Shut. It. Down.
Remember the other day when Gwyneth Paltrow was raving about the positive effects of vaginal steams on her blog, Goop?!
Apparently women are SO intrigued with this v-steam process, they're booking appointments like crazy — SERIOUSLY!
[ Related: Gwyneth Says Vagina Steams Are Totally The Next Best Thing! ]
We were able to EXCLUSIVELY catch up with Mickley Shawzin, the lead aesthetician at Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica, California and she says the phones have been ringing off the hook ever since the Oscar-winning actress posted about them!
If you're looking to book an appointment, they're unfortunately booked for the whole weekend AND — get this, after the write-up went live, the spa went from an average of 3 vaginal steams a day to 10!
Let it be known that the Goopy mistress' words are GREAT for business!
Mickley didn't name any names, but she does reveal that several A-listers come in for downstairs steams! Imagine sitting next to, oh, we don't know, Beyoncé, while you're getting this done!
For all the guys, if you're looking to try out something similar, Tikkun does offer a male version of the lady steam! It's not as popular, but it's something you can do with your girlfriend if you don't want to feel left out!
BUT, before you go rushing off bottomless to the spa in hopes of running into A-Listers to bond over your steaming hot vajayjays, there are some things you should probably know about v-steams.
Yeah, turns out, it doesn't really work the way Gwynnie says it does.
Those claims about helping with fertility and balances female hormones? Dr. Jen Gunter, a board certified OB/GYN is turning her nose up at all that hogwash!
Dr. Gunter, who is also an expert in vulvovaginal disorders, says any kind of steam in general probably isn't good for your lady bits!
She wrote in a detailed blog:
"Steam is probably not good for your vagina. Herbal steam is no better and quite possibly worse.
Mugwort or wormwood or whatever when steamed, either vaginally or on the vulva, 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."
Hm, that kinda makes you think twice about taking your pants off, don't it??
Private parts can be a bit finicky, so take precautions!
If Dr. Gunter's words intrigued you to find out more about v-steams, go HERE to read her professional opinion!
To learn more about v-steams at Tikkun, click HERE!
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