Original article from THE SUN UK
LAST week, it was revealed that Lush has transformed two popular sexting emojis into bath bombs for Valentine’s Day.
The NSFW peach and aubergine-shaped products were supposed to be a cheeky bit of fun – but doctors have had to warn women not to use them as sex toys.
After the beauty brand unveiled the bath bombs, one person tweeted: “Okay but did Lush really think this through?
“There is gonna be at least one dumba** that tries to use that eggplant bath bomb as a dildo. Like come on. It’s gonna happen.”
Now Dr Vanessa Mackay – spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – has made it clear to Metro that they should never be used internally. Obviously.
She said: “We would strongly discourage the use of bath bombs internally as these could disturb the fragile balance of good bacteria inside the vagina.
“This natural flora helps to protect the vagina and disrupting it could lead to irritation, inflammation and infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush.
“Women are advised to use plain, un-perfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva), not inside it, gently every day.”
As well as potentially causing infection and irritation, bath bombs are designed to break up in water.
This poses even more of a risk, as you could be left with some of the product inside you.
If you fancy buying the bath bombs for their intended purpose, Lush has actually made them sound pretty lovely.
The peach option releases bursts of juicy grapefruit, fresh peach juice and sweet davana, as well as swirls of pink as it fizzes.
Meanwhile, the aubergine infuses your tub with aromas of uplifting bergamot, fruity ho wood and saucy litsea cubeba, as well as green and blue foam.