Fourchette Piercing

fourchetteA Fourchette piercing is a form of female genital piercing and it’s not very common because not many women have anatomy suitable for it. This piercing is done at the rear rim of the vulva, near perineum. It will look like the jewelry is located “under” the vaginal opening.

To be able to get this piercing, you will need to have a pinchable flap of skin in this area. Many women don’t, so they are unable to get this type of piercing. This is why Fourchette is not such a common piercing type. However, those women who do have a suitable anatomy and can get Fourchette piercing will be glad to know that the procedure is pretty easy to perform.

The male equivalent of Fourchette piercing is Guiche piercing (done under the testicles at the perineum).

Getting Fourchette Piercing

It’s important to understand that you need to have anatomy suitable for this piercing or else you won’t be able to have it. To find out if your anatomy is suitable, consult an experienced piercer. It’s very important to find a knowledgeable person who is familiar with this type of piercing. Since Fourchette is relatively rare, there are many piercers who don’t know enough about it.

If your anatomy is suitable for a Fourchette piercing, it’s vital to go to an experienced piercer who knows how to perform this type of piercing. While Fourchette piercing is relatively easy to perform, it requires a reliable and experienced piercer. Seek more than a generally experienced piercer – find someone who knows how to perform this type of piercing specifically.

When performing the piercing, it’s important not to go into the vaginal tissue so it’s vital for the piercer to pierce the flap of skin and not vagina itself. Other than this, the procedure is straightforward and relatively quick. An experienced piercer can perform it with ease.

To make your Fourchette piercing heal faster, make sure to do all the recommended aftercare and to clean it regularly. It will take about 6 to 12 weeks for your piercing to heal.

Jewelry

The jewelry is inserted from the bottom of the vaginal opening and it rests over the perineum. Fourchette piercing is usually done in 10 or 12 gauge.

Since this is not a common piercing, there are usually no jewelry made specifically for Fourchette. This is why you need to use body jewelry made for other piercing types. What works the best are plain jewelry pieces made for many different piercings.

The best jewelry types for Fourchette piercing are captive bead rings and curved barbells. It’s best to use smooth, plain jewelry without much decoration. Any decoration can get caught on the underwear and cause discomfort. This is why plain jewelry pieces work the best.

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2 thoughts on “Fourchette Piercing

  1. I’m concerned with my fourchette piercing. I don’t believe it was done properly. It seems as though it was placed towards the side rather than centered. Looks more like the way a eyebrow is pierced?

  2. Hello Tiffany,

    While most Fourchette piercings are done centrally, other placements are also possible. Generally, a piercer decides on the best and most functional placement based on the client’s anatomy. At the same time, it is possible that you are not pierced correctly. Make sure to book a consultation with a piercer who specializes in female genital piercings to make sure your placement is correct for your anatomy.

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