Experts Recommend against Using Vaginal Glitter
While we applaud that our intimate areas are finally having their time in the spotlight, there should be some caution here. Specifically, not everything endorsed by celebrities or available commercially should be used on your vagina. Take for example, vaginal glitter.
Khloé Kardashian shares her eight-step “vajacials.” Gwyneth Paltrow has introduced the use of the yoni egg. And recently, a private company has begun selling vaginal glitter (passion dust), which is designed to add some sparkle into one’s sex life. Specifically, the currently sold-out candy-scented glitter is to be inserted into the vagina before intercourse.
This phenomenon of glitter-bombing your vagina has raised a number of health and skin care concerns from gynaecologists and medical professionals. Although you can put whatever you want in there, it’s also a very sensitive area and these products pose a lot of risks.
Why Vaginal Glitter is Not Recommended
This product should not be used in your vagina or its surrounding area. Check out what these professionals says about vaginal glitter.
“The introduction of various ingredients, natural or not, can lead to a disruption of the pH level and result in irritated, angry skin, which in turn can lead to infections.” (Shereene Idriss, M.D.)
Canadian-based doctor Jen Gunter shares that this is guaranteed to lead to a dangerous infection. She warns that the product can throw off the delicate balance of the bacteria on your vagina and cab increase the risks of sexually-transmitted infections. In addition, the ingredients used for Passion Dust could cause inflammatory vaginal discharge and/or lead to the development of an inflammatory mass in the vaginal wall. She highlights,
“Just because something is safe for your lips, for example, glitter lip gloss, doesn’t mean it is safe for the vagina.”
The spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK, Dr. Vanessa Mackay says,
“The vagina contains a delicate balance of good bacteria, which are there to protect it. If women place foreign objects inside their vagina, their risk disturbing this balance which may lead to infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, and inflammation.”
So, the next time you consider using vaginal glitter or some other fuzz on your intimate areas, think about the risks you take. Besides, if your aim is simply to spice up your bedroom activities, your creativity is all that matters.