Congratulations you’ve just received your new Jade Eggs. Before you start there are a few things you’ll need learn about caring and use off eggs, such as cleaning and attaching the string (if you have the drilled eggs). This is a beginner guide to jade and yoni egg use. If you have any questions or comments please use our the Pelvic Floor Strength Contact Page or connect on social media. Join our mailing list and get updated when we publish our next “how to use jade eggs” guide.
Cleaning your Jade Eggs
- Clean your Jade Eggs in cider vinegar and warm water. Soak the eggs for 10 minutes, rinse them in warm water, then dry to maintain good hygiene.
- You may use a soft toothbrush to clean the string hole gently
- Pat the eggs dry using a soft absorbent cloth (we recommend doing this over a towel or carpet to avoid accidentally dropping your eggs on a hard surface).
Attaching string to your Jade Eggs
(For drilled eggs only) Jade Eggs may be used with or without a string. A string is simply used for easy retrieval and removal of the egg. For beginners, we recommend attaching a string.
- You may use unflavoured non-mentholated dental floss or some other non-absorbent string like silk thread
- Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut a 25cm length of string to attach to your jade egg. A clean cut makes threading easier
- Carefully thread the string through the hole
- Tie both ends of the string together with an overhand knot.
Your Jade Eggs are now ready to start your practice for a stronger pelvic floor. To get started learn how to insert and retrieve your Jade Egg.
Inserting and removing your Jade Egg
It is important to remember Jade Eggs are strictly for vaginal use only. They are not designed for use in the rectum as they may damage the anal sphincter.
Generally, when performing Pelvic Floor exercises using a Jade Egg you will start with a large or medium egg. However, you may wish to start with a smaller egg to get used to inserting the eggs.
First, ensure your string is attached. Some women find it easier to first warm the Jade Egg before use by placing it in warm water (half hot water and half cold water) for 10 minutes.
You may also wish to use a small amount of lubricant if you have vaginal dryness. We recommend Sylk lubricant a natural product made with kiwi extract. Use a small pea-sized amount of lubricant and apply to the wide part of the egg.
Positions for insertion:
- Laying down on your back with pillow under your hips, knees bent
- Laying down on your side with one knee bent up
A Jade Egg can be inserted much like a tampon. Gently rest the egg at the entrance of the vagina. Relax and breath in and out slowly and relax your pelvic floor muscles. When you feel ready slowly exhale and slide in the egg, wide side first. Never force the egg. The tapered side (where the string is attached) of the egg will be closest to the entrance of the vagina.
Insert the egg so that it is inside a similar distance to a tampon, so that the lowest point of the egg sits above the pelvic floor muscles, with the string outside so you can easily remove the egg.
Positions for retrieval/removal:
Drilled eggs with string attached.
The Jade Egg should easily slide out with a gentle and steady pull on the string, just like removing a tampon. It is often easier to do this when combined with a slow and relaxing exhalation.
Never forcefully pull on the string, if your Jade Egg does not come out easily it may be that your pelvic floor is being held tense and you need to encourage it to relax to allow the egg to be removed.
If you have an undrilled egg you can squat down and relax to release the egg. It's important that you are relaxed to allow your pelvic floor to release the egg. Make sure you're ready to catch the egg, or you can wear underwear so that the egg has somewhere to drop into. You may also use your finger to gently hook around the egg to help it slide out.
Clean after use with soap and water or cider vinegar, dry completely then store safely in the pouch provided
If you are having difficulty removing your Jade Egg:
Don’t panic, you will be able to remove your egg. Again it’s just like removing a tampon. The more you relax and breathe the easier it will be to remove your egg.
- If you are laying down apply a gentle and steady pull to the string with a slow and relaxing exhalation
- Move into a squat position with a slow relaxing exhalation whilst gently pulling on the string. Imagine laying an egg
- Try lying down, relaxed breathing and laugh
- Sit on the toilet with a pair of undies on with your foot on a stool to bring your hips higher than your knees. Slowly exhale and bear down very gently as if you're doing a poo. The egg should drop into your underwear.
If the Jade Egg won’t stay in:
- Check that you are inserting the Egg correctly (see above).
- If you have too much lubricant it will be too slippery and fall out more easily
- Lie on your back with your knees comfortably bent up. Start the squeeze and lift exercises in this position which eliminates gravity. Hold each lift for 3-5 seconds, relax and rest for 3 seconds, then repeat 10 times
- If the egg still won't stay in you may need to apply some resistance for feedback. Try to pull a gently on the string, but activate your pelvic floor muscles to keep the egg from falling out under this tension. Hold on for 3-5 seconds, then relax for 5 seconds. Repeat this 10 times
- As a further progression, stand and use the pelvic floor muscles to hold the egg in and prevent it from falling out
It is more beneficial to exercise in standing rather than sitting, as the strength can progress as the body and intimate muscles respond to movement stimulation.
Normally the pelvic floor responds to positions of gravity and movement by gently contracting to support the pelvic organs. As in normal function, the muscles automatically activate as they try to keep the egg in against gravity while standing
- If you exercise the pelvic floor muscles using the Egg as a weight and form of resistance it can help to strengthen the muscles for any increase in intra-abdominal pressure such as during a cough or a sneeze.
If you experience pain or your symptoms get worse, or you find no improvement after 3 months please speak to your doctor or physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health. You are more than welcome to contact us directly here.