Ed Driscoll

Vaginal Steaming? Is It Right For You?

“Vaginal Steaming Is the Only Way to Solve Your Problems,” Jezebel reports, in a headline that might just be slightly sexist:

Feeling tired, stressed or a little bit grumpy? Angry at your husband/wife/pet cockatoo? Feminine odors got you down? Well, there’s a centuries-old cure for all of that, and it’s getting hot air blown all the way up into your laughing place in a public setting. And it only costs 50 bucks. Isn’t your health worth that?

Laura Beck, Jezebel alumna, recently visited a “uterus spa” for Fast Company and the experience was… special. Beck, who I’ve been privileged to know for over a decade and whose vaginal health I’m always concerned about (some might say too concerned) went because Gwyneth Paltrow told her to. And you know what the rules are: If Gwyneth says you do it, you do it. If Gwyneth’s jumping off a cliff, mom: f*** yeah we’re all doing it.

Faster, please, to coin a phrase.

Alternate headline: Uterus Spas? Well now we know why the real reason why Andrew Sullivan is retiring.