GOOP recommends a “sacred snake ceremony” for better sex. I have questions.

I did not make up the term GOOPASUTRA, but honestly it sounds like raw milk pasta, which sounds about as far from sexy as possible. But snakes, right? I mean once you have endorsed a medium as legitimate the next step is clearly a snake charmer. It’s honestly a full on traveling shit show of …

Scented latex underwear to improve “freshness” for oral sex? It’s a vagina, not a Yankee Candle.

Lorals is trying to raise money on Indiegogo for latex underwear for women to wear during oral sex. My first impression was this could be an alternative to dental dams or cut up condoms! A hands free approach that does not require scissors would be great. And then I watched the video. Lorals isn’t going …

In GOOP Health: Wellness Panem style

I went to the GOOP Health event in New York because I know you wanted me to go. Think if it as repayment for every post of mine you liked or shared. I was on the fence about it, but my friend Dara Kass (also a doctor) convinced me to check it out. She said …

We need a vagina and vulva bible, so I am writing one!

If you have never seen a bottle of lube on the nightstand in the movies or in porn, your friends never talked about lube, and every guy you have been with tells you his delusional god-like vagina skills should be enough to make you drip and then sex hurts  because he was in the wrong …

Menstrual blood does not contain toxins

Apparently there are some people, specifically “vegan health bloggers,” who believe that menstrual blood is toxic and so they advocate dieting to the point of losing your period, you know so the toxins never accumulate in the first place. This amounts to promoting anorexia not health and displays a complete lack of knowledge of basic …

Lo Bosworth wants to eliminate vaginal shame with potentially harmful products

Today’s installment of gynecologist versus celebrity arrives courtsey of Lo Bosworth, who I must admit I had never heard of before this week. She is selling products for vaginal health and they concern me greatly. I am a board certfied gynecologist so I get to say that. Allie Jones from The Cut called earlier in the …

Don’t use a Japanese vagina stick to “tighten” your vagina, okay?

As if Gwyneth Paltrow’s V-steams and vagina potpourri weren’t enough of a reproductive tract herbal horror show a dear reader just introduced me to the “Japanese vagina stick.” What is that, you ask? Well, it’s a stick made of plants and ground pearls and herbs and stuff that you insert into your vagina for 2 …

Considering labiaplasty? Read this first (NSFW)

Labiaplasty, reducing and/or reshaping the size of the labia minora, is on the rise. Twenty years ago I was asked about it maybe a handful of times and always by women with a significant size discrepancy (more than 4-5 centimeters) between sides. Now I am asked about it routinely and almost always by women who have labia minora that …

How I became a runner and what I learned along the way

I am not a natural athlete, not by any stretch. In high school it was math and science that seemed effortless, so I took the easy route: academics. I remember dreading P.E. class, but especially any time we had to run. I was always dead last. Over the years of college, medical school, and residency …

Vaginal wind – what’s the cause of queefing?

As a pelvic floor and vaginitis expert I am referred several patients a year who have concerns about excessive vaginal wind. It is unknown how many women have this concern as many don’t discuss it out of embarrassment. Physical manipulation causes air to move in and out of the vagina (for example with intercourse or with …