Yoni Eggs are not inherently toxic or dangerous and may offer a variety of benefits such as a stronger pelvic floor and more intense orgasms.
However, there are some considerations when purchasing and using yoni eggs to stay safe.
There is a vast array of misinformation regarding how to clean yoni eggs, which materials are safe for yoni eggs, and more.
Here, I’ll explain everything you need to know about choosing a safe yoni egg, properly cleaning yoni eggs, and using yoni eggs safely.
Safe Materials For Yoni Eggs To Be Made Out Of
Not all crystals or stones are safe for vaginal use. Some are toxic, could dissolve in the vagina, or may even rust!
It is imperative to only purchase yoni eggs from reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable sellers.
Following are crystals that can withstand extensive cleaning, body heat, and prolonger submersion:
- Natural Quartz
- Rose Quartz
- Most Jaspers
Yoni Egg Material To Avoid
If you see a yoni egg made out of the following materials, beware!
- Any crystal that has been dyed (unless you can verify with the seller that the dye is non-toxic and safe for internal use)
- Angelite – contains lead
- Chalcopyrite – contains sulphur
- Chrysocolla – contains copper
- Fluorite – has toxic chemicals
- Galena – contains lead
- Lazurite – contains sulfur
- Malachite – has copper
- Orpiment – contains arsenic
- Rhodochrosite — contains lead
- Selenite – toxic when dissolved
- Serpentine – can create asbestos
- Sodalite – has aluminium
- Sunstone – contains aluminium
- Tiger’s Eye – has asbestos fibres in it that are at risk of breaking off
- Turquoise – contains copper
- Hematite (or other metallic crystals) – oxidises when exposed to moisture, making it susceptible to rust
- Pyrite – may convert to sulfuric acid
- Chalcedony – very porous
- Tourmalinated Quartz – risk of harbouring bacteria
- Selenite – not durable, dissolves in moisture
- Rutilated Quartz – prone to carrying bacteria
- Calcite – dissolves over time
Tips For Safely Using Your Yoni Egg
Although high-quality yoni eggs made of suitable crystals are not inherently dangerous, it is still important to use yoni eggs safely.
Here are some essential tips for making sure you are taking good care of your yoni egg and using it as safely as possible.
- If in doubt, throw it out – throw out your yoni egg if it is cracked, chipped, or damaged.
- Take the time to clean it properly – always clean your yoni egg thoroughly and dry it completely after each use.
- Don’t overtain – there is no need to leave your yoni egg overnight or for extended periods. You can see positive results in just 15 to 30 minutes of daily use.
How To Clean A Yoni Egg
Since yoni eggs are often made from crystals, the material can be porous. Translation? Bacteria can hide on the surface, making it crucial to always clean a yoni egg thoroughly after each use.
Boiling the yoni egg after use is a popular cleaning option (check with the manufacturer to be sure the crystal can withstand the intense heat).
Others use organic soap to clean yoni eggs. If the yoni egg has a hole in it, a small amount of food-grade hydrogen peroxide may make a good soak for it. You can also ask the manufacturer or seller for tips on how to clean and use your yoni egg properly.
By keeping your yoni egg properly cleaned and sterilised, you can ensure your yoni egg will maintain its quality and that you are protecting your sacred yoni.
Should You Wear A Yoni Egg Overnight?
While some yoni egg users do choose to sleep with it, the majority of medical professionals advise against it. As with any foreign object inserted into the vagina, it can accumulate bacteria if it is not removed and cleaned regularly.
Can Yoni Eggs Get Stuck Inside You?
No, yoni eggs cannot get stuck inside you. However, they can be tricky to remove, especially if you are new to using yoni eggs.
Always remember that yoni eggs are purposely made to be larger than your cervix to prevent them from going in too far.
If you are having difficulty removing your yoni egg or are worried about it getting lost in you, many yoni eggs include an option for a string for easy removal. Be aware that eggs with holes in will require more care when cleaning.
Can Yoni Eggs Cause Infections?
If a yoni egg is not properly cleaned or left in too long, there is a chance it could cause an infection. This is why it is imperative to clean your yoni egg thoroughly after each use, store it properly, and listen to your body regarding usage times.
I take intense pride in offering only safe, high-quality products, including yoni eggs. If you are worried about using yoni eggs or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly and I would be honoured to go over any of your concerns.
As always, I invite you to join my women-only Facebook group — another great spot to ask any questions you have!
Wishing you love, wellness, and safety!