Yoni Egg Guide: Benefits, Exercises & How To Use Safely

What are yoni eggs? What are the benefits and how to use them safely

Tantra Expert, Hakima Tantrika, shares all her knowledge and experience on yoni eggs.

Are you curious about yoni eggs? Since antiquity, the practice of yoni eggs has improved women’s physical and spiritual health. I personally discovered this practice 3 years ago during a tantric women’s retreat in Thailand. After using my yoni egg regularly, my vaginal health has improved and my pelvic floor muscles are better toned. If you are new to this practice and want to learn what a yoni egg is, read this guide to find out more.

What is a yoni egg?

In Sanskrit, ‘yoni’ refers to the entire female genital organ. It is the divine symbol of creative power and feminine energy. Inherited from the Taoist tradition, the yoni egg is a semi-precious stone cut in the shape of an egg. It is inserted in the vagina and has many virtues for feminine well-being.

A brief history of yoni eggs

The history of the yoni egg dates back more than 5,000 years to ancient China. The Emperor requested for the Empress, as well as for the Emperor’s concubines, to use the yoni egg to strengthen their vaginas and to preserve their youth and vitality.

Did you know? – When you use a yoni egg, you can fully reap the benefits simply by inserting it! No need to do anything else.

Yoni Egg Benefits

The practice of the yoni egg will work on 4 fundamental aspects: physical, emotional, energetical and spiritual. It allows you to better know your body, control your pleasure, take care of yourself and be secure in your sexuality.

  • Pleasure and self-confidence

    The yoni egg helps open your sacred femininity. It contributes to your general well-being by promoting relaxation of the pelvic region and allows for a deeper intimacy with your own body. It stimulates your sexual energy and awakens your body for healthy sexuality.

  • Work and maintenance of the perineal muscles

    The use of a yoni egg involves flexing certain muscles of the perineum to tone the muscles and increase sensation in the area. Yoni eggs can even prevent problems of incontinence.

  • Hormonal balance

    A yoni egg balances the hormonal system and reduces menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome and painful menstrual periods.

  • Mental healing

    Last but not least, a yoni egg can help cure psychological suffering due to a traumatic sexual experience (e.g., in cases of rape, abortion, miscarriage, etc.)

How to safely use yoni eggs

The yoni egg is not a sex toy. Don’t expect an orgasm or incredible pleasure. The practice of the egg is a spiritual and sensory practice, which can also assist in perineal rehabilitation. As you practice, your sensations will increase. Learn how to use your yoni egg safely.

  1. Preparation

    The first step is to become familiar with your egg. Keep it close to you as much as possible, carry it in your hands, charge yourself with its energy. You can also place it in contact with the vulva, without penetration. When you feel ready, sit comfortably in your bed. Start by relaxing and breathing deeply.

  2. Insertion

    The vagina is a door that can be opened in relaxation and softness. This is why it is important to let the body do its work naturally and not try to force the egg. There are two ways to insert your egg:

    i) Let go

    Simply position the egg in contact with your lips, holding it with your hands or sliding it into your underwear. Then don’t do anything else. Don’t push the egg inwards, don’t try to put it inside you. Just relax and let go. Your body will decide whether to let it in or not. This practice is recommended for beginners and younger women.

    ii) Stimulation

    Start by caressing your whole body. Linger on the breasts, crotch, lips, clitoris. You can use organic coconut oil or a water-based lubricant to stimulate the body and facilitate the entry of the egg. Then place your egg in contact with the vulva. To increase the stimulation, place the egg still cold. If this is not comfortable for you, warm it in your hands before. The lips will gently open and slowly move the egg into the vagina.

  3. Removal

    The removal of your yoni egg must be done gently and in a relaxed manner. Here is how to proceed:

    i) Laying down

    This is the most natural way to remove it. It is a pleasant process where the egg will come out quickly and you have just enough time to retrieve it with your hand. With more experience, you can slow down the descent, which requires a high level of mastery.

    ii) The cord

    Beginners generally start with a pierced egg, which allows the insertion of a cord to handle and retrieve the egg more easily. It is reassuring to have a cord attached when you are a beginner. Use neutral dental floss as your cord. Simply guide the egg to the exit by pulling gently on the end of the cord. Relax, breathe and let the egg pass through. After use, remove and discard the string.

    If the egg doesn’t go down or you can’t get it out, don’t worry. It is never stuck! You can wait and try again later. Otherwise, squat and contract your muscles slowly, without forcing and the egg will be expelled.

Yoni egg exercises

Yoni egg exercises are a good way to strengthen the vaginal muscles. They can improve orgasm, restore pelvic strength after childbirth and help treat incontinence. The exercises below are intended to last 15 minutes or less.

  1. Kegel exercises

    Kegel exercises are pelvic floor exercises. Once your yoni egg is inserted, sit down slowly, and then stand back up. Next, flex your pelvic muscles around the egg. This squeeze is similar to the muscle contractions you make when you try to hold urine. Continue to squeeze the yoni egg for 10 seconds, then release for 10 seconds. Do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
    yoni egg kegel exercises

  2. Squats

    Squat with your feet wider than hip-width. Engage your abdominal muscles and try to keep your spine and torso straight and stiff. Make sure your knees are not sticking out past your toes. Stand up to return to the starting position. Repeat the process. Do 2 or 3 sets of 12 repetitions.yoni egg squat exercises

  3. Bridge

    Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Then, move your feet away from your hips and align your ankles with your knees at a 90-degree angle. Inhale, engage the pelvic floor muscles and lift your hips. Hold this position for 10 seconds while keeping your breathing constant. Then lower your hips, exhale and relax your pelvic floor muscles.

  4. Leg Lift

    Lie on your back, legs straight and together, hands under your buttocks to engage your lower back against the floor. Slowly lift your legs off the floor until they form a right angle with your hips. Hold this for a few seconds then slowly lower your legs to the floor. Repeat the exercise at a slow, steady speed. Do 2 or 3 sets of 10 repetitions.yoni egg leg lift exercises

  5. Plank

    Start with your shoulders directly above your wrists. Keep your arms straight, and keep your neck in line with your spine – creating a straight line to the top of your head. Push your heels back to straighten your legs and prevent your hips from sagging. Engage your abdominal muscles and hold the plank for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Did you know? – You don’t insert your yoni egg like you would insert a tampon. In practice, the gesture is the same but unlike the tampon, the yoni egg requires our body to agree. It is necessary to question it and to wait for its answer.

How do I clean my yoni egg?

When using for the first time and after each use, it is necessary to carefully clean your yoni egg. Wash the egg thoroughly with mild soap, then place it in water and boil the water. Let it boil for 10 minutes to sterilize it (but never boil a quartz yoni egg which could crack). After each use, take care to clean it properly with warm water and mild soap. For pierced eggs, remove the string and throw it away.

Energetic cleaning should be done too. After use, the stone can be “charged” with energy. To reset it, it is important to remove these energies from the stone. There are 3 ways to do this:

  1. Bury it in the ground near a plant.
  2. Let it soak in water, in which you can add white clay and a drop of essential oil of lavender.
  3. Light sage to purify it.

How long can I leave my jade yoni egg in?

It is best to use your yoni egg every day or at least three times a week in the beginning to reap the ultimate benefits. If you only use it once a week or once a month, chances are that you will not notice any changes in your pelvic floor, orgasm or sensitivity. For your first time, keep your yoni egg inside for 15 to 30 minutes to understand your body’s needs. If you experience any pain, remove the egg immediately. Do not use the egg for more than 6 hours at a time. You may feel abdominal pain such as cramps if you keep the egg in for too long.

Can I sleep with my yoni egg?

Yes, you can fall asleep with your egg in your body. Some women, especially if they had children, can’t hold in the egg when standing up. If this is the case for you, start by using it in a horizontal position, either laying down or sleeping. The muscles will begin to memorise and become familiar with the internal weight.

What type of yoni egg is best for me?

Rose quartz, jade or obsidian yoni egg, which semi-precious stone to choose? Each one has therapeutic virtues and it is important to respect an order of use: start with a quartz yoni egg, then a jade yoni egg, and later when you are ready, use an obsidian yoni egg.

  1. Rose Quartz Yoni Egg

    This pink crystal is a stone of love and compassion. It soothes internal wounds by allowing the emotional release of difficult and/or painful sexual experiences.

  2. Jade Yoni Egg

    Jade is the stone of purity and wisdom. It strengthens the body’s natural self-healing abilities and stimulates the immune system. It unblocks the pelvic area and awakens sexual energy. Jade is particularly suitable for treating renal and urinary problems, such as incontinence.

  3. Obsidian Yoni Egg

    Obsidian is a Volcanic glass stone of clarification and balance. It helps to exteriorise the dense and negative areas anchored in the body in depth. It absorbs negative energies and releases resentment, anger, and fear. As a result, it allows for the liberation of buried suffering and anger.

Where to buy yoni eggs – our recommended yoni eggs

Below are our recommended yoni eggs listed by size and stone type. Start your practice with product 1 (L size) and gradually try product 2 (M size) and 3 (S size). Why is that? The bigger the egg, the easier it is to feel and the smaller the egg, the more precise the exercises will be. The rule is to never start with the smallest one. Difficult to control, it may slip easily and you will not be able to live your experience to the fullest.

Quartz Yoni Egg – L size

Price: £26.99

Opt for the big one if you’re having trouble flexing your vagina muscles or if you experience bladder weakness when you laugh, sneeze or need to go to the bathroom frequently. These signs mean that your pelvic muscles are poorly toned.

rose quartz yoni egg

Jade Yoni Egg – M size

Price: £37.99

Opt for this medium size yoni egg if you’ve mastered the big size and are now able to contract your perineum and want to improve the contraction. This size is the most commonly used and is generally suitable for all.

jade-yoni-egg

Obsidian Yoni Egg – S size

Price: £17.99

As you use and improve your perineum, you can reduce the size of the egg gradually, passing to the medium, then to the small. Opt for the small if you have been practising with the egg for some time and you know how to control your pelvic muscles. With the smaller size you feel like doing a little extra work.

obsidian yoni egg

3 pieces set, L size Obsidian, M size Jade, S size Quartz

Price: £89

This is for the experienced ones who have already tried the first 3 products above. Once you master the practice of the yoni egg, you can invert size and stone to try different sensations and obtain a different type of healing for your vagina.

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3 pieces set of L-M-S size Jade egg and 2 bundles of M size Quartz “Wa balls”

Price: $248

This is the most luxurious and ultimate gift to yourself or your partner once you are a master of the yoni egg. Upgrade with the practice of quartz “wa balls” – or geisha ball- to not only heal your vagina but to create a subtle stimulation.

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Improve your vaginal health with yoni massage

The practise of the yoni egg is ideally combined with a yoni massage to improve vaginal health. If you want to learn the art of yoni massage, read the Karma Tantric’s Ultimate Yoni Guide. Treat your vagina as a queen from now on! Good practice!

Hakima Tantrika

Tantra Teacher & Cacao Expert

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My name is Hakima Tantrika and I’m a tantra teacher who has embodied the essence of tantra for the last 10 years. I am also a relationships coach working with clients all over the world who are exposed to narcissists and want to have healthier relationships. I have made it | Read More

2 COMMENTS
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    Fantastic read, very informative. I have just purchased my first yoni egg and this helps with my knowledge and prepares me a lot. I’ve gone for the Jade Yoni egg, fingers crossed it fits. I can’t wait to give it a try tonight x

    • Kelly Karma

      Hi Fiona. It is an exciting prospect thinking of receiving and trailing your first Yoni Egg. Please do follow the tips and techniques from Hakima, she really does have some of the best advice on Yoni Eggs I have come across. All the best, Kelly