Yoni eggs have gotten a lot of press over the past year. Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow’s site, Goop, made mention of them in January of 2017, controversy has surrounded the ancient practice.
Listen, we’re big on using crystals in your daily life to help manage stress, stay mindful, and beautify your workspace. But can popping a crystal into your whoo-ha improve sexual health? We’re unsure.
We tapped jade egg enthusiast and Holistic Sex and Relationship Expert Kim Anami
to learn more about how to use these popular little tools in (and out of?) the bedroom. “The use of a jade egg to strengthen the vaginal muscles and pelvic floor is an ancient Taoist practice that pre-dates Kegel exercises by 5000 years!” says Anami. “Courtesans in the emperor’s court of China used jade stones to support the health of their internal organs, create a strong pelvic floor and to increase sexual pleasure—both for the woman and the man.”
Anami uses a jade egg herself to strengthen her pelvic floor on the reg. She’s become so proficient in strengthening her plevic floor muscles that she has even started ‘vaginal weight lifting,’ in which she ties an object to the jade egg and can lift it simple by using those deep internal muscles.
“I teach an 8-week program in “Vaginal Kung Fu” which is an education in all things sex and vagina. I guide women in weekly, progressive exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor. In keeping with the holistic nature of my work, we touch on physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of sexuality and femininity.”
Jade eggs are best used 10-15 minutes at a time, with specific exercises, 3-4 times a week.