It had to happen: A Santa-Monica OB-GYN has invented a cream–That’s right, a cream, that she says makes vaginoplasty unnecessary.
The cream’s creator is Terralynn Hoy, who created a product called Pk24. She said she did so after she heard men talking about how a relaxed vagina has negatively affected their sex lives with their female partners. This tightness vs. looseness is the main selling point for many women to getting vaginal reconstructive surgery. But Hoy says her cream tightens a woman’s inner vaginal walls in order to enhance her sexual experience.
The cream itself seems a mix of the natural and chemical. It contains aloe barbadensis leaf, alum potassium, glycerin, sodium citrate, and for flavor, sucralose, as well as the preservatives proplyparaben and methylparaben.
So what’s not to like, right? After hearing about this product, who in their right mind would spend the money and time for a labiaplasty?
It turns out, plenty. For a couple of reasons. First, nobody is quite sure just how the cream supposedly tightens the vaginal muscles–and therefore, nobody is sure just yet if it actually works, or if it’s just a “placebo effect.” Second, the product itself only claims to work for 24 hours. This means you need a new application any time you plan to have sexual intercourse. And, of course, it means plenty of money for the cream’s manufacturer. True, a surgical procedure costs a lot more money. But it’s a one-time thing. After that, the expense, the time and the inconvenience are finished. And most importantly, you can be sure it’s a “product” that has been verified as working. As of yet, vaginal tightening creams are still experimental–and not yet “ready for primetime.”