Vaginal Glitter Bombs Are Not The Perfect Holiday Gift This Season. Doctors Are Concerned.
The holidays are coming and everyone is thinking of ways to add a little sparkle. In an attempt to do something out of the ordinary you might consider the much discussed Passion Dust Intimacy Capsules, the sparkling, glittering vaginal glitter bombs that dissolve and release a dusting of candy-scented sparkles from your nether regions. Well, don’t. At least, let’s take a minute to think about it.
According to the product’s website, the pills ($25 each) should be “inserted into the vagina at least one hour prior to having sexual intercourse.”
Their creator, Lola-Butterflie Von-Kerius, makes and sells the novelties out of her Houston, Texas home. Lola-Butterflie said she was inspired to make the product after seeing a meme, which said “I don’t sweat, I sparkle”
She says that the ingredients of Passion Dust are “nontoxic and FDA approved,” and similar to what you would find in a vaginal lubricant combined with a cosmetic intended for eye or mouth application.
The capsules are made from gelatin, starch-based edible glitter, acacia (gum arabic) powder, Zea Mays starch and vegetable stearate, which the website says is safe to stick inside the vagina. The only health risk the company warns of is the potential for asthma attacks if the glitter particles are ingested through oral sex.
But health professionals beg to differ and, one doctor has spoken out against the potential health risks of using the capsules. In a blogpost headlined “Don’t glitter bomb your vagina”, a leading gynaecologist based in Canada who has become known for her take downs of GOOP’s controversial health claims, warns that they could interfere with the vagina’s balance of bacteria, thereby leading to infection, and increase the risk of catching STIs.
Whether or not you decide this is the way to spruce things up this holiday season be careful, do your research and have a safe and happy holiday!