Clit piercing

You can get any part of the body pierced, and the clitoris is one of them. It is in the cultural moment. People are aware of it but do not talk about it openly.
We did a short survey asking people’s preferences that in which area they would prefer getting pierced.

As per piercing research completed in 2020, only 2.5% of the population goes for genital piercing.

Genital piercing is not so common; even nipple piercing is private, but it went mainstream after celebs like Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Kristen Stewart got it.

Things to know

It is not easy; just like ears and belly button piercing, a smile hole is made, and a stud or ring is inserted. The pain compared to the rest of the piercings is immense but for few seconds, said the piercer.

Women prefer genital piercing as that can not be seen by anyone.

Where all on clitoris I can get pierced

The pain and the time to heal will differ depending upon the area you will get pierced.

Clitoral PartHealing TimeJewelry Size Estimated Price
GlansIt is the only piercing that pierces the clitoral itself, the least common type of piercing.4-6 weeks14g to 12g50$-60$
VCH ( Vertical Clitoral Hood)Most famous among the clitoral piercing. The barbell stretches vertically over the clitoris under the hood, with the lower bead resting against the clitoral glans. It adds extra stimulation during sex.4-8 weeks20g or 18g 50$-65$
HCH (Horizontal Clitoral Hood )HCH piercing goes horizontally through the base of the hood. It is more of a decorative piercing than sexual stimulation. Make sure the piercers pierce jewelry that touches the clit; there will be no add-on sensation if it won’t.6-8 weeks20g or 18g 50$-65$
Triangle The piercing goes from underneath the base of the clitoral hood horizontally and rests beneath the clitoral shaft. It is a horizontal piercing, but it goes beneath the shaft. It stimulates the back of the clitoris.7-9 weeks14g to 10g  50$-60$
Princess DianaSimilar to VCH but is off to the sides of the hood instead of the center. It is done in pairs4-8 weeks16g to 18g 50$-60$

“G” stands for “Gauge” in jewelry size.

Types of jewelry used

Jewelry plays a crucial role in piercing because wrong jewelry can lead to many uninvited problems. It is recommended to go with jewelry that does not move and avoids dangling as the area around the piercing is tender.

Prefer jewelry like:

  • Studs
  • Barebells- Circular, straight and curved
  • Fixed bead ring
  • Nostril Screw

These are some of the jewelry with the least exposure, which reduces the chances of getting jewelry pulling.

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Material of jewelry

A wrong choice in jewelry might lead to skin reactions, slow recovery of your body. Hence, it is vital to go with one which doesn’t react when it interacts with fluids.

Avoid Nickle as that might react to your body.

Undermentioned are some metals that don’t create fuss:

Surgical Stainless Steel

A hypoallergenic and affordable metal. There are several grades and varieties of SSS; some of the safe grades are:

  • 316L- It is also known as A4 stainless steel or marine grade stainless steel. It is a low-carbon surgical stainless steel. The significant part of this is that it does not react with body fluids. Molybdenum addition brings greater corrosion resistance.
  • 316LVM- It comes with a smoother finish comparatively to 316L. It is a vacuum arc that is melted and made to maximize corrosion resistance and provide a ferrite-free microstructure.

People with sensitive skin may consider SSS that contains the least amount of nickel.

Titanium

One of the most suggested metals by piercers at the initial stage. Implant grade titanium is safe and results in a cleaner healing process. The best part is that it does not consist of nickel which becomes the reason for skin allergy, and it manages moisture well.

It has a high strength to density ratio, making it less dense but strong enough not to bend or break. Due to its low density, it is also lightweight.

Titanium is available in multiple colors, thanks to anodizing. It changes the surface color while maintaining safety-.

Niobium

Niobium’s high availability, economical price, and low toxicity make it a great option as a body jewelry material. It is malleable soft, and it can be anodized to different colors.

It is one of the most inert metals, which makes it ideal for people with sensitive skin.

Gold

One of the most common jewelry is gold. Gold is available from 14k to 24k, depending on how much it has been mixed.

However, people getting first-time piercing should go with 14k and 18k over 24k because 24k gold has a very soft texture making germ-trapping nicks. 

Gold won’t degrade like gold-plated jewelry when exposed to moisture. 

Platinum

Platinum is a hypoallergenic metal. It is highly durable and strong, which makes it ideal for daily wear. Moreover, it is highly resistant to stress and can withstand extreme temperatures.

It is a bit expensive than the rest of the metals but a good option for people who have gold and silver allergies.

Silver

The most common metal SILVER. Well, there are two types of silver: Pure silver and Sterling silver. Sterling silver consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper. Copper adds durability to silver.

Pure silver is preferable as it is hypoallergenic and doesn’t react with skin like sterling silver. Pure silver is soft, which makes it vulnerable to scratches and chipping off.

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Procedure for piercing

Some basic and necessary things are taken into consideration before starting the procedure:

  • The procedure begins with consultation and paperwork to ensure that the customer is above the minimum age of 18 years or older.
  • You might have to fill a liability waiver.
  • Evaluating that which piercing can be done safely and will be a great fit. Make sure that the piercer is wearing gloves before touching your body.
  • Get the skin cleared with a surgical scrub before piercing to avoid chances of bacteria attacking.
  • Marking the area where the piercing has to be done to avoid confusion.
  • Inserting needle receiving tube under the clitoris hood while lining up and between the hood and clitoris glands. Do long breathe exercise in the meanwhile.
  • Insert the jewelry while following the needle and then close it from the other side.
  • It might get swollen up and might bleed for some time but do not leave the piercing studio before it stops.
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Aftercare

Aftercare plays a vital role in healing, and piercing on your private part needs gentle care, especially during the healing period.

  • Be gentle with your piercing
  • Always wash your hands with soap before touching the piercing, as dirty hands may become bacteria carriers.
  • Clean it regularly.
  • After washing, soak it gently with a towel as it might get stuck in the cloth.
  • Avoid wearing sweaty and wet clothes.
  • Wash your piercing with saline after sex.
  • Use barrier protection with your partner or sex toys.
  • Prefer using water-based lubes.
  • Try changing the bedding regularly.

There are many ways to speed up the piercing healing.

Are there any benefits of genital piercing?

Many studies show that genital piercing improves sexual pleasure because the piercing rests on the clit, which leads to enhanced sensation.

The VCH and Princess Diana piercing have a bead that rests on the clitoris, especially during stimulation. For people with vulva who need a clit stimulation to orgasm, these two are great options.

Your life will change totally after getting pierced. People who struggled to get orgasms now can reach multiple orgasms in different positions. On the other hand, few people never got an orgasm after piercings.

It has impacts up to a level where people get orgasms in the sex positions they used to mention as “boring.”

It might boost someone’s confidence which can make you more comfortable being naked.

Glans or clitoral hood piercing might enhance the experience for your partner by creating a slight stimulation against their genitals.

Risks

An open piercing invites a lot of risks along with pleasure. Some of the most common are as follows:-

  • An inexperienced piercer may do things haywire.
  • An allergic reaction from the jewelry. Hence, it is advised to go for gold, stainless steel, pure silver, platinum, and titanium over nickel and copper jewelry as they don’t react with the skin.
  • As the piercing is at a sensitive area hence the chances of ripping it off increase. It may get stuck in any cloth, and while having sex, it might get rip off your skin.
  • Taking care of piercing is crucial because lack of hygiene might welcome bacterias, leading to infection and decreased wound healing. Hence, sterilized, disposable types of equipment are preferred to minimize the associated risks.
  • If your jewelry is too small, then there is a possibility that the skin might grow and embed it.
  • The body might reject the jewelry considering it as an invader. Our body 24/7 protects us from air-borne diseases, fungi, bacterias, and more. Your body might push the jewelry out as a defense.
  • There are chances of nerve damage in every piercing, but in clitoral glans piercing, the risk stays higher than hood piercing.

How do you change the piercing?

You might have an upcoming medical procedure that requires the removal or change of the piercing. In this case, you may consider contacting your piercer. Changing clit piercing oneself may involve risk if it hasn’t healed entirely; getting adjusted by a professional is best.

Check with the studios, as many provide this as a free service to ensure the safety of their clients.

Conclusion

Depending upon your desire, you may get a different part of clit pierced. There are few benefits, but there are drawbacks as well, backed up by risks.