Doctors are warning against “vabbing” a new viral TikTok trend that sees single women use their vaginal discharge as perfume.
‘Vabbing’ — which involves smearing fluid behind the ears and neck — was made popular by American Tiktokker Mandy Lee whose original video racked up 1.5million views.
Proponents claim it increases the chance of attracting men, by spreading their pheromones — chemicals made by the body to attract mates in some animals.
But doctors say there is little evidence to support this works the same way in humans and warn the trend carries serious risks of vaginal infections, including thrush.
Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi, a private gynaecologist in London, told MailOnline it could also lead to problems with fertility.
Bacteria on women’s fingers can lead pelvic inflammatory disease, where the bugs spread from the cervix to organs higher up, Dr Dimitriadi said.
This can lead to scarring in the fallopian tubes, making it difficult for fertilised eggs to reach the womb.
Videos showing woman using her vaginal fluid as perfume have since racked up millions of views
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