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This PhD Student Made Yogurt Using The Bacteria Out Of Her Own Punana And We Can't Even Deal

by Kailee

I'm calling it - yogurt has to be one of the most popular foods in the world. From being a cult staple for classic dishes, to be a miracle cure for gastro, and a health food that makes losing weight a charm, yogurt is almost more like magic than a simple food. Through years of refinement in adding a certain bacteria to heated milk, yogurt as we know it was created.

Today, however, yogurt is almost an exact science, with a specific number of bacteria required to be present for the product to be deemed fit for consumption. This hasn't stopped one determined Ph.D. student - intrigued by the possibility of recreating the lactic acid effect of conventional yogurt making, Celia Westbrook devised to make a batch of yogurt using the lactobacillus present in her own vagina. 

In theory, vagina yogurt has every potential to be a healthy snack, with all the properties found in traditional yogurt. Though, despite the yogurt being close to edible, it still has a long way to go, with microbiologists urging that Westbrook's kind of collection technique does not separate the other nasty bacteria present 'down there'.

PhD student, Celia Westbrook, set about to recreate the lactic acid effect of conventional yoghurt-making, using the lactobacillus bacteria present inside her own vagina.

PhD student, Celia Westbrook, set about to recreate the lactic acid effect of conventional yoghurt-making, using the lactobacillus bacteria present inside her own vagina.
via: EW

Though this may sound like a crazy idea, theoretically, 'vagina yoghurt' has all the premise to be a healthy, home-grown staple in your fridge.

Though this may sound like a crazy idea, theoretically, 'vagina yoghurt' has all the premise to be a healthy, home-grown staple in your fridge.

Westbrook set up a positive control (actual yoghurt), a negative control (plain milk), and combined her own home-grown bacteria (you know what I'm talking about here) with the third batch of yoghurt.

Westbrook set up a positive control (actual yoghurt), a negative control (plain milk), and combined her own home-grown bacteria (you know what I'm talking about here) with the third batch of yoghurt.
via: Mouths of Mums

Westbrook's collection technique apparently involved a wooden spoon - though experts warn that this does not separate the good bacteria from other hidden nasties.

Westbrook's collection technique apparently involved a wooden spoon - though experts warn that this does not separate the good bacteria from other hidden nasties.
via: Downshiftology

After a night's fermentation, the batch of 'vagina yoghurt' was ready for tasting. The yoghurt was described as tasting "sour, tangy, and almost tingly on the tongue".

After a night's fermentation, the batch of 'vagina yoghurt' was ready for tasting. The yoghurt was described as tasting
via: Probiotics America

Lactobacillus is essential in the promotion of healthy gut bacteria. This makes yoghurt a wonderful snack in keeping our bodies healthy.

Lactobacillus is essential in the promotion of healthy gut bacteria. This makes yoghurt a wonderful snack in keeping our bodies healthy.
via: Step to Health

So what do you think? Would you eat vagina yoghurt?

So what do you think? Would you eat vagina yoghurt?
via: Tenor

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