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Vaginal Jade Eggs

Ancient Chinese Practice or Modern Marketing Myth?

Gunter, Jennifer, MD*; Parcak, Sarah, PhD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: January/February 2019 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 1–2
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000643
Original Articles

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.

From the *Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA;

University of Alabama, Birmingham AL.

Correspondence: Jennifer Gunter, MD, 2238 Geary Blvd, 7SW, San Francisco, CA, 94115. E-mail:

No sources of support or funding.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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