If you’re a beginner, it’s important that you use a drilled yoni egg first so you can tie through string and pull the egg out with ease (similar to removing a tampon). With a non-drilled yoni egg, you would simply insert a finger and scoop it out. However vaginas do vary in length, shape and size and can measure from 6.8 to 14.5cm in length and 4.8 to 6.3cm in diameter, so if your fingers can’t reach the egg it’s useful to have a string to pull it out.
Remember: your egg cannot get “lost” inside you! The vagina is a one-way street with the cervix being permanently closed (unless of course you’re giving birth), so the egg will never go beyond the cervix, which is at the end of your vaginal canal. It’s worth inserting your finger to see if you can feel your cervix and notice if you have a longer or shorter vagina. Either way it’s best to start with a drilled yoni egg with string.
We suggest using our ultra strong, hygienic, un-waxed & un-minted string instead of your regular mint-flavoured waxed floss as this may cause an imbalance in your vaginal pH levels (and no one wants a minty vagina – ouch!!). It may be tricky to find this plain floss in the shops, so we recommend buying it with your egg so you can get started straight away with your yoni egg practice!
When you buy our string you receive 50 meters worth which will be plenty to keep you going. Remember to change the string every time you use the egg and tie a double knot at the end.
If the string breaks, don’t panic, your egg will always come out. Simply squat down in the shower, insert a finger, gently bare down (like you’re doing a poo) and scoop the egg out slowly. If this doesn’t work, it may pop out when you go to the toilet next. If you have a very long vaginal canal, you may need to get your partner to assist or insert a long plastic spoon to help (this is absolute worst case scenario!).
There are two ways you can string your egg:
- Simply tie one end of the floss through the hole and tie a knot (or two) at the end of the ends of string. If you’re ultra paranoid about the string breaking, you can even string through two amounts of floss. We recommend about 30-40cm.
- Pull out 30-40cm of string, half it and twist the end that’s been halved. The poke through the end that is halved and loop the other end through the hole and tie a knot.