmful chemicals such as chlorine bleach, perfume or dioxin found in disposable pads are not found in our menstrual panties. It does not contain heavy and chemical antibacterial applications that may disrupt the vaginal flora and cause the destruction of good bacteria. The bacterio-static effect is achieved thanks to advanced textile technology.
No chemicals harmful to human or environmental health are used in the production process. Our 100% organic cotton, which is in contact with the skin and used in the inner layer of our panties and in the crotch section at some absorbency levels, is GOTS ( Global Organic Textile Standard ) certified. All our technical fabrics have been tested in internationally accredited EKOTEKS laboratories and it has been documented that none of our fabrics contain substances harmful to human and environmental health.