The Female genitalia are a wonderful thingYou can even make your own jewelry. There are many places that you can pierce on your vagina, but the most common is the vertical clitoralhood (VCH). This piercing, in addition to looking great, can also provide some pleasant benefits.
A bead can enhance sensations in the VCH clitoris when worn as jewelry. Some wearers will find that they take even greater pleasure from activities that don’t directly focus on the clit, like traditional penetrative sex Oder fingering.
But before you rush off to get your hood pierced all willy-nilly, there are some important things to know and keep in mind — you are, after all, getting a piercing very close to your clitoris. Before you do this, there are some things to consider. So after you’ve found a very professional and very trustworthy piercer to do the exacting work of giving you your VCH piercing, it’s time to start thinking about…
Is it worth getting a vertical clitoral neck piercing?
Yes, you will feel pain. However a lot of people who have gotten a VCH piercing claim that it’s not as bad as they expected and some even compare it to the pain felt during a lobe piercing in the ears.
The area will likely be busy for the next few hours, or for the rest of the afternoon. We recommend that you consider what your outfit looks like on the day of your piercing.
What’s the VCH piercing aftercare regimen?
You should treat your VCH piercing like any other ear piercing. Use a saline solution to clean it twice to three times per day, and try to avoid getting it (!!!). It will heal naturally, so don’t touch it. The healing process takes between 4 and 8 weeks. This means there are many things to remember in the interim.
- Drink lots of water. Keep hydrated to ensure your urine is not too acidic to sting when you pee. You may even want to cut way back on your alcohol consumption and consider the acidity of anything you’re drinking (orange or cranberry juice, for instance) during the healing process in order to avoid any undue pain. Your pee can actually assist in sanitizing the area as it heals, so this advice isn’t about avoiding infection so much as it is about avoiding the sting.
- Pay attention to how you sit. You can avoid snags by taking it slow when you sit down or stand up for the first few hours. You should also avoid all activities that may cause injury. Must straddle some thing for at least 1 to 2 weeks after you’ve gotten the piercing. Sorry, but no horseback riding or spin class for a couple days until you’re accustomed to your new jewelry.
- Consider what you’re wearing. It has been mentioned before, but it is worth repeating: cotton underwear should be snug-fitting during the healing process. Loose or loose-ish slacks and even a skirt can be worn over the underwear. You should wear a liner or panty to stop any bleeding from the piercing.
- Don’t play with it — yet. We understand that you may have had the VCH piercing to provide additional sexual stimulation. However, as with all good things it can take time. It is best to wait for the healing process to be complete before you engage in any kind of play. Your and your partner’s hands or mouth can contain any number of bacteria that can cause infection, so just stay on the safe side and Abstain from having sex For a little.
Is there any reason why I shouldn’t get a VCH piercing?
A general squeamishness regarding sex and possibly their anatomy are the only things that could stop someone from getting a vertical clitoralhood piercing.
For instance, if you’re the type of person who is uncomfortable even talking to you partner about the details of your sexual anatomy, then this piercing isn’t for you. Before you have the piercing done, it is important to consult with the piercer. Going to your vaginal exam. So, prudes should not apply and likely aren’t anyways — so no problem there.
However, anatomy is key. First you need to check if the hood you have is big enough to allow for piercing. To determine if your clitoral cover is large enough to allow for a piercing you will need a lubricated Q-tip. If the hood covers most or all of the padded tip of the q-tip, then you’re good to go.
Colin Hanna is a Volonté contributor and freelance writer who lives in Shanghai, China with his wife. He’s written extensively about sex and human sexuality for LELO since 2010.