Ladies Are Buying Small Wasps Nests to Put in Their Vaginas to Increase Tightness

The European paper wasp (Polistes dominula, often misspelled as dominulus) is one of the more common and well-known species of social wasps in the genus Polistes. Its diet is more versatile than that of most Polistes species (many genera of insects versus mainly caterpillars in other Polistes), making it superior over many others during the shortage of resources. The dominant females (queens) are the principal egg layers, while the subordinate females (auxiliaries) primarily forage and do not lay eggs. This hierarchy is not permanent, however; when the queen (alpha-female) is removed from the nest, the second-most dominant female (beta-female) displaces the role of the previous queen. Dominance in females is determined by the severity of the scattered-ness in the coloration of the clypeus (face), whereas dominance in males is shown by the variation of spots of their abdomens. Polistes dominula is far from being extinct or even being in danger due to their exceptional survival features such as productive colony cycle, short development time, higher ability to endure predator attacks and many more.  (Photo: Danita Delimont/Getty Images)

Ladies Are Buying Small Wasps Nests to Put in Their Vaginas to Increase Tightness

Doctors are urging women to never do this, though.

Published June 6th

It's not every day that a piece of medical advice takes your breath away, but here is one that definitely does: doctor's are warning women to abstain from putting wasps nests in their vaginas. 

Wow, 2017 is really tew much sometimes. Our natural reaction to this intel was, "No problem, wasn't planning on it." But it would appear that not everyone shares our conventional wisdom.

In fact, it's somewhat of a trend to, uh, stick foreign objects into your orifices right now. While Ilana on Broad City did once deem women's nether regions "nature's pocket," it still doesn't sit with us quite right, literally and figuratively — we can't imagine being able to sit right with something shoved up there. 

Like most new-agey bulls**t trends, we can trace the inception of this practice back to Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle platform, Goop. It was there where she started hawking jade eggs, a decidedly intimate way to partake in the crystal craze. The $70 rock that they urge you to put inside your hooha allegedly "increases chi, orgasms, vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance and feminine energy in general." Damn Gwyneth, you're a freak! Also, it's extremely hard to prove these jade eggs work in any capacity.

The latest iteration of this trend involves Etsy sellers pushing "oak galls," or balls of treebark and wasps nest remnants. Seems weird, disgusting and counterintuitive to put these where the sun don't shine, but a simple Etsy search will reveal they're plentiful on the website.

Luckily, doctors are now dispelling the many myths surrounding placing said objects in the female sex organ. The lack of FDA approval should've been enough to stop consumers in their tracks, but alas, it was not. Lady parts, as likely any owner of them would know, are self-regulating and very sensitive. In other words, no need to fill your nature's pocket! In fact, doing so may cause harm to your vagina. Permanent damage invoked by such a foreign object could even cause pregnancy complications.  

We all learned some important lessons today. Don't put wasps nests in your vagina, keep your crystals where we can see them and, for god's sake, leave your vaginas alone, ladies! 

Written by Lainey Sidell

(Photo: Danita Delimont/Getty Images)

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