Gwyneth Paltrow Criticised For Encouraging Women To Do A Uterus “Steam Cleanse”

Gwyneth Paltrow, bless her well-meaning, incredibly stupid soul, has taken to her lifestyle blog Goop to herald the brand new trend ladies simply *must* try “if you’re in LA.” Just like an IRL Annabel Porter, G-Pal has recommended a Korean Day spa in Santa Monica – harmless enough – but concludes her blog post by saying,

“The real golden ticket here is the Mugworth V-Steam: 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.”

Excuse me while I dislodge my skull which has successfully impaled my desk, the greatest headdesk of all time. A few observations, without commentary:

1. MUGWORT steam.
2. Uterus et. al 
4. I am dying.

The Independent reports that gynaecologists aren’t too hot about Goop’s latest trend – Dr Jen Gunter said: “Steam isn’t going to get into your uterus from your vagina unless you are using an attachment with some kind of pressure. Most definitely never, ever do that.” Gunter added, “Steam is probably not good for your vagina. Herbal steam is no better and quite possibly worse.”

Paying money to do this is, of course, insane, but what puts me off even more is the fact that Gwyneth doesn’t respect the vagina’s main use. For shame. 

Shelling out actual real life money to potentially fuck up the delicate PH balance of my genitals? WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Via The Independent. 
Lead image by Ben Stansall via AFP/Getty Images.