We know there is a ton of HYPE and questions about the effectiveness yoni eggs right now, how they should be used, and what stones are best.
Today we want to clarify a question that we are often asked 'what stones and crystals are safe to put in your vagina" and why it matters.
The answer is only Jade.
While we fully acknowledge it is very tempting to put crystals in your vagina based on their healing properties (for example rose quartz which is known for cultivating self-love and connecting with the heart chakra - and who doesn't want that?) we have to report back to you that it is actually not the best idea.
Here is why.
Crystalline structure is delicate, can fracture easily, and is typically porous. Why does this matter? When using something internally the way you use a yoni egg, it is especially important to use the most hygienic stone possible. Jade, for example, has a molecular structure that is very tightly woven, meaning it won't fracture easily if dropped. Crystalline structures, like rose quartz, fracture easily and can both harbor bacteria and eventually weaken enough that the crystal breaks. Porousness is another issue to pay attention to when you use certified Nephrite Jade you have very little porousness, which means there is less surface area for bacteria to grow on.
Crystalline structures, like rose quartz, can both harbor bacteria and fracture easily with heat and if they are dropped. They contain small fracture lines naturally, and it is along these fractures that the stone is both weak and a great place for bacteria to hide.
Porousness is another issue to pay attention to. When you use certified Nephrite Jade, you are using a very molecularly dense stone, so you have very little porousness, which means there is less surface area for bacteria to grow on.
Sanitizing the egg properly means you have to put the egg in boiling water, crystalline structures can alter under this type of heat, and can make them more prone to breaking or fracturing. Jade is formed in the earth at a temperature 6 times that of boiling point, so boiling water will not alter its structure.
Also, call us traditionalist, but as we mentioned in our blog "Why Jade" - Jade is the traditional stone used in ancient china where this practice originates. For us it felt right to stay true to that lineage and only offer Jade in our Yoni Egg line.