Blue Waffles Disease in Women & Men with Pictures (Mystery Decoded)

Blue Waffles disease or Blue Waffle disease is the recent trend nowadays. The most common myth is that blue waffles is a sexually transmitted disease transferred from woman to man. It causes blue appearance on the external genitalia.

We received a lot of e-mails regarding the Blue Waffles disease in women, men and about its causes and infection. Out of those emails, most of the people asked about is it a real disease or a fake one? Since there is no article from any authority sites, we planned to give you a real picture about Blue Waffles with an expert voice.

So, we turned to Dr. Lena Grant, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, to explain this issue. Here is her response…

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Hi, A warm welcome to the AskMyHealth Team and their Readers. It’s my pleasure to answer your questions regarding the new myth blue waffle. I received a lot of questions regarding this sexually transmitted disease (STD) from my students too!

Okay, let me proceed from the basics.

What is a Blue Waffle?

Officially, there is no disease called as “Blue Waffles disease”. It is a hoax created by someone to make the people fear and get benefit from them. i.e Some Website uses this name “blue waffle” to lure people into their site.

Yes, Blue Waffle is a FICTIONAL or FAKE DISEASE!

Blue Waffles Disease

Waffle is the slang name for Vagina. Blue Waffle means a sexually transmitted disease that causes blue appearance on the external genitalia and severe vaginal infection.

Technically, Blue Waffle is a vaginal infection that creates pink tints in and around the vagina. Also, it causes unbearable pain and swelling around the genital area.

Causes

The major causes of the blue waffle disease are the bad sexual habits. They are,

  • Multiple sexual partners at one time
  • Unprotected one night stands
  • Unprotected sex
  • Using dirty products while masturbation

Due to the above causes, one may get infected by blue waffles. It is sometimes referred as misspelled blue waffel.

Origin of Blue Waffles

The blue waffles disease hit the online world in the year 2010. But it reached the eyes of the world at 2013 during city council meeting at New Jersey City. The councilperson Kathy McBride spoke about the blue waffles disease in the meeting.

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Kathy McBride

She said that her constituent people (City of Trenton) raised an issue about a sexually transmitted epidemic disease (with the power to turn women’s genitals blue) and how we are going to control that epidemic disease. She doesn’t know that was an April Fools prank. (Source).

Further, she claimed that till now 85 people died in the City of Trenton and blue waffle is caused by a virus which is 10 times more powerful than AIDS Virus. She showed several images of blue waffles infected genitals as an added proof to her argument.

Other Names of Blue Waffles Disease

I found several names for this fictional disease online. They are,

  • Blueberry waffles disease
  • Pink pancake disease
  • Purple waffle disease
  • Red pancake disease
  • Blue waffel.

Looks funny, right! Let’s see in detail about this blue waffle now.

Myths about Blue Waffle Disease

Here I listed some common myths about the blue waffle disease and will explain you about those scientifically.

Myth 1: Blue waffles STD

Blue waffles is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Women are more vulnerable to this disease and it is transferred from woman to man. It is caused by a new unnamed virus. Blue waffles STD is more powerful than AIDS virus.

Truth:

There is no such disease that spreads only from women to men. And till now no unnamed virus that causes blue waffles, STD was detected. It’s totally bogus!

Myth 2: Blue Waffles Disease in Men

Blue Waffles Disease in Men is caused by some genital viruses. Blue waffles transfers from woman to a man during intercourse. The other ways of that disease are due to rough ways of masturbation and practicing sex toys.

If a man is infected with blue waffles, he may feel severe pain and itching in his private area. Also may feel skin disorientation and stinky smell in that area.

Truth:

This symptom upset most of the men. But the truth is these reasons would not make any sexually transmitted disease.

Myth 3: Blue Waffles Disease in Women

Blue Waffles Disease in Women is most common. They are more vulnerable to blue waffles. The lesions secreted on the outside of the vagina causes blue tints.

In woman, blue waffles are caused due to the following practices,

  • Develops in a female vulva who doesn’t wash her vagina.
  • Having sex with multiple sex partners.
  • Already have an infection in the vulva.
  • Depression during intercourse.
  • Filthy sex practices.

Those who infected by blue waffles virus may feel itching and severe pain around vagina with blue color discoloration.

Truth:

A woman’s vagina cannot turn blue due to any STD. Sometimes due to bruises, the vagina may be turned to light blue. But this will go away in few days.

Myth 4: Symptoms of Blue waffles Disease

The major symptom of blue waffle is the certain excretion from the  vagina.

  • The vagina becomes more moisture than usual.
  • Blue discoloration in and around vagina.
  • Stinky vaginal Secretion.
  • Heavy bad odor in the vulva region.
  • Severe pain and itching at genital parts.
  • Irritation around the vulva.
  • Experiencing pain during intercourse.
  • Lesions on the outside of the vagina.

Truth:

These symptoms are usual causes for most of the diseases. So don’t confuse these symptoms with blue waffles. There is no such disease, then how you feel these symptoms?

There are no STDs that go only from women to men. (Really now, how would women get them?!) 

  • The irritated, stinky and itchy vulva or vagina may be a sign of bacterial vaginitis.
  • The lesions may be due to herpes.
  • Dark blue discoloration may be caused by the yeast infection or bruises called Lichen simplex.
  • STDs do not distinguish between male and female
  • STDs may not present with symptoms.

Myth 5: Blue Waffles Disease Pictures/Images (Proof Decoded)

Dr. Amy Whitaker, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Chicago Hospital already gave a detailed explanation about this blue waffle picture in the Women’s Health Foundation blog. Let’s see her explanation,

Blue waffles disease picture hit the online world with the disturbing image of blue tint vagina (highly disturbing image warning) named as blue waffles disease. It has a banner “It is a blue waffle vaginal infection with blue discoloration peculiarly affects female”.

I can easily identify its Photoshop effects. Nothing is true in this image. It is a normal vagina with Photoshopped vivid blue tint.

It is also possible that bruises may cause a bluish appearance to external genitalia, which may result from force, most probably from a sexual assault. But bruising certainly would not be bright blue. Also, NO STDs could cause external bruising.

It appears that there might be some sort of laceration on right labia, a “cut” of sorts, but again it’s unclear in the picture. That may also be of force, or it could be an STD that presents with a lesion on the vulva. But the entire Blue waffles disease picture is FAKE. A bad photoshopped Image to make others fear.

You can also find some more blue waffles disease pictures here (FAKE)

Columbia University’s official health blog Go Ask Alice also mentioned that “blue waffle disease” is a hoax.

Hope this explanation helps about that fake Picture!

In a nutshell,

Blue waffles disease and blue waffle disease picture is a fake one created by someone to lure people to their website to get some benefit. I added more scientific points to clarify this hoax. So just forget about this blue waffles hoax and be happy! If you have any further queries, drop your comments here. I am ready to answer always. 

About the author

Tracy Silberman

Tracy Silberman specializes in women’s health and infertility issues. She edits AskMyHealth’s pregnancy and parenting articles. She’s dedicated to helping patients understand how to better manage their disease states not only with medication but also by incorporating better nutrition into their lifestyle. She has presented at local, national, and international healthcare conferences. she joined AskMyHealth in 2016 and previously worked in editorial for the women’s health app. In her free time, She enjoys time in Napa Valley with her family.

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  • Oh! Now only i am free from confusions. Many sites told that it is a real disease and make me fear. I found the truth with scientific explanations here. Thanks to Dr. Lena. Two days back i found some of the blue waffle symptoms in my vagina and get shocked. Now after reading this post i am free. I will consult my doctor to check those symptoms. Once again thanks doctor.