Okay, so between yesterday's blog and today's blog, you're going to start to realize that I have an obsession with body parts. I don't really, but you're going to start to think that. This story has already made my wife cringe, but I think it will make most men wonder because without sounding vulgar, what real man doesn't like to go down on his woman? By the way, Happy Valentine's Day!
Anyway, get this; a med student has come up with a way to make yogurt with her own vaginal secretions. That's right! She turned her own vaginal secretions into a yogurt! Yum! Cecilia Westbrook, an MD/PhD student the University of Wisconsin, and her friends wondered why there are so many semen-based recipes and nothing on Google about cooking with vaginal juices. Wait a minute! Rewind! There are semen-based recipes? That is gross! Then again, now I know why my wife cringed. The semen-based recipes must be popular in the gay community. Just saying.
Westbrook knew the most common bacteria in a healthy vagina is lactobacillus, which is the same bacteria found in yogurt, cheese and dairy products. First of all, hearing the word cheese and vagina just doesn't sit right with me. Second of all, if I saw cheese in my woman's vagina, I'm out of there! So, Westbrook decided to see if she could make yogurt. Her buddy, Janet Jay chronicled her findings in a blog titled, How to Make Breakfast with Your Vagina on Motherboard.vice.com.
Jay wrote, "She grabbed a spoon, a pan and a candy thermometer, and set out to create yogurt from her vagina, the ultimate in locally-sourced cuisine." The recipe for traditional yogurt starts with milk and a "yogurt starter." The concoction is allowed to stand overnight and in the morning, you should have yogurt.
In what is best described as her 'scientific experiment,' Westbrook harvested healthy vaginal fluid using a wooden spoon. In a control group, she used real yogurt as a starter. In a negative control group, she just used plain milk as a starter. For the third group, she used vaginal fluid as her starter. Westbrook left the mixtures to stand overnight.
Fast forward to the next morning. Westbrook did the taste test. She described the vaginal yogurt as "sour, fresh and tingled a bit on the tongue." She said "it reminded her of Indian yogurt and they ate it with blueberries." Yeah, I was just about to ask if they at it with blueberries. (sitting here shaking my head!) As healthy as it may sound (or not), Jay's blog explains there are real reasons why one should not eat yogurt made with vaginal secretions.
A Michigan State scientist, Larry Forney told them, "When you take vaginal secretions. You're not just taking the lactobacilli. You're taking everything." And it's possible that, from day to day, or woman to woman, "what you're using in your yogurt is no longer dominated by lactobacilli but other bacteria, some of which could be pathongenic." Forney went on to say, "It's a bad idea in general, but there is an element of it that has some appeal; She's using bacteria from her own vagina."....And finally, the man in Larry Forney comes out! Personally, I don't need to eat vagina as a yogurt! I'd rather just eat it from the tap, myself.
So, in conclusion; YES, you can make yogurt with vaginal secretions, but NO, you probably shouldn't eat it. By the way, on a side note, Westbrook's experiment was in no way associated with the University of Wisconsin. I have to admit, as I sat here and wrote today's blog, I couldn't help wondering what that vaginal yogurt would taste like with wheat germ and chocolate chips? Then I also wondered; there's semen-based recipes?