I receive hundreds of questions about female genital piercings and many requests to perform them. Along with these requests I am often asked to clear up some confusion.
This is an attempt to shed some light on the subject. These piercings are widely misunderstood, and often abused. Many women are left with unnecessary scarring and pain because of improper piercings. The big problem here is uneducated or unethical piercers. Rarely does a women come in and say, ”I want to have a consultation about genital piercings". Usually a woman comes in and says, ”I want my clit pierced” or "I want my hood pierced”, etc.
Unknowledgeable piercers will often automatically do these piercings without taking into consideration some very important factors. One factor that needs to be considered is the reason for getting the piercing. Is it for looks? Is it to add sensation? Is a little or a lot of help needed?
The other consideration is the woman’s individual anatomy. No, we are not all built the same! Before receiving your piercing it is very important that your trusted piercer examines the area to be pierced. Goals and options should be discussed to ensure a safe piercing that achieves the desired result. There are many female piercings available and what your friend has may not work or be right for you.
As far as the reason for getting the piercing goes, you may feel that’s personal - not true! What is important is choosing a piercing that will give you the result you're looking for. For example, are you getting it for looks?. Maybe you're an exotic dancer and want high visibility. In that case some good options would be inner or outer labia or the Christina. Sounds easy? Nope, there is still much more to consider. If you're quite thin with no "puff” at the pubic area, a Christina may reject on you. But if you have enough tissue there it’s a gorgeous piercing. If you're heavy in the thigh area, the rubbing of your thighs may put unwanted pressure on the outer labia ruling that one out. If you want one that’s both visible and functional, the horizontal hood might be good or maybe an inner labia placed next to the clitoris.
Is your desire to add sensitivity? The most common piercing for this purpose is the hood, either vertical or horizontal. The goal here is to get the bead resting on the clitoris. If your hood covers your clitoris it’s unlikely a horizontal hood piercing will do much for you because the bead will rest on the hood, not the clitoris. In this case you're better off doing vertical hood, so the bead can sneak up under the hood finding the clitoris. If your hood does not cover your clitoris a horizontal will probably work best for you. In addition to this, your piercer needs to be sure there is enough skin on your hood to support the jewelry. If the skin is thin or very narrow or both you can get rejection or tearing. Ouch!
For the woman that needs deep intense stimulation because she has little feeling there and has extreme difficulty reaching orgasm, the triangle may be the option for you. This is a deep and intense piercing that should only be done for this reason, and should only be performed by a senior piercer. If you don’t have this problem the triangle will likely be too sensitive causing discomfort instead of pleasure.
The clitoris itself is actually a very rare piercing. You must have a unusually large clitoris that is exposed (not covered by the hood). Only about 1% of all women have a large enough clitoris that is also exposed and can be properly pierce. However, it is often done when it shouldn’t be, and this can cause rejection, tearing or splitting which most likely will cause a permanent loss of sensation. Definitely a risk I’m not willing to take... are you? Unfortunately many women fall victim to piercers who are not knowledgeable, or sometimes those that just want the money and won’t turn it down even if they should. Sadly, oftentimes male piercers just want the chance to do a piercing there, whether safe or not. Most are unknowledgeable about female anatomy (although I’m sure they wouldn’t admit that!)
The point I’m trying to make is that it’s important to consult with your piercer. Make sure you have a knowledgeable and reputable piercer that you trust, and listen to their suggestions. A piercing will make the earth move for you, in most cases they do add to your sexual enjoyment but it’s always something only time will tell. You have a much better chance of achieving the desired goal when all factors are taken into consideration. If you and your piercer work together in making the decision, your piercing will be a wonderful experience, look beautiful and add excitement to your sex life!
Falling victim to sexual abuse or assault is something all women must be aware of in every aspect of life.
We’ve all heard stories of some doctors, dentist, teachers, priests, physiologist etc. acting inappropriately in varying degrees with female clients. This is an unfortunate reality in life that we shouldn’t be paranoid about, but we must be aware of the possibilities. Know how to handle yourselves so hopefully you can avoid becoming a victim. On occasion there are reports of a piercer acting inappropriately as well. The best thing I can tell you is use common sense - listen to what your gut is telling you. If you don’t feel absolutely comfortable, LEAVE. There are lots of piercers out there to choose from and you have the right to shop around. This is a serious decision. Take your time finding a piercer you like and your piercing experience will be a better one.
One example of inappropriate behavior that comes to mind: I was told by a female that she went to a piercer and asked to have her hood pierced. He told her that her clitoris had to be hard to measure for jewelry and that she had to lay back and masturbate so he could measure while she was "turned on.” After the deed was done he then told her that she would have to come back and do it again. HELLO! Use common sense ladies. I want to make it absolutely clear I AM NOT PUTTING DOWN MALE PIERCERS! There are some fantastic male piercers out there. I’m training my own son to pierce; I know he’ll be an excellent piercer. There are also many female piercers who are hackers too. There are also men who become victims of abuse. I don’t want to generalize or create a fear of male piercers. I’m just saying check out the piercer whether they are male or female.
The following is a list of female genital piercings available at our salon:
• Horizontal Hood
• Clitoris (only if built to support it )
• Inner labia
• Outer labia
Miraculous Creations Body Art/Tattoos 387 Park Avenue Worcester MA 01610 508.755.1379