A TikTok of a girl doing the vabbing TikTok trend

TikTok users swear by it, but what on earth is the viral ‘vabbing’ trend?

I genuinely believe TikTok needs to place a ban on idiocy

TikTok has once again discovered something extremely wild and made it into a trend, and honestly, whoever began telling people about this should have just left it in the drafts. A new trend TikTok users have been partaking in is vabbing, which is a merge of the words vagina and dabbing. It’s pretty straight forward but on first hearing about it, it is *pretty* confusing.

Here is everything you need to know about the viral TikTok trend, vabbing:

Ok, what the hell is vabbing?

Vabbing is the practice of dabbing your vaginal secretions onto your body and using it as a perfume. People have been dabbing it onto their pulse points and places they would usually put perfume, including their wrists, neck and behind their ears. TikTok users are convinced it helps you attract potential partners, and somehow it has actually worked for some.

According to Urban Dictionary, vabbing “is when you stick your lady fingers in between your lady lips and put your lady juicy behind your lady ears so that people want to sex your lady box.” Simple.

Who came up with vabbing?

The term vabbing goes back to 2018, in a podcast episode of the Secret Keepers Club, hosted by Carly Aquilino and Emma Willmann. In a prior episode, the two discussed a friend who used his ball sweat as a cologne and it inspired a listener to try it out herself, and thus the two podcast hosts dubbed is as vabbing.

In June 2022, it began to trend again after TikToker, Mandy Lee, praised the practice of vabbing and told her followers that it actually works.

Have people actually been doing this?

Unfortunately, yes. TikTokers have been taking part in the trend and sharing with their followers aftermath of going out with their “lady juice” behind their “lady ears” and other parts of their body.

One TikTok user @keni.mov, shared her experience of going on a night out after vabbing. In the video she said: “Hey guys so I saw this trend on TikTok called vabbing. Since I’m going out tonight, I’m going to try it so let’s see what happens. So, I would say that the vabbing was successful and I think we had about three men approach us. One man offered me a free drink which I declined and then a friend also got free drinks so I would say it worked.”

@keni.mov Will be vabbing from here on out 😏 #PlutoTVIsFree #review #vab #vabbing #firstimpression ♬ Top Off – Gunna

Another TikToker, @jewlieah shared he experience of vabbing after a day of running errands. Despite wearing perfume whilst vabbing, she said: “you can smell the vab right through”. After going out for the day, “When I left my home, I bumped into my two male neighbours and they both said I smelt really good.” When Jewlieah first tried out vabbing she was out the gym, and after her gym session she told her followers: “the vabbing worked”.

@jewlieah DAY 2 OF #VABBING 🙈 i learned about it a couple of days ago from @oldloserinbrooklyn ‘s video on it! where should i go to vab? let me know🧡✨ #vabtok #vab ♬ Spongebob Tomfoolery – Dante9k Remix – David Snell

Does it work?

It’s unlikely. A doctor featured on an Australian radio show and responded to a caller who asked if vabbing really worked. He said: “There are a variety of aromas that come from down below. And sometimes they can be sweet, and sometimes they can’t be. It’s not going to be as powerful a bloke attractor as some ladies may think.”

@kyleandjackieo Is Vabbing as effective as some of youse say it is???? Let’s ask an actual doctor!!! 🩺 #vabbing #doctor #debunking #KJShow ♬ original sound – KyleAndJackieo

Sexologist Shan Boodram has shared there is no science or research behind vabbing in attracting a potential partner. She said: “There is no conclusive advice on the impact of vabbing. The fun is when it’s something that you do because you believe it will make you feel more confident.”

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