What is a Yoni Egg?

By Edwina / July 13, 2022

Explaining the Product, Dangers and if They Truly Have Benefits.

What is a Yoni Egg? I asked the same question not long ago. As a result, I did my due diligence, for my readers, and found out a plethora of information – good, bad and ugly. Therefore, I am going to answer the question, “What is a Yoni Egg?” while explaining the product, the potential dangers of using a Yoni Egg and if they truly have health benefits.

Furthermore, I will be playing devil’s advocate, explaining both sides of the Yoni Egg controversy and getting a bit up close and personal.

So, what’s a Yoni Egg? Let’s find out.

What is a Yoni Egg?

What’s a Yoni Egg? Let’s start at the beginning.

The word Yoni is used in Hinduism and it means the vulva, especially as a symbol of divine procreative energy conventionally represented by a circular stone.

And diving a little deeper; the symbol of the goddess Shakti, the feminine generative power and, as a goddess, the consort of Shiva. In Shaivism, the branch of Hinduism devoted to worship of the god Shiva, the yoni is often associated with the lingam, which is Shiva’s symbol.

Okay, so now maybe I won’t sound like a complete hippy while answering the big question, “What is a Yoni Egg?”

Now You Know What Yoni Means, What’s a Yoni Egg?

A Yoni Egg – also referred to as a love egg, love stone or jade egg – is an egg-shaped object, made from a semi-precious stone, particularly those used in crystal healing. Further, a Yoni Egg is placed inside the vagina and reportedly does all sorts of magical things.

And yes, these Yoni Eggs are absolutely beautiful! However, what’s a Yoni Egg supposed to do?

What Are Yoni Eggs Supposed to Do?

What's a Yoni Egg supposed to do?

If you are a believer in crystals and healing, you’ll absolutely love this. But, for those of you who believe in science, this all may seem a bit more than far-fetched. As for me? I am a little bit of both, straddling the line between ancient remedies and science.

You can also read Isabelle’s take on the safety of the Yoni Egg in this blog post. That way, you’ll have the opinion of two women!

Straight from the Yoni Egg Professionals

This is directly from a Yoni Egg website, a quite extensive one, at that:

“It is estimated that women have been practicing with stone eggs for over 5,000 years. Empresses and concubines of the Royal Palace of China used eggs carved out of jade to access sexual power, awaken sensuality and maintain amazing health into their old age. Up until recently, this ancient, secret practice was only available to members of the royal family, and to select Taoist practitioners.”

In my opinion, 5,000 years is a pretty impressive track record. In fact, the use of any and all stones and crystals can be traced back to the beginning of time. But does that mean you should put a Yoni Egg in your vagina? Seriously, what’s a Yoni Egg supposed to do?

The Yoni Egg Claims from the Yoni Yogis

The Yoni Egg Yogis claim that if you place a Yoni Egg inside of you, these physical, metaphysical and emotional things will happen:

  • Increase your libido.
  • The egg will increase natural lubrication, at any age.
  • You will develop an intimate loving relationship with your egg, your entire body and ultimately yourself.
  • It will increase sensitivity during intercourse.
  • You’ll become more orgasmic.
  • Sometimes used by new mothers for post-birth recovery.
  • You’ll gain control over your vaginal muscles so you can rock your partner’s world.
  • A Yoni Egg will enhance your Tamtra, Qigong and yoga practice.
  • Some users report a reduction in PMS symptoms menstrual symptoms and the length of periods.
  • The Yoni Egg will improve overall health and well-being.

Again, these are claims made by a website that sells Yoni Eggs. Additionally, these claims are based on the power of the stone, from which the egg is made, as well as the act of placing the egg inside. Nevertheless, thinking in a science-based manner, this sounds like a bunch of tree-hugging, dancing round the fire naked, hippy-dippy hype to sell these pricey gemstone eggs.

In my opinion, I am not interested in forming an intimate, loving relationship with a gemstone egg that’s been in my vagina all day. But if that’s your thing, my girl, you go! I am not here to yuck anyone’s yum!

What Else Does a Yoni Egg Do?

Selection of love egg gems

What is a Yoni Egg supposed to do and why? Here are more detailed claims as to why the Yoni Egg is supposed to work in magically doing these things on the above list.

“The pelvic floor is a large group of muscles that form a “basket” or a diaphragm which supports all of our internal organs. In eastern practices like Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and belly dancing, there is a big emphasis put on pelvic floor exercises.

It is said that life force, prana, or chi can leak through the pelvic floor and be lost if those muscles are weak. This life force energy is essential for maintaining high energy levels and longevity.”

So, is that why my pelvic floor gave way? My life force leaked? Why did my doctor not tell me this?! Well, if anyone sees my life force oozing around anywhere, could you send it back please? Thanks!

“In the modern world of desk jobs, we sit still for long periods of time, and at best work out at the gym a few times a week. Most of us pretty much never engage the pelvic floor muscles. This leads to reproductive health problems, painful menses, loss of sensitivity and sensation, and overall low energy levels.”

Wow! This is stepping a bit far, in my opinion. As a matter of fact, we use our pelvic floor muscles every day to hold in urine, release urine and even during bowel movements. Plus, if you are actively engaging in intimacy with a partner, you are using those muscles too.

A Little More Yoni Egg Claim

“In fact, the main culprit of reproductive illness is lack of blood flow to this area of the body. Plus, most of us are in our heads 24/7, and are largely disconnected from our bodies…especially the parts below the belt.”

Just so you know, “lack of blood flow” makes body parts die, turn black and fall off. However, I do agree about being disconnected from our own bodies. Let’s read more.

“Many women in our culture have trouble experiencing orgasms. The main reason for this is a disconnection from the body, and especially from ‘down there.’ Due to trauma, negative emotions stored in the tissue, growing up in a sexually oppressive culture, perceived or real abandonment, or simple lack of exercise and attention, many women’s genitals become numb, weak and dry.”

Yes, I agree with the fact that vagina owners sometimes have problems reaching orgasm. However, that’s usually lack of experience or a medical issue. Furthermore, trauma and negativity are stored in your brain and not your vagina.

My vagina isn’t nearly big enough to hold all of my life traumas!

And finally, numb, weak and dry are common vaginal issues due to a hormonal imbalance and a natural occurring phenomenon known as menopause.

Additionally, those things can occur due to certain medications such as antidepressants, pain medications and antihistamines just to name a few.

Can you hear me rolling my eyes?

And finally……

Yoni egg display on a nude woman

“When you practice with a Yoni Egg, you engage the muscles of the vagina and the pelvic floor and bring awareness to your sexual organs. Your brain starts to create new neuron connections correlated with these areas of the body. New nerve endings form directly in the tissue, which in turn increase sensitivity.”

I believe they are referring to brain synapses, something we form billions of from the moment we are born. So, if you have zero synapses formed with your private parts, that means you have never touched, used or stimulated those parts in any way, shape or form. Therefore, I find this comment to be an enormous leap.

On the other hand, if you believe in the healing power of certain crystals and stones, this likely makes a great deal of sense to you. And that is your choice, which I respect. In all honesty, I believe a crystal helped rid me of a very large, ovarian cyst my doctor was about to remove. Yet, I didn’t shove it in my vagina.

Types of Yoni Eggs

What are Yoni Egg types? Although you will see Yoni Eggs created from many different types of semi-precious stones, the original Yoni Eggs consist of only four types. Quoted from the Yoni Yogis, those are:

  • Nephrite Jade – “Communicates with the Heart chakra. The Jade egg helps connect our heart with our passion (second chakra and yoni). Nephrite jade energetically balances the water of the body and therefore is beneficial for the health of the entire organism, and especially for the kidneys and female reproductive system. It is a very grounding, calming, balancing and protective stone that promotes self-love and well-being.”
  • Rose Quartz – “Often referred to as the Love Stone. Rose quartz corresponds strongly to the Heart chakra, it helps dissolve the barriers and blockages we have against feeling, giving and receiving the energy of love.”
  • Black Obsidian – “Resonates with the root chakra. Obsidian is a very protective stone and a powerful ally for releasing trauma and emotions stored in the body, especially in the pelvis. It transmutes negative energy and helps treating certain ailments of the female physical body.”
  • Lilac Jadeite Jade – “Resonates with Third Eye and Crown chakras and helps one to connect to spiritual knowledge and then ground these insights. This yoni egg has a very kind and gentle energy which encourages spontaneity and creativity. It is an excellent gemstone to use during meditation.”

The reason these 4 types of stones are used is that are reported to be solid and non-porous. Unfortunately, if you research these stones when used as a Yoni Egg, you’ll find the opposite is true; these stones are actually porous.

Porous or Non-Porous: The Truth About Yoni Eggs

What is a Yoni Egg?

What is a Yoni Egg made of? As stated above, the 4 original Yoni Eggs used are made from Nephrite Jade, Rose Quartz, Black Obsidian and Lilac Jadeite Jade. So, are these stones porous, meaning having microscopic pores that can hold dirt, germs, viruses and bacteria? Or, are they non-porous? Here is what I found out about each stone.

First of all, nephrite jade is a porous stone, according to Fire Mountain Gems – who, by the way, do not sell Yoni Eggs. Therefore, it is not safe to put inside your body, especially for an extended period of time. Next, rose quartz, according to the blog Tiny Rituals, is non-porous. Therefore, nothing can seep inside the stone, fester and cause a horrible reaction. Therefore, it would be safer to use than the others.

Third is black obsidian, something I wear regularly to ward off interference since I am an empath. And according to World of Stone USA, black obsidian is “less-porous”, therefore it is, in fact, a porous stone. Finally, let’s take a look at lilac jadeite jade and see if it is porous. Unfortunately, this stone is porous as well, according to Mays in Australia.

Hence, this is another stone that should not be placed inside the body.

Yoni Eggs: Beware of Counterfeits!

If it’s not enough that the Yoni Eggs being sold and purported to heal and do all of the mystical, magical things, the consumer is being told that these stones are non-porous. And the only stone that is solid is the rose quartz. Worse yet, there are hundreds of websites out there selling Yoni Eggs in various varieties of stones, most of which are porous.

Couple that with the fact that some places sell stones that are look-alikes, processed with colors and chemicals, and you have a vagina disaster waiting to happen.

Please, I have spent the majority of my adult life begging children not to put things in their noses and ears, don’t make me beg you to keep porous rocks out of your vagina.

Is a Yoni Egg Safe to Use?

Gemstone egg

Now that you have the answer to the question, “What is a Yoni Egg?”, let’s breach the subject of whether or not they are safe to use. According to the information I dug up, from gemologists and others, all Yoni Eggs, except for the rose quartz, are porous. Therefore, placing a Yoni Egg inside of your body and not being able to properly sanitize it afterward, can pose a lovely variety of health problems.

For example, you can experience a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal ailments. And if you don’t want to listen to me, check this out.

What the Doctors Say

In an article about the safety of using Yoni Eggs, the Cleveland Clinic had this to say:

“Any foreign body can negatively impact the function of your vagina, which can lead to increased risk of complication.”

Further, they elaborate and explain the risks of bacterial and fungal infections, toxic shock syndrome – which can be deadly – and damage to your pelvic floor muscles.

But in my opinion, some people may cause more damage to their bodies by putting off seeing their doctor. This is because they believe a stone can heal them. Now, whether this is true or not, I can’t say for sure. Personally, I used a Rose Quartz on my pelvis (not inside) and a hemorrhagic cyst, the size of a baseball, just disappeared.

However, I was under the care of a doctor at the time and had surgery scheduled to remove the cyst.

To sum up, it’s not healthy to place these stones inside of your body. And yes, I understand that due to insurance and things of that nature, you may not be able to see a doctor. But your health is important! So, don’t put your reproductive health in the hands of someone trying to sell you something that is not safe for your body.

What is a Yoni Egg Alternative?

If I’ve scared you away from using a Yoni Egg, that wasn’t my intention. I simply want my readers to be informed and savvy. That being said, what is a Yoni Egg alternative? First and foremost, if you are having issues down there, talk to your doctor. It may be a simple hormone imbalance or a medication interfering with your sexual function.

Secondly, there is pelvic floor physical therapy available.

Seriously, like regular physical therapy only with doctor provided sex toys!

Plus, I am more than aware of this, as I had pelvic organ prolapse (due to a genetic illness) and was too far gone for PT. Therefore, I underwent a hysterectomy and complete pelvic reconstruction. And although my life and health changed dramatically for the positive, my surgery and recovery were both absolutely brutal.

Finally, there are products on the market that are great for actually strengthening your pelvic floor. These products are made from medical-grade silicone, are non-porous and can be boiled and sanitized between uses.

The Lovehoney Main Squeeze Kegel Ball

Lovehoney Main Squeeze Kegel Ball

I would recommend the Lovehoney Main Squeeze Kegel Ball as an inexpensive and safe alternative to the Yoni Egg. It’s made from medical-grade silicone, is weighted to exercise your pelvic muscles, and has a little loop on it for easy removal. Best of all, it’s extremely affordable!

The Tracey Cox Supersex Kegel Training Kit

Tracey Cox Supersex Kegel Ball Training Kit

What is a Yoni Egg alternative that won’t risk your health? Try the Tracey Cox Supersex Kegel Training Kit! This silicone set of Kegel trainers allows you to start at a low weight, gain pelvic floor strength, then move to the next level. Plus, they have an attached cord for easy removal.

What is the Best Yoni Egg Alternative?

Elvie pelvic floor trainer

Last, but certainly not least, is a product that uses tech to assist you in strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. The Elvie App Controlled Pelvic Floor Trainer uses a medical-grade silicone egg-like object that is safe to put inside your vagina. Using the app, you exercise those pelvic muscles while the app keeps track of your strength.

And yes, strengthening your pelvic floor muscles increases sensitivity, makes it easier or reach orgasm and makes your climaxes more powerful. And just like working out your abs, working your V muscles takes time. So, you can’t just pop a jade egg in your biscuit and think you’ll magically become more orgasmic. No short cuts!

Confidence Comes from Within, not a Yoni Egg

What is a Yoni Egg if not a miracle cure for sexual dysfunction, dry vag and emotional trauma? It’s a sales gimmick, in my opinion, even though I do believe in the power of mindfulness and crystals. I just don’t believe it’s necessary to put something inside you. But there are ways to gain that connection between your lady parts, as well as fostering positive energy and self-confidence.

Here are my tips:

Skip the Yoni Egg and Meditate

What’s a Yoni Egg good for that a bit of meditation can’t help? The answer to that is nothing. Mindful meditation comes from deep within you, not your vagina. So, meditate, breathe, relax and fall into yourself. The relaxation from meditation will free your mind, allowing you to put your full self into intimacy.

Masturbation Connects

The Yoni Egg sellers claim that these beautiful, gemstones make brain body connections. To be honest, nothing makes that vagina-brain connection better than masturbation. Not only that, it allows you to learn your body, what feels good and what ultimately gets you off. And that is important information you can pass along to your next intimate partner.

Does a Yoni Egg Help with Confidence?

Unless your Yoni Egg offers you endless compliments, it definitely will not help you build self-esteem and a love for your body. But I have my own personal cure for that and it works! Be naked. In a nutshell, being naked whenever you can will teach you to be comfortable in your own skin. Plus, it builds confidence like nothing else.

Do housework naked, dance naked and look at yourself in the mirror while naked. All of those things allow you to connect with your body and create self-love like nothing else. Embrace your curves or tiny breasts while loving your cellulite and that dimple on your shoulder. All the Yoni Eggs in the world cannot accomplish what you can by simply being naked and loving your body for what it is; beautiful!

Is a Yoni Egg Right for You?

What is a Yoni Egg and is it right for you?

Hopefully I have answered the question, “What is a Yoni Egg?” and have educated you to the best of my ability. And even though there are dangers associated with using a Yoni Egg, some of you may still be interested in trying one. If so, I would recommend this jade egg, this amethyst crystal Yoni Egg or this rose quartz egg, all from our trusted partner She Vibe.

Worse case scenario, you decide to clean them up, display them on your dresser or use them outside of your body for meditation. Besides, there is one more danger to using the Yoni Egg that I have yet to mention:

“Just try to remember the presence of the Yoni Egg. Sneezing, laughing or coughing can force it to pop out, so be ready to “catch it” with your muscles.”

Now that’s a trick I would love to see! What about you?

I would just hate to see the damage one of those things could cause if you don’t catch it.