Back in January we all had the dubious pleasure of learning that Gwyneth Paltrow likes to steam clean her vagina.
On her widely-mocked GOOP website, Gwyneth gushed (Our apologies for all the unfortunate wording in this sentence.) about vaginal spas, which sadly, are exactly what they sound like:
"You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne," she wrote. "A combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al."
Sure, fill all your orifices with infrared mugwort!
What could go wrong?
Well - according to numerous experts on what you should and should not put in your vadge - a whole hell of a lot.
"Steam is not good for your vagina. Herbal steam is no better and quite possibly worse," says OB/GYN Jen Gunter.
"Mugwort or wormwood can't possibly balance any reproductive hormones, regulate your menstrual cycle, treat depression, or cure infertility."
Dr. Gunter rather bluntly concludes:
"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."
Unfortunately, Gunter didn't realize she was contradicting Gwinnie P herself, aka The World's Foremost Expert on Everything, Ever.
Confronted with all that pesky "medical science" in a recent interview, Paltrow responded:
"I start to do research, and it’s been in Korean medicine for thousands of years and there are real healing properties. If I find benefit to it and it’s getting a lot of page views, it’s a win-win."
Yeah, sometimes doing something stupid and dangerous gets hits for your dumb lifestyle website, so cram it, Doc.
Goop doesn't care how many vaginas she has to burn to get to the top!
This has been your daily reminder of why Gwyneth Paltrow is more hated than Chris Brown.