Jade Eggs To Tighten Up Your Vag Exists, But Should You Use It?
Back in 2018, Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand Goop was asked to pay a fine of $145, 000 for posting a story on “Better Sex: Jade Eggs for Your Yoni,” claiming jade eggs (avalaible on Goop and was soldout) can improve one’s sex life, balance menstrual cycle and also intensity feminine’s energy.
Hence, the California Food, Drug and Medical Device Task Force had barred Goop from “making any future unsubstantiated product claims and from manufacturing or selling any misbranded, unapproved or falsely-advertised medical devices.” Sounds pretty dangerous!
There are plenty of other shops too that sells jade eggs. If you’re contemplating to use one, this is what you need to know!
What exactly is jade eggs?
Just like its name suggests, jade eggs are stones that can be inserted into vaginas to improve women’s health. It’s usually made out of jade or According to Goop, the egg-shaped stones came from an ancient Chinese tradition used by queens and concubines to keep them sexually healthy.
Other than that, the eggs can balance out hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, prevent uterine prolapse and increase bladder control.
Is it really that good? Well, medical experts warn otherwise
Dr Jen Gunter, MD, a San Francisco-based ob-gyn, wrote in an open letter, “As for the recommendation that women sleep with a jade egg in their vaginas I would like to point out that jade is porous which could allow bacteria to get inside and so the egg could act like a fomite.
“This is not good, in case you were wondering. It could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even the potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome.”
While, Lauren Streicher, MD, associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, and author of Sex Rx: Hormones, Health and Your Best Sex Ever explains her concerns that these slippery stones could potentially get stuck in our lady area. Ouch!
Fun fact: Jade egg apparently has the same effect as Kegel exercises
To help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, of course! But if you’re too certain in inserting a jade egg down there, save your money and start tightening your vajayjay by doing Kegel. At least, you know it’s safe!