A leading gynecologisr has spoken out against the bizarre trend for women to glitter bomb their vagina.
It comes after online retailer Pretty Woman Inc revealed it is selling ‘Passion Dust intimacy capsules’ filled with candy-scented glitter – and it had sold out of stock in a matter of days.
The product description on the website says: ‘It is a small capsule that you insert into your vagina and allow it to naturally dissolve and release it’s contents’ – with a disclaimer to users that it does not cause any magical or supernatural sensations.
Dr Jen Gunter , a leading doctor based in Canada , warns this unusual concept is guaranteed to lead to a dangerous infection.
By throwing off the delicate balance of your vagina’s bacteria, it could also increase your risk of catching a sexually-transmitted disease, she warns.
‘Just because something is safe for your lips, for example glitter lip gloss, doesn’t mean it is safe for the vagina,’ Dr Gunter warns readers on her blog.
Dr Gunter warns there is, to date, no known way of making a vagina-friendly glitter.
The website says Passion Dust is made of gelatin capsules, starch based edible glitter, acacia (gum arabic) powder, Zea Mays starch, and vegetable stearate.
Dr Gunter warns this could cause a nasty inflammatory vaginal discharge and/or an inflammatory mass in the vaginal wall.
Most importantly, edible glitter contains sugar.
‘Depositing sugar in the vagina lets the bad bacteria go wild,’ she writes.