Doctor warns women not to use Lush Valentines Day bathbombs as sex toys

The aubergine bath bomb is (obviously) not safe to put into your vagina

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The aubergine bath bomb is (obviously) not safe to put into your vagina

Lush has been flexing their ethical muscle rather a lot lately. Not only are they opening their first plastic and packaging-free store in the UK, they've also released refillable lipsticks and are selling palm oil-free soap to save endangered Orangutans.

But they're also giving us something pretty special as the most romantic day of the year inches closer.

Lush revealed that they're releasing a special Valentines Day bath bomb range, we vowed to buy them all. Whether you're loved up or opting for a Galentine's this year, everyone deserves a fun bath bomb.

There's the aubergine, modelled on everyone's favourite sexting emoji, which is a bergamot, fruity ho wood and litsea cubeba treat, and a peach that releases bursts of grapefruit, peach juice and sweet davana.

No wonder people are getting excited to try them.

However, some people may have been getting too excited by them, and now a doctor has warned women not to use them as sex toys. Obviously.

Speaking to Metro, Dr Vaness Mackay, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 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, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva), not inside it, gently every day.'

So, just incase you were getting any wild ideas, don't put your bath bomb in anything except your bath.

Jadie Troy-Pryde
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Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.