Blue Waffles is a popular online hoax that is exploited to police sexual behavior particularly among females. The hoax purports that there is new STD – sexually transmitted disease called Blue Waffles that mainly affects females.
A “blue waffle” is popular slang for severe or extremely horrible vagina infection or sexually transmitted disease hence its exploitation as the name for the new mythical disease. Waffle Blue disease is claimed to cause lesions outside the vagina and bruises that causes the vagina to have a blue color and discharge of a purple bluish discharge.
A “blue waffle” is popular slang for severe or extremely horrible vagina infection or sexually transmitted disease hence its exploitation as the name for the new mythical disease. Blue waffle diseases is claimed to cause lesions outside the vagina and bruises that causes the vagina to have a blue color and discharge of a purple bluish discharge.
Origin of the Myth
Waffle blue hoax is traced back to derisory attack on New Jersey councilperson Kathy McBride in April 2013. According to a media report, McBride testified at the city council about receiving a strange call from a person who was eager to know the council’s plan for dealing with an epidemic called Blue Waffle disease.
Kathy McBride was later chided by her colleague for falling for the constituent’s April Fools’ Day prank. However, “Blue Waffle” disease prank took root and was later entrenched as a new sexually transmitted disease.
However, Blue Waffle Disease myth started earlier before April 2013. Rumors of blue waffle disease reached the internet in March 2010 after circulation of alarming images of very scabbed, blue-tinted labia together with rumors that the pictures showed a new kind of vagina infection caused by a sexually transmitted infection, which was so common that it earned the name “blue waffle disease” where blue waffle actually refers to a serious type of vagina infection.
Debate on Blue Waffle Disease
Following the release of the disturbing images a vagina supposedly suffering from “Blue Waffle Disease” a heated debate began on whether the images were actually real or digitally manipulated, and whether the vagina’s conditions pictured in the images was really caused by an infection or was just a representation of a vagina suffering from bruises or trauma.
Irrespective of the truth behind the origin of the photos, this disease is also quite more of a fictional than reality because there are yet no authoritative symptoms of such an STD or sexually transmitted disease in any medical or health field.
Opponents to new Blue Waffle Disease Existence
A comment posted on Women’s Health Foundation blog by Assistant Professor in the department of Obstetrics/Gynecology Dr. Army Whitaker denied the existence of an STD disease called blue waffle in the medical field. Furthermore, Dr. Whitaker denied the existence of an STD or any other manner of disease that cause the blue appearance symptoms on the outside genitalia.
According to Dr. Whitaker, blue waffle disease or its purported blue appearance symptoms only existed in the fictional mind of the journalists because he had personally never come across such a disease or bluish infected vagina all the years of his medical career. Dr. Whitaker reiterated the position of his fellow medical profession that waffle blue disease is just but a hoax and that the internet pictures were a fake gimmick of attracting people into a website.
Proponents Position on Blue Waffle Disease
The bluish appearance of the external genitalia in the internet photo could probably be due to bruising, which is similar to an injury incurred from force due to sexual assault. However, proponents cite the fact that bruising cannot cause a bright blue color like the one appearing mostly on external genitalia photos.
There is also no single STD that is known to cause external bruising of the genitalia. Proponents further cite 1 or 2 lesions on the photo, which suggest a certain kind of STD such as a herpes lesion though the lesions are not vividly clear on the photos. Some kind of lacerations are also purportedly identified in the subject’s right labia appearing like some sort of a cut though like the lesions such details are not clear.
There is a possibility that the entire pictures behind Blue Waffle disease hoax are entirely photo shopped with no reference whatsoever to an actual person. Additionally, the condition does not resemble a typical case of an STD attributed appearance or any other visually diagnoses symptoms.
Blue Waffle disease is indeed a descriptive term of an infected vagina but its certainly not the name of a particular genitalia infection. The disease or Blue Waffle terminology for that matter is therefore just but an urban legend coined to scare women to style up sexually.