It’s still cold and going to snow again, so here’s a warming story that made the rounds when I was sick last month—it’s too good not to share!


No, the latest in steamy stories is one coming out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s mouth, one rather too prone to sharing the ins and outs of a Goopster’s well-heeled, well-insulated, and well-she’s-just-bonkers life. That’s because Gwynnie decided that what the world needs now is not love, sweet love, but a steamed-out vagina.


That’s right. Gwynnie’s latest fad is a V-Steam. “You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al,” she explained. “It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”


 Thrilled to be in NYC, so I don’t! For a gynecologist’s brilliant take-down, please read this before you get out the kettle: