Everything You Need to Know about the Benefits of Yoni Eggs and Your Sexual Health
Every woman should know the benefits of Yoni eggs, a gemstone that is placed inside the vagina. And especially on how it benefits your sexual health. There’s been a lot of hype and also misinformation. But the true benefits of using a Yoni egg is not superficial. It can provide a deep and profound experience for a woman.
The real Yoni egg benefits are found when you connect sacred energy to your female anatomy. It will transform the relationship you have with your sexuality to one that is more nurturing, honoring and loving. And I believe those are the qualities you and your female anatomy are longing for in order to have a healthy sex life.
In this article, I will cover many common questions women have about using a Yoni egg. I’ll share important information about the Yoni egg and why it’s a powerful Divine Feminine tool for your overall sexual health.
Part 1: Let’s talk basics:
What Is A Yoni Egg?
In order to know what a Yoni egg is, it’s best to understand the meaning of the word Yoni. Yoni is a Sanskrit (or yogic word) meaning “sacred space.” And when used in this context it is referring to female genitalia.
As a woman, you have a “sacred space.”
A Yoni egg can help you to treat it as such.
In the case of a Yoni egg, it’s referring to a crystal egg that is used by a woman and placed inside of her vagina to support sexual health and vitality.
But it’s important to understand that the proper use of a Yoni egg is NOT so that your vaginal muscles are so well developed that you can catapult a golf ball across the room from your groin. This is an example of working with your female anatomy in a very masculine way.
Developing your vaginal muscles to that degree can actually create a pelvic floor imbalance. This is neither healthy for your sexual health nor your overall general health as well. Yoni egg benefits aren’t found by creating super-strong muscles “down there.”
Your pelvic floor is your body’s foundation. You want it to be in balance.
If what you’re looking for is pelvic floor muscles of steel then you’re missing out on the Divine Feminine healing benefits of using a Yoni egg. And you’re also cutting yourself off from your feminine side on a very base level. So please don’t do that.
The Yoni Egg is More Than a Current Fad
The Yoni egg origins are said to be as an ancient Taoist practice that concubines used to stay sexually healthy and fit for the Chinese Emperor. I believe they had a greater understanding of energy in the body and used sexual reflexology to keep their female parts not just fit but also free from congested energy. Knowing how to release congested energy in your female parts is one of the key benefits of a Yoni egg practice.
The Yoni egg is to be used inside of a woman’s vagina. And when used with reverence and awareness it brings great health and vitality to your female reproductive system.
It is, by far, the best feminine tool to help you connect to your sexuality in a whole new way. A way that is empowering, enlivening, sacred, reverent and supports the awakening of your subtle body energy.
Too many women’s Yonis are numbed out due to the use of vibrators. Learning the Yoni egg practices supports the re-sensitization of your female anatomy and is one of the reasons why it supports greater sexual health.
I believe, this is what women really need right now. We have had to “masculinate” our sexuality for too long. And even “armor it up” as a way to deal with men’s sexuality. It’s time to reclaim and express our feminine side (softer more subtle side) of our sexuality and put those vibrators away. But that’s a whole other subject.
What is the Best Stone for Yoni Eggs?
One of the benefits of Yoni eggs is that they’re made of natural stone. You don’t want to use a synthetically made egg. Part of the magic of using a Yoni egg is in its crystalline or mineral structure. Each type of egg has its unique qualities.
The nephrite jade Yoni egg is the best egg to start with if you’re new to Yoni eggs. First, because it is a hard stone. This frees you from worrying about any chips or cracks in case you accidentally drop your egg. Secondly, it’s traditionally the stone most commonly used for this practice.
Please make sure you get a nephrite Yoni egg as opposed to bowenite. If you don’t check it could be “new jade”, a commercial description for Bowenite. Bowenite is much softer and easier to work with than nephrite jade. For this reason, it may be priced less however it’s not the proper stone to use.
Nephrite Jade Egg Benefits and Properties:
- Enhances focus
- Instills resourcefulness
- Cultivates Confidence
- Balances needs of self and others (in other words helps with setting healthy boundaries)
Other Yoni egg stones I would recommend are rose quartz and obsidian. I would recommend using them after you have gotten used to using your jade Yoni egg. Plus obsidian I would only recommend when you are familiar with using crystals for healing. It’s a powerful crystal.
Rose Quartz Yoni Egg Benefits and Properties:
- Soft gentle love
- Emotionally soothing
- Enhances Complexion
*Be aware that rose quartz is a more fragile crystal. It can get chipped if dropped. Always thoroughly check the surface of your rose quartz egg before inserting it.
Obsidian Yoni Egg Benefits and Properties:
- Shields again negative energy
- Pulls out negative imprints from past lovers
As I mentioned earlier, this stone is powerful. It should only be used if you are familiar with using crystal energy for healing. If you in this way it has the ability to release energetic imprints from past lovers.
With all of that said, though I recommend first starting with the jade egg, see what your intuition is telling you. Which egg are you drawn to? Sense into your Yoni and see what she would like. Then honor that.
What do Yoni eggs help with?
Only when you learn the Divine Feminine practices and not just wear it, will you discover the more powerful benefits of Yoni eggs. For me, the main benefit I’ve received from using the Yoni egg is greater awareness of that part of my body. And in a more sacred way. Nothing can be more delicious than to realize the more subtle aspects of your female anatomy. It’s very healing.
For that reason, I want to encourage you to take time with your Yoni egg. Take time to learn the unique practices that allow you to access the subtle awareness that your female soul is longing for. Because sex and sexual health is an important part of a woman’s life.
The benefits of Yoni eggs range from purely physical to emotional and energetic. Below is a list of benefits you could experience from using a Yoni egg. To receive the greatest benefits of using a Yoni egg it’s important to take time to learn how to use it in a Divine Feminine way rather than “just sticking it in.” And believe me… taking that time for yourself is well worth it.
Proper use of a Yoni egg will definitely enhance your sex life and overall sexual health.
Benefits of the Yoni Egg Practice
- The Stone holds healing properties which your female anatomy loves!
- Cleanses/Purifies your Yoni and clears negative stuck emotions.
- Keeps sexual energy circulating and not congested in the groin.
- Deepens your relationship & level of mastery with your female parts.
- Stronger pelvic floor muscles enhance your orgasmic response.
- Greater awareness and sensitivity of different parts of your vaginal muscles.
- Relaxes chronic muscle tension due to sexual abuse or negative sexual experiences.
- Tones & strengthens your pelvic floor, vagina, perineum, & lower abdominal muscles.
- Brings vitality to the sex organs.
- Stimulates Sexual reflexology – parts of your female anatomy are related to different organs. And each organ relates to different emotions. For example, the opening of the vagina is related to the kidneys and the positive emotion of trust but the negative emotion of fear.
- Yoni egg practices show a woman how to transform negative stuck emotions in the sexual tissue to positive emotions and greater self-wisdom.
Related Article: 5 powerful ways the Yoni egg will change your life.
Do Yoni eggs feel good?
The idea of a Yoni egg feeling good only comes when you use it in the way I have been suggesting – the Divine Feminine practices that teach more subtle awareness rather than physical awareness.
Like a tampon that is inserted; when you have an egg inside you, you shouldn’t feel it. It’s generally not erotically stimulating if you’re walking around and wearing it.
I think that might be a fantasy that some men have about a woman having an egg inside of her vagina. Men really do want us to feel pleasure. It’s just that we need to clearly define what turns us on and what doesn’t. Otherwise, they may think of the Yoni egg in fantasy or fetish terms that don’t necessarily serve your sexual needs.
It’s Not a Sex Toy
To be clear… it’s not a sex toy for erotic stimulation. Though of course, if you want, it can be used as such to whatever extent your sexual creativity desires. But once placed inside the vagina and placed properly, you should NOT physically feel it inside you.
In other words, it should feel neither good nor bad when inside you. You may subtly feel it inside you. Possibly the energy of the crystal egg but when wearing it and walking around with it, it normally doesn’t provide erotic stimulation.
During the Divine Feminine practices or what I call Yoni Yoga, you can also use the egg on the outside to create subtle awareness, which for me, always feels good to my Yoni.
It’s a different type of feeling that most aren’t used to. This simple practice will ground you and literally calm you down. That’s one of the great benefits of Yoni eggs when used in this more conscious way… an awakening of heightened sensitivity that is very healing for the whole body.
How often should you
use your Yoni egg?
How often you should use your Yoni egg doesn’t have a one size fits all answer. Every woman is unique. And each woman is in a different phase in her life. You may have just had a baby or you may be in menopause. Your body will let you know if it doesn’t want the egg inside and will release it. Definitely, don’t overuse it. The Divine Feminine motto is “less is more.”
Some women don’t have enough pelvic floor strength to keep it in when they first start using it. In that case, I suggest starting with wearing it when you sleep at night. Be careful when you go to the bathroom in the morning though. I have over the years had to fish my egg out of the toilet only tow times. That was enough and motivated me to pay attention down there. Which is a good thing.
Since fishing my egg out of the toilet wasn’t a pleasant experience, I learned to take extra measures of awareness so that it wouldn’t happen again. This is yet another reason why using the egg overnight creates greater “Yoni awareness.” You have to develop muscle awareness and control to keep it out of the toilet in the morning!
Don’t Overdo – Start Slowly
If your muscles are strong enough to keep it in then I would suggest starting slowly. Don’t wear it every day. Your body will let you know if you’re overusing it.
Tune into any signals you might be getting when you first start using your egg. Don’t ignore any signals your body is giving you. If you’re getting cramping or soreness take the egg out, slow down and don’t push the process. You’ll find your Yoni is wiser than you can ever imagine. Start listening to how she wants you to work with your egg.
How often you should use it really comes from tuning into your body and your intuition.
Remember just wearing your egg isn’t how you’ll experience the full benefits of this Divine Feminine tool. Take the time to get started with what I refer to as Divine Feminine Yoni Yoga practices using a Yoni egg. There are many different practices you can do. But first, you need to learn them. I teach a practice that is similar to a guided meditation. It takes you through a journey with your egg, your Yoni, and your body. It’s a very healing experience.
If you do this Divine Feminine Yoni Yoga once a week you’ll experience some amazing results.
Part 2: Let’s talk safety:
Are Yoni eggs safe?
Don’t let information on the internet scare you. In general, when used in an intelligent and conscious way, Yoni eggs are very safe. I have never in the 15 plus years of using Yoni eggs had any type of infection or negative experience. None!
My relationship with my Yoni egg has only been a positive and empowering one. It has truly transformed my relationship with my sexuality.
Nonetheless, regarding safety, here are some things to consider.
Yoni Egg Safety Considerations:
- Inspect your Yoni egg for chips or cracks before you insert it
- If you have an egg with a hole make sure it is clean before use
- Clean your egg with warm/hot water after every use
- Place your Yoni egg in just under boiling water to keep it clean.
- Follow these other ways to keep your Yoni egg clean as well.
Can you use a Yoni egg
on your period?
Simply put, I would not recommend using your egg during your period. But again, your body will tell you how to use a Yoni egg during your period.
That’s one of the benefits of Yoni eggs is it enhances your awareness of the rhythms and cycles of your body. When I was a cycling woman I used to put my egg in when I was going to go to a yoga class. I loved having my egg in while I practiced. What I noticed was that about a week before my period my egg didn’t want to be in my body. And I honored that.
When you’re on your period (and just before) there’s a downward energy that’s being created. You’re getting ready to release the monthly unfertilized internal lining of your uterus. It’s not a time to put your egg in. You want to go with the flow not against it. Otherwise, you would literally be plugging up the process.
The only reason to wear an egg during your period is if you are getting a strong intuitive hit to do so. I can’t imagine why you would but if you do that would be the only reason to do so. Otherwise, allow the downward flow of your monthly cycle to happen unencumbered.
Can you sleep with your Yoni egg?
Yes, you can sleep with your egg both outside of your vagina or in. A sweet thing to do before actually inserting your egg for the first time is to sleep with it. Create a relationship with your egg. Sleeping with it in your bed overnight is a simple and sacred way to initiate your egg into your life.
Above and beyond that, sleeping with your egg inside your vagina can be done as long as you aren’t on your period as mentioned earlier. The main reason to sleep with your Yoni egg inside overnight is if you’re having a hard time keeping your egg in.
When you sleep with your egg you’re actually working your pelvic floor muscles and strengthening them while you sleep. Every woman is different in how long that might take. But you want to avoid having your egg fall out in public places.
So after you have been sleeping with it, wear it around the house when you know you’ll be home for a while. You’ll start to feel more confident in how long you can keep the egg in. And you’ll get used to what to do when you feel yourself releasing the egg.
I have released my egg plenty of times in public places. It has become no biggy and I’ve learned how to deal with it in a graceful way when it happens. It’s your Yoni talking to you while you’re out and about during the day. And that’s a good thing. Stay connected with her.
In general, if your egg doesn’t fall out and you can keep it in I would suggest NOT sleeping with it inside you. The reason being is that sleep is a time of rest. There isn’t any research done on this however working those muscles while you sleep as a regular habit probably isn’t recommended. Sleep is a time of rest.
With that said, I did find myself wanting to sleep with my Yoni egg inside me while I was going through menopause. Somehow I felt it gave me the extra support my vagina and whole female system needed. So tune in and see what your body wants.
Part 3: Which Yoni Egg is Best?
Which Yoni egg should I get?
There are many different types of Yoni eggs. Especially since it’s increased popularity. Here are some things to consider when buying a Yoni egg.
- Start with the traditional jade/nephrite Yoni egg (not bowenite).
- Make sure it is REAL stone or crystal and not synthetic.
- Buy from a reputable source. A source you feel comfortable with.
- Let yourself be intuitively guided to the purchase of your Yoni egg.
- Jade and Rose Quartz eggs are the most commonly used.
- Avoid purchasing “new jade” which is much softer and is actually bowenite, not true jade.
- Rose Quartz is a gentler stone and should be used after you are comfortable with using the jade Yoni egg.
- When using a rose quartz egg always inspect for cracks and chips before inserting.
- If you are a beginner ALWAYS buy a Yoni egg with a hole in it and attach a string (unflavored dental floss) so that you can easily pull it out.
- It is recommended that you use the obsidian egg only after your body is comfortable with the jade and rose quartz egg. And also that you understand how to work with crystal energies. Obsidian is a powerful crystal.
The above guidelines of which Yoni egg is best are only recommendations. But they are recommendations based on my own personal experience of 15 years and from what my teacher taught me.
If you’d like to purchase a Yoni egg from me, I have been sourcing them from the same company since I started selling Yoni eggs over 15 years ago. They are crystal and mineral specialists. I was introduced to them by my climber and cave adventuring boyfriend who was also into crystals at that time. I met them in person at the annual Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show many years ago and have had a relationship with them ever since.
How do you get the Yoni egg out?
Now that you know a lot more about the benefits of Yoni eggs, it might be good to talk about how to get your egg out. I never have had a problem getting my egg out because more often than not my body would release it when she got tired of wearing it.
With that said there are two main ways to get your Yoni Egg out, push it out or pull it out.
Pulling Your Yoni Egg Out
Yoni eggs can come with holes drilled in them. Some have a hole drilled the length of the egg and others have a hole drilled across the smaller (tip) side of the egg. And other Yoni eggs are available without a hole drilled in them.
Either way, if you are new to using a Yoni egg, it’s important to start with an egg that has a hole drilled in it. For beginners, purchase an egg with a hole.
It’s important when you first start using a Yoni egg that you feel comfortable knowing you can easily get it out. The hole allows you to thread a string through it. I recommend using unflavored dental floss. That way when you place the egg into your vagina (especially when beginning this practice) you’ll feel assured that it won’t get stuck.
Women’s Yoni’s have already had plenty of trauma through the ages. You want to make sure that your experience with your new Yoni egg is a positive one.
I know one woman who ended up going to the doctor because she put her egg inside her and couldn’t get it out. She went into a state of fear and ran to the doctor for help. If she had just calmed down and waited, her egg would have sooner than later come out on its own.
You’re working your pelvic floor muscles when wearing a Yoni egg. Eventually, the muscles get tired and the egg releases on its own.
Bottom line, beginners, start with a Yoni egg that has a hole in it. I can’t stress this enough. No matter how familiar you feel you are with your Yoni. It will keep your Yoni safe from unnecessary drama or fear when you first start using it. And that’s super important.
Once you’re more familiar with the egg and how your Yoni reacts to wearing and practicing with it, you can graduate to an egg without a hole. Or you can continue to use the one you have. I have had many different eggs over the years. Even though you only need one egg (and one size) as you continue on this journey, you might find yourself looking for the perfect crystal egg and have a few over time.
Pushing Your Yoni Egg Out
The other way that you can get your egg out is by pushing it out. This can also be a great stand-alone Yoni yoga exercise as well. As you start using the egg it’s really beneficial to work with pushing it out to see if you have developed those muscles in your pelvic floor.
If you have given birth to a child, you may already be familiar with the muscles used to push your Yoni egg out. But maybe you aren’t.
To help you get familiar it’s best to start in a squatting position and then begin to bear down. You may not be able to push your egg out in the beginning but with practice, you can learn how to connect with those muscles. They are also similar muscles that can be involved in female ejaculation. So awakening all the muscles in the bottom of your body have powerfully positive results. And your Yoni egg is a fabulous tool to help you.
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I’m Anna-Thea, an author and Certified Divine Feminine Educator. I support women in reclaiming their bodies as sacred. The Yoni egg is one of the most powerful tools you could have to do so. Find out more by checking out my free Yoni egg class.
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