04 July 2008

The commodification of health

For years it has been obvious that getting healthy and being healthy isn't just about diet and exercise; it's a status symbol. Now we can add another kind of health service to the list: Genital Gyms.

A woman in New York City has opened a spa for women that focuses on their genital muscles. The New York Times reports that for $150 the doctor will stick her fingers in your vagina and tell you how toned your muscles are. Phit (Pelvic Health Integrated Techniques) will then provide you with an "exercise regimen."

And sadly, people with too much money will pay for it.

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