Genital piercings are not among the most popular piercings in the world, but there are many people who enjoy them. Actually, genital piercings are probably more popular than people think. That being said, certain types of genital piercings are more popular than the others.
There are also some genital piercings that are very rare, even among genital piercing enthusiasts. Reasons are numerous. Some piercings are rare because they are located at a very sensitive spot so they are very prone to migration and rejection. Some are rare because the placement itself is not very useful: it doesn’t contribute to pleasure during sexual activities, so these piercings cannot be considered functional.
Rare genital piercings are often purely decorative, even though there are people who can enjoy them in different ways. It is also interesting to note that some of the rare genital piercings are only variants of more popular piercing types.
Here are some of the rare genital piercings:
Layne Piercing is a rare female genital piercing performed on the pubic mound. This is essentially a horizontal version of a more popular Christina Piercing. Christina is a surface piercing located between the pubic mound to the spot where outer labia meet. Layne Piercing is a horizontal variant and it’s typically performed on the pubic mound itself. This is a surface piercing and as such, it’s prone to migration, rejection and other problems associated with surface piercings.
This is a female equivalent of a male Guiche piercing. Just like the male variant, this piercing is placed on the perineum. Male Guiche piercing sits just under testicles. Female Guiche piercing is located horizontally on the perineum. It may resemble a Fourchette piercing, but Fourchette is placed a bit higher: it sits on the rear end of the vulva. Since this placement resembles male Guiche a lot, it is often called “female Guiche”. However, there is a separate female Guiche piercing, placed on the perineum itself. This piercing is located at a sensitive spot so it’s prone to migration and rejection. Female Guiche is a very rare piercing. If you like this placement and would like to have a piercing on the bottom end of the vaginal opening, it is better to choose Fourchette.
This is a rare male genital piercing, done on men who are not circumcised. It is done through the man’s foreskin and doesn’t go through the penis itself. Since foreskin is soft and relatively thin, the piercing is not particularly complex. In fact, this is probably the easiest and least painful genital piercing you can get. Foreskin piercings are usually done on the outer rim of the foreskin (the part covering the top side of the penis head), but it can be located elsewhere. This piercing is also quick to heal. Some men consider it a functional piercing since the jewelry can stimulate the penis head but it is typically not considered a particularly effective functional piercing.
Shaft piercing is a male genital piercing type done on the penis shaft. This is not one specific piercing but rather a group of different piercings done on the shaft. Penis piercings are typically done on the penis head or at the base of the penis, but it is possible to pierce the shaft itself. Some more popular piercing types, such as Frenum and Lorum, are done on the shaft, but the difference is that these piercings only go through the surface skin. True shaft piercings, on the other hand, go through the length of the shaft. The most popular types of shaft piercings are shaft Ampallang (done horizontally through the shaft) and shaft Apadravya (done vertically –from upper side of the penis to the underside). These piercings are very complex so they have to be done by an experienced and knowledgeable piercer, ideally the one specialized for genital piercings.
Steve “Holes” Armstong is a staff writer and researcher for TheChainGang. He is a long-term piercing enthusiast who is never tired of discovering new body modifications. In addition to this, he also likes to spend his time experimenting with new ways to find pleasure, which makes him a perfect person to discuss unusual adult toys. He says: “I love piercings and I can’t get enough of them. There is something special about body modifications and altering your looks… Even if it’s just below the belt! I am happy to share my knowledge of extreme piercings and lesser-known sex toys, made for both men and women”. In addition to writing, Steve is also a researcher, always on a lookout for new and exciting things.