Skip navigation! Story from Body. It has all the inscrutableness of a giant stretchy, smelly tube that periodically spits out menstrual blood, white stuff, babies and is prone to the least glamorous of all infections: thrush.
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Women are led to believe their vaginas should look and smell a certain way, influenced in part by pornography and a lack of understanding among men and women when it comes to the female anatomy. But sadly, many of these products have little regard for our health and simply feed into low self-esteem, perpetuating negative body image. The latest? It has since removed the listing. Oak galls are created when a female wasp inserts her eggs into part of an oak tree. The oak galls are then being sold as an all-natural vaginal tightening method without wasps, of course. She explained that drying the vaginal mucosa increases the risk of abrasions during sex, destroys the protective mucous layer and could also wreak havoc with the good bacteria in the vagina.
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Photo by Maciej Toporowicz via Getty Images. The idea that vaginas need to be detoxed by some external force is as persistent as it is wrong. There's nothing in your reproductive tract that needs to be detoxed. Your whole body, you've got liver and kidneys — they take care of that. The pearls also contain borneol , an ingredient utilized in some traditional Chinese medicine practices and flagged by Health Canada as toxic back in Exposure to borneol may cause skin and eye irritation, nausea and dizziness in small doses, and restlessness, irritability, and seizures in larger amounts, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Basically, a good rule of thumb is if a product is marketed to make vaginas smell, taste ugh , or look cleaner or better, proceed with extreme caution. Barring some kind of medical condition like an STI, a fungal overgrowth, or a bacterial infection, everything necessary for maintaining vaginal health is already available in-house, no accessories required.
But prepare for a torrent of discharge when you take the pearls out. Four months later, she began selling them through her company Embrace Pangea. At no point in her creation of the detox pearls did she consult a gynecologist or medical professional because she claims their philosophy on natural remedies would differ from hers. Her product is available on her site as well as Etsy. She explained that the good bacteria act as gatekeepers. What you need to know. According to research Gunter cited, women are wrong 50 to 70 per cent of the time they try to self-diagnose vaginal issues, because the symptoms for many problems can be identical.