Unveiling the truth: blue waffle STD

The Internet can be a useful tool for finding information, but unfortunately, it can also be a breeding ground for hoaxes and misinformation. One such hoax is the widely circulated myth of blue waffle disease.

Unveiling the truth: blue waffle STD
Viktor Simunović, Dr.med.
Dr.med. Viktor Simunović
29 February 2024.

Let's make one thing clear first. Blue waffle STD is not real. It is a hoax. This issue has been circulating on the internet for quite a while now, so it's essential to separate facts from myths.

What is blue waffle STD?

Blue Waffle is a fictional sexually transmitted disease that is said to turn a woman's genitals blue. There is no medical evidence that this condition exists. The term might be used to provoke shock or disbelief, but it doesn't refer to a genuine health condition or STD.

How did the blue waffle hoax start?

The Blue Waffle hoax started on the internet around 2010. It was claimed to be a new, hazardous sexually transmitted disease affecting only women. The hoax involved an explicit image supposedly depicting the disease, which was widely shared online.

However, medical professionals quickly debunked this, confirming no such disease exists. There's no definitive information on who started this hoax or why. It originated from an anonymous internet post and spread through social media and other platforms.

Fictional symptoms of blue waffle

The supposed symptoms of "blue waffle disease" were described as including severe itching and burning, a strong unpleasant odor, a swollen vulva, and a blue or purple discoloration of the vagina. However, it's important to note that while these symptoms could be indicative of several real STDs or other health issues.

Most of the blue waffle symptoms can be connected to vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. Other STDs with similar symptoms are gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomoniasis.

Origin of the name "blue waffle"

The name "blue waffle" is derived from slang. "Waffle" is sometimes used as a crude slang term for a woman's genitals, and "blue" could refer to the supposed abnormal discoloration caused by the disease.

How can you supposed to contract this STD?

Hoax claimed that blue waffle could be contracted from having frequent or unprotected sex, particularly with multiple partners or with people who have poor hygiene. It is essential to say that having unprotected sex can increase the risk of contracting a real STD.

Hoax stated that frequent sex could make small blood vessels in the vagina burst from constant pressure. Blood will then spill into the surrounding tissue, making it blue. This can happen only in extreme cases when genitalia is injured by blunt force. Since the vagina has natural lubricant, frequent sex can't cause that kind of damage.

The hoax is alive even today

Many people are still worried and are searching for information about that STD. That is why people should always consult reliable sources like the CDC. The CDC never mentioned and does not recognize blue waffle.

The persistence of this hoax shows how likely people are to believe misinformation if it is massively shared on the internet. It also demonstrates how many people don't know enough about STIs and how they are spread and contracted.

Stay healthy and protected

Practicing safe sex and regular checkups can help you protect yourself from STDs or STIs.

However, if you notice unusual symptoms or, in any other way, suspect that you contracted a sexually transmitted disease, you don't have to wait or feel uncomfortable. Please book a consultation (LINK: https://eudoctor.org/services) with our expert and get an STD treatment online without leaving your home.

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