“We are going to steam our vaginas. Yes, we’re gonna steam our vaginas on camera,” Pinkett Smith enthusiastically announced at the top of the broadcast.
She continued: “I ordered some kits from a really beautiful young Black woman who owns her own business. So we’re gonna head on up and we’re gonna get started. Let’s go get steamed, ladies!”
The trio of women then changed into matching lilac gowns, before mixing herbal sachets with hot water in their steaming seats.
Soon after lowering herself over her seat, Pinkett Smith told her daughter and mother—who were seated on either side of her—that she was feeling a “little tingle.”
“What sensation are you guys getting, sitting here?” Pinkett Smith asked, prompting her daughter to answer that she feeling “a lot of warmth.”
“This is real queen throne action right here,” said Pinkett Smith, giving the practice her seal of approval. “This is what I love.”
She went on: “Steaming is an ancient practice that originated in Asia and Africa and it was originally used to cleanse yourself after you’ve finished menstruating. I read somewhere that vaginal steams are like an aphrodisiac.”
Pinkett Smith then sang the praises of “spending time with your vagina” and showing it “appreciation and care.”
On the idea that she might be accused of oversharing, she said: “If you can listen to all these little rap artists talk and abuse the vagina, you sure as hell can watch women give it honor and praise and spend quality time.”
“We have to change the narrative around the vagina and women have to take it back,” added the Girls Trip star, who is married to Will Smith.
Just an FYI, vaginal steaming can lead to genital burns and yeast infections, so gynecologists warn against it.