You’ve probably heard of the so-called “functional piercings”, but you may be unsure what this term means. As the name implies, functional piercings are those that can serve a specific piratical function for the wearer. In other words, those are piercings that are not purely decorative and whose purpose is not only aesthetic.
One can say that all piercings can serve a purpose other than pure aesthetics: they are great for expressing the wearer’s individuality and style. Some piercings and jewelry types can also be used to signify belonging to specific groups or supporting specific causes.
However, for a piercing to be considered truly functional, it has to have an immediate practical purpose. The best example of these functional piercings are genital piercings: these piercings serve an important purpose for the wearer – they are made to enhance sexual pleasure.
Genital Piercings and Pleasure
While not all genital piercings are also functional piercings, it’s important to note that many are. In fact, genital piercings are so great precisely because they can be both aesthetic and functional. Many times, the placement for a genital piercing is chosen based on the intended goal – enhancing sexual pleasure for the wearer or the wearer’s partner.
There are many erogenous zones men and women have, and many times, placing a piercing and jewelry on these erogenous zones make the pleasure stronger. These piercings are made to hit these precise spots and enhance the pleasure.
This pleasure enhancement can happen during all stages and types of sexual activity, from masturbation to intercourse. Some piercings and jewelry types are specially designed to stimulate the wearer’s partner during intercourse.
Opinions vary when it comes to the end result. Some people claim the pleasure enhancement is not that high while others say piercings are the only thing that can make them reach orgasm. This is particularly true for women who are otherwise unable to reach an orgasm. These women find very enjoyable to have a piercing done on the clitoral hood (Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing) since the jewelry is positioned in such a way to stimulate the clitoris. Of course, this is only one example of a functional piercing.
Functional genital piercings can also be used to enhance the pleasure for the wearer’s partner. For example, Apadravya piercing is a popular male genital piercing that is said to be very stimulating for women during vaginal intercourse. Similarly, many claim that Ampallang piercing is stimulating for the receiving partner during anal sex.
Another way to use functional piercings is for weights. Piercings can be enhanced by adding some weight to them to enhance the experience. There are specially designed weights you can use for this purpose. It’s another great way to make your experience more stimulating and use your piercings for sexual pleasure.
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