Whatever will they think of next, huh?
When it comes to glitter in our make-up we’ll take a stack load thanks, but we’re firmly in the that’s-a-step-too-far camp when it comes to putting it anywhere near our vaginas.
That’s the very idea behind Passion Dust capsules according to a story posted on Mail Online. Like the name suggests, the product is a glitter-stuffed capsule that’s to be inserted inside the vagina.
If you’re wondering why on earth anyone would want to do that, well, you’re not alone, but according to the company’s website it’s “to add a sparkle and flavour to your natural vaginal fluids to make the experience of lovemaking that much more fun and enjoyable for you and your partner”.
It seems the trend is already catching on too as the company’s website says they’ve sold out of stock in a matter of days.
Aside from the mess, (you’d be trying to get glitter out of your bedsheets for months, surely?) the capsules are also said to be hazardous.
That’s according to Dr Jen Gunter, a leading gynaocologist, who is warning women not to use them.
In a blog post she writes, “Could the plastic be a nidus for bacteria? Sure. I’ve seen a nasty inflammatory vaginal discharge from sand so this could be a similar set up. Might the little flakes of plastic produce vaginal wall granulomas ? (A granuloma is walled off inflammatory mass produced by tissue in response to a foreign body). They could.”
“Is it possible the goo might damage the good vaginal bacteria leading to infections as well as in increased risk of STIs?” You bet,” she continues. “Given how tacky it looks it is unlikely an intimate lubricant (or a safe one anyway). What impact will this have on vaginal pH? Unknown.”
Yeah, it’s a no from us.