There's a bizarre new trend that women are trying in order to tighten up and rejuvenate their vaginas. Is it a type of surgery? Is it it a cream? Nope, women are shoving wasp nests into their vaginas.
Some online retailers are selling oak galls, which are nests that house wasp eggs before they hatch, and say they can be used as a natural way to clean the vagina.
They're advertised as a way to help:
"Heal episiotomy cuts, rejuvenate the uterine wall and clean out the vagina."
Gynecologist Jen Gunter warns against the wasp nest trend, calling it dangerous:
"Drying the vaginal mucosa increases the risk of abrasions during sex (not good) and destroys the protective mucous layer (not good). It could also wreak havoc with the good bacteria. This is a dangerous practice with real potential to harm. Here’s a pro-tip, if something burns when you apply it to the vagina it is generally bad for the vagina.”
This sounds like some weird remedy that Gwyneth Paltrow would endorse. Don't do it!