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Modern Myth: Debunking The Claim That You Need To Use A Jade Egg

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Jan 15, 2021
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The use of jade eggs has been gaining popularity over recent years, but the truth is, you don't need to use jade eggs for your vagina.

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Jade eggs, or sometimes referred to as yoni eggs, are spherical shaped gemstones, roughly smaller than a golf ball in size, touted for their physical, sexual, and spiritual effects.

The egg-shaped gems gained popularity partly due to Gwenyth Paltrow's claims, who lauded jade eggs for their benefits, in a post that has since been taken down from her website, Goop, following a lawsuit that alleged that the so-called benefits of jade eggs were "pseudoscientific."

The Supposed Benefits of Jade Eggs

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Because they are inserted into the vagina, it's supposed that your body basically has to do an involuntary kegel to keep them in place. According to Healthline, Kegels are known to strengthen the pelvic floor, which is associated with a more intense orgasm, firmer internal grip during penetrative sex, and promoting healing after vaginal childbirth, among other" benefits."

"'the strictly guarded secret' of Chinese queens and concubines to please their emperors would help boost your orgasm and "increase vaginal muscle tone, hormonal balance, and feminine energy in general."

Washington Post cites the beginning of an article titled "Better Sex: Jade Eggs for Your Yoni on Goop.

Debunking The Myth

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The evidence to support such claims on the benefits of inserting jade eggs into your vagina, often also linked to the idea of their rich historical use by Chinese royalty, is severely lacking.

"I am a gynecologist originally trained in China and I can testify that this [claim] is absolutely false. No Chinese medicine books or historical records ever mentioned this."

says Dr. Renjie Chang, OB-GYN and founder of NeuEve, a sexual health startup to Healthline.

Potential Health Risks

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Not only are the claimed benefits of these gems questionable at best, but at worst, vaginal insertion may have adverse effects on one's health. Given that jade is porous, it could allow house bacteria, according to Dr. Jen Gunther, an OB/GYN for Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, who wrote a strongly worded blog post in response to Paltrow's claims.

"It could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even the potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome."

Reads Dr. Gunther's post.

Alternatives

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While this may be one of those myths that experts wish everyone could forget, luckily, some other products and methods can offer these benefits.

If you require to strengthen your pelvic floor, there are exercises that you can try or use a kegel ball sets, recommends sex educator Sarah Sloane — who also coaches sex toy classes at Good Vibrations and Pleasure Chest to Healthline.

Addressing Sexual Dysfunction

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While the curious cats could try a non-porous product to minimize the risk of infection like medical-grade silicone or glass sex toy.

However, for those looking to jade rollers to address sexual dysfunction, one may be better served by seeing a medical professional.

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