A feminist blogger caused an uproar on social media for doing something cringeworthy: she claims to have baked sourdough bread using the discharge from her vaginal yeast infection.
Before you gag and throw up, you should know that Candida yeast is normally found in tiny amounts in your vagina and throat.
In a post titled "I’m making sourdough with my vaginal yeast", blogger Stavvers wrote that she thought of the idea when she awoke one morning and felt the familiar itching from the irritation caused by the thick white vaginal discharge.
Stavvers said she scooped the Candida yeast off her dildo and used it to bake sourdough bread.
It all started with a fatal combination of a slightly perverse sense of humour, a keenly scientific mind, and touch of the thrush. Waking up on Saturday with the familiar itchy burny fanny, I giggled to myself “maybe I could make bread with that”. And that ticked into, “well, I’ve always wanted to try making my own sourdough anyway” and then a “fuck, would that even work?” and then I got curious and the next thing that happened was I was scraping white goop off of a dildo into a bowl of flour mixed with water.
Candida overgrowth is usually caused by a compromised immune system from HIV/AIDS infection (vaginal and oral thrush), or longterm antibiotic therapy. Pregnancy may also cause yeast infection from the high levels of Estrogen in pregnant women.
Yeast can also grow out of control from eating a poor diet high in sugar or having poor feminine hygiene.
It should be noted that Candida yeast and baker's yeast are not the same thing. Though both yeasts are normally found on the body in tiny amounts.
Baker's yeast is that white goop you see on dark grapes or plums when they start to rot.