Feminist Blogger Uses Yeast from Her Own Vagina to Make Bread

Feminist Blogger Make Bread from Vagina Yeast Infection

What do you do when life gives you a raging yeast infection? When Zoe Stavri woke up to a “itchy burny fanny,” the feminist blogger thought “maybe I could make bread with that.”

“It all started with a fatal combination of a slightly perverse sense of humour, a keenly scientific mind, and touch of the thrush,” she writes on Another Angry Woman.

Soon after, Stavri was harvesting yeast with a dildo and creating her own sourdough starter. Of course, she’s also live-tweeting the entire experience:

The “cunt sourgdough” has garnered a wave of internet criticism, with many pointing out that using a fresh yeast infection isn’t the most sanitary move. However, Stavri addresses the concerns:

First things first, any bacteria which lives in your warm soft parts lives there because it likes to be warm. Body temperature warm. It dies outside of that temperature range. However, let’s assume for the sake of argument that my vagina harbours a strain of bacteria that thrives equally in the ~37°C environment of my cunt as it does at the ~22°C of my kitchen, inside a bowl of flour and water. Were this the case, it still wouldn’t matter. I’m making fucking bread. You cook bread. All of the bread will reach the bacteria-murdering threshold of >70°C for long enough to kill anything that had survived.

For those not reconsidering tossing that breadstick, Stavri has shared her original recipe for you to enjoy:

Ingredients:

  • 1 small Greek coffee-sized cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 small Greek coffee-sized cup of water
  • As much vaginal yeast as I could scrape off a dildo I put in my vagina–my estimate is that there was about as much of it as would lightly coat a single tine of a fork, and no more.

Method: 

  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Cover in foil, leave
  • The next day, “feed” it 1 small Greek coffee-sized cup of flour, 1/2 small Greek coffee-sized cup of water.
  • Cover it back up
  • Repeat the feeding
  • idk what I’ll do next, I’m only on the third day.

The final verdict on Stavri’s project has yet to be made as the sourdough is still underway. You can keep up with her progress on Twitter.

Photo courtesy of lovisalindberg