2017’s most bizarre vagina trends
"Lipstick glue." Cucumber cleanses. Glitter. Vicks VapoRub. Wasp nests.
These aren't collectables or DIY projects, these are things women put on or in their vaginas in 2017, the New York Post reported.
The insect nests apparently were ground into a paste and sold on Etsy.
The listing, which has since been deleted, claimed the product helped "heal episiotomy cuts, rejuvenate the uterine wall and clean out the vagina." Hot tip: Wasp nests do nothing of the sort. Do not put them in your vagina.
The same is true of cucumbers, which supposedly "helps sanitise and maintain a pleasant odour." Likewise, Vicks VapoRub, which some claim is both a cleaner and sex-booster. Same for so-called "lipstick glue." The man who invented it says it helps clean the "self-cleaning shower drain" also known as the vagina.
Again, none of the claims about cucumbers, Vicks VapoRub, or "lipstick glue" are true and none of them should be put anywhere near one's vagina, doctors say.
Glitter very much falls into the same category. Despite going viral, Passion Dust Intimacy Capsules are not doctor-approved. Yes, they dissolve when placed in the vagina and release "sparkling candy-flavoured passion dust," but they are not actually healthy.
It isn't entirely clear why 2017 was the year of weird vaginal trends.
Celebrities definitely didn't help. They did all sorts of weird things to their nether regions. Even everyday women can get in on upgrading their vaginas with the rising number of plastic surgeons offering enhancements and plumpers to make "designer vaginas."
Maybe it has something to do with a general lack of knowledge and a raft of gynaecologist-not-approved fashion trends. Women's underwear is a disaster, going commando is way healthier. And yoga pants aren't helping anyone.
Men didn't make anything better - most couldn't even tell the difference between a vagina, vulva, cervix, ovaries and the fallopian tubes.
However, all is not lost. There are some easy steps women can take to keep themselves healthy and happy below the belt.
First, avoid cycling and make sure your sex toys aren't poisoning you.
Second, if you experience persistent pain, burning or stinging down there, go see a doctor - your vagina might be "depressed."
Third, chow down on some yoghurt, fermented vegetables and cheese. They are just three of the foods that help your body produce "good" bacteria.
Finally, and most importantly, have plenty of sex. Vaginas need it, and if they don't get it, they'll literally waste away.