Yoni eggs, or smooth egg-shaped stones designed to be inserted into the vagina for Kegel exercises, first became popular in 2017, when they began to be sold on the Goop -Gwyneth Paltrow website. These eggs can also be called jade eggs, although not all Yoni eggs are made from jade. In addition to the promised benefits of Kegel, egg material is also meant as a healing crystal, depending on what stone your egg is.
When it comes to ‘ancient exotic secrets’ in the field of well-being or health, it is usually advisable not to take these facts completely seriously. In a 2017 Qoop Q&A section , a woman claimed that jade eggs were an “incredible, secret practice” used by concubines (maids who were meant to satisfy the sexual desires of their masters and carry children) in ancient Chinese temples. In The Washington Post . It must be said that this ‘mythology’ of Yoni’s eggs is probably a false fact.
The famous OBGYN Jen Gunter and her colleague, archaeologist Sarah Parchak, even published a study rejecting the idea that jade eggs are ancient Chinese secrets. Both women examined more than 5,000 Chinese jade artifacts and found that the number of vaginal jade eggs existing at the time was exactly zero. Although Yoni or jade eggs may have no reason to be an ancient Chinese secret, they are still sold. Here are the different facts about Yoni eggs.
What is Yoni’s Egg?
Yoni egg is a smooth stone that is polished enough not to be porous and is egg-shaped. It is intended for insertion into the vagina. The word ‘Yoni’ is a Sanskrit language and means ‘uterus’, although nowadays it is more associated with a woman’s vagina. The name of the egg part is because it has an egg shape.
What do Yoni’s eggs do?
The characterization of Yoni eggs is usually divided into two parts. Firstly, the weight of the egg is meant as a Kegel ball, and secondly, the material from which it is made is intended as the energy of a healing crystal.
Although performing Kegel exercises can be beneficial in toning the pelvic part, it turns out that they will not “make you tighter” during sex .
Do Yoni Eggs Really Work?
If you put something in your vagina and use it as extra weight to tone your pelvic floor muscles, then, yes, it works. Anything that strengthens the pelvic muscles can reduce urinary incontinence and improve sexual pleasure and response [Here, however, it should be noted that the improvement is more noticeable in the woman herself. The partner will feel a smaller difference.] By inserting Yoni eggs and tightening the pelvic floor muscles, such as the PC muscles and the levator ani muscles, it helps to tone the vagina, bladder and rectum.
As for the crystal component, it probably won’t help you much. Although Yoni eggs made from natural gemstones such as quartz, jade and amethyst have been attributed various properties, such as healing properties, these “healing properties” may be more related to the method and duration of use than to different magical powers.
Are Yoni eggs safe?
If you keep them clean (washed with warm soapy water) and dry, use a lubricant every time and make sure your Yoni eggs are really non-porous and smooth, then you should have no problems. Most gemstones have surface defects and can be porous, so it will be important how well the gemstone is polished, that it is smooth, and that bacteria do not accumulate in the cracks.
This means that stainless steel or silicone is easier to keep clean than Yoni eggs made of gemstones. Fortunately, there are a myriad of different products available for stainless steel and silicone Kegel exercises, and they are usually much cheaper than gemstones.
An even cheaper option? Just do Kegel exercises alone without any additional tools.
Are Yoni eggs really an ancient Chinese secret?
Sorry to disappoint, but no. OBGYN Jena Gantere and archaeologist Sarah Parchak proved this in their research .