The Future Flora kit rebalances vaginal bacteria with bacteria. (Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

Keep Your Vagina Healthy With This DIY Bacteria-Harvesting Kit

It's amazing what the vagina can do, ain't it? Not only does it self-clean, it also contracts, gives birth and accepts inanimate objects other body parts inside. You can also make cool stuff with the bacteria it naturally produces, like beer and bread. The vagina is essentially the holy grail.

Absorbing this holiness is innovative designer Giulia Tomasello, who is now taking fanny tech to the next level. The Central Saint Martins student has developed the Future Flora kit, a bacteria harvesting pack which can prevent and treat yeast infections such as thrush with germs!

The Future Flora kit rebalances vaginal bacteria with bacteria. (Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

The Future Flora kit rebalances vaginal bacteria with bacteria. (Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

In short (because ofc there's a lot of science behind this futuristic gear), users can grow bacteria in a jelly pad which is designed to be worn like a sanitary pad in your knickers. It then feeds the bacteria to your private parts, which balances vaginal flora and ends with a pretty happy hole.

The Future Flora apparatus includes a Petri dish, a freeze-dried bacterial compounded pipette and an inoculation loop wire which gathers the microbes that have formed and it's fairly easy to use.

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

It all might sound a little confusing if you know nothing about science (and you don't have to have a vaj to find this interesting). But the designer herself explained how it works. She says:

 

"Lactobacillus bacteria creates a hostile environment for the further development of Candida albicans, acting as a living culture of probiotics.

"By placing the pad in contact with the female genitalia, the healthy bacteria grows on the surface of the infected area, reconstructing the microflora missing in the vagina epithelium and maintaining a lower pH level in the vaginal area."

 

Anyone who has ever had thrush knows how grim it is, so a simple, interactive and revolutionary project like Future Flora is much needed. Many existing thrush treatments include a whole host of chemicals and gross creams you don't exactly wanna shout about, and unless you wanna harvest it into sourdough, curing your yeast infection with a weirdo homegrown science project is exactly what feminine hygiene has been waiting for IMO.

Who wouldn't wanna brag about a homemade cultured bacteria pad sitting in their pretty pants?

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

(Photo: Giulia Tomasello)

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