The list of acceptable items that can be inserted in the vagina does not include glitter, warns doctors. This may seem like obvious advice, but one retailer is selling what they call Passion Dust. According to the company’s website, the dust is encased in a capsule meant to be inserted one hour before having sex. During intercourse, the capsule gets warm and softened by fluids, eventually dissolving to release the glitter, which is candy flavored.

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“It's only purpose is to add a sparkle and flavor to your natural vaginal fluids to make the experience of lovemaking that much more fun and enjoyable for you and your partner,” the website claims. Currently, the capsules come in one flavor, which the company describes as being sweet but not too sweet, but flavorful enough to “make your lover feel that your Yara (water-lady or little butterfly) is what all vaginas are supposed to look, feel and taste like; soft, sweet and magical!” However, scientifically speaking, vaginas are not supposed to taste like candy.

Pretty Woman Inc., the makers of Passion Dust, also explain that the capsules can be used for entertainment purposes sans partner. Simply insert the capsule before taking a warm shower, which will help dissolve the pill. Of course, the company claims the product is safe, except for asthma sufferers who should be cautious of ingesting the glitter during oral sex. Passion Dust is made of cosmetic grade glitter and powder without the use of toxins or dyes, while other glitters are made of metal or PVC, according to the maaker.

Despite Pretty Woman Inc.’s stance about the product’s safety, doctors are warning consumers not to use Passion Dust.

"The vagina contains a delicate balance of good bacteria, which are there to protect it," said Dr. Vanessa Mackay, representative from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in The Independent. "If women place foreign objects inside their vagina, they risk disturbing this balance which may lead to infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, and inflammation."

Gynecologist Shazia Malik told the paper that the the small particles could actually create tears in the vagina, which would leave you open to infection.

"Also the glitter capsules can cause tiny scratches to the vaginal mucosa during sex, again allowing harmful bacteria to infect the vaginal walls,” Malik told the paper. “Even worse it's possible that some glitter pieces may even migrate up through the cervix into the womb lining and have exactly the same effects there.”

Despite these warnings, Passion Dust is actually on backorder, and the company argued against the medical community, saying everyone likes to push their opinion on others.

“Any gynecologist would tell you that NOTHING should go in your vagina! and nothing concerning the vaginal region comes without some possible risk,” they write. “You shouldn't have sex without a condom and even latex can be hazardous if you happen to have an allergy, you shouldn't use tampons, douche, powders, perfumes, toys, lubes, lotions, oils and beware of dirty nails and fingers!...The point is; People have opinions and love to share them.”

Pretty Woman Inc. also asserts than any vaginal issues resulting from using Passion Dust are unrelated as users were likely to already have problems.

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“If you've ever had vaginal issues you had them before you used Passion Dust anyway. If you've ever had a yeast infection i'm sure it wasn't caused by glitter, it just happens sometimes.”

However, the company realizes that every body is different and suggests that those with sensitive vaginas should think twice about purchasing the dust, “So if your Yara has a bad attitude then it's up to you if it's worth trying,” the website warns. Or, you could just trust the medical community and opt out completely.

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