Gwyneth Paltrow Wants Women Everywhere to Steam Their Vaginas

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Sorry Shailene Woodley, sunbathing your vagina was so 2014.

There's a new way to spruce up your lady parts, according to Gwyneth Paltrow, who revealed she lives for a good vagina steam.

While introducing her GOOP readers to Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica, Calif., the healthy living guru wrote, "the real golden ticket here is the Mugworth V-Steam: You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al."

"It is an energetic release-not just a steam douche-that balances female hormone levels," Gwyneth continued. "If you're in LA, you have to do it."

The treatment will cost you 50 bucks for a half-hour session, which the spa claims, "stimulates the production of hormones to maintain uterine health, aids regular menstrual cycles, clears up hormonal acne, promotes circulation, and helps correct digestive disorders."

But, before take your vajayjay cleaning regimen up a notch, check in with your doctor about it first. In spite of Gwyn's advice, Board certified OBGYN Dr. Jen Gunter says don't mess with your "delicate garden."

"Steam is probably not good for your vagina," she continued in a blog response to Gwyneth's claims. "Herbal steam is no better and quite possibly worse. It is most definitely more expensive."

Dr. Gunter added that the steam can't float up into your uterus from your vagina unless "you are using an attachment with some kind of pressure and MOST DEFINITELY NEVER EVER DO THAT."

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Dr. David L. Fink, who is also an OB/GYN, had a different opinion. The doc told People, "I don't think it's completely crazy to say [the steam] could be beneficial," adding, "it could change the circulation patterns for probably 30 minutes to an hour."

"Depending on how the steam is applied, the benefits could be similar to a regular steam room," he continued, giving this note of caution. "As far as bold claims that doing this will change hormonal balance or cleanse the uterus, it's probably bogus."

It looks like your safest best is to stick to the shower (hey, it has steam too).

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