Doctor warns women not to use Lush aubergine bath bomb as a sex toy

Anyone with an iPhone and a dirty mind will be able to tell you that certain fruit and veg shaped emojis are viewed as being rather rude.

We’re of course talking about the peach-shaped ‘bottom’ and the aubergine which is often used to signify a penis.

Inspired by these animated symbols, Lush, the creator of weird and wonderful bath bombs, recently launched a new range of products for Valentine’s Day 2019.

But many people are rather concerned that they might not be used for their intended purpose.

Doctors have warned not to insert the bath bombs into your vagina – or any other part of the body
(Image: LUSH)

 

Social media users have been speculating that some rather brave/silly person may decide to try using their aubergine-shaped bath bomb as a sex toy.

One person posted on Twitter : “Okay but did Lush really think this through? There is gonna be at least one dumb*** that tries to use the eggplant bath bomb as a dildo.

“Like come on. It’s gonna happen.”

Obviously it should go without saying that this is a bad idea, but just in case you were considering it, you should know that a doctor has issued a warning against it.

The aubergine emoji is often used to symbolise a penis
(Image: LUSH)

 

Dr Vanessa Mackay from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist spoke to Metro.co.uk about the dangers of inserting a bath bomb inside yourself.

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 thursh.”

She added: “Women are advised to use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva) not inside it, gently every day.”

Lush also thought it was so obvious that you shouldn’t be doing anything naughty with your bath bombs that they didn’t need to comment on the issue.

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