Kourtney Kardashian explores wacky treatments after IVF fail to have a baby with Travis Barker


Kourtney Kardashian and her future husband Travis Barker seemed as if they were willing to try almost anything to aid their fertility journey on the latest episode of The Kardashians.

The 43-year-old Poosh founder got a variety of unusual new-age treatments in the episode, including a risky vaginal steam session.

Meanwhile, alleged medical professionals dispensed questionable advice on how to conceive, including suggesting that she drink the 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer’s semen.

Going wild: Kourtney Kardashian and her future husband Travis Barker seemed as if they were willing to try almost anything to aid their fertility journey on the latest episode of The Kardashians. The 43-year-old Poosh founder got a variety of unusual new-age treatments in the episode, including a risky vaginal steam session

Going wild: Kourtney Kardashian and her future husband Travis Barker seemed as if they were willing to try almost anything to aid their fertility journey on the latest episode of The Kardashians. The 43-year-old Poosh founder got a variety of unusual new-age treatments in the episode, including a risky vaginal steam session

After her last egg retrieval was unsuccessful, the two had decided to try a Panchakarma cleanse, which she said was a ‘3,000-year-old’ practice that would remove ‘toxins in our tissue.’

However, the bizarre practice has not been scientifically validated, and many nutritionists believe it could even be dangerous, according to WebMD.

Kourtney did the cleanse 10 years earlier, and Travis was open to it, as it was the only option she had mentioned that he hadn’t tried yet.

He seemed agitated about not being able to exercise or have sex for a week, though he was still playful and affectionate around Kourtney. 

She warned him that she was on ‘so much estrogen right now’ that it might give her severe mood swings.

‘I’m OK with a bad day, or a rough day with you, than a day without you,’ he replied sweetly.

‘OK, good luck,’ she replied with a perfect deadpan. 

Later, they were joined by Martha Soffer, their Ayurvedic expert who was supervising the cleanse.

Kourtney recounted their last appoint where a ‘doctor’ told her that Travis had ‘grade-A’ sperm. His medical advice seemed questionable, though, as he had urged her to drink Travis’ semen ‘four times a week.’

‘Love this doctor,’ Travis added.

He started rubbing his hands all over his love and kissing her. ‘I love you, I’d do anything for you,’ he added. 

They followed up the meeting with a trip to Martha’s spa, where they would be going seven days in a row for four-hour spa treatments.

Kourtney was going to have a ‘yoni steam,’ or vaginal steam, in which she would sit nude over steaming water filled with herbs, though there is also no medical evidence that it has any benefits, and many OB-GYNs argue that it could be harmful, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Kourtney also got a ginger foot bath, which was supposed to bring ‘warmth to the womb.’

For her vaginal steam, she sat down on what looked like a toilet seat covered in towels, while draping another towel over herself to protect her modesty. 

Meanwhile, Travis wore what looked like a tall brown chef’s hat to let oil soak into his head to relax his mind, but the spa leader wouldn’t let him have his phone, which seemed to disappoint him.

Later in the episode at a family dinner held at her sister Kim Kardashian's house, Kourtney and Travis shared that they had to refrain from any kind of sex or exercise while undergoing a cleanse to help them conceive . 'What about oral sex? What about hands? What about feet?' she recounted asking

Struggling: Later in the episode at a family dinner held at her sister Kim Kardashian’s house, Kourtney and Travis shared that they had to refrain from any kind of sex or exercise while undergoing a cleanse to help them conceive a child. Kourtney asked their advisor: ‘What about oral sex? What about hands? What about feet?’

Later in the episode at a family dinner held at her sister Kim Kardashian’s house, Kourtney and Travis shared that they had to refrain from any kind of sex or exercise while undergoing a cleanse to help them conceive a child.

Kourtney added that they asked for some clarity from their advisor. ‘What about oral sex? What about hands? What about feet?’ she recounted asking.

‘Feet?’ inquired a confused Kris Jenner, which got a sheepish laugh out of her oldest daughter. 

Once the elegant dinner was served, Kourtney revealed that she had finally had a conversation with her former partner Scott Disick about his rude behavior around herself and her family due to her relationship with Travis.

She recounted how he called her to ask about sports equipment for their son Mason, only to ask, ‘By the way, should I just expect to not be invited to dinners from now on?’

‘Honestly, there’s some unfinished business, and then I just said a conversation would be helpful to get out of this strange place,’ Kourtney recalled saying.

Luckily, Scott sounded open to the chat. ‘”Of course I’m interested. This is my life,”‘ she recounted him responding. 

Khloé Kardashian thought that was a positive sign and mentioned that it took years for ‘mom, dad and [Caitlyn] to get comfortable around each other.’

Family troubles: At the same dinner, Kim shared her regrets over how the her ex Kanye West, 44, had behaved in recent years after most of her famous siblings dropped by for a lovely family dinner at her home

Family troubles: At the same dinner, Kim shared her regrets over how the her ex Kanye West, 44, had behaved in recent years after most of her famous siblings dropped by for a lovely family dinner at her home

At the same dinner, Kim shared her regrets over how the her ex Kanye West, 44, had behaved in recent years after most of her famous siblings dropped by for a lovely family dinner at her home.

The group — which included Khloé, Kendall, Kourtney and Travis and their mother Kris with her boyfriend Corey Gamble — sat down for a heart to heart at a breakfast nook before moving over to the dining room.

Their chit chat was interrupted when both Kim and Kris got the same text message revealing that Kanye was preparing to release a new song.

‘It means he’s talking s*** about me and probably saying whatever,’ Kim explained to her confused siblings.

‘You’re the mother of his kids and have been nothing but great to him,’ Kris said. ‘One day your kids are going to read all of it, and see all of it. And that’s something that everybody has to be really aware of.’ 

She added that ‘When people are saying disparaging things about any of us, it hurts all of us.’

Khloé said the only thing Kim could control was her own actions, and she said she would ‘never regret’ being kind to others.

Kim vowed that she would never ‘stoop’ to her ex’s level and suggested that Kanye had ‘always’ treated her family poorly, suggesting the issues preceded his battle with bipolar disorder and their split.

‘I protected that for so long, but I said I will never let that happen to you guys again,’ Kim said defiantly.

Kim sounded excited to have her family back together after saying she had ‘zero time’ recently to spend with them while she studied for law school and raised her four children. 

Fashion star: Earlier in the episode, Kim had the spotlight on herself as she showed off her modeling prowess during a photoshoot with Kendall. She was continuing her Balenciaga collaboration with a new ad campaign being shot in her home

Fashion star: Earlier in the episode, Kim had the spotlight on herself as she showed off her modeling prowess during a photoshoot with Kendall. She was continuing her Balenciaga collaboration with a new ad campaign being shot in her home

Earlier in the episode, Kim had the spotlight on herself as she showed off her modeling prowess during a photoshoot with Kendall.

She was continuing her Balenciaga collaboration with a new ad campaign that was being shot in her home and would subsequently be featured on billboards.

‘I feel like I’ve already been in a campaign,’ she said of her time wearing the fashion house’s clothing at the instigation of Kanye.

While she was being styled before the photoshoot, Kris dropped by and Kim revealed that she had worked on the contract herself to practice what she had learned of contract law so far.

‘Who better to practice on than myself?’ she said in the makeup chair.

‘You’ll still get 10 percent,’ joked Kim’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to Kris.

Later, Kim went through an enormous warehouse filled with all of her old outfits, and she says there could be as many as ‘30,000 pieces’ in storage.

She admitted that she wasn’t sure what her new style should be. ‘I’ve always had Kanye there as this crutch to teach me so much about fashion,’ she said.

‘The status of my relationship with Kanye hasn’t really been clear to people because I was trying to figure that out too. And I’m ready to move on,’ Kim admitted in a confessional.

She was joined by her publicist Tracy Romulus, who shared that Kim has an amazing memory and could remember what outfit she wore on a given date, along with how her hair was styled and what kind of eyeshadow she wore.

To prove it, Tracy asked her about her New Year’s Eve outfit from Las Vegas — ‘What year?’ Kim had to have her specify — and the Skims founder seemed to nail the details. 

While going through outfits, Tracy reminded Kim of the time Kanye apparently cleared out her closet and replaced everything in it.

‘I forgot that I can make decisions too,’ she said of her newfound independence. 

For the Balenciaga shoot, she later met up with Martina Tiefenthaler, the chief creative officer for the fashion house.

‘To know that one of my favorite designers ever is valuing my opinion and wants me to be me is just a good, empowering feeling,’ she bragged.

Kim gushed that Balenciaga let her use her own hair and makeup team and to rock the long braided ponytail extension she had been wearing around that time.

Change of plans: Kris dropped by and revealed the good news that Kendall had been potentially offered the cover of American Vogue. However, there was a bump in the road, and the magazine had decided to bump her and to offer the cover to Kim

Change of plans: Kris dropped by and revealed the good news that Kendall had been potentially offered the cover of American Vogue. However, there was a bump in the road, and the magazine had decided to bump her and to offer the cover to Kim

But during some downtime, Kris dropped by and revealed the good news that Kendall had been potentially offered the cover of American Vogue.

However, there was a bump in the road, and the magazine had decided to bump her and to offer the cover to Kim, who had already graced it twice before.

‘I feel so bad,’ Kim said, and Kris wasn’t sure how to break the news.

In a confessional, the aspiring lawyer joked she would have ‘killed’ Kendall to get the cover from her 15 years ago.

Kris wondered if she should just say nothing, and Kim laughed at the idea of her little sister suddenly seeing her on the cover at a newsstand. 

Awkward: Kris wondered if she should just say nothing, and Kim laughed at the idea of her little sister suddenly seeing her on the cover at a newsstand

Awkward: Kris wondered if she should just say nothing, and Kim laughed at the idea of her little sister suddenly seeing her on the cover at a newsstand

Later, at the Vogue shoot, Kim said she was feeling confident and like a new person.

‘Nothing I would wear before felt like me. This is me,’ she said as she gushed about having more control in choosing her outfits and style.

She was interrupted by a FaceTime call from Anna Wintour, who complimented her outfit and was happy about the items Kim planned to wear.

‘You look perfect,’ she enthused. 

Kylie Jenner wasn’t featured in the big get-togethers in the episode, but she did have some quality time while taking a drive with her mother.

The two suggested doing some grocery shopping to remind them of their pre-fame lives.

‘It’s good for your soul,’ Kylie said of doing things for herself.

Kris shared in confessional that she stopped shopping for herself because so many people in the grocery store would covertly snap photos and take videos of her and her family.

To prove her point, a man was seen looking away while keeping his phone trained on them. 

Kris pointed out a display of Kendall’s 818 tequila, and they put a bottle in their cart to support the brand.

Blast from the past: Kylie Jenner wasn't featured in the big get-togethers in the episode, but she did have some quality time while taking a drive with her mother. The two suggested doing some grocery shopping to remind them of their pre-fame lives

Blast from the past: Kylie Jenner wasn’t featured in the big get-togethers in the episode, but she did have some quality time while taking a drive with her mother. The two suggested doing some grocery shopping to remind them of their pre-fame lives

Afterward, Kris suggested they get the car washed to continue their day of normalcy. ‘I love us,’ she gushed.

When they stopped by the gas station to fill up first, Kris seemed out of practice and got confused by her credit card reward points.

The two made the dangerous mistake of leaving the car running when she started pumping the gas, though lucky nothing happened and they remembered to turn it off eventually.

‘Well, we didn’t blow up, so that’s the good news,’ Kris said.

She was awed by the car wash and getting to stay in the car while it happened.

‘This is like Disneyland! We have to bring the kids here!’ she said.

In a confessional,’ she admitted that the ‘most important thing’ was spending time with her children, ‘even if it means going through a car wash.’

Kris was back in a scene with Kendall later in the episode where she spilled the beans about her canceled Vogue cover. 

Kris didn’t have to break the news, as Kendall’s agent had already informed her, which was a big relief.

‘I’m happy for my sister, and she should be really happy,’ Kendall said kindly. ‘There’s not an upset bone in my body because it went to the right person.

‘I’m happy to give it up to my sister,’ she added.

Kris was over the moon at how well she took it in a confessional chat.

‘Kendall is the best! She’s the most delicious human being in the world,’ she said.

During their chat, Kris suggested out of nowhere that her daughter should have a baby, and Kendall instantly started choking on her coffee. 

‘It’s my life. I don’t know if I’m ready yet,’ she replied.

Out of left field: Kendall was gracious when she learned she had been bumped from the Vogue cover by Kim, but she choked on her coffee when Kris suggested she should have a baby

Out of left field: Kendall was gracious when she learned she had been bumped from the Vogue cover by Kim, but she choked on her coffee when Kris suggested she should have a baby

‘When you were born, I made your body inside my body, so I made your eggs inside of me,’ Kris explained. ‘That means I made —’ 

‘—My eggs. I’ve seen this on TikTok. Are you watching TikTok?’ Kendall interjected.

Kris decided to call up her OB-GYN out of the blue, who recommended a cycle of egg freezing, adding that it would be more successful since Kendall was still young. 

Khloé’s presence was also somewhat limited during this episode.

Her big scene came later in the episode, when she and her daughter True moved into their newly completed dream home, though she noted that Tristan would have to move in later because he was in season at the moment.

She gave her mother and Corey a tour of her impeccable pantry and closets.

‘This is organized as s***,’ Corey said in awe.

Khloé said she was almost afraid to walk in her closet because it was so pristine.’

She said it was ‘sensory overload,’ and added there was ‘too much to digest and absorb’ as she and True checked out her new screening room.

Khloé and Corey even danced while holding champagne flutes to break in the new house. 

In the teaser for next week’s episode, Kourtney is shown in a meeting with Gwyneth Paltrow as they consider a collaborative candle, inspired by Gwyneth’s Smells Like My Vagina candle.

Scott Disick was also seen chatting with Khloé and Kris about an interview.

Kim concluded the teaser by promising to reveal ‘how it went down with’ her new boyfriend Pete Davidson after Khloé inquires. 

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