Recently, the 32-year-old entrepreneur posted on her app that she lives for Vitamin E oil, not only for combating wrinkles, redness and inflammation, but also for her lady parts too.
“Vitamin E may strengthen vaginal lining!!! Moisturize your labia and vagina with Vitamin E oil to combat dryness and soothe irritation,” she wrote.
But careful before you adopt Khloe’s below-the-belt maintenance routine. We must have missed the scientific research backing any of this up. Is it actually safe to oil up your vajayjay?
Well, to clear this all up, we spoke to Dr. Rachael Ross, sexologist, family medicine physician and former co-host of the Emmy-winning show The Doctors. She exclusively told BET.com that Kardashian’s advice isn’t just bad, but it can jeopardize a woman’s sexual health for a range of reasons.
“First, just because this oil may be good for one part of your body, doesn’t mean it’s good for another. Vitamin E oil isn’t regulated and depending on which one you buy it can contain additives that can irritate and cause allergic reactions. Plus, this type of oil can break down condoms during sex,” Ross said.
“If Kardashian’s advice is code for vaginal dryness and you suffer from that, talk to your doctor about what’s going on. You might also want to look into a silicon or water-based lube instead,” Ross added.
She also stressed the biggest lesson of all: If your vagina ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
“The vagina is resilient, self-cleaning and self-regulating. Even after we have children, it snaps almost back to where it was before. You don’t need to over clean it, powder it down or put oil on it. And by doing so, can throw off the balance of good and bad bacteria, which can lead to yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis.”
But if you’re also worried about strengthening your vagina’s muscles; opt for doing Kegels exercises, also called “pelvic floor muscle training,” she suggests. In other words: leave it alone.
“Kegels aren’t just good for your vaginal strength, but for your bladder and our pelvic flooring, which are supposed to support us well into our 90s. So it’s important to keep them all healthy and happy.”
Now that’s advice that seems safe.
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