There has been quite a bit of controversy over the Jade Egg practices since Gwyneth Paltrow began promoting them on her website a few weeks ago.
A number of medical health care professionals have stepped forward claiming that Jade Eggs practices are not only ineffective, but are actually quite dangerous.
It’s obvious that the protestors of this practice have never actually done the practices themselves, and have not actually investigated HOW to actually use the Jade Egg as a pelvic floor strengthening tool.
For those of you who don’t know what Jade Egg Practices are let us explain- Jade Egg practices are an ancient Taoist sexual yoga practice designed to help strengthen and tone the vaginal and pelvic floor muscles.
The pelvic floor is a hammock-shaped muscle structure at the base of the pelvis. The pelvic floor supports our organs (bladder, uterus and rectum), helps us control retention and excretion through our lower end, and is intricately participative in our sexual pleasure and orgasms.
You can easily identify these muscles by stopping the flow of urine midstream.
Just like any other striated musculature, it is important to actually exercise the pelvic floor in order to maintain optimum health and functioning. Weight lifting exercises can be applied to any striated musculature to improve its strength. The most commonly recognized way of exercising the pelvic floor muscles is through Kegels.
Jade Egg practices are essentially another form of vaginal weight lifting.
Having practiced these sexual health exercises for nearly 10 years, we are here to refute those claims and tell you why in fact Jade Egg practices are not only not dangerous (when done correctly) but can actually provide the sexual health benefits they are claimed to.