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Now that you have the beautiful crystal in your hands, there might be a few questions in your head. On this page you can find answers to the most common questions about the Yoni egg practice. Pretty much all the information on the use of  the Yoni eggs summarized below can be applied to ben wa balls as well. If you cannot find the answer to your question after reading this page, please email us at [email protected]

 

What is the difference between drilled and undrilled eggs?

A drilled egg has a hole in it you can put a string through that will allow you to pull the egg out by command or attach a weight to. The drilled eggs could be used without a string as well.

If you chose a drilled egg, first thing you need to do before practicing is to string it. We recommend using the unwaxed dental floss for the string because it is hygienic and disposable (can be ordered online). You can also use a fishing line as an alternative. Choose the drilled egg if you are more comfortable knowing that you can take the egg out at any time. It can also be handy to have a string when go to the bathroom in case the egg decides to come out. Urinate as usual and hold on to the string. It is very important to completely relax your muscles when you use the bathroom. If the egg comes out it means that you probably had enough exercise for today and it is time to rest.

Some women prefer undrilled eggs because it is easier to clean the undrilled egg after each use. The yoni egg is not just a kegel exercise tool.  It is a sacred object that is here to help you with physical and emotional healing and transformation. It is here to help you learn something new about yourself and in order to learn you need to listen carefully. Crystals are the elements of earth they come from and each egg has a personality. If the egg stays inside you for longer than you want and expect, please relax and remember that it is doing the healing work you purchased it to do. Learning to trust the process and let go of control sometimes can be one of the most important things for happy fulfilling life and relationships.

That being said most importantly trust your intuition and if you are not comfortable with the undrilled egg just now, start off with a drilled one. With practice you will learn to expel the egg by command!

Which size is right for me?

The smaller the size the harder it is to feel the egg. General rule of thumb – women that gave birth and women after 50 will need to start with a larger egg.  Otherwise size medium is your best bet.  Small eggs are not for petite women, but for advanced practitioners that mastered control of their muscles and wish to advance their practice. Our eggs are medium size, 30*40 mm, which generally is the best size to start for most women.

How should I clean my yoni egg?

Before using your yoni egg for the first time please inspect it and make sure the gem was not damaged during shipping. The inner cracks are normal for rose quartz. However, if you find any outer cracks (the ones you can feel with your finger), it means the egg was damaged during shipping – please do not use it and immediately return it.

After you inspected the egg, wash it twice in warm water with soap and air-dry. It is better to use natural organic non scented body soap for sensitive skin. You can wipe your egg with cotton gauze doused in vodka or other hard alcohol you have at hand (do not use rubbing alcohol). Wash it thoroughly under running water after you do this. 

Another way of cleaning the egg is by boiling a pot of water, then removing the water from the stove.  Let the water cool for a little while, you should be able to put a finger in it.  Now you can set your egg in the water for 12-15 minutes. You can add a few drops of tea tree oil in the water if you wish.

Please do not boil your egg, it might cause it to crack.
Wash your egg thoroughly before and after each use.

It is a good idea to energetically clear your yoni egg before using it for the first time. The best way to do it is by placing it in the bowl of sea salt overnight. You can choose to smudge it with sage, palo santo or sweet grass instead. With a regular practice it becomes important to energetically clean your yoni egg every couple of days.

How often should I wear the egg?

Although doing the kegel exercises will enhance your experience with the yoni egg, one can reap the benefits by simply wearing it! The egg is working its’ magic regardless! We would recommend to start with about 2 hours 3 times a week.  It is generally fine to wear it 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.

However, if you find that you have trouble holding the egg in as you walk around then you should start with just sitting with the egg a few times a week for  10 or 15 minutes (or whatever amount of time you have) and focus on squeezing the egg and seeing if you can feel it. Over time your strength will increase so that you can walk around with it.

Included with your yoni egg order is a complimentary Yoni Egg Guide

Can I do exercises with my yoni egg?

The pelvic floor muscles, unlike other muscles in the body have the ability to regenerate and repair themselves in a short period of time. You can achieve any level of dexterity at any age, limited only by your desire and dedication. If one of the reasons for obtaining the egg was to build stronger yoni muscles and to gain control over them, yoni egg exercises will help you in achieving your goals.

Many of us cannot feel our pelvic floor muscles at all. Some of us experience tension and tightness there, and some of us have such flaccid muscles that over-flexibility is a risk for damage. When practicing with the yoni egg you can begin to feel, tone, strengthen, and articulate your pelvic muscles. Yoni egg exercises should be approached slowly and with care. More advanced exercises can and should be practiced under the guidance of a pelvic specialist or yoni egg instructor.

Many women already experience excessive tightness of the pelvic floor which needs to be addressed prior to engaging in the yoni egg exercises that include squeezing and pulling of the pelvic floor. Every body is different and we suggest you to work with the pelvic specialist or yoni egg instructor who can recommend yoni egg exercises designed specifically for you.

How do I insert the egg?

Just like with any exercise routine it is important to warm up. Start off with a gentle breast massage. You can use a silk scarf or a strip of fabric. Breast and nipple massages engage the endocrine system and stimulate the kidneys where sexual energy is stored. While you are doing it, tune into yourself and the feelings in your body. Move your attention to your inner thighs, then groin, perineum and vulva. When you feel ready and relaxed start making circles around the vaginal opening. Gently insert the egg when you find the right angle, larger end of the egg first. Do not push it all the way up to the cervix – all you need to do is give it a gentle push and then allow your muscles do the rest and pull it in.  The best position for inserting an egg is standing in a horse stance or lying down.

Lubricant: You can use any lube of your choice if you wish. My absolute favorite one is organic extra virgin coconut oil as oppose to synthetic products. Coconut oil is soothing, and naturally has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is also relatively inexpensive and can be found at a supermarket.

Included with your yoni egg order is a complimentary Yoni Egg Guide

How to expel the egg?

The yoni egg may come out on its own during or after your practice, or when you get up in the morning after wearing it to bed. Whenever it comes out, just know that your yoni was ready to release it and rest.

If you want to release it voluntarily, you can squat or sit on the edge of a chair with your hand ready to catch the egg, and gently bear down with your pelvic muscles as if you were releasing a bowel movement. (Note that the egg might come out inadvertently when you do relieve your bladder or your bowels, so be prepared to catch it!)

If you are wearing a drilled egg with a string, you can gently tug on the string while doing this pushing. Do not push forcefully, but slowly and in rhythm with your breath, avoid creating any uncomfortable sensations.

I cannot keep the egg inside, what should I do?

This is very common as most of us have never exercised vaginal muscles before. Do not be discouraged! All great achievements begin from taking the first step. Once you start practicing you can progress pretty quickly.

If you find that you have trouble holding the egg in as you walk around, then just start with sitting while it is inside you a few times a week for 10 or 15 minutes (or whatever amount of time you have). Focus on squeezing the egg and see if you can feel it. If you do not feel any physical movement, you can focus on the pelvic area and imagine squeezing it. This will start engaging the part of your brain responsible for controlling these muscles. Be patient with yourself. You may just be attuning to these muscles for the first time in your life, and it might take some time and practice. It may also be that your pelvic floor is revealing weakness or tightness on physical, energetic, and emotional levels. The yoni egg practices can help you!

We recommend that you consult a pelvic specialist or yoni egg instructor to guide you through which exercises can address your specific situation.

I do not feel the egg, is it normal?

It is completely normal as the egg is not meant to be felt at all times. Otherwise it would be too distracting to wear it. Yoni egg is here to help you develop awareness of the inner workings of your vagina and gspot. By simply wearing it your can increase sensitivity and gain more control. You will notice that engaging your PC muscles or being in certain body positions allow you feel the egg more. Opposite of vibrators that dull the senses over time and make you require more and more stimulation, ben wa balls or yoni egg help you become more sensitive. Simply give your egg a “hug” and you will notice its’ delicate presence. 

Included with your yoni egg order is a complimentary link to a web page with instructions where we go in depth on yoni egg practices and exercises.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Marcel Proust

The egg is stuck, what should I do?

First of all do not lose your cool! The egg can only travel so far and will not go past the cervix.

Relax, trust the process and use this as an opportunity to know your body and allow the crystal to do the healing work. It is a perfect time to meditate, listen to your thought and emotions, journal.

To help expel the egg add lubrication, like coconut oil or your lubricant of choice. Breathe deeply and relax. Squat or sit on the toilet, but be ready to catch the egg if you are not wearing the underwear the will hold it. You can help hook it with your clean finger. Be gentle, do not push hard and avoid creating any uncomfortable sensations.

Vaginal muscles tend to tense unconsciously from stress, so if you are relaxed it will help the egg to come out quickly. Keep in mind that it will not hurt you if the egg stays inside for 24 hours, some couples even safely use it during the intercourse to increase pleasure for both partners.

Keep practicing and soon you will learn to expel the egg by command!

If you do not feel comfortable with the undrilled egg and would like to be able to take it out by command, you might purchase the egg that has holes you can put a string through. Drilled eggs might be used without the string as well.

Never use the egg in the rectum – unlike vagina, it the egg may get stuck there and then you are in trouble.

What to do if the egg fell in the toilet?

When wearing an egg throughout the day, try to remember about it when you go to the bathroom. The egg might come out inadvertently when you do relieve your bladder or your bowels, so be prepared to catch it! However if you forgot about it and dropped it in a toilet bowl don’t get embarrassed, it has happened to the best of us!  Inspect the egg for cracks. If it is intact you can keep using it after you DO wash and sterilize it.

Can I practice with kegel balls instead?

Pretty much all of the exercises you can do with a yoni egg are applicable to kegel balls. However, with a yoni egg you are combining physical exercises with healing properties of the crystal. Please keep in mind that sex toys sold in the USA are “for novelty use” and unfortunately are not regulated by the FDA or tested for toxicity. Materials used by some manufacturers can be toxic for your body. When you are buying  kegel, or ben wa balls, it is better to buy them at a pharmacy, or to buy ones made out of glass or surgical steel. Always remember to do your research. We sell ben wa balls made out of natural black obsidian crystal, which is essentially a volcanic glass. This natural stone is a material that has been used for thousands of years. It is easy to clean, and to the best of our knowledge it is safe.

Who Should NOT be Practicing With a Yoni Egg

Please do not use Yoni Egg while pregnant. You don’t want to jostle the uterus during pregnancy or stir up energies or tissue release that could create contractions and compromise your pregnancy. If you have already developed a strong yoni egg practice and practiced regularly for 6 months prior to conception, you may be an exception. Still, in these cases, we recommend only the very passive, yin yoni exercises, and to consult your midwife or health care team. Yoni egg is a wonderful practice to embark on after you gave birth and we suggest you consult your health practitioner that it is now safe to do so.

Please do not use Yoni Egg if you have an IUD. The movement of the egg can bump against the IUD and push it out of place. The yoni egg string can also become tangled with the IUD strings. A pelvic specialist consultant stated using a yoni egg with an IUD can reduce its effectiveness as a contraceptive device, as well as even create tears in the walls of your uterus.

Women who have any type of internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever, are advised not to practice with a Yoni Egg until the symptoms have passed. Women also should not practice if open sores or blisters are present.

Please do not use a Yoni Egg if you have a Bladder, Vaginal, or Rectal Prolapse.

Though it is not explicitly dangerous to your health, we do not recommend that you use the yoni egg during your menstrual time. Better to give your uterus space to release the monthly blood without adding any extra stimulus.

If you have any preexisting health condition not mentioned here, especially one that affects your pelvic floor and organs, please seek advice from your medical practitioner before starting the Yoni Egg practice

Using egg while pregnant or with an IUD

Please do not use Yoni Egg while pregnant. You don’t want to jostle the uterus during pregnancy, or stir up energies or tissue release that could create contractions and compromise your pregnancy. If you have already developed a strong yoni egg practice and practiced regularly for 6 months prior to conception, you may be an exception. Still in these cases we recommend only the very passive, yin yoni exercises, and to consult your midwife or health care team. Yoni egg is a wonderful practice to embark on after you gave birth and your health practitioner confirmed that it is now safe to do so.

Please do not use Yoni Egg if you have an IUD. The movement of the egg can bump against the IUD and push it out of place. The yoni egg string can also become tangled with the IUD strings. This can reduce its effectiveness as a contraceptive device, as well as even create tears in the walls of your uterus.

 

Should I use yoni egg while I am on my period?

Though it is not explicitly dangerous to your health, we do not recommend that you use the yoni egg during your menstrual time. Better to give your uterus space to release the monthly blood without adding any extra stimulus.

That being said, wearing yoni egg during the moon time is something you need to decide for yourself – trust your intuition. If you feel comfortable using it during your moon time, go for it! Just make sure to clean your egg thoroughly before and after each use, as you are more susceptible to infection during this time of the month. Do not wear it for longer than you would a tampon to allow blood to leave the body.

 

Should I practice vaginal weight lifting?

Vaginal weight lifting is kind of like CrossFit – some people swear by it, but if you have never worked out in your life you are probably at risk of trauma.

Vaginal weight lifting is an ancient practice and can indeed be very powerful! Women that choose to engage in this practice have usually been using yoni egg for at least a couple of years, know their bodies very well and feel a natural desire to add weights that emerges from their regular practice. Otherwise weight lifting can put you at risk of damaging delicate nerve wiring and muscles of your pelvic floor.

Yoni egg is a feminine practice, it is process and not goal oriented. Motivation behind wanting to be “better, faster, stronger” and to be able to lift excessive amounts of weights with your vagina can sometimes be driven by feeling that you need to compete with others, which is masculine in nature. Remember that you are already enough and whatever you choose to do enjoy the process.

Advanced yoni egg exercises can and should be practiced under the guidance of a pelvic specialist or yoni egg instructor.

My stone is cracked or started to peel. Can I still use it?

The internal cracks that you see in the rose quartz egg are normal to the material. If, however the egg start to chip, or peel, or external cracks (the cracks you can feel with your finger) start to emerge, then the stone’s integrity has been compromised (this is likely to happen if the crystal was dropped on a hard surface). In this case please stop using the egg immediately.

Please also keep in mind that we do not treat our crystals with fillers or resins and due to the nature of the rose quartz crystal most stones will have surface level indentations. Shallow surface level indentations and cosmetic scratches are ok if they clean easily with water and if they do not have sharp edges.

Yoni Egg and preexisting conditions

Please do not use a Yoni Egg if you have a Bladder, Vaginal, or Rectal Prolapse. While the yoni egg practices may help prevent these conditions, we do not recommend that you use the egg if your organs are already prolapsed. Consult with a pelvic specialist or physical therapist for manual treatment and training of the specific muscles and ligaments which need to be addressed to heal these conditions.

Do not use a Yoni Egg if you have an infection of your pelvic organs. Infection needs to be treated and healed prior to starting the practice.

If you have any preexisting health condition not mentioned here, especially one that affects your pelvic floor and organs, please seek advise of your medical practitioner before starting the Yoni Egg practice.

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