Vaginal Jade Eggs: Ancient Chinese Practice or Modern Marketing Myth?

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan/Feb;25(1):1-2. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000643.


Objective: To identify evidence that vaginal jade eggs were recommended or used in sexual health practices or for pelvic muscle exercises in ancient Chinese culture.

Materials and methods: A search of the online databases of 4 major Chinese art and archeology collections in the United States.

Results: More than 5000 jade objects were viewable in online databases. No vaginal jade eggs were identified.

Conclusions: No evidence was found to support the claim that vaginal jade eggs were used for any indication in ancient Chinese culture.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Erotica / history*
  • Female
  • History, Ancient
  • Humans
  • Sexual Behavior / history*
  • Vagina*