5 Silly and Scary Vagina Trends (You Should Probably Avoid)
It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new trends, especially when they’re covered in glitter, but it’s wise to do the research before you embrace any vagina trends, which could effect your health.
Firstly, remember that anything you put inside you has the potential to cause irritation and infection. Now let’s explore some products advertised as advantageous to your vaginal health, but in reality, anything but.
While the idea of sticking a glitter capsule into your vagina might terrify you (and it probably should), Passion Dust by Pretty Woman is a real thing and are buying it. What is Passion Dust exactly? “Passion Dust is a sparkalized, passion activated capsule that is inserted into the vagina at least 1 hour prior to having sexual intercourse.” Stay away. You’re opening the door to soreness, itching, and infections, and you’re literally glitter-bombing your vagina.
Vaginal jade eggs
Jade Eggs for your yoni (because vagina is what, a bad word?) are a Goop staple, promising to “harness the power of energy work, crystal healing, and a Kegel-like physical practice.” While the spiritual stuff can’t be confirmed, experts warn the eggs might do more trouble, with their weight potentially causing pelvic pain, and they’re inability to be truly sterilized, causing potential infection.
Anytime a product has “perfect” in the name, it should give you cause to pause. The Perfect V is a vaginal highlighter because that’s a thing now. ‘It is a multi-tasking luxury skincare formulated to rejuvenate, enhance and beautify the “V.”’ Your vagina self-cleans – it does that, so you don’t need some fancy product, no matter how cute the branding is. It can cause irritation and offset your natural pH. Oh, and PS: your V is already perfect.
Vaginal detox pearls
Detox pearls are cloth-covered balls containing herbs, which, supposedly, detox “toxins from a poor diet, chemical based environment, and emotional stress (that) can get stuck in your womb.” Again, your womb and vagina are self-cleaning organs – they don’t need your fancy pearls, seriously. And, like douching, these herbs can upset the good bacteria in your vagina.
Vaginal wasp nest
Just when you think you’ve hit the zenith of crazy, women are putting wasp nests in their vaginas. The goal is to tighten and clean, to improve your sex life. Tall order. Marketed as “oak galls” sellers claim these products have anti-inflammatory properties and reduce vaginal discharge, but in reality they can cause vaginal dryness, irritation and STIs. Another thing you shouldn’t put in your vagina.
If you need some more vagina trends to avoid, just visit Goop.com or spend some time chatting with anyone who prays at the altar of Gwyneth Paltrow. Dr. Jen Gunter is a much better preacher (because she tells the truth).