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Khloe Kardashian handed out feminine hygiene advice and gynaecologists are not happy.

Khloe Kardashian’s dishing out health advice now, haven’t you heard?

That’s what happens when you get famous, you see.

The 32-year-old reality star has shared the products she loves to use to keep her lady parts “happy”. Which is obviously the end game for all chicks, because most of us are pretty tired of always having a sad vagina. Like, I don’t know about you guys, but mine’s always complaining. Chronic whinger.

So anything that can turn its frown upside down is A-OK with me! *giggles*

The problem is, however, that some muggles (aka non-Kardashians) aren’t so happy with Khloe’s recommendations. Something about “not recommended” and “don’t actually use these products”.

The first two products Kardashian uses and recommends are ones that keep her pelvic floor in check: $26 Ben Wa Balls and a $265 Elvie Exercise Tracker.

The glass balls do exactly what they sound like – you put them in your vagina and squeeze to keep them in. In theory, I think the act of squeezing would make my lady parts more exhausted than happy (and don’t even get me started on the complaining), and I would indulge Khloe on this one, except my colleague Jessie Stephens trialed glass vagina balls herself. And her judgement tells the story of a remarkably unhappy vagina.

So what about Ms. Elvie Exercise Tracker?

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The Elvie tracker is like a FitBit, but for kegel exercises: it tracks how many tenses you perform, and advises whether you should do more. Which, actually, sounds kind of cool.

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But it’s the other products copping their fair share of criticism because they claim to help balance vaginal bacteria and fragrance. As in, spray your lady parts with perfume kind of fragrance.

They are:

  • Good Wipes: Cleansing Flushable Wipes for Down There
  • Medicine Mama’s VMagic Cream
  • Shaveworks’ The Cool Fix Lotion
  • Renew Life Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic
  • Summer’s Eve Cleansing Wash for Sensitive Skin
  • The Vajacial

According to gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter, who spoke to the Daily Mail, it’s a big no-thanks-don’t-listen-to-Khloe-on-this-one.

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“Never use baby wipes or hygiene sprays or douches or feminine wipes. EVER,” Dr Gunter says.

“These will strip oils and possibly change your bacterial colonization from good to bad.”

Dr. Drai, a gynecologist and media personality, has also written about why women shouldn’t mess with vagina bacteria and fragrance.

“Your vagina is normal just the way it is.  The vagina has good and bad bacteria that live together. If you put anything down there, you can take away that good bacteria,” he says.

And then there’s another ob-gyn, Dr. Rebecca Starck who spoke to Glamour in an interview about scented tampons last year. Talking to Glamour, Dr. Starck says it’s better to play it safe and avoid using any kind of perfumed product in your nether regions. “It’s also best to use 100 percent cotton, undyed products,” she says.

Got that? Probably best to avoid scented feminine hygiene products and feminine hygiene advice from Khloe Kardashian while you’re at it.

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