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Dr. Jen Gunter

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No the eclipse didn’t mess with your menstrual cycle

Marie Claire published a total bullsh*t article today on how the solar eclipse probably messed with your menstrual cycle. The doctors they reached out to did not feel they could offer an opinion. Undaunted Marie Claire asked some women who felt they had more PMS (personal experience is not science), an “integrative nutrition specialist,” and … Continue reading

Bikini crotch jewelry unlikely to cause major harm, may not be comfortable

Have you ever sat on a metal chain and thought to yourself, Gosh that feels great? Yeah, me neither. However, that didn’t stop someone from inventing jewelry called Beachtail to hang from a bikini in such a way that the labia minor and vestibule (the vaginal opening) will be rubbing up against a chain side … Continue reading

GOOP camouflages hormone hints among the hydrangeas

Despite all the GOOP-related press in the past few weeks I still keep to my general frequency of bi-weekly GOOP medical rounding so I can be up to date on their biologically implausible yet expensive health conversations. It seems that after they got all uncensored with me on July 13th there have been no new … Continue reading

Guys don’t tape your penis shut instead of using a condom

I admit the penis is not my professional wheelhouse but after someone sent me the horror that is Jiftip the Diktip I could not resist. After all Alex Jones has proven that men are equally vulnerable to snake oil and I do not want any guys trying this or any female partners getting pregnant because … Continue reading

Makeup sponges as menstrual products: a potentially deadly hack

  The site Lifehacker suggests that women could hack their periods by using make-up sponges vaginally as menstrual hygiene products. This could even give one “bloodless” period sex. This information comes from our learned expert, nameless “sources.”  (Takes three deep cleansing breaths). Make up sponges are most commonly made of polyester foam (polyurethane) although apparently … Continue reading

I’m wary of the new Scandinavian “vaginal” highlighter

A “vaginal highlighter” is now upon us. Sigh. Before we get into the specifics the editors who have approved the various headlines about this product from the Perfect V™ (ugh) need an anatomy lesson because no one is selling a vagina highlighter or make up, this is vulvar product. I have devoted an entire post to … Continue reading

How the NHS, the Internet, and a local newspaper reunited my family

I would like to tell you all a story. It is very sad in parts but if you stick with it to the end I think it will be worth it. I want to tell you this story because if it were not for you, yes you reader, this story would be much sadder. Over … Continue reading

GOOP’s misogynistic, mansplaining hit job

GOOP and Gwyneth Paltrow have a case of GOOPitis, which according to Dr. Steve Gundry is due to my potty mouthed facts. Or tomato skins. Or something. I find it all very disjointed, inadequately researched, bloated, and mansplainy. I first saw this GOOP letter thing on the train back from a wonderful day in Manchester … Continue reading

Mother of 3, parent of 2. Reflections on the saddest sorority.

Today is my eldest son’s birthday. It is also the anniversary of his death. It is a complicated story. I had triplets and then my membranes broke at 22 1/2 weeks. My first son’s death was foretold before his first breath. A real life fairy tale curse. I knew I had no magic to break … Continue reading

Don’t Glitter Bomb Your Vagina

Lots of people love glitter and while cosmetic grade glitter seems safe enough for a variety of makeup applications some enterprising person who goes by Madam.Butterflie on Instagram is packaging it up as vaginal “Passion Dust”. Because it is 2017 and this is where we are. Why would a woman want to do this you ask? … Continue reading

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