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Three out of three doctors agree: Gwyneth Paltrow is wrong about steaming your vagina

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s endorsement of a Santa Monica spa’s unusual vaginal treatment has been rejected by the medical community,
Addicting Info reported.

Paltrow recently promoted the “Mugwort V-steam” at Tikkun Spa on her website, calling it “an energetic release — not just a steam douche — that balances female hormone levels.”

According to Paltrow, spa guests use “what is essentially a mini-throne” while “a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al.” But while she told readers that they “have to do it” if they’re in Los Angeles, OB/GYN Jen Gunter issued a strong recommendation against it on her own blog.

“Steam is probably not good for your vagina,” Gunter wrote. “Herbal steam is no better and quite possibly worse. It is most definitely more expensive.”

Not only would the steam would not enter a vagina without the use of an attachment, Gunter stated — which would be unadvisable in and of itself — but it could not have any effect on a woman’s menstrual cycles or ability to have children.

“If you want to feel relaxed get a good massage,” she advised. “If you want to relax your vagina, have an orgasm.”

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Daily Beast contributor Russell Saunders, a pediatrician by trade writing under a pseudonym, backed Gunter’s analysis.

“The female reproductive tract does not need to be cleaned at all,” he wrote. “In fact, methods of feminine cleansing like douching can do more harm than good. Women should no more steam their vaginas than flush them with Lysol.”

Another gynecologist, Hilda Hutcherson from Columbia University Medical Center, was even more critical.

“It probably feels good because the heat increases blood flow to the whole vaginal area, including the clitoris, which could turn some women on,” Hutcherson told Health.com. “But if you got too close to the steam, you could end up with second degree burns down there.”

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While Paltrow did not go into the details of the treatment, Laura Hooper Beck described her own experience getting the $50 “v-steam” in an article for Fast Company magazine:

I’m faced with what looks like a Victorian police cell toilet situated over a steaming pot of Grandma’s Chai Spice Vagina tea. I hover over the hole in the seat just so and then settle down so that the steam may rise into That Which Is Most Sacred. I cannot tell a lie: At first, it feels incredibly weird to have hot wet air wafting into my co*ch. My entire body tenses as I actively clench my vaginal muscles to protect myself from the invading shower of scorching steam. It would feel exactly like the poison fog from the “Hunger Games” arena, I think. First a burning heat and then convulsion after convulsion of electric pain!

Beck reported that, while the treatment is available for $50 at Tikkun, it can cost as much as $120 at a spa in Atlanta. A website calling itself EarthDancerWellness.com also sells a “do-it-yourself kit” for $150.

“Of course that is the website where you can purchase a vaginal steaming kit,” Beck wrote. “Of course.”

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Actress Kelsey Gunn also experimented with the treatment in 2012 for her online show Dirty Little Beauty Secrets.

“I really should’ve had a party,” Gunn says at one point. “We could recite The Vagina Monologues.

“She’s been here,” a Tikkun staffer tells her, referring to the playwright, Eve Ensler. Gunn’s visit to Tikkun can be seen below.

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Right-wing radio show ratings tank as host undermines Trump’s ‘promises made, promises kept’ re-election slogan

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The fact Donald Trump's base sticks with him no matter what he does is negatively impacting a conservative radio host attempting to hold the president accountable for his campaign promises.

Michael Alan Weiner, who goes by the stage name Michael Savage, hosts the "Savage Nation" radio show.

The host once praised Trump as the "Winston Churchill of our time" has been criticizing the president recently, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

"Now Mr. Savage is an outlier once again, dismayed more each day as the budget deficit continues to swell, thousands of new migrants are apprehended at the border, and the wall Mr. Trump promised to erect and make Mexico pay for remains unbuilt," The Times explained.

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LISTEN: Here’s the creepy broadcast at Trump’s rally telling supporters the right way to deal with protesters

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando, Florida.

Those who entered the venue were treated to a pleasant female voice booming out instructions to protestors — and a creepy warning.

"While we all have the rights to free speech, this is a private event paid for and hosted by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., and you came to hear the president," said the voice. "To accommodate the right to free speech and peaceful assembly, while ensuring an orderly rally, we have provided a secure area outside the venue for all protesters, and we ask anyone wishing to demonstrate to please exit to that secure area."

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Ukrainian-Russian developer with Trump Tower Moscow ties suing after getting bilked for $200,000 at inauguration

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It is illegal for foreigners to donate to presidential inaugurations, but a new lawsuit sheds light on how wealthy foreigners attempted to buy access to the Trump administration.

"A Ukrainian-Russian developer who wanted access to President Trump’s inauguration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was bilked out of the $200,000 he paid for what he thought would be V.I.P. tickets to the event," The New York Times reported Tuesday.

"The developer, Pavel Fuks, who once discussed a Moscow real estate project with Mr. Trump, said in the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, that he had paid the money to a firm at the direction of Yuri Vanetik, a prominent Republican fund-raiser and sometime lobbyist," the newspaper explained. "But, the lawsuit said, Mr. Vanetik failed to come through with the promised tickets, and Mr. Fuks ended up watching the inauguration from a Washington hotel bar."

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