Yoni egg Guide
Thank you for thinking about yoni eggs, here are a few of our recommendations to consider before using one. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here please feel free to email email@example.com and we will do our best to answer it.
What does 'Yoni' mean and why use Yoni eggs?
Yoni is a Sanskrit word for the female genitalia that means ‘sacred space.’ Women have been practising with yoni eggs for over 5000 years, they are used to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, increase control over vaginal muscles, access sexual power and awaken sensuality.
There are many benefits to using a yoni egg; here are the most common we talk about;
Drilled or Un-drilled?
This is really about personal preference. The benefit of a drilled yoni egg is that you can thread it with organic cotton to help when you want to take your yoni egg out. Especially when using the medium or small yoni eggs it can be calming for the mind knowing that you can take your yoni egg out at any time. However, I encourage you to utilise your pelvic floor muscles and vaginal wall muscles to push the yoni egg out.
Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles
relieving bladder incontinence
When using a yoni egg to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles we liken it to that of resistance/weight training, training muscles for long periods of time will cause the muscles to fatigue and be painful, this we are trying to avoid. Instead, we recommend that you use a yoni egg for no longer than an hour, however, each weight has its own time guide. Please see our size guide for recommended times. Also remember that crystals have strong metaphysical properties which you may want to harness, check out the meditative practice below.
When using a yoni egg for meditative practice be sure to cleanse, charge and set your intention before use. Create your sacred safe space that will allow you to connect easier into the properties of your chosen crystal. Using it for meditative practice also has the added bonus of strengthening muscles!
Again it is our recommendation that you do not spend long periods of time with your yoni egg inside you, our recommendation is no longer than an hour, however, each egg has its own time frame. However, unlike using it strictly to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, with meditation, your body may be at a resting state, if your intention is to stay rested with little movement our recommendation is that your yoni egg should not stay inside for more than four hours.
Why do we recommend this?
As mentioned earlier the muscles become fatigued with the weight they are not used to and this could be counter-productive to what you are ultimately wanting to achieve.
Can I sleep with it in?
We do not recommend you spend more than four hours with it in, however it is up to the wearer and her comfortability about what would suit best.
It doesn’t feel right, it feels really sore?
In the case that you are experiencing discomfort remove immediately, things to check in with yourself;
Is it the right size for you?
Where are you in your cycle?
How is the health of your yoni?
If you continue to experience discomfort please seek medical attention right away.
Can I use it while I have I'm menstruating?
No, our recommendation is that a yoni egg should not be used when you are menstruating.
When is the best time to use a yoni egg?
The best time to use your yoni egg is during the follicular and luteal stage of your cycle, during ovulation is not a good time to use your yoni egg because your body is preparing for conception and has a very different biological response. Never use your yoni egg while you are menstruating.
Xtra large / 80 – 95 grams
Recommended for women who have had children and experience bladder incontinence in every day life, such as walking, sneezing, laughing
Recommended for women who have no experience using a yoni egg
We recommend using this size no longer than 30 minutes
Large / 50 – 60 grams
Recommended for women who have had children and experience bladder incontinence occasionally when doing things such as jumping
Recommended for women who have never used a yoni egg before
We recommend using this size no longer than 45 minutes
Medium / 30 – 40 grams
Suitable for women who have not been sexually active with a partner but have not used a yoni egg before
Suitable for women who have had some experience with a yoni egg
We recommend using this size no longer than 60 minutes
Small / 15 – 20 grams
Recommended for women who have regularly used a yoni egg and have strong pelvic floor muscles
We recommend using this size no longer than 4 hours
Recommended for experienced yoni egg users only
Please note, Love & Luna are not or in no way medical/health professionals and advise that you always contact a health professional before use
It is not advised yoni eggs are used whilst pregnant
It is not advised yoni eggs are used while menstruating
Please consult a medical professional if you have a IUD
Please consult a medical professional if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, PCOS, or any other diagnosis relating to your reproductive system.