“India, 19th Century C.E.
In Sanskrit, Yoni means “womb, vulva; place of birth, source, origin; abode, home, nest; family, race, caste.”
The vulva is identified with the lotus, the flower of perfection and eternity, as well as the great cosmic void from which all existence arises.
As the sexual aspect of the Devine Female and the gateway to life, the yoni is the primary focus of worship in Indian Tantra. The yoni is primary source of life, pleasure and, when sexuality is practiced in a sacred manner, spiritual development.” – Muriel