Gwyneth Paltrow Says Selling a $75 Vagina Scented Candle was About Empowering Women

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says that her candle called “This Candle Smells Like My Vagina” was a “feminist statement” meant to expose the “shame” that surrounds “a woman’s private parts.”

The Iron Man star recently explained to singer John Legend that the candle’s name was really a feminist statement.

“The idea that women have been taught to have a certain amount of shame about their body,” the Avenger Endgame star told Legend who was guest hosting for Ellen DeGeneres. “So, if you just light a candle that says This Smells Like My Vagina, and put it on the coffee table, it’s kind of a punk rock statement.”

The candle from Paltrow’s Goop boutique company sold out in about a day when it was introduced last year. But contrary to this newest claim, Paltrow originally claimed that the name evolved as a joke.

Paltrow’s Goop company has a controversial history in pushing questionable wellness products and sex aides. For instance, Goop promoted body vibes stickers, which it claimed could “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies,” as well as sex dust, coffee enemas, “inner beauty” powder, vaginal eggs, handcuff bangles, vaginal steamers, “Psychic Vampire Repellent,” a BDSM kit, and a self-love spray.

The company also settled a lawsuit back in 2018 and was ordered to pay $145,000 after being accused of making unscientific claims made about Goop’s vaginal eggs. Paltrow’s company claimed the eggs can “balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, prevent depression, prevent uterine prolapse and a combination of other illnesses.”

Despite the controversy, Paltrow’s company now has a home at Netflix with the streaming now playing a six-episode series called Goop Lab.


  1. greg w

    February 15, 2020 at 5:29 am

    What a marketing tool. And sales probably soared. Short lived gag gift but im guessing its gifted mostly by lesbians for lesbians. Well guys, im not falling for this one(not that theres anything wrong with it)!

  2. Glenda

    February 15, 2020 at 6:09 am

    If this woman would bathe once in a while, she’d realize what empowers women, is the smell of being clean, and not having a smelly candle scented vagina, and under arms!

    Just when we think these California low lives can’t be any more warped, and twisted, they show us all!

    Now we know why she’s divorced, candles will never cover up her stench!

  3. sally

    February 15, 2020 at 7:47 am

    well said Glenda

  4. John Kellerman

    February 15, 2020 at 8:10 am

    I bet they are all democrats, trashy as they are, it is no doubt.

  5. Scarlet

    February 15, 2020 at 11:16 am

    This woman is warped! Some people live in an “other-universe” and Paltrow obviously is one. She has no idea what women think, want, need or what makes a woman a real woman. Shut it down Paltrow. These gimmicks are ridiculous

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