Gwyneth Paltrow, the celebrated Hollywoodian actress, has recently come under fire, after advertising on the website a medical device for women, designed to promote vaginal health. Experts believe that women who use the medical device are more susceptible to vaginal infections.
The jade egg is one of the many products advertised on Goop, a website curated by Gwyneth Paltrow. At first glance, one would not immediately associate the exquisite and egg-shaped object with a medical device, but rather as something you would place on your desk to lighten up the office.
However, upon a closer look, the user would see that the jade egg is not a decoration, but rather a medical device designed to be used during a Kegel session.
According to Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, the jade egg is a miracle cure, very popular among Chinese royalties. When inserted into the vagina, the jade egg restores hormonal balances, strengthens the pelvis, increases vaginal muscle tone, and, of course, increases the number of orgasms a woman can have during intercourse.
The site also mentions something about the jade eggs used to cure incontinence, prevent uterine prolapse, and to strengthen the kidneys. Of course, these medical devices are so potent, that they can even restore the user’s chi and help her get in touch with her femininity.
Doctor Leena Nathan, an assistant professor of OBS-GYN, is one of the first medical experts to declare that the jade egg promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s website is bogus and that it has no medicinal value whatsoever.
Nathan said that there is no scientific evidence to support the fact that the jade egg can promote vaginal health. Furthermore, the medical specialist added that women who use this medical device during a Kegel sessions could develop pelvic pains over time, and possibly, abnormal pain during intercourse.
Although the site curated by Gwyneth Paltrow says that the jade egg improves vaginal health, the experts believe otherwise. Nathan declared that any foreign object inserted into the body could upset normal physiological parameters such as pH and bacteria.
Also, the doctor also said that women who use these jade eggs have an increased risk of developing bacterial vaginosis. Toxic shock syndrome is also a consequence of using the jade egg for an increased amount of time.
Paltrow’s detractors stated that there’s scientific evidence that Kegel exercises have medical benefits and that they should avoid using the jade eggs at all cost.
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