I’m glad you’re here, though. Actually, Yoni Eggs are not inherently dangerous or toxic. They are safe for any healthy vagina* to use. Be that as it may, the on and off trendiness of the ancient sacred practice of using crystals for womb wellness has been a catalyst for widespread misinformation about what yoni eggs are — and what they aren’t. Likewise, many sellers who make yoni eggs available to their customers are often selfish with information; leaving their customers bewildered when they go to buy their second and third eggs from other crystal ladies. More honestly, some people just like yoni eggs, but, don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. So, what is the actual danger here? Uneducated “Yoni Egg” purchases made from undereducated sellers and the customers that trust them. Did you know that only certain crystals and stones are safe for vaginal insertion? Keep reading to learn wtf.
There are a number of terrible things that can happen if you choose the wrong yoni egg. Some women have experienced their crystal rusting after using it in their vaginas or not drying it after a cleansing. Other crystals can actually dissolve or start to desintegrate in your vagina. Finally, some crystals are just flat out toxic. These are just a few common mishaps that can occur as a result of using the wrong crystals as yoni eggs.
So, “How do I avoid the wrong crystals?” you ask. Here is a very quick tip: With the exception of obsidian crystals with a Mohs Hardness of 5.5, you should only only insert Yoni Eggs made of crystals that have a Mohs Hardness of 6.5 and higher. You don’t have to be an expert to do your Googles before your Kegels (although a responsible seller will definitely have or help you researh the information you need with your purchase.)
The Good News
Before I get to the bad news, here are some crystals that are usually suitable for your yoni. The below crystals can withstand body heat, moisture, extensive cleansing and prolonged submersion. Additionally, they are hard crystals and are less prone to micro scratches.
- Natural Quartz
- Rose Quartz
- Most Jaspers
When buying from a crystal carrier who knows their stuff, your egg — from the list above — should be completely smooth (as opposed to being jagged) and all surface imperfections should be buffed and polished. If there are jagged cuts or crevices and cracks in your egg, do not insert it into your vagina. Use it for decoration as an ethical yoni egg seller will not accept your return for very obvious reasons.
The Bad News
Regrettably, I’ve seen the following toxic crystals sold as yoni eggs.
- Any dyed crystal – Some dyes are toxic
- Angelite – This crystal contains lead
- Chalcopyrite – This crystal contains sulphur
- Chrysocolla – This crystal contains copper
- Fluorite – This crystal contains fluorine and other toxic chemicals
- Galena – This crystal contains lead
- Labradorite – This crystal contains aluminum
- Lazurite – This crystal contains sulphur
- Malachite – This crystal contains copper.
- Orpiment – This crystal contains arsenic
- Rhodochrosite – This crystal contains lead
- Selenite – When dissolved, this crystal is toxic to the body
- Serpentine – This crystal creates asbestos in its fibrous form
- Sodalite – This crystal contains aluminum ( I almost sold one of these last April and had a “yoni sphere” listed in my store two weeks prior to writing this article)
- Sunstone – This crystal contains aluminum
- Tiger’s Eye – Contains asbestos fibers that can break off ( Sold a few non porous versions with this disclaimer and used one in the past. If your egg is broken or porous, throw it out!)
- Turquoise – This crystal contains copper
- The list goes on
You should avoid insertion of the following crystals for various reasons. Some crystals are repeated from the list above.
- Any cracked or chipped eggs or eggs with unpolished imperfections.
- Calcite – This crystal will dissolve over time
- Chalcedony – This crystal is porous and will carry bacteria
- Hematite (and other metallic crystals) – This crystal oxidizes with moisture and is prone to rusting
- Pyrite – This crystal can convert to sulfuric acid
- Rutilated Quartz – The fibers of this crystal could be rough or break off. This crystal can also carry bacteria
- Selenite – This crystal will dissolve in moisture and is easily broken
- Tourmalinated Quartz – This crystal can be rough and harbor bacteria
Incidentally, I posted a very short version of this article two years ago and upset a lot (a few. I’m not that poppin’) of veteran Yoni Egg sellers and users. They blocked me on Instagram, y’all. If you’ve been rockin with me from the beginning, you know how skimpy it was. I have rewritten this article because my knowledge has expanded (and is expanding every day) and I will keep updating this article as we learn more together. Whether you are an egg buyer or an egg seller, I hope to expand or encourage you to expand your knowledge as well; and hope that you will respectfully check me and update me on any missed information (if and when you see fit.)