What is Vabbing at the Gym? Why Vaginal Fluids as a Perfume

“Vabbing” is the new trend that’s been taking TikTok by storm and it’s definitely caught everyone’s attention once they found out what it meant…

If you’re not familiar with vabbing, it’s the latest TikTok trend that supposedly helps you attract potential partners.

What is Vabbing?

In simple terms, Vabbing means dabbing a vaginal fluid as a perfume to attract the opposite sex.

According to board-certified ob-gyn Cynthia Wesley, M.D., “women either swipe or completely insert a finger into their vagina and then apply the secretions to their wrist, behind the ear, chest, etc.” Dr. Wesley explains that “women produce about one half to one teaspoon of vaginal discharge on a daily basis. This discharge is usually clear, slightly cloudy, or white.”

Dr. Wesley says “animals also do the same thing, they secrete pheromone to attract the potential pattern to mate each other.” The vaginal fluids contain the pheromone chemical, which some women now use as a perfume to attract dates.

Mandy Lee @oldloserinbrooklyn went viral on TikTok when she explained how the vabbing trend is all about ditching your favorite fragrance in favor of your bodily fluids.

Mandy Lee words something like “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.

Basic Rules of Vabbing

Mandy Lee also describes some rules, “how do you vabbing“:-

  • Shower or bathe beforehand
  • Wash hands before and after vab
  • If you go to the gym, wipe down gym equipment before and after use.
  • Do not let the areas you vabbed touch other surfaces and people
  • If you are on your period, just wait.
  • If you have STD or any spreadable infection -don’t vab.
  • Any unusual smell or bad odor – don’t vab consult the healthcare.
  • You don’t need a lot of vaginal fluid for a successful vab.

Does vaginal fluid work?

In short, it’s unclear whether vabbing helps attract a partner or not. Over the years, it has been debated since the late 1950s with no conclusive evidence to show for this, the BBC and Scientific American reported.

Dr Andrea Wahling and Dr Alexandra James of La Trobe University explained, “the bodily natural lubrication such as vaginal fluid contains a chemical like pheromones that improved more focus and mood toward the opposite sex.”

In the animal kingdom, different pheromones can create different behavioral responses. For example, one pheromone might make an animal more aggressive, while another pheromone might make an animal more attracted to a mate. Pheromones are chemical signals that help animals communicate with each other and can have a powerful effect on behavior.

“Research is divided on whether or not pheromones play a significant role in sexual and romantic compatibility for humans, in the way that it does for animals. The science is inconclusive as to whether humans can sense pheromones, and if this has any impact on dating or sexual behavior.

Why Vaginal Fluids as a Perfume?

The term “vabbing” was first used in 2018 on the podcast episode of the Secret Keepers Club, hosted by Carly Aquilino and Emma Willmann. It gained popularity after being featured on TikTok by users Mandy Lee (@oldloserinbrooklyn) and @jewlieah.

Mandy Lee says that “at the gym and club she uses her own natural vaginal lubrication as a perfume.” She explains why she does this in the following reasons:

To feel confident, she says vaginal fluid as perfume makes her more confident.

To attract males for a night date, she says she uses vaginal lubrication on the body part where no one touches and maintains hygiene. She tells she applied at the pulse part, behind the ears, neck, and under the arms.

To date, a new boy uses vaginal fragrance for dating a new boy.


While some people think that vabbing – which is the practice of using essential oils and other scents on one’s – might help them attract mates, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim. Still, some people enjoy the practice and feel more confident when they do it. If you’re interested in trying it, make sure to use safe and hygienic techniques, and wash your hands before and after touching your vagina.