Female Genital Piercings

In this article:

Intro | Vertical Clitoral Hood | Horizontal Clitoral Hood | Triangle | Clitoris | Outer Labia | Inner Labia | Fourchette | Princess Albertina | Christina | Nefertiti | Anal

Intro

There are many different female genital piercings that women can enjoy. Female genital piercings have two main purposes: to be aesthetically pleasing and to enhance sexual pleasure. While not all female genital piercings are equally pleasurable, many of them can sure enhance sex and masturbation. Also, these piercings are very attractive and beautiful, so they adorn the area and make a striking addition to your styling.

Many women erroneously believe that female genital piercings are generally done on the clitoris. In fact, a true clitoris piercing is very rare. Instead, what is typically pierced is just a thin piece of skin surrounding the clitoris (clitoral hood). These piercings are not particularly intense so even women who are scared of pain can go through the procedure to get one of these piercings.

Other female genital piercings are done on the labia or the perineum, or they go through the urethra or through the mons pubis. While not all of these piercings can enhance sexual pleasure, all of them are very beautiful and striking.

If you wish to get a genital piercing, it is important to find a knowledgeable piercer with plenty of experience. A regular piercer who performs earlobe or navel piercings will not do: you need a piercer who specializes in genital piercings. This is the only way to stay safe and to be satisfied with the result. A genital piercing that is placed incorrectly or the one that goes through the wrong spot can not only ruin your chances of enhanced pleasure but can also cause injuries and other problems. Pain and loss of sensation are just some of the dangers of improper procedures. This is why it’s so important to find a piercer who knows what they are doing.

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Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH)

Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) piercing is the most popular female genital piercing in the world. This piercing does not go through the clitoris itself, so it is not particularly complex nor painful. However, it is important to find a knowledgeable genital piercer to perform it properly. VCH piercing is a functional piercing, which means that it can enhance sexual pleasure. This is one of the reasons why it’s such a popular piercing.

A VCH is a vertical piercing that goes just under the clitoral hood. As such, it lies directly on top of the clitoris and can stimulate it directly. This is great news for many women, particularly those who have a difficult time reaching orgasm. When inserted, the jewelry enters the top of the clitoral hood and exits on the bottom.

A Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing is not particularly painful. It heals relatively quickly, in one to two months, although sometimes it can take longer for your piercing to heal. A VCH piercing is typically done at 12 gauge or 14 gauge.

The most common jewelry type for a Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing is a curved barbell.

More details about Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) piercing: VCH Piercing Guide

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Horizontal Clitoral Hood (HCH)

A Horizontal Clitoral Hood (HCH) piercing is a horizontal piercing done on the clitoral hood. Just like HCH, it goes through the skin of the hood only and not through the clitoris. As such, it is not a particularly complex not painful piercing, although it is important to find a knowledgeable genital piercer to perform it. This piercing touches clitoris only slightly, so it is not typically regarded as a functional piercing. However, even though it does not enhance sexual pleasure, an HCH piercing looks very attractive and beautiful. This is why many women choose this piercing and wear it with great success.

This piercing takes a bit longer to heal than VCH, but most of them will heal in about two months. Typical size for a HCH is a 12 gauge or 14 gauge. When inserted, jewelry should sit on the sides of the clitoral hood, or on the clitoral hood itself.

Typical jewelry for a Horizontal Clitoral Hood piercing is a circular barbell, although some women choose to wear rings.

More details about Horizontal Clitoral Hood (HCH) piercing: HCH Piercing guide

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Triangle

Triangle piercing is probably the most exciting and sexually rewarding female genital piercing. However, it is more complex than VCH or HCH so it is crucial to find a piercer who has plenty of experience performing these piercings. A Triangle piercing goes under the clitoris itself and stimulates it from behind. As such, it presses sweet spots that you cannot reach otherwise and provides mind-blowing orgasms. This is a very pleasurable piercing, so it is among the most popular female genital piercings in the world.

However, keep in mind that not all women are anatomically suited for this piercing. If you are interested in a Triangle piercing, make sure to book a consultation with an experienced piercer. This is the only way to find out if you are anatomically suited for this piercing.

It is also possible to pair a Triangle piercing with a Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing for added stimulation. Again, make sure to find a fully knowledgeable piercer to perform these piercings. There is a room for dangerous errors if your piercer does not know how to perform a Triangle piercing properly.

Since a Triangle piercing is more complex than clitoral hood piercings, it takes longer to heal. Typically, it should heal in about four months, but some piercings take longer time to fully heal. You need to be prepared for this, because the benefits might not be fully present before your Triangle piercing has healed.

Typical jewelry for a Triangle piercing is a circular barbell, although some women opt for rings.

More details about Triangle piercing: Triangle Genital Piercing, What is a Triangle Vaginal Piercing?

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Clitoris

Clitoris piercing is one of the rarest female genital piercings in the world, and also one of the most painful ones. Such true clit piercing should not be confused with clitoral hood piercings or a Triangle piercing. A clitoral piercing goes through the tissues of the clitoris. It is clear that this is a very complex and intense piercing. As such, it is not for everyone, and also, not all women are anatomically suited for it. If you want to get a clitoris piercing, make sure to find an absolutely knowledgeable piercer with plenty of experience to perform it.

Women who are anatomically suited for a clit piercing and who desire this piercing often find that the piercing is functional. That is, it can enhance sexual pleasure. However, this depends on the person and it can happen only if you are pierced by a highly knowledgeable piercer who knows how to position it properly.

This is a painful piercer, but it doesn’t take too long to heal. Many clit piercings heal in about a month, while others take two months to heal.

Typical jewelry for a clitoris piercing is a ring or a circular barbell.

More details about clitoris piercing: Clitoral Piercing Guide, Clit Piercing Pain, Clit Piercing Healing Time

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Outer Labia

Outer labia piercings are done on the outer labia (external lips) of the vulva. These are meaty folds of tissue that are soft and thick. Still, it is  possible to pierce outer labia. Most women choose to have a pair of outer labia piercings, one on the each side (one on the each lip.) However, it is possible to have more than two: many women choose to get a series of outer labia piercings going down from the top to the bottom of the outer labia on both sides.

Outer labia piercings can look very striking, but they typically don’t enhance sexual pleasure. Still, many women report great satisfaction with these piercings in other ways than purely sexual. Also, depending on your anatomy and piercing placement, it is possible to stimulate your vulva during sexual intercourse. However, this does not happen often so do not get outer labia piercings solely for sexual pleasure.

Since these piercings go through relatively thick tissue, they take a bit longer to heal. Typically, an outer labia piercing will heal in about four months.

Typical jewelry for outer labia piercing is a ring or a circular barbell.

More details about outer labia piercing: Inner and Outer Labia Piercings, Piercing Outer Labia: How to Enjoy Better Sex

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Inner Labia

Inner labia piercings are done on the inner labia of the vulva (inner lips of the vulva.) These are located between the outer labia. Unlike outer labia, the inner labia are thin, so they are easier to pierce. Most women choose to get a pair of inner labia piercings, one on each side. Some women with large enough inner labia can even get multiple piercings on both sides.

Like outer labia piercings, inner labia piercings are more aesthetic than functional. They do not enhance sexual pleasure much, although some women can make them work to make them pleasurable.

Since inner labia are thinner than the outer labia, the healing time for this piercing is about a month to two months, although some inner labia piercings take longer to heal.

Typical jewelry for inner labia piercing is a ring or a curved barbell.

More details about inner labia piercing: Inner and Outer Labia Piercings

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Fourchette

Fourchette piercing is done on the perineum and it’s a female equivalent of a male Guiche piercing. Fourchette piercings are done between the vagina and the anus, although most of them go partially through the edge of the vagina. This placement provides a lot of stimulation and sexual pleasure so it is one of the most rewarding and sexually stimulating female genital piercings.

A Fourchette piercing typically heals in about two months. This piercing is prone to migration and rejection, and not all women are anatomically suited for it. To prevent migration and rejection, Fourchette piercings are done at a bit larger gauge than other female genital piercings. Typical sizes for this piercing are 12 gauge and 10 gauge. It is important to consult an experienced genital piercer to examine you and tell you whether a Fourchette piercing is recommended for you or not.

Typical jewelry for a Fourchette piercing is a curved barbell or a ring.

More details about Fourchette piercing: Fourchette Piercing Guide, How to Deal With Fourchette Piercing Problem?

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Princess Albertina

Princess Albertina is a piercing that goes through the urethra. This is a female equivalent of male Prince Albert piercing. A Princess Albertina piercing enters the urethra and exits through the vagina. It can be a very sexually pleasurable piercing for those who like urethral stimulation. However, keep in mind that this piercing is much rarer than male PA (Prince Albert) piercing so there are not many piercers who are experienced enough performing it.

A Princess Albertina piercing takes about a month to two months to heal. It is performed at a bit larger size than most female genital piercings. Typical sizes for a Princess Albertina piercing are 10 gauge and 8 gauge.

Typical jewelry for a Princess Albertina piercing is a ring.

More details about Princess Albertina piercing: Princess Albertina Piercing Guide

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Christina

A Christina piercing is a surface piercing done on the mons pubis. This piercing goes down all the way to the top of the vulva. As such, it is a very aesthetically striking piercing but it does not enhance sexual pleasure. It is also a very long piercing, so it is somewhat intense, and the healing time is longer than for many other female genital piercings.

Typical healing time for this piercing is six months or even longer, so you need to be prepared for that. A Christina piercing can look very beautiful but keep in mind that this piercing is prone to migration and rejection.

Typical jewelry for a Christina piercing includes surface bars and curved barbells, particularly those made of soft, flexible materials.

More details about Christina piercing: Christina Piercing Guide, How Long Does a Christina Piercing Hurt?

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Nefertiti

Nefertiti piercing is a combination of a Christina piercing and Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) piercing. This is an extremely long female genital piercing that goes through a lot of tissue. It is even more intense than a Christina piercing, and it has even longer healing time. You can expect a Nefertiti piercing to heal in about six to nine months, sometimes even longer.

A Nefertiti piercing is prone to migration and rejection, so it is important that it’s done properly. Since it includes a VCH part, a Nefertiti piercing can be functional, and it can be used to enhance sexual pleasure. However, keep in mind that this is a very rare piercing and that there are not many piercers who are experienced enough to perform it properly.

Typical jewelry for a Nefertiti piercing are flexible barbells.

More details about Nefertiti piercing: Nefertiti Piercing Guide

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Anal

While not strictly a genital piercing, an anal piercing is done close to the genital area. This is a piercing performed on the anal sphincter. It is different than the piercing done on the perineum (Fourchette). Anal piercings are much rarer and there are not many women who have them. However, some women do get these piercings and many of them claim to enjoy this piercing type.

An anal piercing is sensitive and prone to migration and rejection. Since it is located at such a delicate spot, it is important to clean it properly, especially after using the toilet. A piercing done on the anus can be sexually stimulating for those who like anal stimulation.

Typical jewelry for an anal piercing is a ring.

More details about anal piercing: Anal Piercing Guide, What is Ideal Placement for Anal Piercing?

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About Melina Jackson:
Melina is a staff writer, author and researcher for TheChainGang. She covers numerous subjects, from body jewelry to kinky adult toys. In addition to this, Melina also provides occasional adult toy reviews written in an interesting and sexy manner. She says: “I’m happy and proud to be a part of TheChainGang team. I enjoy every research because I know how much importance TheChainGang places on customer satisfaction and providing accurate and up to date information. I particularly like sex toy reviews: they are fun to write and experience”. In addition to writing and researching, Melina provides online research results and handy information for buyers interested in accurate and easily understandable tips and advice on choosing the best adult toys and body jewelry.

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