Everything you need to know about yoni eggs
A yoni egg is a smooth, oval-shaped crystal or gemstone that can be inserted into the vagina to exercise and strengthen the vaginal muscles.
“Yoni” is the Sanskrit word for vagina, and it means “sacred place.”
Picking your yoni egg
The first thing to consider when selecting a yoni egg is size. The egg size you need depends on the strength of your pelvic floor muscles – not on your body type or weight.
There are three sizes of yoni eggs to choose from: small, medium, and large.
The weaker your pelvic floor is the larger your yoni egg will need to be (and vice versa). Women who have given birth will most likely need a large yoni egg to begin their practice. Women who haven’t given birth may be able to use a medium or large yoni egg depending on the strength of their pelvic floor. Small eggs should only be used by women who are experienced with yoni eggs and looking for a challenge.
To learn more about how to pick the right size egg click here: how to choose the size of your yoni egg.
Each type of yoni egg is made with a crystal that has unique properties. Crystals have different spiritual and energetic benefits like promoting self-love and healing (rose quartz crystals) or calmness and confidence (jade crystals). Each crystal is different, so you’ll want to take the spiritual and energetic benefits into account as you choose the crystal-base for your yoni egg. Many beginners choose rose quartz or jade eggs to start their yoni egg practice.
Drilled/Not Drilled eggs
Some yoni eggs have a hole drilled in them to make them easier to take out at the end of your practice. If you choose a drilled egg, you can tie a natural floss in the hole. At the end of your practice, the yoni egg will be easier to pull out because you have the floss to hold onto (kind of like a tampon), but you must remember to thoroughly clean the hole along with the rest of the egg. Neglecting to clean the hole will result in bacteria spreading from the yoni egg to other surfaces and using an unsterile egg may cause vaginal infection.
Non-drilled eggs are easier to clean since you only need to sterilize the surface of the egg before and after each use, but some people may find the practice of removing the egg without floss to hold onto intimidating.
What matters most is choosing the egg you feel most comfortable using. Many people cultivate a successful yoni egg practice with drilled eggs and many practice successfully with non-drilled eggs. Just make sure that no matter which egg you choose, you clean it properly.
Before using your yoni egg
Thoroughly clean your yoni egg before and after each use.
If you have a drilled yoni egg, string it with natural floss, and change the floss after each use.
Hold your egg for a moment before inserting it. If it feels cold to the touch, run warm water over the egg until it warms up. You don’t want to use boiling water or let the surface of the egg get too hot, but warming up the egg with water may make it more comfortable to insert.
Inserting your yoni egg
It’s important that you feel safe and relaxed when inserting your yoni egg. When done right, your yoni practice can feel like a massage. Give your love and attention to the practice, and try not to force yourself or carry any expectations into your practice.
Bring your attention and love to your yoni, breathe in and out, and relax your body. Send love to your yoni and smile to yourself. If a resistance or blockage arises, embrace it with love and give yourself time to release. Remember that exercising with your yoni egg takes practice and that’s okay. Trust yourself and your body.
Exercises and meditation
After inserting your yoni egg, you can start your yoni practice. Yoni exercises involve clenching and unclenching the vaginal muscles while meditating and focusing your energy.
To read about the basics of yoni exercises, read: yoni practice for beginners
Removing your yoni egg
If you’re using a drilled egg, you can remove it by pulling the string and squeezing the egg out.
If you’re using a non-drilled egg, you can remove the egg by contracting the same muscles you use to pee. It may be helpful to position yourself in frog pose while you squeeze to remove the egg.
When not to use a yoni egg
- During menstruationDuring pregnancy
- While you have an IUD inserted
- While you have an STD or any other infection
- While you are experiencing vaginal pain
Always consult your doctor prior to using a yoni egg.