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Actual Doctor Rips Gwyneth Paltrow for What She’s Urging Women to Do with Their Vaginas

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog Goop is hugely influential, with over three million followers. It’s also notorious for placing the spotlight on some very unorthodox practices.

There was the time it claimed “bras can cause cancer”…

And no one can forget the post about “Conscious Uncoupling” amid her divorce with musician Chris Martin—something women were sure to do right after soaking in a bath full of Himalayan stones that they extracted themselves, as one does.

But most recently, Paltrow shared her secret to harnessing “the power of energy work.”

Her method?

Squeezing an egg with her vaginal muscles, of course.

The eggs—called “Jade Eggs”—are polished gems used to “increases chi, orgasms, vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance, and feminine energy in general.”

After interviewing resident “Jade Egg” expert Shiva Rose, Goop dished on what consumers can look forward to after making the $55-$66 purchase.

Rose explained that the egg brings out a woman’s power from her vagina, even when she’s not creating life in there.

She also dove into the many “benefits” the egg can provide:

“Jade Eggs can help cultivate sexual energy, increase orgasm, balance the cycle… tighten and tone, increase control of the whole perineum and bladder, develop and clear chi pathways in the body, intensify feminine energy, and invigorate our life force.”

Image Credit: Screenshot/JadeEggs

But when asked why the egg’s history (used by queens and concubines “to stay in shape for emperors”) resonated with Rose, she didn’t hold back on what she believes “empower” women:

“…The eggs started as a way to please the emperors and they turned out to be so empowering for any woman who used them—kept them feeling and looking youthful, connected them to their inner power.”

Suffice it to say, many people were put off by the notion that a woman’s power starts and ends with her beauty and sex appeal — especially Dr. Jen Gunter, OBGYN.

Dr. Gunter decided she couldn’t hold back anymore when her patients started asking her about jade eggs — so the doctor penned her own blog post about it, in an open letter to GOOP and Rose [emphasis added]:

“I have been asked by so many people about your vaginal rocks that I felt it necessary to drop you a line.

I read the post on GOOP and all I can tell you is it is the biggest load of garbage I have read on your site since vaginal steaming. It’s even worse than claiming bras cause cancer.

But hey, you aren’t one to let facts get in the way of profiting from snake oil.”

She also slammed Rose’s interpretation of female empowerment:

“’Queens and concubines used them to stay in shape for emperors.’ Nothing says female empowerment more than the only reason to do this is for your man!”

As far as the eggs’ abilities to adjust women’s hormones, Dr. Gunter was not having it:

“And then the claim that they can balance hormones is, quite simply, biologically impossible.

But most notably, the gynecologist entirely shut down Rose’s point of a woman harnessing her “power” through the egg:

“If the word for womb is yoni I hate to break it to you, but the uterus and vagina are different structures. If you are using the Sanskrit, while I admit I am no language scholar, it seems that yoni means the entire female reproductive tract and you should say that.

Terminology aside, the vulva, vagina, cervix, and uterus are not intuition repositories and neither are they sources of ‘power’ or ‘wisdom.’

If [sic] fact, I find that assertion insulting. Do you really mean a woman who does not have a uterus is less effective? Is a woman without a vagina less intelligent? Is a woman who had a vulvectomy due to cancer less creative?”

Beyond the misinformation and offensive insinuations, Dr. Gunter also warned the danger of sleeping with the egg in, as Rose had advised on Goop:

“I would like to point out that jade is porous which could allow bacteria to get inside and so the egg could act like a fomite.

This is not good, in case you were wondering. It could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even the potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome.”

And finally, the doctor made a note that constantly contracting one’s pelvic floor muscles isn’t natural, so the “glow” Rose refers to might stem from another body part…

“Your pelvic floor muscles are not meant to contract continuously. In fact, it is quite difficult to isolate your pelvic floor while walking so many women could actually clench other muscles to keep the egg inside. It is possible the pained expression of clenching your butt all day could be what is leading people to stare, not some energy glow.”

According to Fast Company, Goop had approximately one million newsletter subscribers in late 2015—a number which has undoubtedly grown. The site also receives more than 3.75 million page views per month, not including viral posts like those previously mentioned. That brings Paltrow’s followers—who take her website’s advice—up to four million+ people and counting.

Additionally, the “Jade Eggs” have been featured on the “Rachel Ray Show” and “Sex After Fifty with Dr. Christine Northrup,” according to its website.

As both Goop and Dr. Gunter pointed out, one should always consult their doctor before taking on any new “health regimen” — especially if that regimen implies that a cancer survivor does not possess as much “inner strength” as the next woman.

From IJR.