And our lesson for today is, Cooking With Your Body Secretions!
Cecilia Westbrook is a PhD student and a scientist who was fed up with the fact that there are whole cookbooks of semen-based recipes out there, yet none where the main ingredient is, well, the natural flora that exist in the vagina. So, due to the fact that CURIOSITY is apparently MORBID, Cecilia took matters into her own hands and decided to figure out a way to create yogurt with her own vagina secretions.
The ‘collection method’ was done with a wooden spoon. She set up a positive control (made with actual yogurt as the starter culture) and a negative control (plain milk with nothing added), and combined her own homemade ingredient to the third batch of yogurt. Left overnight, the magic of biology created a respectably-sized bowl,” explained Cceilia.
Cecilia figured that, if women take probiotics to ensure they have healthy vaginas, yogurt made from the bacteria of a healthy vagina would surely work in the same way.
Obviously, Cecilia carried through her experiment right to the end, reporting that her batch of yogurt was edible, albeit “sour, tangy, and almost tingly on the tongue”. Apparently it tasted like Indian yogurt, and she ate it with a side of blueberries.
While we admire Cecilia for her, er, resourcefulness, it might be apt if you won’t give up on your store bought yogurt just yet.
When you take vaginal secretions, you’re not just taking the lactobacilli. You’re taking everything. What you’re using in your yogurt is no longer dominated by lactobacilli but other bacteria, some of which could be pathogenic. 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,” he explained.
Yeah, it might make your stomach feel a little churny, but we have to hand it to Cecilia for her creative culinary skills.
And oh, in case you wanted to know what her second batch of yogurt tasted like, it was reminiscent of slightly spoiled milk —proof that explains, eating yogurt made from vaginal secretions isn’t quite the same as eating the actual female organ.