“It all started with a fatal combination of a slightly perverse sense of humour, a keenly scientific mind, and touch of the thrush,” she writes on her blog Another Angry Woman, Naturally, because the idea of bodily fluids in baked goods makes some people very, very upset, Stavri has gotten her share of criticism. But not to worry, any health concerns about the safety of consuming food made with vaginal yeast are minimal, she writes:
First things first, any bacteria which lives in your warm soft parts lives there because it likes to be warm. Body temperature warm. It dies outside of that temperature range. However, let’s assume for the sake of argument that my vagina harbours a strain of bacteria that thrives equally in the ~37°C environment of my cunt as it does at the ~22°C of my kitchen, inside a bowl of flour and water. Were this the case, it still wouldn’t matter. I’m making fucking bread. You cook bread. All of the bread will reach the bacteria-murdering threshold of >70°C for long enough to kill anything that had survived.