Gwyneth Paltrow Is Selling A Vagina-Scented Candle
If you go on to Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop you'll find a range of candles including one that smells of sun-warmed apricot, another described as having a 'cool air' scent and a third that 'smells like my vagina'...
Yep, you read that right. Apparently the creation started off as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and 47-year-old Gwyneth.
The website explains how the actress blurted out 'Uhhh, this smells like a vagina,' as the pair worked on the fragrance. The description goes on to say that the candle 'evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent'.
So, what does vagina smell like I hear you ask? Well, according to Gwyneth it's a blend of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed.
According to Goop, the candle - which was made by artisanal fragrance brand Heretic - sold out within hours of it's release because apparently a lot of people are happy to part ways with $75 (£57) for the sake of a vagina-smelling candle.
Gwyneth isn't one to shy away from being open when it comes to intimate topics. Hell, she once released an intimate guide on anal sex.
In her March 2017 newsletter - The Sex Issue - she touched on the backdoor, often an avoided orifice, speaking with an expert on the matter.
She said that if you find yourself enjoying the once taboo sex act, then you're not alone, writing: "If anal turns you on, you are definitely not alone, but its prevalence doesn't change the fact that it's the riskiest sexual behavior in terms of HIV and other STDs".
Speaking to research psychoanalyst Paul Joannides, Psy.D, they found stats that say 30 to 40 percent of straight women and men have tried anal. Paul, an expert on the subject, claims that it was at the halfway point in the Noughties when the line between the vagina and rectum became very mixed.
"Porn had totally blurred the distinction between a woman's anus and vagina," he said. "The anus isn't designed to have a penis thrust up it; nature did not spec it to handle incoming, as she did with the vagina.
"During anal intercourse you're basically putting a plunger up someone's butt. Accidents are likely to happen at one time or another. Pain is an important indicator that damage can occur if you don't make the necessary adjustments, including stopping."
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