5 Things You Should Never Do To Your Vagina

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Hey ladies, listen up!

Our honeypots are very delicate and sensitive. Some women are extra adventurous and do unusual stuff to their vaginas.

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There are things we should not and never do to it.

Here are 5 things you should never do to your vagina:

Steaming it

Paltrow offers huge raves for Tikkun Spa’s 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,” the Oscar winner explains. “It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels.”

But ob/gyns call her bluff. “It probably feels good because the heat increases blood flow to the whole vaginal area, including the clitoris, which could turn some women on,” says Hilda Hutcherson, MD, an ob/gyn at Columbia University Medical Center and author of Pleasure: A Woman’s Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need and Deserve ($17, amazon.com). “But if you got too close to the steam, you could end up with second degree burns down there.” Yikes.

In addition, the steam itself can increase moisture in and around your nether regions, making you more susceptible to the growth of yeast and unfriendly bacteria, points out Taraneh Shirazian, MD, an ob/gyn at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Not to mention the fact that there’s no way for the steam to actually reach your uterus to supposedly cleanse it, and your vagina takes care of cleaning itself.

Bottom line: You’ll likely feel much more energized and balanced by opting for a relaxing full body massage instead.

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