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Old 10-20-2010, 09:17 AM
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Would a vagina really pickle a cucumber?

As in the Family Guy episode The Fat Guy Strangler. Of course, Marion was imaginary, which is probably how the joke got by the censors.

What would happen if it was done in real life?
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:19 AM
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Do you believe that a vagina naturally contains salt, vinegar, and perhaps dill?
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:29 AM
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:43 AM
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Getting a Rabbi to certify it as Kosher would be interesting...
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:48 AM
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If a woman left a cucumber in her vagina for 3 weeks, she'd have a lot of things but a pickle wouldn't be one of them. Raging infection from rotting vegetable matter is most likely.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:34 AM
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Do you believe that a vagina naturally contains salt, vinegar, and perhaps dill?
You don't need vinegar for pickling. Just a brine will do. (It'll naturally sour from Leuconostoc and Lactobacillus bacteria.)

But, no, I don't think the vagina is going to contain the right conditions for this.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:35 AM
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Seems possible if we only consider the pH...

http://women.webmd.com/vaginal-wet-mount
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The normal vaginal pH is 3.8 to 4.5.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickling
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a pH less than 4.6, which is sufficient to kill most bacteria.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:54 AM
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You don't need vinegar for pickling. Just a brine will do. (It'll naturally sour from Leuconostoc and Lactobacillus bacteria.)
Brine: water saturated or nearly saturated with salt, is not naturally found within the vagina, any more than bay leaves or mustard seeds are.

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:55 AM
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:59 AM
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Wiki article on pickling seems to indicate that "brine and/or vinegar" is used -- I think salt is not required depending on your definition of "pickle."
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:04 AM
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Brine: water saturated or nearly saturated with salt, is not naturally found within the vagina, any more than bay leaves or mustard seeds are.
Actually, a pickle brine is anywhere from 3-10% salt. I use a 5% brine. Not even close to saturation with salt.

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Old 10-20-2010, 11:09 AM
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:36 PM
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:38 PM
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Would douching help?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:42 PM
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Would douching help?
I really wish you had posted that in the wrong thread by accident...
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:45 PM
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Am I the only one thinking "time for an experiment"?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:58 PM
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Poor Mrs. Piper!
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:05 PM
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Suddenly, the apocryphal Washington Post "Style" section headline about home canning* takes on a new meaning.

*You Can Put Pickles Up Yourself
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:35 PM
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Um...Annie,

In those photographs they aren't really trying to make pickles.

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:42 PM
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Do you believe that a vagina naturally contains salt, vinegar, and perhaps dill?
I suppose he was a rather curious sort.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:05 PM
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:55 PM
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To give a slightly more serious answer...

Pickling only works when the amount of acid/salt/sugar is relatively high compared to the product being pickled. When you're sticking a cucumber in a jar of water, there is a lot of acid/salt/sugar. The cucumber dilutes that out somewhat, but there just isn't enough water in the cucumber to make a significant difference. People who re-use pickling liquid always add a little extra vinegar or salt to make sure they don't over-dilute.

Because there's not a cup of acidic liquid in the typical vagina, the water content of the cucumber would be really quite significant. It'd be like doing your pickling in a teaspoon of vinegar. The cucumber's moisture would more or less neutralize the tiny amount of acid, and its sugars would make it a playground for yeast and/or bacteria.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:04 PM
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Brine: water saturated or nearly saturated with salt, is not naturally found within the vagina, any more than bay leaves or mustard seeds are.
I'm still looking for my horse and cart.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:17 PM
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What would happen if it was done in real life?
Pain, suffering, and interestingly colored discharge.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:22 PM
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I would think it would work if a person is a real sourpuss.

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Old 10-20-2010, 04:49 PM
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Am I the only one thinking "time for an experiment"?
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:56 PM
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Patty Piper packed a peck of pickled Peters...
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:05 PM
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To give a slightly more serious answer...

Pickling only works when the amount of acid/salt/sugar is relatively high compared to the product being pickled. When you're sticking a cucumber in a jar of water, there is a lot of acid/salt/sugar. The cucumber dilutes that out somewhat, but there just isn't enough water in the cucumber to make a significant difference. People who re-use pickling liquid always add a little extra vinegar or salt to make sure they don't over-dilute.

Because there's not a cup of acidic liquid in the typical vagina, the water content of the cucumber would be really quite significant. It'd be like doing your pickling in a teaspoon of vinegar. The cucumber's moisture would more or less neutralize the tiny amount of acid, and its sugars would make it a playground for yeast and/or bacteria.
There's not a cup of liquid, but it keeps getting generated. Plus, we could use a very small cucumber.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:24 PM
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There's not a cup of liquid, but it keeps getting generated. Plus, we could use a very small cucumber.
Uh huh... Just promise me you won't tell me how that turns out.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:25 PM
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There's not a cup of liquid, but it keeps getting generated. Plus, we could use a very small cucumber.
You know what they say: "It's not the size of the cucumber . . . ."
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:47 PM
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According to a brief look at the internet, cucumbers are best pickled at temperatures in the 70-75 degree range, and vaginas tend to be considerably warmer than that, so I imagine that could interfere with the pickling process. And since the body tends to basically shut down at body temperatures considerably higher than 75 degrees, I imagine if you had a vagina at that temperature, it would not be producing the typical secretions.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:08 PM
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Getting a Rabbi to certify it as Kosher would be interesting...
Maybe if she's Jewish?
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:16 PM
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I don't know the answer to the OP's question. The closest I've personally seen is a vagina shooting a banana across the room. It did not seem pickled.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:42 PM
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I don't know the answer to the OP's question. The closest I've personally seen is a vagina shooting a banana across the room. It did not seem pickled.
But were you pickled?

Maybe there's spooky pickling-at-a-distance going on here!
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:48 PM
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I'd rather not say.
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