Thursday, 10 May 2012

What's a sootikin? I thought you'd never ask...

A small, mouse-shaped deposit formed in the vaginal cleft, usually of poorer women who did not wear undergarments - common until the nineteenth century. A sootikin built up over several weeks, even months, of not washing. It was composed of particles of soot, dirt, sweat, smegma (qv) and vaginal and menstrual discharge. When it reached a certain size and weight, it tended to work loose and drop from under the woman's skirt. that your clit or are you sporting a sootikin???

1, 2, 3.....100, Here I come, ready or not!

Did you know Hide and Seek, comes from the original game of Hide the Sootikin.

Puuuuuuuush, oh no, it's just a sootikin

The term 'Next of Kin' originates from the phrase next of sootikin, as pregnant women usually expelled sootikins before child birth.


Did you know, in the mid 1920's the average woman produced 3-5 sootikins a day.

You missed a bit...

Did you know, Sootikin sweepers were paid more than doctors in the 17th Century.

Did you take your vitamins today?

Did you know, sootikins were taken as daily vitamins in the 18th century.

I bet Jack regrets going up that beanstalk

Did you know, that The Giants Causeway is actually the compressed remains of giants' sootikins.

WOW, Check out the size of his cock

Did you know that poor farmers used to use sootikins as chicken feed, which ended up producing enlarged chickens.

Here you go Father Pat

Did you know, in the 16th Century it was a sign of respect to offer the local priest your sootikins.

"Will you marry me?"..."HELL NO!"

Did you know that the 'rocks' in old wedding rings were often polished sootikins.

Where does your coal come from...

Did you know that sootikins are the main component of coal, hence soot being produced from burned coal.

Sootikin Farms

Did you know that there are there are sootikin farms in Asia.


Did you know, sootikins are a delicacy in some parts of remote Africa.

"Sootikins saves the day"

Did you know, Greece are paying off their debt by selling ancient goddesses sootikins on ebay.

Ancient Riches

Did you know, that the official currency in ancient Rome was sootikins.

Morning Coffee?

Did you know, that instant coffee is actually ground up sootikins.

Some people will do anything to look young...

Did you know, that sootikins are one the main components one of the oldest recorded anti-aging creams.


Did you know that Cleopatra bathed in milk AND sootikins. 

Mother T

Did you know that Mother Theresa's relics are actually remnants of her sootikins.


Did you know that sootikins are a natural anti-inflammatory. 

Chocolate bar anyone?

Did you know that cocoa beans are actually black people's sootikins. 

Have you ever wondered what a sootikin was...I didn't think so!

A suggested meaning of this relates to the poor hygiene of a different  Queen Elizabeth I (Good Queen Bess)  and is perhaps a cautionary tale about hygiene in general. Undergarments were uncommon among poorer women before the nineteenth century and dust, ash and general grime accumulated on the genitalia just as it did elsewhere on the body….

…Bathing was uncommon (indeed it was considered positively unhealthy) and while the hands and face would be washed, other parts were often overlooked for weeks or months, particularly those parts that would incite lustful thoughts if touched. One result of this was the accumulation of grime, cellular debris, menstrual discharge and natural secretions in the vaginal cleft. Quite substantial amounts could accumulate until their size and weight caused them to fall out while the lady was walking or when she rose from her chair. These accumulations were called sootikins and resembled small mice in colour and shape.
Stinky Queen AnneAccounts written by Pepys and Boswell, mention men employed in London churches to sweep up sootikins after services. There is a scurrilous anonymous account of a sootikin being allegedly found under Queen Anne’s chair in St Paul’s Cathedral in London during the Thanksgiving Service for the end of the War of the Spanish Succession. The nursery rhyme contains all of these ingredients – London, a queen, a chair and a “mouse” underneath the chair. In addition, the word “pussy” is both an affectionate term for a cat and a slang term for female genitalia. In addition to the “pussy” and “mouse” meanings, “queen” is a term for a female cat and female cats are notoriously promiscuous. This has led to alternative suggestions that the rhyme may alludes to promiscuity or prostitution.