Contrary to what much of society says, sexual pleasure is an essential aspect of the human experience and can be a beautiful source of intimacy, creativity, connection, and overall well-being. Exploring one's own sensual body and experiencing sexual pleasure can lead to a deeper understanding of one's own desires, preferences, and boundaries. Sexual self-awareness is nourishing and can be deeply liberating.
It's important to note that the benefits of sexual pleasure can vary from person to person, and not everyone experiences it in the same way. Additionally, sexual pleasure should always be consensual and respectful, and individuals have the right to decide what they are comfortable with.
So, what are Yoni eggs and how do they support enhanced sexual pleasure?
Yoni eggs are small, polished stones or crystals that are inserted into the vagina for various purposes, including strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, enhancing sexual pleasure, and promoting spiritual or emotional healing. These sacred gems have been used for hundreds of years to support tantric and holistic healing practices. Find out more about Yoni Eggs and their many many benefits by clicking here.
The term "Yoni" is a Sanskrit word that means "sacred space" and is often used to refer to the female genitalia.
Sexual self-awareness is nourishing and can be deeply liberating. ~ Desire’
Experiencing pleasure can lead to ease, nervous system regulation, improved mood, and a sense of mindfulness. Pleasure practices are an integral part of deepening into your sensual feminine energy, tuning into our own wisdom, and redefining the erotic for yourself.
Please note, pleasure is not limited to sexual or carnal energy, however, for today, let's keep it sexy. ;)
Within Tantric and sensual practices, the concept of pleasure, particularly sexual pleasure, is often associated with pelvic muscles, sensory awareness, mind-body connection, and emotional attunement. - All of which are benefits of a consistent Yoni egg practice. Let's breakdown a few ways that Yoni eggs may provide one with a unique way to explore their body and enhance their sexual experiences:
Pelvic Floor Muscle Strengthening: One of the primary benefits associated with consistent Yoni egg use is that it can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. - the weight and shape of the egg create a slight resistance, which can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. These muscles play a crucial role in sexual function, as they help control vaginal tightness and are involved in achieving and maintaining sexual arousal and orgasm. Weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to issues such as urinary incontinence, decreased sexual sensation, and difficulty achieving orgasm. Strong pelvic muscles can lead to increased sexual sensation and potentially more intense orgasms for some individuals.
Increased Sensation: Another benefit of a consistent Yoni Egg practice is heightened sensitivity and increased sexual arousal. The presence of the Yoni egg inside the vagina can provide physical stimulation to the vaginal walls and surrounding sensitive tissues. This stimulation may lead to heightened sensitivity and sensations. The use of Yoni eggs may also lead to increased blood flow to the pelvic region, including the genital area. This enhanced blood flow can result in heightened arousal and sensitivity.
Mind-Body Connection: Mindfulness involves being fully present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings in a non-judgmental way. A true Yoni egg practice often emphasize the importance of mindfulness, and the mind-body connection in sexual pleasure. Using Yoni eggs encourage individuals to release shame by becoming more in tune with their bodies and sexual energy. Mindfulness encourages individuals to develop a deeper awareness of their bodies and the sensations they experience. When using a Yoni egg, practitioners can pay close attention to how it feels inside the vagina, noting any sensations or changes in tension or relaxation in the pelvic floor muscles. ( We will dive deeper into this later ;))
Emotional Connection: Yoni egg practices often incorporate emotional and spiritual elements, aiming to create a deeper emotional connection with one's body and enhance overall sexual well-being. This sacred practice also encourages individuals to embrace vulnerability and openness when it comes to their sexuality and emotions. Engaging in a consistent Yoni egg practice can promote feelings of nurturing and tenderness toward oneself, fostering a deeper emotional connection and self-compassion.
Pleasure practices are an integral part of deepening into your sensual feminine energy, tuning into our own wisdom, and redefining the erotic for yourself. ~ Desire’
You now have an overall understanding of Yoni Eggs and their relationship to sexual pleasure, so, how do you begin to use your Yoni Egg for a pleasure practice?
First, ensure that you're using a high-quality certified Yoni egg: A "certified" Yoni Egg or "GIA certified" Yoni Egg means that the Yoni Egg has been certified by the Gemological Institute of America. Certified Yoni Eggs ensures you that the Jade or Yoni Eggs you are receiving is authentic, safe, and pure gemstones. It's very important to make sure that the Yoni Eggs you are purchasing is authentic. You want to be very cautious about an internal practice with any Yoni Egg that has not been certified by GIA. Here at Sugar and Sage, we offer GIA Certified Yoni Eggs only. One piece of each stone/batch has been tested for authenticity. Check out our certified Yoni Eggs by clicking here.
*"GIA" stands for the Gemological Institute of America, the world's foremost authority on diamonds, gemstones, and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry since 1931.
Next, energetically and physically cleanse your Yoni Egg: Crystals are a bit like sponges - absorbing and reacting to the environments energies. When using your Yoni eggs for internal pleasure rituals, it's important to physically and energetically clear your gemstones. Begin by washing your Yoni Egg twice in warm water with natural body wash/soap. Now, boil a pot of water, then remove the water from the stove. Let the water cool for 3-5 minutes. Place your Yoni Egg in the water for 12-15 minutes. The boiled water not only cleanses your gem but, it also warms your Yoni egg for insertion. Important - Please do not boil your egg, it might cause it to crack.
Although there are some stones that don't need clearing, most crystals will pick up negative or unwanted energies over time. Here are a few energetic clearing rituals to explore:
Full Moonlight: The rays of the moon are energetically clearing, cleansing, and energizing. Place your stones outside ( preferably ) or in a window where they can soak up the full moon energy. This is also a great ritual to indulge in for charging your Yoni eggs, crystal sex toys, wands, and various crystals.
Crystal Sea Salt: Crystals can be placed in dry, coarse sea salt for up to 24 hours to clear them. I also prefer to store them in sea salt to keep them from picking up energies from their surroundings. Because salt can get stuck in any crevices, please be sure to give your yoni eggs a nice dip in hot water prior to using.
Smudging: Smudging is one of my favorite and the quickest method of clearing crystals and stones of unwanted energy. To smudge your Yoni eggs, pass your stone several times through the smoke of burning cedar, sage, sweetgrass, palo or incense. You may also use a mist spray of essential oil of white sage if you are sensitive to burning smudge materials. If using a mist spray, please be sure to dip your yoni egg in hot water prior to insertion.
When you feel a full "YES", insert your Yoni Egg. You are ready to practice.
Now, take a few deep breaths as you set intentions and affirm orgasmic pleasure as your birthright. Affirmations and/or mantras are powerful tools to enhance sexual pleasure and overall sexual well-being. Affirmations are loving statements that you repeat to yourself to promote positive beliefs and feelings, boost sexual self-confidence, release performance anxiety, and create safe space for a more fulfilling sexual experience. Muse - In this moment, what do you need to hear? Is there any energetic or physical resistance? If so, what affirmation can you inhale to support relief?
Lastly, with a relaxed pelvic floor and vaginal muscles, begin to circle your hips. Use your internal gaze and pelvic muscles to locate the Yoni egg. Once you've located your egg, inhale, engage your vaginal muscles and try to "lift" the gem higher into your Yoni. Take a long exhale to slow descend the Yoni egg back into its original position. How do you feel? Affirm yourself.
Repeat this pleasure practice for 15 minutes and notice how you feel afterwards. Do you feel more connected to your sexual "creative" energy? Do you feel a little less shame around your sexual pleasure? Do you feel more mindful and aware of the present moment?
Remember, no two bodies or experiences are alike. Today, you may walk away from your practice feeling nothing and tomorrow anchored in all of your sexual pleasure. Give grace to your sensual body and remember that this is indeed a practice.
As always, I am sending you so much love, pleasure, and ease. - Desire' ( Sugar and Sage Creator & Guide )