The Yoni Egg is often also called the Jade Egg or Love Egg, and is a semiprecious stone or gemstone carved into an egg shape and then polished. The idea is to insert and carry it inside the vagina for health benefits and pleasure.
A Jade Egg is a Yoni Egg, but not all Yoni Eggs are made of Jade. Subsequently, Yoni Eggs cannot always carry the name Jade Egg, because they can also be made of, for instance, glass, Rose Quartz, Black Obsidian Rock, Silicone, or Amethyst Quartz, among other materials.
Thus, the name Jade Egg refers to the material a Yoni Egg is made of, being Jade (a combination of certain minerals), either Nephrite Jade or Jadeite Jade. It’s widely thought that the Yoni Egg traditionally used in China was made of Nephrite Jade, and moreover, that the Yoni Egg practice originates in China.
The use of the Jade Egg in ancient China is heavily contested though, as researchers claim that no evidence is found in Chinese literature or arts of its application. Nonetheless, you will often find Yoni Egg product websites where it’s stated that the empresses and concubines of the Royal Palace in ancient China used Jade Eggs to promote sexual energy, longevity, virility, awaken sensuality, and maintain health.
What is a fact however is that the Jade gemstone itself always had a special place in Chinese culture. It was widely used to create utilitarian, ceremonial, and decorative objects, but it was also thought to have a range of healing and protective properties.
By the way, Nephrite Jade and Jadeite Jade can have a variety of colors, such as green, emerald-green, white, brown, blue, pink, lavender, and orange, although white Jade was one of the favorite types within the Chinese Imperial courts, being considered more valuable than gold or silver.
Jadeite Jade is somewhat harder and more translucent than Nephrite Jade, but both can show scratches, and despite Jadeite being harder than Nephrite, it’s Nephrite which is considered somewhat tougher. Nevertheless, both materials are extremely tough and resistant.
The healing properties and benefits attributed to Jade are various, such as, for instance, emotional balance, grounding, stability, vitality, clearness and calmness, improved blood circulation, detoxification, and adrenal glands, bladder and kidney health.
Additionally it’s believed that Jade brings good luck, success, prosperity, wealth, wisdom, courage, confidence, generosity, harmony, abundance, and protection.
As for Yoni Eggs, Jade is one of the preferred materials to make them of, because the eggs become very smooth, easy to clean, hard to break or crack, and almost completely nonporous i.e. highly antimicrobial. Jade is also the material which is considered safe for all day or all night wear.