Gwyneth Finally Gets It for Goop
It has finally happened, the day we've all been waiting for! The website 'Goop', owned and operated by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, has been settled a lawsuit filed against it for making unsubstantiated health claims about the products it promotes.
Goop has been the bane of my, and several other sexual health educators, existence for several years now. Paltrow's site positions itself as an authority on products and services that will improve your health and happiness. She regularly features articles about sexual health and the are thinly veiled ads for products she sells on her site. Most of them are rife with misinformation and many of the products are actually dangerous. If you follow my blog, you'll know that I've commented on this many times including her bad information about lube, her hugely properly and downright dangerous jade eggs, and her completely questionable recommendation that we steam our vaginas.Platrow
Lying about Lube
I know you’re probably getting sick of me picking apart Gwyneth Paltrow’s site, Goop, but I just have to do it again. I was reading some information today about lubricants and that led me back to Gwyneth and her terrible page on the topic. Lubes are something that people get very confused about because there’s a lot of really bad information floating around out there. I thought it was important to clarify some of the things on this page, which is, sadly, filled with lies. It’s a question and answer with Dr. Maggie Ney who is not a medical doctor but rather a naturopathic doctor. She claims to be an expert in hormones but she sure doesn’t know anything about lube. Here’s are the blatant lies in this piece.
Lie #1 – The FDA does not regulate what goes into lubes
Don't Put Those Eggs in Your Basket: Please Don't Put That Up There - Part Four
Last year about this time, I did a series of posts about ridiculous things people were advising others to put in their vaginas - from steam, cannabis laced tampons, to teeny tiny tea bags. It seemed like a trend to find new and exciting, and potentially very unsanitary and dangerous, things to put inside you.
I'd like to say this trend has died down but it hasn't. It seems we just can't get away from people who want to tell us that our vaginas are a problem and they have a solution.
What's the latest thing you're supposed to stuff up inside you? Jade eggs.