‘Potentially Deadly’: A Doctor Has Weighed In On Gwyneth’s Latest Piece Of Vagina Advice And It’s Not Good
Er, you might want to sit this one out.
Gwyneth Paltrow is always first with a health tip or five. Who can forget that time she infamously advised women everywhere to steam their vaginas, for example?
Now the A-lister is back with another questionable piece of advice, and it again concerns your ladybits.
Writing on her lifestyle website Goop, Gwyneth recommended the use of a jade egg, basically a solid object roughly the size of a golf ball that you insert inside your vagina and wear either all day or while you’re sleeping.
The jade eggs, which Gwyneth sells on her website, retail for $66 dollars (around €60, FYI) and are supposed to “increase vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance and feminine energy in general.”
Hmm. Sounds interesting, but according to Dr Gunter, a leading gynaecologist in California, you might want to sit this one out, not just because she reckons it’s ineffective but also because she claims it could be dangerous.
“The claim that they can balance hormones is, quite simply, biologically impossible,” the doc has said in response to Gwyneth’s now viral advice. “Pelvic floor exercises can help with incontinence and even give stronger orgasms for some women, but they cannot change hormones. As for female energy? I’m a gynaecologist, and I don’t know what that is!”
It gets worse.
Dr Gunter goes on to explain that as the jade egg is porous it could allow bacteria to grow and in some cases could “be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even potentially deadly Toxic Shock Syndrome.”
Yeah, soz, Gwyneth but we’re with the doc on this one.