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“Blue waffle” is totally, completely, 100% not real. It’s a made up STD and doesn’t actually exist. Anything you’ve heard about it is completely made up. Any pictures you’ve seen on the internet are fake. These fake photos have been photoshopped or are a photo of something else completely different.

A lot of the symptoms that are supposedly associated with “blue waffle” are most similar to symptoms of a condition called vaginitis. Vaginitis is a really common irritation of the vulva or vagina and can cause you to feel itching, burning, or strange or smelly discharge. If you think you have vaginitis, make an appointment at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center.

Another made up symptom of, “blue waffle” is that your vulva turns blue. While vulvas are not blue (on this planet), labia come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, often either darker or lighter in color than the skin on the rest of your body and that’s totally normal. Some people also notice their labia getting darker during puberty. Again, completely normal.

While “blue waffle” isn’t real, other STDs are. So having safer sex by using protection like condoms, dental dams, or gloves is an important way to stay healthy while having fun. Learn more about STDs, how they’re spread, and how to prevent them.

Tags: STDs, vaginitis, STIs, blue waffle

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