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It’s time to winterize your vagina

I know you have all just put your decorative gourd attachments on your vibrators, sugared yourself with a candied ball of maple syrup and sweet potato, and spruced up your lady cornucopia with a pumpkin spice douche, but according to the Daily Mirror the Ice Queen cometh and she’s a cruel mistress. It’s winter vagina time, … Continue reading

Can you pass a grade 8 sex ed test?

My two 14-year-old boys are finishing up their sex ed module today. As an OB/GYN I’m very impressed with the breadth of the subject matter. Their public middle school devoted four weeks of science classes to sexual education. I asked my kids if everything they learned made them more or less interested in sex. Obviously … 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

“Vaginal Kung Fu” could injure your vagina

Allure in their bid to out Goop Gwyneth Paltrow in our post-jade egg society asks if “Vaginal Kung Fu” is the secret to better sex?   By vagina Allure and I mean pelvic floor muscles (the muscles that wrap around the vagina). I am an expert in these muscles. I treat pelvic floor muscle conditions every single … Continue reading

Freezing your genitals at a spa will give you frostbite not better sex

The good people of Twitter alerted me today to the concept of recreational genital cryotherapy. Cryotherapy, for those who may not know, is freezing tissue for medical benefit. The spa, because that’s EXACTLY the place you would want someone to freeze your vulva or scrotum or wherever is at the The Ainscow Hotel in Manchester, … Continue reading

Lo Bosworth wants to eliminate vaginal shame with potentially harmful products

Today’s installment of gynecologist versus celebrity arrives courtsey of Lo Bosworth, who I must admit I had never heard of before this week. She is selling products for vaginal health and they concern me greatly. I am a board certfied gynecologist so I get to say that. Allie Jones from The Cut called earlier in the … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow is still steaming her vagina for $wellness. She’s still wrong. Here’s why.

In an interview with The Cut non gynecologist, Gwyneth Paltrow extolled the virtues of “vagina” steaming for wellness or something called “swellness.” Sigh. It’s this abuse of the term wellness that bothers just as much as the idea of “vagina” steaming. That wellness is about trying unproven yet expensive mystical therapies that must be healthy … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s toxic lube advice

Today’s episode of Gunter v. GOOP involves the post on lube, written of course by a naturopathic doctor, for Gwyneth Paltrow’s tepidly awaited first sex issue. After all, why ask a board certified OB/GYN when you can ask someone with infinitely less training in both medicine and science. Want to know about naturopathic training, read this … Continue reading

The term vaginal orgasm is imprecise and offensive, why does the Sexual Medicine Society of North America accept it?

I was reading through abstracts from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America’s meeting. It took a while to get to the abstracts as I was temporarily distracted by photos of medical professionals posing with the CEO of Sprout. BTW if I wanted to sell a dubious sexual product for women  I’d cosy up the … Continue reading

How Medscape helped Sprout stack the deck for Addyi

It may (or may not) surprise to learn that hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) the “disorder” treated by the new drug Addyi didn’t exist before 2004. Why in 2004 did we decide that normal female sexual response was a condition? Well, HSDD was established/invented/introduced by industry to prepare the market for a testosterone patch for … Continue reading

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