Trends come and go; some focus on food and fashion, others on tech gadgets. Although some of these trends seem odd, they hardly compare to fads involving the vagina. Where some vagina trends look crazy but are ultimately harmless, others are clearly dangerous and certainly not recommended by healthcare professionals. Here are nine bizarre vaginal trends that seem too bizarre to be real.
Women who want to keep their vulva “balanced, moisturized, and purified” look no further than feminine lipsticks. These products, which are known as “feminine hygiene chapstick” claim to treat discomfort, dryness, and odor. Despite these claims about benefits, Dr. Maria Isabel Rodriguez, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University, recommends avoiding vulva lipstick at all costs. She warns that “vulvar skin is very sensitive, and does best without any special soaps or shampoos.”