People can make all the jokes they want about their flowery, confetti-filled vaginas, but when you insert an actual glitter pill up your hoo-ha you’ve officially gone too far. We know what you’re thinking, “Does such a thing actually exist?” Yes, yes it does. And this dubious "beauty" trend is one to watch out for.
A company called Pretty Women, Inc., is hawking what they’ve dubbed Passion Dust Intimacy Capsules, a $12 to $20 “pretty little pill that makes your 'Yoni' look magical, smell fresh, and taste #sexpensive!" Their Facebook page has over 23,000 likes, and on July 2 they announced they’re completely out of stock. But, it seems that the “intimacy capsules” are still being sold on 5Miles.com, a website that’s set up like Etsy.
According to the product description, the pill’s “only purpose is to add a sparkle and flavor to your natural vaginal fluids to make the experience of lovemaking that much more fun and enjoyable for you and your partner.”
We get the sentiment. This little pill is supposed to spice up your sex life and make your nether regions a cuter place to hang out. But seriously, one of the least cute things imaginable is a glop of sparkly discharge oozing into your panties and onto your bed. And let’s not dismiss the neon-light-flashing risk of infection.
"The vagina contains a delicate balance of good bacteria, which are there to protect it," Dr. Vanessa Mackay, a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), told The Independent. “If women place foreign objects inside their vagina, they risk disturbing this balance which may lead to infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, and inflammation." Takeaway: your vagina is fine just the way it is, and no glitter pill is worth the risk of a yeast infection.
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