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Yoni Eggs Benefits & Practice
Sexuality is the essence of human evolution. Without a healthy sexual lifestyle, many people are forced into episodes of depression and loss of self-worth. We believe that only men have hang-ups about their penis size and value their masculinity through how well they perform in bed, however, women are prone to precisely the same feelings of inadequacy.
The Yoni Egg has been a claim to feminine strength for the last decade. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Regina Hall, we have witnessed how celebrities are using these vaginal stones to promote female sexuality and provide freedom and a voice to the normally ‘hushed’ topic of ‘women being open about their sex lives.’
Gwyneth Paltrow and Regina Hall are both much loved in the community of women celebrities, and their devout belief in this crystal healing jade egg movement is truly inspiring. The marketing behind it all is so overwhelming that regardless of those who criticize this yoni egg practice, one would still want to see what lies behind all of it and try one for yourself.
However, the question is still, “Are the scientific claims of Yoni Eggs there at all, do Yoni eggs work?”
Before we jump into the science of it all, let us look at what these Yoni Eggs are, how they work and what benefits society is claiming that they provide.
Disclaimer: Gems & Crystals have been used for centuries as a guide in life and spiritual talismans in many cultures. They are believed to help us in an emotional and spiritual way. But it is important to consult your doctor if you are experiencing serious medical problems. Crystals are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What is the Yoni Egg?
The Yoni Egg is an egg-shaped crystal, usually with a string attached to it. These eggs are referred to by a myriad of names such as Yoni balls, Love Eggs, Vaginal Stones and Jade Eggs. The very word ‘Yoni’ is a Sanskrit word which has literally come to mean womb. However, through pop culture the word now refers to all life-giving feminine parts, such as the vulva, uterus and of course the vagina itself.
The word ‘Yoni’, according to Wikipedia, refers to the Shakti energy, which is the Hindu female counterpart to Shiva, whose word for masculine sex organs would be the ‘Linga.’ The Hindu philosophy of Shiva and Shakti energy combined provides the core concept of all life on earth and within the cosmos. It is the divine joining of masculine and feminine energy which can be likened to the perfect marriage of the Chinese Yin and Yang.
What is a Jade Egg?
The Yoni stone is also referred to as a jade egg, for the simple reason that the eggs themselves are usually made out of nephrite jade. If you have ever seen one of those small green Chinese crystal dragon sculptures, then you know what nephrite jade looks like. The word Nephrite comes from the Greek word ‘nephros’ which literally means ‘kidney’ and it was believed that their kidney shape meant that they could literally cure many ailments, including kidney-related diseases.
It is also said that nephrite jade wards off negativity, providing protection to the auric field as well as enhancing your confidence. These properties coupled with the fact that many ancient Chinese artifacts are made from jade, gave rise to the jade egg revolution. The yoni eggs are sold in an array of various gemstones, including rose quartz yoni eggs which are claimed to provide self-love and project your heart chakra intent onto the world.
How to use Yoni Eggs
Yoni eggs are used by holding the string part and inserting the bulkier part of the egg into your vagina. The yoni stones come in various sizes and it is a generally accepted rule of thumb to begin with the larger, heavier eggs and work your way through the Kegel-type exercises of clenching your pelvic floor muscles until you can hold one of the tinier eggs.
Gemstone eggs are said to provide necessary workouts for all the muscles in the vaginal wall which is also meant to strengthen the uterus and prevent incontinence. Let us look at some of the benefits of gemstone eggs:
Yoni Egg Benefits
Across the internet and in many sex therapists’ offices, the talk of the yoni egg practice is a common and much-valued exercise. The following are some of the jade egg benefits claimed across the board as well as what lies behind the yoni egg purpose:
- Increased sexual awareness
- Feminine enlightenment through sacred sexual practice
- Increased orgasm
- Recovery from pelvic weakness caused by natural childbirth
- Healing sexual trauma
- Release pain associated with the root chakra
- Decrease depression
- Increase vitality
- Decreased effects of menopause
- Increase natural lubrication at any age
- Reduction in PMS symptoms and cramping during menstruation cycles
Yoni Egg Testimonials
Even with the science in place, which we are discussing in depth below, many women worldwide still swear by the yoni egg practice.
“I have used the egg ever since my introduction to this Yoni practice. Jade egg wisdom has changed my life and I want the same for you.”
“It makes you aware of your vagina, your femininity, or whatever else you want to be aware of precisely because you want to be aware of it.”
“I’m wearing one right now.”
“What’s the response I receive if I mention my love for my egg to uninitiated ears? It’s polarising for sure. My boyfriend held it in his hands and asked the questions you might expect, without judgement (I took this as a sign that as a self-aware and curious woman I naturally would attract an open-minded and enlightened man!). When I was away, he messaged me: “Oh to be an egg now!””
“First of all, they have helped me to reconnect to my sexuality in a very powerful way – something I have struggled to do all of my life due to negative sexual experiences/programming as a child.”
“I place it on a beautiful piece of fabric, light a candle, maybe even burn some sage,” she said. “For my ritual, I imagine pure light flowing between me and the egg.”
The Mythology behind Yoni Eggs
According to more than 70% of the reviews, personal blogs, therapeutic advice and websites where one can still purchase a vaginal jade egg, there is a story attached to it. Each account of the story has a common thread that goes something like this:
“Once upon a time long, long ago in the height of Chinese dynasties, the concubines to the Emperor and the queens themselves had sway over the decisions of the emperor because they knew how to pleasure him in bed through utilizing the divine sacred jade egg mystery.”
Each story is worded differently, however, this is the just of the tale. It is always necessary to question the origin of something when it speaks about far-off lands and ancient mysteries here to help you conquer things that you have never been able to before. Magical healing practices and long-forgotten secrets that promise to give you everything that you have always wanted: power, sexual prowess, and confidence – Imagine having the same power over your partner that the queen or concubine had over the Emperor?
According to detailed studies, as well as the US National Library of Medicine, more than 5000 jade objects were scrutinized and not a single jade egg was found. Therefore, we can safely throw the entire ancient lore of this yoni egg mystery out of the picture.
Do Yoni Eggs Work? Looking at the Science behind it all
Dr. Jen Gunter is a physician in Obstetrics, Gynecology and pain medicine, referred to as the internet’s resident OB/GYN, she writes a lot on sex, science, and social media, as well as covering other hot topics which will protect the feminine landscape.
In 2017, Huffington post covered the debacle involving Gwyneth Paltrow’s company, GOOP and the rest of the world, from social media posts to opening letters and more. According to Huffington Post, Dr. Steven Gundry defended the GOOP medical advice, as he is one of the contributors to GOOP. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon, heart surgeon, author, and medical researcher.
The defense was solely against the findings of Dr. Jen Gunter, whose open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow is more than drenched in scientific evidence and truly protects female health. Her advice is to not use yoni eggs ever whether they be jade eggs, rose quartz yoni eggs, or any sort of gemstone eggs. Dr. Jen Gunter received an alarming amount of positive as well as negative responses to her scientific findings. Forbes seemed to have the back of Dr. Jen Gunter and joined in the fight to warn women of this possible danger to their health. The alarming response however still saw many companies following in the footsteps of GOOP, whose latest market shocker is a candle that apparently smells like one’s vagina. In a world where business is tough, it seems that GOOP will do anything to gain an advantage.
Sadly, though, the yoni egg is not backed by science or even historical lore, let us look at some of the possible dangers of using a gemstone egg:
- Toxic Shock Syndrome
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Harm to the pelvic floor muscles
According to medical studies, there is no hard evidence whether the jade egg causes any of the above, however, there is also no hard evidence that it does not. It is a fact that both sides of the story are wrapped in hype and mystery. Where Dr. Gunter does not believe in magic or in the beneficial properties of gemstones, we see GOOP running for the best profit on the stock exchange.
The yoni egg is a porous item, this means that bacteria can live, grow and multiply in and on it, coupling that with your feminine parts, logically leads to a possible infection or problem.
Concluding the findings of the Yoni Egg Practice
From doctor to doctor we need to look at the intention behind the medical advice, who is set out to make a dime and dollar extra, and is there perhaps another way to cultivate the benefits that yoni egg practice promises.
Trusting without backed evidence is never a good idea in the long run. Many people always say, “That will never happen to me”, however, female-related illnesses and complications are only truly being covered now. With female empowerment only reaching a zenith in this digital age, we as women still have a long way to go before, we can honestly say that we understand all the intricacies of the female.
One thing that a yoni egg cannot do is prevent a mental disorder, and the percentages of people affected by depression and suicidal tendencies worldwide are alarming, if anything, a yoni egg falling out of your vagina would depress you far more than if you simply sought out professional help and went through the necessary steps to a healthier life. If your partner wants a tighter ‘hoo-ha’ then let him go find one, and if you believe you are only worthwhile when you’re as tight as a tiger then maybe it is time to see someone to find some direction. Healthy sex life is imperative to many, but it is not everything and there are alternative ways to bringing happiness to the bedroom rather than using something that may cause a hospital trip.
If you are planning on using the gemstone egg in any case, then make sure you see your gynecologist first and if you have an understanding doctor, she will provide you with the correct way of disinfecting the product before use, as well as monitoring your health through the experimenting phase. Overall, we need to look after ourselves, even beyond the ancient practices, if something feels right, do it and follow it with your whole heart and soul. But when it feels wrong, and you are in doubt, make sure to throw it out.