5 times Gwyneth Paltrow freaked the world out about sex including vagina-scented candles

Goop made a lot of noise in the past for their bizarre products like vagina-scented candles and expensive sex toys


                            5 times Gwyneth Paltrow freaked the world out about sex including vagina-scented candles
Gwyneth Paltrow's upcoming Netflix show 'Sex, Love and Goop' is making a lot of noise (Instagram/Gwyneth Paltrow)

Gwyneth Paltrow is all geared up to shock the world once again with her rather eccentric sexpertise, with her upcoming Netflix show 'Sex Love and Goop'. The series has been described as a space for couples to "learn lessons" about sex and intimacy and enhance their relationships. More elaborately, according to The Guardian, "Each couple’s fundamental sexual disorder is diagnosed in a Gwyneth-headed roundtable, then they are sent variously to a knowing holistic sex therapist – a lot of elegant, early-grey women always quietly threatening to get a 3D model of the clitoris out – to walk them through exercises that might help them achieve a healthier sex life." The show has already been dubbed as 'a non-fun educational documentary' and Paltrow had been trolled for the same. 

This is not the first time Paltrow's stance towards sex has shocked the world. Her brand Goop made a lot of noise in the past for their bizarre products like vagina-scented candles and expensive sex toys. Now, viewers are hoping to see more of Paltrow's quirky side unfold in this new show that drops on October 21. Before you start watching, let's jog your memory with all the times Gwyneth Paltrow freaked the world out about sex. 

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Lace Beaded Blindfold as advertised on Goop.com

Super-expensive sex products

Goop might advertise itself as the common person's best friend when it came to sex life, but in reality, they sell sex toys with price tags as high as $15,000 ( a 24 karat gold sex toy from Lelo). Only the filthy rich can afford a $1505 NSFW toy to a $673 pleasure ring or $125 lace bunny ears. In addition, Goop also offered eyebrow-raising options in the past like a $2400 immersive tantric workshop in Amsterdam to help people reconnect with their sexuality. 

Vagina-scented candles

The $75 'This Smells Like My Vagina' candle from Goop went viral for all the wrong reasons, sparking a barrage of memes online. Many were scandalized by the unexpected product, but nevertheless, Paltrow raked in profits as the candle got sold out from the Goop website quite fast. 

Vagina-scented candles as advertised on Goop.com

Vaginal steaming

In 2015, gynecologists and sexual health experts were shocked by a Goop article around 'V-steams' or vaginal steaming procedures. The article claimed that the bizarre process offers hormone-balancing benefits to women. Goop praised “V-Steams,” vaginal steams that use infrared and mugwort to clean your uterus and vaginal area and also rebalance hormone levels. “You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels,” Goop wrote.

However, gynecologists agree that there is no proven scientific evidence of the claim and 'V-steam' can also cause second-degree burns, down there. 

The infamous Great Jade Egg

In 2017, Goop landed in major controversy for selling a $66 Jade Egg that one inserts in their vagina. It claimed to improve "feminine energy" and facilitate better orgasms. But experts dubbed the item as dangerous and even imposed a $145,000 penalty on the brand for "unsubstantiated marketing claims". 

The Wellness Jade Egg as advertised on Paltrow's website Goop (Goop.com)

Super NSFW articles

In Goop's infamous sex edition, the articles were so NSFW that many readers equated it with pornography. Even then, the articles were openly displayed on a family-friendly website.