Dr. Jen Gunter is not here for boyfriends making off-color comments about their girlfriends’ vaginas.
Boys have no idea what goes into vagina health unless they are an ObGyn.
Once she heard of the trend of cleaning one’s vagina with Vick’s VapoRub, the good lady doctor felt she had to speak out to stop the potentially dangerous practice.
Said Dr. Gunter:
“For what I am sure is the 100th time the vagina needs no cleaning and the vulva needs very little.”
Come for the sex, stay for the science
Come for the science, stay for the sex
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) January 18, 2017
“I know the array of useless feminine washes and wipes at the drugstore and the drivel spouted by Gwyneth Paltrow via GOOP imply otherwise, but I’m the actual expert.”
Here you go. I wrote this a year ago. I wrote it because men were hounding me. Only men. https://t.co/Rs4MWbr5K9
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) November 10, 2018
You don’t need to clean your vagina any more than you need to clean any other part of your body. #Vaginas aren’t any dirtier than any other body part. If anything, they’re cleaner, since they clean themselves. https://t.co/QAoQcbRqKU @BellesaCo @_EggWhisperer @DrJenGunter
— Suzannah Weiss (@suzannahweiss) July 10, 2018
Everything Dr. Jen Gunter writes is great, but this is a must-read. For everyone.
My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not. https://t.co/P346x1qnAH
— JenAlmostZenHeathen (This is not normal) (@liberal_parnell) November 18, 2017
Gunter shared a story of the time when a boyfriend said her vagina “did not smell right” in order to appeal to those who may have been using Vick’s to appease their spouses.
“When it came around to telling me how my vagina could be better it finally clicked that this is a form of control that men often use.”
“Fortunately I am an appropriately confident vagina expert and I had a light bulb moment and dumped his sorry *ss.”
“I realize this may border on TMI [too much information], but honestly if it happened to me I bet it has happened to other women.”
— Elvira G Aletta, PhD (@dr_aletta) November 19, 2017
I'm in love with Dr. Jen Gunter. Once again, she's written something perfectly to the point: "My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not." https://t.co/5b5duJhUWn
— David Kincheloe (@dkincheloe) November 19, 2017
— Kurmanath (@Kurmanath) December 17, 2017
Dr. Gunter added:
“If you think you have a medical condition, see a doctor.”
“If your partner insinuates that an artificial smell is preferable to the smell of a normal vagina they are the one who has an issue.”
“Telling women how they can be better is a classic way of tapping into body image issues and honestly in my personal opinion it is a form of abuse.”
Heed the doctor’s advice.
Inserting foreign cleaners into the vagina can have serious consequences, including irritation and infection.
If you have any questions, she’s pretty good about answering tweets: @DrJenGunter.