You're what's considered a sensitive user which means....
YOU ARE PERMITTED to steam but with a few, very simple, yet important modifications.
Don't worry! I'll walk you through what that looks like, but let's talk about what makes you a sensitive user in the first place.
To be considered a sensitive user, you are someone who:
is under the age of 13.
is prone to having short cycles (27 days or less).
is prone to infection (yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, UTI's, and/or herpes).
may not experience it anymore but has had a history of spontaneous, heavy bleeding (two periods per month).
experiences trickle bleeding or fresh spotting between periods.
is prone to hot flashes, night sweats or has an aversion to heat.
is on any of the following hormonal birth control methods; IUD insert, Nexplanin or Essure.
has had tubal coagulation or your tubes tied.
**If you use Nuvaring please be sure to remove the insert prior to your steam session.
A steam is considered mild when you steam without the use of a heat source during the actual steaming process and for NO LONGER than 10 minutes.
This means, every time you steam, you will steam
WITHOUT a heat source underneath the herb pot
for ONLY 10 minutes at a time.
Although a mild steam is the safest and most effective way for you if your history includes any of the above mentioned circumstances, it is best to consult a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator or a Peristeam Hydrotherapist for personalized recommendations.
Based on your responses, you don't have any sensitivities when steaming is concerned, meaning your recommended steaming set up is the advanced steam method!
This means you are NOT:
Under the age of 13.
Prone to chronic yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, UTI's or herpes or currently experiencing burning itch as a symptom to infection.
Prone to hot flashes, night sweats and have an aversion to heat.
Use an IUD insert as your birth control method.
Have a history of spontaneous, heavy bleeding (or two periods per month).
Prone to short cycles (27 days or less).
Experience trickle bleeding or fresh spotting in between periods.
Someone who has had tubal coagulation (their tubes tied).
This means you CAN:
Steam with a heat source (hot plate) under your herb pot.
Steam for up to 30 minutes.
Cloak yourself heavily to enhance the detoxifying component to your steam (i.e. include items such as a steam gown, extra blankets and/or socks to keep in warmth.
Although advanced steaming is safe and effective for you, it is best to consult a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator or Peristeam Hydrotherapist for personalized recommendations.