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Women: Gwyneth Paltrow recommends you 'steam' your vaginas

Yeah, really.

IF YOU DON’T ALREADY already know, Gwyneth Paltrow has a lifestyle website, GOOP, where she instructs readers on how to live the good life (by buying $225 grill pans and doing pre-Christmas cleanses).

Now, she’s advising women to steam clean their vaginas.

2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala - Hollywood The face of a woman with a steam-cleaned vagina. Source: AP/Press Association Images

While singing the praises of the Tikkun Spa in Los Angeles, she singles out the ‘Mugwort V-Steam’ treatment:

You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release – not just a steam douche – that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.

An energetic release, you say?

Unsurprisingly, everyone is rather befuddled:

They’re not the only ones. Doctors aren’t as enamoured with it as Gwyn is, saying steam is “probably not good for your vagina”.

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Iron-Man Source: Crushable

Gynaecologist Dr Jen Gunter warns:

Mugwort or wormwood or whatever… can’t possibly balance any reproductive hormones, regulate your menstrual cycle, treat depression, or cure infertility.
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.

In case you were wondering how much it costs to steam a uterus, it’s $50, and you can choose different variations of steam to aid weight loss and fertility. And men, don’t feel left out – you can avail of the ‘A steam’ (we’ll let you guess what the A stands for).

Thank you Gwyneth, thank you.

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