Source – The UK is set to be hit by scorching temperatures of up to 39C today as the heatwave continues.
And while there’s plenty of good advice online for how to keep cool, there’s one suggestion out there that you certainly shouldn’t pay any attention to – no matter how hot it gets.
Some women might become so desperate for relief from the heat that they actually consider inserting ice lollies into their vaginas, believing it will help.
But an expert is keen to let you know just what a bad idea this really is.
Speaking to Metro, Dr Sarah Welsh, the co-founder of HANX condom brand, warned women not to put ice lollies anywhere near their genitals.
She said: “The vagina is composed of very delicate and sensitive skin, hence things that may seem innocent to other areas of the body, if they come in contact with the vagina, can cause infections, irritations and damage.
“There are many things that should never go near a vagina and ice lollies are up there. The ice can stick to the delicate skin of the vagina and cause real trauma and damge.”
Dr Welsh continues to say that the sugar in the lolly could potentially disrupt the natural pH of the vagina and if all that didn’t sound horrible enough, there’s also the added concern that the lolly could break inside of you.
OK. So that’s an important safety tip. A Public Service Announcement for all of you who have vaginas, that popsicles and your lady parts do NOT mix. Do not put those icy, high fructose treats any where near your holiest of holies, no matter how tempting the idea seems. Good to know.
Personally I was not aware that popsicle dildos were a health hazard. Or that anyone ever tried it. But then again, what I don’t know about vaginas could fill the Library of Congress. Women are built for form, men are built for function. Everything we need to know could fit on a 3×5 card that says “Wear a cup when you play sports. Get under there with the soap when you take a shower.” The female instruction manual is as thick as every volume of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, with footnotes, charts and diagrams and a quiz at the end of every chapter. And perhaps somewhere buried within is a passage about the hazards of ice lollie insertion. But I wouldn’t blame anyone for missing it.
I’ll also add that I’ve never considered sticking a popsicle in any orifice on my body besides the one it was designed to go in. But I don’t judge. I’m just here to spread the word keep hoo hoos in the peak of health and save lives. That’s the Barstool difference. The vagina you save may be your own.