This so-called virginity is very short-lived, and sometimes the stone has no effect at all. However, its effects on a woman’s health are catastrophic.
In general, women should not put any products in their vaginas, since vaginas have a self-cleaning mechanism. Alum stone destroys the vaginal flora that helps protect women from sexually transmitted diseases. Moreover, because the stone’s powder has the consistency of sand, it inevitably provokes irritations, which can lead to serious cases of vaginitis. Finally, if a woman uses alum stone regularly, it will cause the vagina walls to become rigid, and they can then tear when they give birth. This technique should absolutely not be used.
As doctors, the problem we face is that women often wait too long to get medical help, because doing this means conceding that they lied about their virginity.
This practice is not on the rise, which is why the authorities haven’t really tackled the problem, even though it causes real issues and there is a dire lack of information about it.