As you might know, yogurt (specifically Greek yogurt) is part of a new health craze that”s sweeping the nation with no signs of slowing down. It”s healthy and full of protein, so what”s not to love? The downside is that yogurt can be expensive, which has led to some people making their own yogurt at home.
Homemade yogurt isn”t too difficult. You can make it by mixing a bacteria culture with milk, heating it, and letting it sit. One PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison decided to try something different for a batch of her own homemade yogurt. Instead of the yogurt bacteria you can buy in stores, she used some of her own bodily bacteria…from her vagina.
The student in question, Cecilia Westbrook, got the idea for her homemade yogurt after learning about some of the common bacteria found in a healthy vagina. The most common vaginal bacteria, lactobacillus, is the same bacteria found in most types of yogurt.
With this knowledge in hand, Westbrook got down to work. She whipped up her own batch of homemade vagina yogurt. I”ll spare you the dirty details, but suffice it to say, it wasn”t very sanitary. Westbrook made three batches of the non-traditional yogurt.
At this point, Westbrook had no choice but to try some of her “she-made” yogurt. In an interview with Metro UK, Westbrook describes the yogurt as having a sour taste like “Indian yogurt.” She said it went well with blueberries.
(via Huffington Post, Metro, Vice)
If you”re tempted to try to replicate Westbrook”s experiment as a way to cut down on your own yogurt costs, the Federal Drug Administration would caution you not to. “Vaginal secretions are not considered “food,” and they may transmit human disease. A food product that contains vaginal secretions or other bodily fluids is considered adulterated,” said an FDA spokesperson in an interview with Vice News.