Yoni Eggs – Are They Safe?

Woman in white panty believing Yoni Eggs are safe
Rosie Rees
Written by Rosie Rees

You’ve heard a lot about Yoni Eggs, and now you’re interested in trying one out for yourself.

But there’s still a tiny part of you asking the question – are yoni eggs safe? The answer is – absolutely yes!

Women have been using them for thousands of years to keep their womb healthy and their vagina strong.

What do you think we used internally as pelvic floor weights or dildos before plastic, silicon or rubber was invented? Yep, you guessed it – stones or crystals!

So where did all the rumors come from? Let’s debunk some of the most common myths about the safety of Yoni Eggs and why you shouldn’t be afraid to use one in your day to day life.

‘I’ve Read Yoni Eggs Are Dangerous and Toxic!’

The most common myth about Yoni Eggs floating around on the internet is that they are dangerous and toxic for your body.

The reality is, crystals including (but not limited to) Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Obsidian, Carnelian and Nephrite Jade are perfectly safe to insert into your body. These specific crystals can actually stand up to body heat, moisture and cleansing. In fact, they are SO much better than using something that’s made of cheap rubber or plastic with petrochemicals contained in it.

Box of Yoni Eggs

If you have a healthy vagina using a Yoni Egg doesn’t carry a significant risk, however we don’t recommend using a Yoni Egg if you have an infection like a urinary tract infection (UTI), thrush, bacterial vaginosis and if you’re pregnant.

As long as you choose your egg wisely and make sure you purchase one made of an authentic crystal, your Yoni Egg can help to kickstart you on your own personal sexual and spiritual journey.

We recommend Yoni Pleasure Palace for crystal yoni eggs.

How Do I Know If My Egg Is Authentic?

When buying your Yoni Egg, take a bit of time to actually research the crystal supplier.

If you are putting something inside you, you need to make sure it’s authentic & certified.

We don’t suggest buying a cheap jade egg for $4!

One of the biggest ways to know your Yoni Egg experience will be safe is by making sure it’s made of authentic material. An easy way to check this is its mineral makeup.

For example, genuine Nephrite Jade Yoni Eggs is actually quite hard to come by as it is only found in Canada, China and Russia. Because of this, genuine Jade eggs are generally higher in price than some other Yoni eggs (about $80), so if you see one advertised for a lower price, there’s a good chance the Jade has been replaced by a cheaper or non-genuine make of stone such as marble, Serpentine or New Jade.

Some fake jade egg examples:

Examples of Fake jade egg of serpentine, a translucent marble

Examples of Fake jade egg made of marble stone

The Science Behind Your Egg

So, how do you make sure your egg is the real deal? Luckily, there are some facts and figures you can cross-check with your egg before you make the decision to buy it.

Make sure you can find out the following information about your Yoni Egg before you click add-to-basket, and if you can’t – contact the seller directly before doing so. They should be able to answer all your questions, and if they can’t you should consider buying from somewhere else! Yoni Pleasure Palace has a wonderful variety of body-safe crystals to use internally.

Genuine Nephrite Jade stone is measured by some hefty scientific terms like:

  • Specific density
  • Refractive index
  • Mohs hardness

A real-deal egg’s specific density will measure between 2.8-3.1, have a refractive index between 1.606 – 1.632  and a Mohs hardness 6.0-7.0 (except Obsidian Crystals, which should measure a hardness of 5.5).

If your egg lands outside of these measurements, there’s a good chance the seller isn’t using a genuine crystal and it’s not worth the risk to your yoni – keep egg hunting.

If you are looking for a less science-geeky way to figure out if your stone is real, you can do some simpler tests like scratch tests.

Real Nephrite Jade, for example, won’t leave a scratch if you run a metal nail or knife along its surface.

Either that or drop it on the ground and it should not break!

Look over the Egg Yourself

A thorough look over your Yoni Egg will also give you an idea as to whether it’s actually safe to insert in the first place. It should not feel chalky or rubbery.

First off, your egg should be completely smooth and carrying no imperfections at all (they should’ve all been buffed and polished before the egg was sold to you).

Nephrite jade yoni egg

If you see a hint of a jagged edge or a crack in your egg – don’t put it anywhere near your yoni and return it immediately.

Check It’s Certified

With a lot of Yoni Egg sellers now on the market, we strongly recommend only buying an egg that has been genuinely certified.

One of the best ways to know if your egg is legit is a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) certification.

The GIA is the world’s highest ranking body when it comes to cross-checking gems, so if your egg comes with a GIA certificate – you are covered.

However, getting the GIA to check over gems is super expensive and takes a long time so, if the egg supplier has used a gemologist or reputable jeweler to inspect the crystal that is a good sign you are buying a genuine crystal as well. Just make sure your egg comes with a certification.

Unsafe Eggs: The Ones to Avoid

Unfortunately, the hype around Yoni Eggs has also meant a lot of fake and unsafe eggs have come onto the market.

While all of our favorite Yoni Eggs are made with crystals that are able to cope with body heat, moisture and a long amount of time being moist, a lot of eggs should never be inserted into your vagina.

The following crystals have been sold by some non-genuine Yoni Egg retailers as genuine Yoni Eggs, but you should avoid them at all costs:

  • Serpentine (actually contains asbestos in fibrous form)
  • Sodalite (actually contains aluminium)
  • Selenite (actually toxic when dissolved)
  • Chalcopyrite (actually contains sulphur)
  • Angelite (actually contains lead)
  • Tiger’s Eye (actually contains asbestos fibres that can break off!)
  • Turquoise (actually contains copper)
  • Galena (actually contains lead)
  • Orpiment (actually contains arsenic)
  • Fluorite (actually contains toxins such as fluorine)

You should also avoid any Yoni Egg that mentions using dyes as some dyes are toxic.

As you can see, some of the ingredients and crystals used in non-genuine Yoni Eggs aren’t only scary but downright dangerous to your body, so it’s crucial you do your research before you buy.

Do Your Research and Enjoy Your Yoni Egg Journey

Don’t let researching your egg put you off starting your Yoni Egg journey. In fact, doing your research can actually help you find not only if your Yoni Egg is safe or not, but also let you really discover the perfect egg for you depending on what you actually want to get out of your Yoni Egg journey.

woman happy with yoni egg

Not everyone turns to Yoni Eggs to have a better sex life – a lot more women are now looking at Yoni Eggs as a way to enhance their spirituality, calmness and love for life.

So what egg is the right Yoni Egg for you?

Get researching – check out our guide to our 8 favourite Yoni Eggs here!

About the author

Rosie Rees

Rosie Rees

Rosie Rees is a Relationship & Singles Coach, Nude Yoga Instructress and founder of her Yoni Pleasure Palace online store. Rosie believes in growth and transformation through vulnerability, courage and self acceptance and teaches this first hand through her empowering Women’s Nude Yoga and Couples Nude Yoga workshops. With training in Mysore Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Rosie shares the message of liberation, freedom and body love through ancient yogic technologies and body awareness techniques.
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