Using Aunt Vadge’s BV/AV pessary blend as a penis rub

You can use the new herbal pessary blend as a penis rub, with great effect. This is similar to the essential oils blend, but has a couple of extra ingredients that make it superior.

Aunt Vadge’s Herbal BV/AV Pessary/Penis Rub Blend.

How to use the bottle of pessary mixture you receive

  1. The bottle will likely turn up looking clearly separated – coconut on top, herbal extracts in the middle, and the lactulose at the bottom. This is how it should look. If the weather is warm, it may be liquid.
  2. Take the cardboard tag off and keep it safe – it has instructions, ingredients, batch numbers and expiry dates on it.
  3. If the ingredients are solidified, run the bottle under hot water, or sit in a bowl of hot water, to liquify the ingredients. DO NOT MICROWAVE! DO NOT BOIL!
  4. Using scissors or a knife, cut one single pessary well off the pink silicone pessary mould to use as a measurer.
  5. Shake the bottle really well. The ingredients want to naturally separate really quickly, so when everything is liquid, shake well, then use the pipette provided or free pour to fill the cut off pessary well immediately, holding it steady as you do.
  6. Once the well is full, use the warmed liquid as a penis rub, getting into all the cracks and crevices of your penis, and if it exists, foreskin. You can rub this liquid onto your scrotum too if you feel like it.
  7. Rinse out your pipette with hot water to dissolve any coconut oil, so it’s clean for next time you need to use it. Put your bottle, instructions, and pipette in a safe, clean, cool, dry place.
  8. Do this every day or night for 2-4 weeks, depending on your risk profile.
  9. You can add in oral enzymes and probiotics/milk kefir as desired for a deeper treatment.

Rules to abide by when using these pessaries

You can have sex, but it’s better if you use a condom until the danger zone is past. For guys, the same three months applies, since the longer your penis goes without contact with a BV-laden vagina, the greater the chance that your penis is clear.

If you have urethral symptoms, you will likely need enzyme treatments too, since this mixture can only get so far into your penis.

Having sex with a female partner who needs treatment

This is a great opportunity to have sex to treat you both, with pessary ingredients melted in your female partner’s vagina. Naturally you’ll need to be the best judge of when the best time to do this is, and it is suggested that you don’t start getting it on and sharing this treatment until about week two for you and four for her, when it has well and truly started to work. If your partner has severe symptoms, wait until those go away before attempting to ‘share’ this treatment.

When you are both comfortable, you can have bareback sex but do not ejaculate inside inside of your partner’s vagina! Neither of you are cured yet! The point of this sexual encounter is to get your treatment into your crevices, the way that vaginal fluids would (how you ended up here to start with). You need to make sure you have a towel underneath, and be prepared for the lovely smell of the pessaries.

Can I stop the treatment early if my/her symptoms seem to be gone?

You can do whatever you like! If your symptoms have disappeared and you feel confident that you can stop the treatment, then go right ahead. This treatment can sometimes take a short time, and sometimes a long time. Just remember if it doesn’t work, do you really want to do this all over again? Don’t skimp on treatments.

Can I skip treatments if I have something on?

Yes. Sometimes it’s necessary to skip treatments – if you are away from home for a night or a week, on holiday, or otherwise busy doing stuff, you can skip treatments. But, don’t skip too many! If you need to skip one or two a week, just make sure you do the full treatment. Do what you can, with the goal to do as many treatments as possible in a row for best effect.

How the blend works to kill BV

The purpose of this blend is multifactorial. All at once you are able to selectively kill or disable pathogens, while providing a great food source for your vagina-friendly bacteria.

Why we’ve chosen each ingredient in our herbal pessary blend

Licorice root extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice root is used in herbal medicine for several main reasons, but the uses we are capitalising on are the antimicrobial, immune-regulating and anti-inflammatory actions as a topical preparation. One of the active constituents in licorice is glycyrrhiza, which appears to be responsible for its antimicrobial properties. Licorice also works like hydrocortisone, soothing inflamed, itchy, sore cells.

Read more about using licorice as a treatment

Propolis resin

Propolis is a resin collected from plants by bees, used to seal up the hive. The resin, while not secreted by bees, is collected and utilised by bees. Propolis resin is a collection of plant ingredients, which all have various antimicrobial effects, making propolis resin an excellent vaginal antimicrobial, antiviral, antiparasitic and antifungal treatment. Propolis may not be appropriate for strict vegans.

Read more about using propolis as a treatment

Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea tree oil from Australia and New Zealand has proven to be superior to other forms of tea tree oil when it comes to potency and antimicrobial effects. We use the highest quality tea tree oil available, to ensure the best possible antimicrobial results.

Read more about using tea tree oil as a treatment

Lactulose liquid

Lactulose is best known for its role as a laxative and prebiotic in the digestive tract, but lactulose is an excellent vaginal prebiotic providing food for your lactobacilli, but not BV or AV-causing bacteria or yeasts. This makes lactulose selectively awesome to boost your lactobacilli numbers. It is best used with Jarro-Dophilus Women probiotics vaginally or orally, since these are the species you want to increase numbers of.

Read more about using lactulose

Organic coconut oil base

The organic coconut oil that we use as a base has high lauric acid levels, which means it has its own mild antimicrobial action, while offering a stable base within which to house your other ingredients.

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Read more about Jessica and My Vagina's origin story.
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