Overheard on TikTok: Last week’s episode of keeping up with (k)urrent trends taught us how to manifest a text message from our one true love. But worry not if the power of intention and visualisation didn’t work for you, this week we’re dabbling in something a little more unconventional that will help you attract the man of your dreams— all you need is your vaginal secretions and a whole lot of (blind) faith. Welcome to the world of vabbing.
What Is Vabbing?
Vabbing or vaginal dabbing encourages you to use your natural juices as perfume. Women can either swipe or completely insert a finger into their vagina and strategically place the fluid on their pulse points, like behind their ears, on their wrists, etc., to attract a partner. Although vabbing isn’t a new concept and has been written about in books like The Game of Desire by sexologist Shan Boodram, TikTok brought the idea to the surface for the younger generation. #Vabbingtiktok already has over 6.8 million views on the platform with users sharing their experiences of trying out the technique (in places like the gym). While vabbing is generally safe to dabble in if you don’t a vaginal infection and you wash your hands before and after, there is no scientific evidence proving whether or not the technique works. Guess that leaves us only one way to find out.
How Is It Thought To Work?
Vabbing is said to work on the theory of pheromones which are chemical factors that are capable of acting like hormones outside the body of the secreting individual that affects the physiology or behaviour of the members of the same species. Know those perfume ads with women throwing themselves at the man who just sprayed on the new fragrance? Yep, pheromones. But while their presence in the animal kingdom has scientific backing, the concept of human pheromones has been debated and researched for years without any conclusive result. Pheromones or not, vabbing can have a placebo effect, giving you more confidence to put yourself out there.
Let Your Eyes Do All The Talking
If perfume made of vaginal fluid wasn’t enough, TikTok has another trending technique to give your crush butterflies in their stomach. There’s no denying that metacommunication like body language and eye contact plays a major role in attraction and the ‘love eye trick’ is based on just that. When talking to your crush 1-on-1, all you have to do is look into their left eye, then down to their lips, and then into their right eye. Create this inverted triangle with your eyes over the course of just a few seconds so that it’s not….you know…. creepy. Pro tip: Make sure they’re the ones talking so they maintain eye contact and notice you doing it. While this super flirty eye manoeuvre does let you convey your feelings to them, it doesn’t come with a guarantee to make your crush instantly fall in love with you. For that, you’ll have to wait a little longer for social media to conjure up another love trend. See you next week!