Doctor Shares Why Women Should Not Put Garlic in Their Vaginas


This kind of seems like a no-brainer, but, well, in 2019 nothing seems to make much sense anymore. But let us assure you, this is not a bandwagon you want to jump on, ladies.

Apparently, women have started putting garlic in their vaginas because there’s some misinformation floating around that it’s a good home remedy for yeast infections. So Dr. Jennifer Gunter, who is both an OBGYN and a health columnist for the New York Times, put out a Twitter thread explaining all the reasons why you should never, ever do it.

Are you listening? Pay attention to the good doctor, because she’s about to drop some (for some reason much needed) wisdom on all of us.

Are you listening? Because Dr. Gunter isn’t done yet.

And then Dr. Gunter concluded her argument.

So what’s the lesson to be learned to be here? Stick to proven, over-the-counter treatments and consult your doctor before you stick anything anywhere, yeasty or not. And be sure to get your hands on a copy of Dr. Gunter’s upcoming book, The Vagina Bible.

Well, I think that old wives’ tale has now been put to bed…