Dr. Jen Gunter made it on news headlines when she went face-to-face with actress Gwyneth Paltrow to back up her claims that steaming of Va.gina is good for women.
Now, Dr. Dunter happens to be in the news this time again. This time, she’s warns women who always like buying products that are harmful in order to give their va.ginal artificial odours. She said va.ginas naturally are meant to smell. She fires back out at men that like complaining about the normal smell of their spouse’s genitals and said it is a “form of abuse”.
From her latest blog newsletter, the gynecologist from Canada revealed that her boyfriend left her because of the of her Va.gina. She said women shouldn’t be ashamed of the natural smell of Va.gina. Instead, they should dump any man who says their Va.gina smells. She went further by buttressing her point that the use of beauty products makes the va.gina smell, and also upsets the natural pH balance of the Va.gina and makes women vulnerable to infections like gonorrhea and even HIV.
Gunter wrote in her blog: “I once dated a guy who insinuated my va.gina did not smell right. He was an a** in other ways too. For example, he thought my hair would be better if it were straight. Sadly, I took the bait, it wasn’t. He thought I would look better if I dressed a certain way. Again, I took the bait. I just felt worse. When it came around to tell me how my va.gina could be better it finally clicked that this is a form of control that men often use. Fortunately, I am an appropriately confident va.gina expert and I had a light bulb moment and dumped his sorry a**.”
The 50-year-old who is a va.gina expert has been an Obstetrician and gynecologist for so many years and was disturbed by the health and diet tips that she came across on magazines and blogs which were fallacious and damaging to women who chose to accept those practices. She started her blog to counter those claims.
“I see the consequences of women doing harmful things they read about online,” Gunter said. earlier in the year when she attacked Paltrow for the unverified health information she shares on her wellness website, Goop. “It breaks my heart when I hear people tell me about all the useless therapies they’ve wasted their money on.”
Dr. Gunter in her current blog post urges women to not succumb into the similar trap she fell into when she thought her boyfriend who told her to change things about herself.
She wrote: “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. The continued proliferation of the what will they insert next, the products on drugstore shelves and the interest in these posts tell me that I’m probably right.”
She warned women that specific kind of odour might show a health problem.
She said: “A va.gina takes care of itself. Like a self-cleaning oven. The va.gina needs no cleaning and the vulva needs very little. However, a strong va.ginal odor – for instance, a ‘fishy’ smell – might be abnormal and could indicate a problem.
“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 va.gina 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.”
She once tweeted: “A va.gina takes care of itself. Like a self-cleaning oven.”