Khloe Kardashians Vagina Oil Is a Bad Idea
Koko is telling her young female followers to moisturize their’ vaginal lining’ with Vitamin E. Definitely do not do this.”>
Steaming it, like Gwyneth Paltrow, is a bad idea, as is contouring your vulva with an electrical current. You shouldnt waste your money on a trendy yoni massage and stuffing satchels of herbs into your nether region can only end badly.
And now, thanks to Khlo Kardashian, we can add another trend to the listing: employing vitamin E on your dame parts.
As an editor for the lifestyle website YourTango reported, the 32 -year old reality star released the exclusive beauty tip to subscribers of her app last week, writing, No gag: Vitamin E may strengthen vaginal lining! Moisturize your labia and vagina with Vitamin E petroleum to combat dryness and soothe irritation.
And if theres any doubt that there are women out there who will blindly follow Khlos advice, the YourTango editor wrote: When Khlo Kardashian tells me to set Vitamin E on my vagina, I am absolutely going to do it.
Generally speaking, you should absolutely not do this, says San Francisco Bay Area OB/ GYN and novelist Dr. Jennifer Gunter.
I would not recommend this nor is there any study that looks at this for healthy, premenopausal women, she told The Daily Beast. If you are 32 and have a dry vagina, see your doctor and try a silicone-based lube.
In addition to her other writing and activism, Dr. Gunter has become the internets resident voice of reason during these celebrity-driven genital craze. She has debunked it all on her blogthe steaming, the contouring, the massaging, the satchels of herbsand, at this phase, she wants the ill-advised vaginal health suggestions to stop.
A good rule of thumb: If your vagina is penalty, leave it alone.
Not merely is there no hard proof that vitamin E can strengthen vaginal lining, putting the petroleum in your vagina or on your labia without a doctors recommendation can cause some serious grief.
Oils like vitamin E can break down latex condoms, increasing the risk of unintended pregnancy among Khlos young fanbase. And if you fail to do a patch test on your skin before applying vitamin E to your vulva or vaginawhich, again, you almost definitely shouldnt doyou may end up discovering a new allergy in a very sensitive place.
Recent examines have also shown that routinely taking high doses of vitamin E could even shorten your lifespan, so employing it on your vagina in addition to slather[ ing] it on your face and eyelashesas Khlo Kardashian also recommendsmay come at a cost.
The optimum dose is pretty low, Gunter explained. Antioxidants in high doses may well be harmful.
Khlo Kardashian, apparently unaware of this damage, also suggested that her app users take vitamin E capsules orally on top of applying it to their faces, vaginas, and eyelashes. Thats a lot of vitamin E.
But the vulvar and vaginal utilize of vitamin E isnt restricted to the Maintaining up with the Kardashians star. It has also gained a fair amount of traction online on blogs, forums, and Q& A sites. Women have touted it as a holistic therapy for yeast infections and as a non-hormonal option for alleviating vaginal atrophy during menopause.
There is some limited evidence to suggest that vitamin E suppositories can help menopausal women who cannot take HRT and, as Gunter told The Daily Beast, there are a couple of newspapers that suggest[ it] may help prevent against radiation trauma during cancer therapy.