6 Crystals That Can Help Intensify Your Sexual Energy
Whether you tuck away a piece of labradorite before a job interview or rest purple amethyst on your chest to soothe a broken heart, crystals can serve a wide variety of purposes. In fact, there's even a groundswell of interest in crystals that are believed to promote better sex by firing up your personal headspace or attracting specific kinds of sexual energy from a partner. According to Michael Cardenas, an energy healer and head witch at Olde Ways, crystals are as powerful as you make them. "Crystals are most potent when their direction is clear, so be intentional about your selection, placement, and treatment of them in order to bring the greatest benefits to your life, in and out of the bedroom," Cardenas says.
So, how can you make your (sexy) intentions clear? "Selecting a phallic or yonic-shaped crystal is a good way to signal to yourself, and to the universe, the type of energy you're looking for," Cardenas tells POPSUGAR. Still, he recommends letting your intuition guide your selection process. Pay attention to the shape, weight, size, and color of the crystal and what these elements evoke for you. There are no wrong answers.
From there, proper placement and treatment of your crystals will help center your energy and draw in their properties. But which properties and practices matter most for better sex? Keep reading for the sex crystals Cardenas recommends.
According to Cardenas, shiva lingam attracts nontoxic masculine energy, allowing for secure, intense connections. "I recommend folks put this crystal by the bed to bring out positive masculine energy in their partners and/or themselves," Cardenas explains. "It's a strong beacon for powerful sexuality, but it also draws in your protectors to safeguard you from negative energy."
To really spice things up, consider carnelian, a crystal that radiates creativity and passion. "Carnelian is great for increasing sexual energy, and unlike other energizing crystals, it's less likely to keep you up at night," Cardenas says. Because this crystal also evokes courage, Cardenas recommends placing it in your room during the onset of a new relationship or sexual encounter. He even suggests holding it near your heart or at the pulse of your wrists if you're nervous about sending a risky sext.
Although tiger's eye is mainly used for professional endeavors, this crystal that's all about success can also easily transfer its energy into the bedroom. "Tiger's eye's protective qualities boost self-confidence and feelings of self-worth, making the bedside a great spot for it to ward off threats to your sex life or relationship," Cardenas explains.
Due to its protective nature, tiger's eye is perfect for those engaging in a threesome, as this stone will help you hold your energy, preserve what's yours, and stay in the moment. Tiger's eye may also be empowering for anyone who's new to dating or one-night stands.
With ribbons of pink (for love) and black (for banishing negativity), rhodochrosite is a pick-me-up that can help boost your sexual energy. Cardenas recommends using this mineral when trying something new — think: your first foray to a sex club — for "a much-needed pep talk."
Clear quartz works like an amplifier for all sorts of things, from prosperity to sexual desire. To program it for increased libido, Cardenas suggests cleansing the crystal with a saltwater soak, rinsing it with cool water, and placing it on your pelvic area. Once that's done, speak your intention into the stone: "I program this crystal to bring me sexual pleasure and fulfillment." This kind of grounding ritual isn't required, but Cardenas and other energy workers recommend intention setting to draw out the metaphysical properties in crystals.
Citrine attracts positivity and manifestation, allowing its holder to have a more fulfilling sex life if they so desire. "Citrine's confident, positive vibes help inspire you to boldly ask for what you want without being ashamed of it," Cardenas says. To manifest enriching, satisfying sex, Cardenas suggests placing the crystal on your pelvic area and visualizing the type of person or pleasure you want to draw in. If you're so inclined, this is a good time for some solo play while you focus on manifesting all of your desires.