Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is acting like a health professional lately, dispensing nutty medical advice by urging women to get a “Vaginal Steam.” Here is what she says on her Goop site; “The real golden ticket here is the Mugwort V-Steam. You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. V-Steam is not just any old steam douche, it is an energetic release that balances female hormone levels. It’s available at the Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”
At a cost of $50-75, we instead recommend using a vibrator for an “energetic release” for half the price, or use your fingers for free. An M.D. I spoke with mentioned it was dangerous because it can cause uterine contractions, and that pregnant women should stay away from it.
In China and Japan the Mugwort herb is used during acupuncture. In South Korea it’s used as a flavoring in rice deserts, and in Gwynnietown it’s used to steam vaginas.
Sit down for an “upscale “steam cleaning.