I like the term ‘sex toys.’ I like it a lot.
There’s something to be said about the playfulness of the term. Sex should be about enjoyment, happiness, and a free-spirited embrace of life and the term ‘toys’ complements these notions very well.
Sometimes, however, a toy is so elegant, so wonderfully artful, that it feels strange to call it a ‘toy.’
The Rose Bud Yoni Egg Rose Quartz Crystal Kegel Exerciser By Chakrubs is one such product.
The Rose Bud Yoni Egg Kegel Exerciser
The Rose Bud Yoni Egg is a kegel exerciser made out of actual rose quartz and best used to help supplement a healthy pelvic floor routine.
Pelvic floor exercises not only help prevent incontinence, provide manageable pregnancies, and increase sexual pleasure but they also act as some of the most important core muscles in our body, which keep us stable and healthy in life (and exercise).
But, let’s be clear here – this is just an addition to healthy kegel exercises rather than a cure-all or an exerciser in its own right.
Chakrubs claim that yoni eggs “originated in China over 2,000 years ago and was practiced by the emperor’s concubines to maintain a strong and healthy vagina” but I’m a researcher at heart and something didn’t sit quite right with me about this.
I mean the obvious thing that didn’t sit right was the idea that concubines (subordinate sex providers to a single male) were being used as a positive in sexual marketing but, beyond that, I also wondered about the legitimacy of the origins of yoni eggs.
Sure enough a research study of more than 5,000 jade objects from 4 major art and archaeology collections in the US has found that no Yoni Eggs were present in any of the rather extensive collections, which pretty much means that the appeal to the ‘Orient’ suggested by this product (and others, such as Goop’s infamous Yoni Eggs) is pretty much BS.
But, hey, I’m not here to discredit a company’s claims…at least not entirely – I’m also about reviewing a product on its own merit, so what can I say about the Rose Bud Yoni Egg?
Firstly, this product is stunning.
Rose quartz is one of my favourite semi-precious gems, owing to the gently pink and almost clouded nature of its gorgeous depths.
I could look at the Rose Bud Yoni Egg for hours and still notice new things about it; seeing it in the new light with every little exploration of its subtleties.
There really is something to be said about semi-precious stones when it comes to adult objects, and the Rose Bud Yoni Egg has been polished and presented to perfection, with it truly feeling like a little work of erotic art.
This product, in short, would be perfect for gift giving.
The Rose Bud Yoni Egg is smooth and cool to the touch, but not icy cold like steel might be. It can be warmed or cooled for further effect and this can help someone trying to do kegel exercises with it.
You might, for example, find it easier to detect and thus clench and release around the Rose Bud Yoni Egg if it is cooler, or find comfort in its presence if you’ve warmed it.
I personally like to warm the Rose Bud Yoni Egg and insert it when struggling with cramps in order to soothe my body a bit in a way that feels more natural then defaulting to pain medication (not that those don’t have their place, of course).
The Rose Bud Yoni Egg can be purchased in two different sizes and mine is the smaller of the two, measuring in at 1.65 inches long and 1.18 inches wide in diameter.
This makes the Rose Bud Yoni Egg very easy to insert though can make it a pain to remove, especially if it goes deep in to the vaginal canal.
The smoothness of the Rose Bud Yoni Egg doesn’t help much with this, as a lack of any cord means you essentially have to stick some fingers in to your body and wrestle it out, but I can’t say I’ve ever had any distress during the removal process of the Rose Bud Yoni Egg .
How does this egg feel during use?
Not too heavy nor too light. It’s definitely perfected the Goldilock’s approach to kegel exercisers – offering a substantial sense of being ‘there’ but without the worry that it might be too heavy to stay inserted nor so thick that it feels uncomfortable.
I can (and have) insert the Rose Bud Yoni Egg and use it for pretty much an entire day without any issue in discomfort. In fact, I’ve almost forgot about it on some occasions (oops).
I suppose this doesn’t bode well for the sensation-based appeal of the Rose Bud Yoni Egg as, unless you heat or cool it, this product is relatively inert during use and only conscious clenching exercises will help you detect it with any true clarity.
Chakrubs have a strong belief in the healing benefits of crystals and, although many won’t prescribe to this, they claim the following benefits of rose quartz:
- Revealing the beauty in yourself to build self-confidence
- Teaching the true essence of love and attracting it in all forms (self, erotic, romantic, platonic)
- Fostering a generous outlook that enhances feelings of compassion and forgiveness
- Providing comfort to those who are grieving or in pain
- Stimulating sensual imagination
- Healing internal childhood wound and reprogramming the heart to receive love
- Balancing yin-yang energy
- Releasing blockages in the heart chakra
- Stimulating the root chakra to rejuvenate the physical body
- Dissolving anger, resentment, fear, and suspicion”
Did I feel any of these benefits blossom with the Rose Bud Yoni Egg? Well, I suppose it’s fair to say that I felt my ‘sensual imagination’ strengthen, as I was actively working my kegels at times while using the Rose Bud Yoni Egg as a focal point, but this can be true of any kegel exerciser.
A lot of this might sound cynical or sardonic in nature but it’s worth noting that I do actually adore this product.
I adore it for what it is, however – an expensive, luxury kegel exerciser – rather than seeing it as a sexual necessity.
This product is beautiful, there’s no denying that, and I feel special just for owning it. However, it won’t offer up any substantial benefits that other kegel exercisers can’t already convey.
It is the epitome of the ‘treat item’; being a sheer luxury to own and offering the most wonderful feelings of sexual indulgence and aesthetic importance but without offering any added benefits beyond that.
Does it really need to though? I don’t personally think so.
Anyone who is buying a rose quartz yoni egg isn’t doing so expecting it to offer sex-tech innovation, additional bells and whistles, not some sort of integrated wifi connection and app-based data bank that would make a Fitbit blush with jealously. They’re buying it because they love the idea of owning and using a rose quartz yoni egg and want that experience.
The Rose Bud Yoni Egg delivers that experience 100% and it odes not disappoint in any strong regard.
I am very grateful to have been able to try this product and feel that it will easily meet the expectations of any potential user.
This product really is a work of adult art and I know that it will make gem-stone loving users everywhere elated to sample such a smooth and elegant offering.
As for its other claims…don’t allow yourself to get sucked too much in to the hype.
Just enjoy this product for what it is and what it can provide and you will be very happy with the outcome.
I know I was.
Lovers of rose quartz.
Sensation play fans (temperature based).
People looking to treat themselves or a lover.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who want a kegel exerciser that does the work for them.
People who like a retrieval cord.
People who dislike firm kegel exercisers.