How & Why To Use A Yoni Egg

reading time: 9 min

Episode 6.
"Yoni" is Sanskrit for "origin", "source" or "sacred space" and refers to the vagina, your lotus flower ... or whatever you want to call your female centre of energy. "Yoni" is also a Hebrew name deriving from "Yonatan" or "Yonathan" and means "gift of God" or "given from God". Fitting, right?

I love this series where I talk about all the things that nobody really talks about much in public, such as tongue scraping, oil pulling, or menstrual cups. Today I'm tackling another "taboo" topic: the vagina. 

Now before you start back in a panic I want to clarify that a yoni egg or "love egg" is not a sex toy, but a therapeutic healing tool (although I don't think that sex toys, porn and other sexual topics should be condemned either). It is a stone carved into an egg shape and smooth polished to be worn inside the vagina for many reasons – mainly for sexual health and healing as well as to re-awaken sensibility and re-connect with your own sexuality and divine feminine energy. The crystal eggs are often used as a holistic, natural, and energetic/spiritual alternative to conventional Kegel balls (for pelvic floor exercises) that are often laden with chemicals, resins, dyes, plasticizers, etc. A pleasant side effect – but not the purpose of a yoni egg by any means! – is a stronger, more loving connection with your partner as well as a deeper, more fulfilling love life.

In this blog post I want to show you all the wonderful benefits of using a yoni egg – and how to use it.

What You Will Need For This Method

  • a "yoni egg" (such as this one)
  • your beautiful (female) body

The Benefits of Using a Yoni Egg

A regular yoni egg treatment doesn't only have physical benefits such as toning your muscles, but it also provides powerful sexual and emotional healing. Here are the key benefits of using a yoni egg: 

  • Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles
  • Toning and tightening vaginal muscles (great for childbirth preparation and for quicker post-partum recovery)
  • Increasing sensitivity during intercourse
  • Cleansing your vagina
  • Balancing hormones
  • Increasing creativity and passion
  • Heightening your sensuality and libido
  • Increasing blood circulation and natural lubrication 
  • Strengthening bladder control and preventing incontinence (often experienced after childbirth)
  • Developing a more loving relationship with your body
  • Reducing PMS symptoms and menstrual cramps
  • Preventing infections and fungal diseases
  • Helping to process sexual traumas 
  • Helping to heal womb traumas (e. g. abortions, miscarriages, stillbirths etc.)
  • Balancing sacral energy point (chakra)

Yes, it's a true magic tool!

How To Use a Yoni Egg

1. CHOOSE YOUR YONI EGG. Beside the stimulating shape of the yoni egg, it is the material that turns it into a potent healing tool. Each gemstone has its particular properties that will extend their power onto you. Popular powerful yoni egg gemstones include jade, rose quartz, black obsidian, amethyst, clear quartz, moon stone and jasper. Either read about each gemstone's qualities and decide based on your needs – or simply let your intuition guide you and decide based on your feelings.

Personally I chose a rose quartz (heart opener, stone of love and self love, compassion, serenity, gentleness) and a black jade (protection and support stone, absorbs and transforms unhealthy or damaging emotions, assists with own healing powers) yoni egg, but definitely take your time to look for the right stone for you.

2. CLEAN THE EGG. Always clean your yoni egg before and after using it. You don't want any bacterial or energetic contaminations in your vagina. Only use filtered water to clean your yoni egg. Boil the water, allow to cool for about 3 minutes, then pour into a bowl. Place your yoni egg into the bowl and allow to "bathe" in the hot water for about 15 minutes or until it has cooled down completely. 

If you have a raw amethyst or clear quartz at hand, add them to the bathing yoni egg. Their cleansing properties will enhance the process. You could also turn the egg cleansing into a little sacred ritual by placing the bowl in the moonlight at full moon.

3. GET COMFORTABLE. Maybe also get naked – you are beautiful! You may do this either sitting or squatting or lying on the back, perhaps on your bed and lightly covered with a comforting blanket. Feel free to rub your yoni egg (and maybe your vagina as well) with a bit of extra virgin coconut oil to make the inserting easier. Plus, the coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties!

If you like, you could also warm up your body with a gentle breast massage to activate your heart centre and tune into yourself. You could also set an intention before inserting the crystal, for example: "My womb is strong and healthy, full of life, and full of creativity".

4. SLOWLY INSERT THE EGG with the tip pointing down. Most importantly: Relax! Breathe. And take your time. Like I said, yoni eggs can release trauma stored in the body, so be very gentle and loving. Inserting a yoni egg is just like inserting a tampon with no applicator. All you need to do is give it a gentle push and then allow your muscles do the rest and pull it in. 

Don't worry, it can't get stuck! It can only go as far as your cervix, which acts as a wall, keeping the egg within the vaginal canal only.

5. EXPLORE. You can find a bunch of exercises or even "workouts" online to use with your yoni egg. My favourite way to work with my egg are to simply sit or lie – and breathe. Inhale, gently clench the egg with your pelvic muscles, hold your breath, exhale, release everything. Repeat for a couple of minutes. I also like to meditate with my yoni egg (either in my hands or in my womb), or do yoga.

6. REMOVE THE EGG after 15 to 60 minutes. Get into a deep squat position and push the egg out with your pelvic floor muscles – like an actual hen, lol. If your yoni egg doesn't come with a string, you may use your fingers to scoop it out or do some soft jumping exercises. Again: Relax! Eventually the muscles will loosen and release the egg. If your yoni egg is drilled, give the attached string a gentle tug – like removing a tampon. The yoni egg will glide out slowly and easily.

7. CLEAN THE EGG. As in step 2, carefully bathe your egg in hot boiled water. You may also rub your yoni egg with some organic apple cider vinegar to further cleanse the gemstone and restore its sheen. A mild organic soap may also be used for cleaning the yoni egg.

As for cleansing the yoni egg energetically, I store mine with my other crystals and gems so they can re-charge. Holding it under flowing water for a few minutes (river or stream water is preferred over tap water), smudging it with sage or frankincense, allowing the egg to sit in bright sunlight for a few hours (not all crystals are suitable for this!) or bathing it overnight in the light of a full moon, or "sound cleansing"
it with the clear tone of a singing bowl or bell are wonderful ways to further cleanse your yoni egg on a spiritual or energetic level.

If you don't like inserting something into your vagina (or if you are for some reason not able to do it at the moment) you can also use your yoni egg as a meditation stone, placing it on your skin – the lower belly is best – or just holding it in your hand and focusing your attention on the healing energy of the crystal as you do deep womb breathing and/or womb visualisation exercised.

How Often Should You Use a Yoni Egg?

In theory you could wear your yoni egg each day for a couple of hours – however your body needs to adjust to the contraction (yes, you might actually get sore muscles after first trying it out!), and after all the yoni egg shouldn't feel straining, but empowering! Like any other muscle, your vaginal muscles need a rest, so take sufficient breaks in-between use. I would recommend to wear it about 2 or 3 times a week, starting with 15 to 20 minutes, then work your way up to 1 hour, and increase gradually as you like. It is generally fine to wear your yoni egg for up to 12 hours, but as always, trust your intuition. It is a good idea to take it out after 12 hours to clean it and let your yoni rest.

As for the frequency, you could use numerology as a guideline for how often you'll want to use your yoni egg:
  • 3 times a week/month: on a numerical level this enhances creativity, creative self-expression, inspiration, social relationships, and optimism.
  • 4 times a week/month: on a numerical level this enhances focus on goals, attention to detail, sense of life purpose, and building firm foundations.
  • 5 times a week/month: on a numerical level this  enhances expression of personal freedom, sense of adventure, and changing course in one's life.

Important: Do not practice with a yoni egg if you are pregnant or right after childbirth! However, a Yoni egg can be a wonderful post-partum practice. 

Don't use a yoni egg when you have any type vaginal infection due to compromised hygiene! Get this treated beforehand.

You should also not use a yoni egg while on your period
  In theory you could use your yoni egg while on your period, if you really feel like it, but please remember that anything blocking your natural "downward" energy during your menstruation should be avoided.

Further Tips

  • Take out your yoni egg before going to the toilet (or be very, VERY careful)! I actually lost one of my eggs peeing because I forgot that I was wearing the egg ... Such a stupid mistake!
  • Great exercises – "egg-xercises", lol – to perform with a yoni egg to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles assist with incontinence, enhance orgasm etc., are Kegel exercises (clenching and releasing the egg with your pelvic muscles, "rock and roll"-ing your hips) as well as squat, bridge pose, cat & cow, leg lift and plank.
  • If this is up your alley, maybe charge your yoni egg under the moonlight, especially when there is a full moon.
Have you ever used a yoni egg, or even heard of it? What are your experiences with it? Let me know in the comments!