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Don’t cleanse your vagina with a cucumber. Please.

In what seems like post #323 explaining that vaginas don’t need cleaning I present the cucumber vagina cleanse. Apparently some women are peeling cucumbers inserting them vaginally and then twisting them around for up to 20 minutes to refresh or cleanse or flush or something. This isn’t just a weird Facebook thing one person did … 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

Gwyneth Paltrow’s detox smoothie has too much arsenic for my taste

Gwyneth Paltrow threw down the gauntlet. Having people ask about the validity of second-hand medical information from a ghost, wanting explanations about the antiparasitic properties of goat milk, or questioning the physics of recharging a jade egg with lunar energy is apparently more tiresome than adrenal fatigue. Too much entropy!  To remind herself that chicks … Continue reading

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow we’re not f**king with you we’re correcting you, XOXO Science

Dear Ms. Paltrow, I understand you recently said that anyone who is going to fuck with you better bring their A game.   I’m pretty sure you don’t mean comment on your recipes but rather the growing exasperation from medical professionals and journalists alike at the almost constant debunking of the health “advice” and all … Continue reading

GOOP wants you to drink activated charcoal chai. Here’s why it’s crap.

Activated charcoal is one of the latest “wellness” trend and by wellness I mean things that charlatans want you to buy that have no hope of helping you. So yes my friends that leads us directly to GOOP and their latest installment in medical stupidity, activated charcoal chai. This concept is so medical inept I hardly … Continue reading

My Sweet V claims they can make your vagina smell sensual for $29.99. Just no.

There are seemingly endless ways to hack the vagina for cash. This week’s installment of vagina-cash-grab is a product called My Sweet V. The company claims their product can boost your libido and give your vagina a semi-fruity taste and a sensual smell. You know, to empower women because nothing says I’m a woman, hear me … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP give dangerous info on iodine. Their expert gets his info from a ghost.

GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony … 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 … Continue reading

Glamour gives risky period advice, recommends dangerous sea sponges

Of course I clicked when this tweet from Glamour came across my timeline. The article mentions the following four products: washable period underwear, washable pads, menstrual cups, and sea sponges.  The first three are great, but menstrual sponges are not. This is what Glamour said about sponges: Yup, you can stop your period before it … Continue reading

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