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Gwyneth Paltrow gets absolutely roasted by gynaecologist for recommending 'vagina egg'

“The biggest load of garbage I have read on your site since vaginal steaming.”

By Erin Van Der Meer
Gwyneth Paltrow gets absolutely roasted by gynaecologist for recommending 'vagina egg'

So, that ‘vagina egg’ Gwyneth Paltrow says you should buy? Not such a good idea, according to someone who knows about these things – a gynaecologist.

Gwyneth recently listed an AUD $87 ‘Jade Egg’ for putting in your hoo-ha on her website GOOP which she claims will “increase chi, orgasms, vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance, and feminine energy in general.”

She also published an interview with an ‘expert’ who recommended sleeping with the jade egg inserted and going about your day with it up your you-know-where.

Well, gynaecologist Dr. Jen Gunter saw the post and was so incensed she wrote an open letter to the actress on her own website absolutely roasting her – not least because she says the advice to carry a stone in your vag for hours could lead to deadly Toxic Shock Syndrome, and also because it's just a load of BS.

Dr. Gunter starts off by admitting she didn’t want to get involved in this “hot mess”, because the world has some more pressing sh*t to deal with RN.

“A man who leers at naked 15 year-olds and brags about sexual assault is about to assume the highest office in the land. Quite frankly women have more compelling health interests right now.”

But the gyno felt she had to, given the risks of what Gwyneth and the GOOP team are recommending women do with the ‘vagina egg’.

She’s blunt to say the least, describing the egg and the advice accompanying it the “biggest load of garbage I have read on your site since vaginal steaming.”

You heard about that, right?

Dr. Gunter counters Gwyneth’s claims:

“the claim that they can balance hormones is, quite simply, biologically impossible.”

And has a very sassy response to the claim that they can improve ‘female energy’.

“I’m a gynecologist and I don’t know what that is!? How does one test for it? Organically sourced, fair trade urine pH sticks coming soon to GOOP for $77 I presume?”

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She also makes a very good point countering the line in the interview that women “access their intuition, their power, their wisdom” from their uterus.

“Do you really mean a woman who does not have a uterus is less effective? Is a woman without a vagina less intelligent? Is a woman who had a vulvectomy due to cancer less creative?”

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On a particularly serious note, Dr. Gunter urges women not to sleep with a jade egg inside them, as the ‘expert’ interviewed on Paltrow's websites does.

“I would like to point out that jade is porous which could allow bacteria to get inside. This is not good, in case you were wondering. It could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even the potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome.”

She also warns that walking around with the jade egg inside the vagina is likely to be bad news.

“Your pelvic floor muscles are not meant to contract continuously. In fact, it is quite difficult to isolate your pelvic floor while walking so many women could actually clench other muscles to keep the egg inside.”

Ending with a sassy one-liner, of course.

“It is possible the pained expression of clenching your butt all day could be what is leading people to stare, not some energy glow.”

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Read Dr Gunter’s full post here, where she also gives some doctor-approved advice if you do want to strengthen your down-there muscles or improve your orgasms. Hint: it has nothing to do with spending nearly $100 on an egg-shaped stone to shove up your vag.