People really love Lush bath bombs. Like, really love them. So much so that when the brand launched their Valentine’s Day collection, which includes their beloved bath product in the shape of an eggplant emoji, people were quick to point out that customers might use the product in a different way than the brand intended it to be used, like as a sex toy.
Okay but did lush really think this through? There is gonna be at least one dumbass that tries to use that eggplant bath bomb as a dildo.
Like come on. It’s gonna happen.
— JayLynnExperiences (@JLExperiences) January 3, 2019
While it might seem like common sense that inserting a bath product (even one that’s made of natural ingredients) into one’s body is a very bad idea, medical professionals still felt the need to speak up about it.
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Metro.co.uk spoke to Dr. Vaness Mackay who warned customers against using the phallic-shaped bath bomb in place of a sex toy as it could be harmful to the body. “We would strongly discourage the use of bath bombs internally as these could disturb the fragile balance of good bacteria inside the vagina,” Mackay said, adding, “Women are advised to use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva), not inside it, gently every day.”
We know, they’re cute, and we don’t blame you for wanting to take one or two home. But have we really gotten to the point where a medical doctor has to remind us that we shouldn’t be sticking colourful, fizzing bath bombs into our private parts?
i can’t believe lush had to make a psa to not put the eggplant bathbomb in their vagina
— 𝒻𝓊𝒸𝓀 𝓊𝓅 (@HADLEYlNLOVE) January 17, 2019
Bottom line? Bath bombs go in the bath and nowhere else. There are sex shops for that.