This Woman Is Making Bread Using Yeast From Her Vagina
If you’re even remotely squeamish, you should just stop reading here. This isn’t for the faint-hearted.
In a wave of curiosity, a woman has decided to take something positive out of her, probably quite uncomfortable, yeast infection. Namely, the yeast.
Instead of bemoaning her itchy vagina, Twitter user @stavvers has decided to attempt to bake bread with the surplus yeast she’s currently producing. She’s gone for sour dough – a type of bread which typically uses ‘wild yeast’.
(It probably doesn’t get much wilder than the stuff made inside a vagina.)
Here’s her recipe:
“1 small Greek coffee-sized cup of plain flour
1/2 small Greek coffee-sized cup of water
As much vaginal yeast as I could scrape off a dildo I put in my vagina–my estimate is that there was about as much of it as would lightly coat a single tine of a fork, and no more.”
At the moment, the bread looks like this:
(This is apparently pretty much how it goes with sourdough. You have to spend a few days ‘feeding’ the yeast with flour and water – the fact that it’s bubbly indicates that it’s working – and then in a few days it’ll be ready to bake.)
As Stavvers has explained on her blog, she’s making this bread purely from her own curiosity, but some of her twitter followers have not handled her experiment very well:
…. and ~~thank you~~ for ruining bread for me. Just ew I can't- https://t.co/eJmUiYFCiK
— that one ☭ (@Trbl3m4kr) November 23, 2015
Right that's it. I'm going to bed. Or heaven. One or the other. https://t.co/1UtAlcuIuT
— Harry (@HarryMellor_) November 23, 2015
I just threw out the entire loaf of sourdough bread I bought today bc I can't eat it w/o thinking of that girl eating her yeast infection
— sad dad (@asvpkitten_) November 23, 2015
As Stavvers said:
“So, it seems to have generated rather a lot of disgust. Far more than I expected, to be perfectly honest: I’d expected perhaps the odd “eww” and maybe even an “I wouldn’t eat that that”, but not this, the level of outright horror, as though I’d dismembered a litter of puppies and was posting selfies with a selfie-stick while doing it.”
Cooking the bread will kill off any bacteria that may have accompanied the yeast, so eating it shouldn’t cause any harm. And it’s not like this is the first time somebody has cooked using her own ingredients…
An MD/PhD student at the University of Wisconsin once cultured yoghurt using her vaginal juices, which apparently tasted ‘sour, tangy, and almost tingly on the tongue’, and artist Christina Agapakis made cheese using bacteria from the human body.
When life gives you lemons…