You ever get misconceptions about things? I do all the time. And when I first heard the term “vaginal smoking,” I assumed it was some type of vaping trend. Sounds legit, right? It wasn't until I Googled "what is vaginal smoking" that I learned the truth about this treatment. It turns out vaginal smoking is a tradition from Java that involves a seatless chair, herbs, smoke, and (of course) your vagina. It’s still a pretty common spa treatment in Bali, and now more Westerners are becoming hip to this practice, where it is sometimes called a Venus smoke.
The basics: you sit in a chair without a seat, and scented herbs are burned underneath your privates. Although the health benefits have yet to be studied in great detail, many spas provide the service as a way to cleanse, relax, and even scent a vagina. Massages are often part of the package. In many ways, it’s just another selection on a spa menu.
If you’re curious, there may be a spa near you that offers vaginal smoking, or even its offshoot, vaginal steaming. There’s even a way to DIY the whole thing, so you can have your very own at-home vaginal smoking station. (There’s a Christmas present no one will expect). Who knows? You may never look at a plume of smoke the same way again.