Women Warned Against Using Vacuum Cleaner To Suck Their Period Dry

There’s a lot of weird things in this world but we bet you’ve never heard of this – vacuuming your vagina to end your period early. Crazy? Yeah, we know!

It all began with this tweet from a Seattle woman with “I’m a nurse” in her Twitter bio. She claimed that were two cases of women being admitted to the hospital where she works, for using a vacuum hose to end their periods early.

She then revealed that the women admitted were aged 23 years old and 19 years old.

Seems like total BS – until my mom told me that this hazardous method has been around for a long time. Totally thought this was NEW! Apparently, after digging around, the vacuum method is known as the menstrual extraction (ME).

What is menstrual extraction? 

Author of A Woman’s Book of Choices, Carol Downer and co-author, Rebecca Chalker writes that ME was developed by a group of feminist activists in the early 1970s. It was a technique for women to perform early abortions informally and a way for women to end their menstrual periods too.

 How does ME even work? 

The method involves a cannula and a syringe, which pumped the contents of your uterus straight out of you. But today, women have since DIY the technique from a medical equipment to a home vacuum cleaner.

Now just because you know how it works, does not mean that you should do it because it is extremely dangerous! 

Not to mention, how strong the vacuum’s suction power is!

Dr.Jen Gunter, a gynecologist and sexpert tweeted that it is not only unnatural but unsafe too.

While Dr Shazia Malik, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London tells Vice, “You could damage the surface of your vagina, and you could risk bleeding or infection. You can imagine the germs on the end of your vacuum cleaner and the power of its suction. You could end up with genital trauma. You could damage your cervix and end up in excruciating pain.”

It doesn’t sound like a good idea and it definitely sound hurtful! Ladies, leave the vacuum to cleaning the house and not your vagina.