Warning: This conversation occurred in a bar, while drinking, with two of the funniest people I know.
To my Latino friends and possibly other cultures out there (please share if so) how many of your moms, grandmas, aunts and maybe yourself use/d powder in the “crotch” area? Like seriously, no judgement here. I promise.
I am cracking up just trying to get it out.
Anyway, I remember visiting my aunts’ houses and my mom’s best friend’s house and finding this Maja Powder and Puff – always in one of two places – on top of the toilet tank or in the bedroom on a cute mirrored tray.
These ladies used powder puffs on their coochies! I wonder how many people knew that when they went in there and sneaked a powder puff refresher to the face. LOL!
I know as a kid, I probably did it once or twice, before I knew what it was really for. The “toto” powder (toto = coochie in Spanish).
Anyway, the bigger question is “Why?”
Was soap and water not enough?
And let’s talk about the sexual implications. You know where this is going right?
Like I am going to get a little graphic here, but I am thinking about bae performing cunninglingus and coming up with a white beard! WTH?!?!?
Whose idea was this? Clearly, it was before the time when doctors figured out that our vaginas ONLY need soap and water. If your coochie needs scented powder you may not be doing that great a job when bathing. My grandmother and ancestors were killing their PH balance with the “toto” powder.
I am also wondering- Were Dominicans the only one practicing this bizarre daily, sometimes several times a day, hygiene routine? First shower, deodorant, a puff to the toto and then the face, OR vice versa. I can’t.
I am thinking of like lint balls down there once the powder mixed with the natural juices. And then when it dries up does it itch. LMFAO!
I can’t. This is it. I have nothing else on this one. I wanted to just write a little funny blog to lighten your midweek.
Happy hump day! But by all means if you’re still practicing and puffing your coochie with powder – STOP NOW! Please.
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*This one is for you Brown Squirrel! LOL!
PS/ I mean clearly my ancestors did the best they could with what they knew. Today we have so much access to information. Some accurate, some not so, but go ahead and do your own research on the perils of using talcum on our vaginas as well as vaginal health and hygiene. This one below was an interesting read, go check it out- it doesn’t seem to solidify that the use of powder is directly related to ovarian cancer, but there are room good arguments.