Gwyneth Paltrow touts vaginal steaming as ‘an energetic release’

Gwyneth Paltrow has the cure for what ails you, ladies.
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Leave it to Gwyneth Paltrow to suggest a Must-Do Thing that we didn’t even know was a Thing People Get Done.

We’re talking about the intentional steam-treatment of one’s lady parts.

“The real golden ticket here is the Mugworth V-Steam,” she writes at her Goop website, talking up a holistic spa in Santa Monica. “You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al.”

And to think, up till now we were feeling pretty good about figuring out how to clean our home office. Maybe how to freshen up the interior of our car.


“It is an energetic release — not just a steam douche — that balances female hormone levels,” Paltrow explains. “If you’re in L.A., you have to do it.”

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Want to learn more about what a V-steam entails? Laura Hooper Beck has kindly journeyed to Santa Monica for the experience and written about it in detail for Fast Company.

“Basically,” Beck writes, “it’s sorcery for your vagina.”

If only there were sorcery that did the dishes.

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