Vabbing TikTok viral trend – in this article we would discuss what Vabbing is all about, the meaning and why you must vab or not vab.
In one of the first videos detailing the trend – which has since been deleted – TikTok user and influencer Mandy Lee hailed vabbing as the latest dating hack for women, purporting that it helped her to land dates. “I swear if you vab you will attract people, like a date, [or a one-night stand. Or you’ll just get free drinks all night,” she said in the clip, which quickly racked up more than 1.5 million views.
Vabbing” is the latest trend taking over TikTok, and it’s certainly gained everyone’s attention after learning what the term entails…
TikToker Mandy Lee @oldloserinbrooklyn went viral when she explained how the vabbing trend was all about ditching your favourite fragrance in favour of your bodily fluids.
Basically, Lee said explained that the word which merges the words “vagina” and “dabbing” and is where women’s vaginal fluids secrete pheromones and vabbing is where you wear those fluids on your neck, chest and wrists like a perfume to attract dates.
“I swear if you vab you will attract people, like a date, [or a one-night stand.] Or you’ll just get free drinks all night,” she said.
Where does the term “vabbing” come from?
Once something begins to trend online, it can be difficult to trace the origins but the term “vabbing” first appeared back in 2018 on the Secret Keepers Club podcast with comedians Carly Aquilino and Emma Willmann when they chatted with a listener who said had tried it out herself.
The term then popped up on was included in Urban Dictionary back in 2019, before everyone learned about it this year on TikTok.
What is VABBING
Incase you are just hearing the word “vabbing” for the first time here is the meaning of Vabbing TikTok trend that has gone viral on the internet with many TikTok users vab to attract men.
“Vabbing is a term coded with the combination of the words ‘vagina’ and ‘dabbing,'” and “It is the act of taking your vaginal fluid, secretions, or discharge and dabbing it behind your ears and on the neck to act as perfume.”
“vabbing”. The term itself is a portmanteau that, put simply, means vaginal dabbing. According to TikTok, where the trend has recently gone viral, the idea is that women are using their bodily fluids as perfume in order to attract others.
“Now, people mask smell with things like perfume, so we’re missing out on scents that we might be otherwise attracted to.”
As preposterous as it sounds, one such trend has emerged from the video-sharing app that has prompted feverish discussions and debates on social media. It is called ‘vabbing’, a portmanteau of the words ‘vagina’ and ‘dabbing’. And this trend presents itself exactly how it sounds: dabbing vaginal secretion on other parts of the body, so as to attract potential romantic encounters and situations.
The concept of vabbing is that genital fluid (vaginal secretion) is used as a perfume to attract people. Claims are being made that it works based on the science of pheromones, which are chemical substances secreted on the outside by an individual, and received by another individual of the same species.
What do people think about “vabbing”?
While plenty of people have also shared their disgust at the trend – with TikToker Kaitlyn (@alwyskaitlyn) hilariously washing her hands after she found out what vabbing was (5.9m views), @annnicoleng shared her reaction when she googled the term (70,000 views) and said she “just went through the 7 stages of grief in 30 seconds.”
Comedian Em Rusciano made it clear she won’t be trying vabbing after her hilarious reaction (447,000 views) where she jokingly came up with some vabbing-inspired fragrance names such as “Pink Door,” “Impulse, Merrily Muff,” and “Discharge by Davidoff.”
Though there have been TikTokers who have vouched that vabbing works from their own personal experience of trying out the trend as @jewlieah shared her “Vabbing 101” tips (2.1m views) after noting it had been “working out for her” after doing it for a week.
As Palesa Moon (@palesamoon) also made a video where she explained how a man she was on a first date with “couldn’t keep his hands off” her and the TikToker “kind of understood” why as she was “doing an experiment that night.”
“I decided to use my coochie juice as like perfume,” Moon said, in the clip that now has over 809,000 views.
Overall the #vabbingperfume hashtag has received 13m views
Why you must not Vabbing
Dr Uma Vaidyanathan of Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh rubbished such claims and explained that vaginal fluids are secreted by the vaginal lining, and are acidic in nature. They protect the vagina and the mouth of the uterus from potential attack from the outside, such as any kind of infection. “All of us have microbes all over the body, including the vagina. Which is why, we also tell people not to use vaginal washes,” she said of the importance of the natural protective layer inside the vagina and the need to keep it safe from anything foreign.
“So, please leave the orifices as they are,” she added, explaining that the fluids exist for a reason, but it does not involve using them as fragrances. “The concept of pheromones exists in animals! But, we are an evolved species. All of these [trends] have no scientific basis at all. If one maintains their personal hygiene, they will anyway come across as confident and that will attract people,” the doctor told this outlet.
Agreeing with her, Dr Swati Rai, a gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon in Noida’s Aaradhya Neuro and Gynae Clinic and at Cloudnine Hospital said vaginal discharge is common. But, in order to ‘vab’, one has to insert their finger inside the vagina and it can increase the risk of an infection down there.
“Vaginal fluid is acidic; we do not know [what it can do when dabbed on the skin], because nothing of this sort had ever been done before. We also do not know what kind of long-term reaction it can lead to — it is a risk. [Vabbing] is not healthy. It should also be known that the normal vaginal fluid is odourless and watery (depending on the period day). Only if there is some kind of infection, will there be odour,” she concluded.
The trend is not what you can take serious because is not healthy so doing it, for fun of it.
Vabbing TikTok video