'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve has warned women against injecting or inserting substances into their vaginas in an attempt to improve appearance and sexual performance.

So-called 'designer vaginas' are created through various surgical or non-surgical procedures.

So many women practice this recalibrating, refitting and redesigning of their vulvas and vaginas.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

According to Dr Eve, the junk science industry has been exploiting women's vulnerabilities with scam treatments.

There is this underlying fear, insecurity that women have, that is being commercialised.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

The designer vagina arsenal includes Snuff, Dettol, vaginal douching , “feminine hygiene” products, genital bleaching, fillers, vaginal tightening, the O-Shot and laser vaginal rejuvenation.

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Dr Eve says there's no evidence that the procedures work or are even safe.

I'm opposed to it because there isn't any science around it.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

This is a scam.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

In addition, she says, none of these treatments have FDA approval.

Also read: Dr Eve busts myths about the female orgasm that could change your sex life

Dr Eve warns women not to risk their health and finances to appease male sexual privilege.

Instead, she encourages them to learn more about their genitals and conduct regular self-examinations.

Some listeners also called in to share their stories.

I have spent money on vaginal treatment. It just doesn't work.

Gwynth, caller

Visit Dr Eve's website to learn more.

Listen to the full conversation on The Eusebius McKaiser Show:


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