by Jennfer Parris, July 19, 2021

Contrary to their name, yoni pearls aren’t pearls at all, although they tend to be white and somewhat pearl-shaped. Essentially, though, a yoni pearl is like a tea bag for your vagina, but instead of steeping it in hot water first, you insert it directly into your vagina. “Yoni pearls are small, ball-shaped objects made up of cloth covered herbs,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln tells Romper. “’Yoni’ is a Sanskrit word for the vagina— noted to be a sacred place.” And when you think that your vag can also be called a pearl, well, then a yoni pearl is basically a repetitive way of saying “vagina” twice.

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