Gwyneth Paltrow Wants You to Steam Your Vagina; Doctors Take Issue

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In recent blog post, World Renowned Expert on Everything Gwyneth Paltrow suggests women steam their vaginas in an attempt to rejuvenate them.

You may want to consult a doctor before heading to the nearest vaginal spa (yes, they exist, and Gwyneth is apparently a big fan), however.

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The 42-year-old Academy Award winner and GOOP founder gushes over a special treatment available at Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica, Calif.

"The real golden ticket here is the Mugworth V-Steam," Paltrow says.

"You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne," she adds, and upon it, "a combination of infared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al."

"It is an energetic release," Gwyneth notes, "not just a steam douche, that balances female hormone levels. If you're in L.A., you have to do it."

No you don't, according to many actual doctors in this field.

Dr. Jen Gunter, a board certified OB/GYN and expert in vulvovaginal disorders, says the star's surrounding the steams are just a bunch of hot air.

That's the nicest way she can put it.

In a detailed post to her blog, Dr. Gunter warns that "steam is probably not good for your vagina. Herbal steam is no better and quite possibly worse."

"Mugwort or wormwood," she adds, "can't possibly balance any reproductive hormones, regulate your menstrual cycle, treat depression, or cure infertility."

Dr. Gunter also writes bluntly:

"Steam isn't going to get into your uterus from your vagina unless you are using an attachment with some kind of pressure and MOST DEFINITELY NEVER EVER DO THAT."

In general, it's always better to get a second opinion before attempting anything experimental like this, says Dr. David L. Finke, an L.A.-based OB/GYN.

"I don't think it's completely crazy to say [the steam] could be beneficial,” he adds, but Paltrow's claims might be overstating it just the same.

While "benefits could be similar to a regular steam room," he says, expecting it to "change hormonal balance or cleanse the uterus, it's probably bogus."

So in conclusion, Paltrow may be spouting a bunch of nonsense here ... then again, Gwyneth also claims she's self-made, so that's not shocking.

On the plus side, it's better she advocate this than other recreational activities. We'd rather hear more about this than Paltrow's ecstasy use.

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