Penis Piercings and Anal Sex: How to Prevent Discomfort

Jacobs_LadderBosendorfer: I need help! I’m a gay male (bottom) and have started seeing a guy who has a Jacob’s Ladder piercing (4 bars.) Sometimes I can take it, but often I just can’t. I try to live by a “never complain, never explain” attitude but some days I just feel torn up during the process and afterward. Is there some way I can take it more easily? Am I being a giant puss wagon about this?! I want to see what I can do on my end first before I suggest removing it =/. I’m starting to really dig this dude and I just don’t want to dilute his love for kink with too much vanilla… Some people just don’t care for Häagen Dazs ¯\_(?)_/¯!

Sex with genital piercings is exciting and can bring pleasure to a completely new level. However, it can also be a somewhat tricky affair before you get used to it. This goes both to the person with piercings and their partner. It is therefore recommended to take necessary precautions that will ensure satisfaction for both partners.

Here, we will outline the basic safety measures as well as issues with discomfort. While sex with a pierced partner can be very enjoyable, it can also bring discomfort – and Jacob’s Ladder is one of the more extreme piercings to encounter as a receiving partner. We will offer some advice that will help to make the experience more comfortable. Ultimately, however, it is all down to agreement and communication between partners: nobody should feel pressured into enduring discomfort. That being said, there are some things you can do to make the experience more pleasurable.

First things first, let’s talk about safe sex and penis piercings.

Sex and Penis Piercings: Stay Safe

There are certain things to keep in mind if you wish to have sex with genital piercings. The number one thing is safety. Genital piercings do not prevent you from enjoying sex; in fact, they can make sex even more exciting and arousing. However, the jewelry itself may prove to be problematic for some people. Furthermore, a specific care has to be taken about condoms.

While genital piercings and genital jewelry do not prevent you to use a condom during sex (in fact, condoms are often highly recommended), it is important to choose a large enough condom that can accommodate piercing jewelry. Also, the jewelry worn has to be smooth and to fit nicely so it doesn’t tear the condom. It may take some trial and error until you find the best condom that suits your piercings perfectly, but it is possible to find the model and brand that will go great with your piercings. Because of trial and error approach, it is highly recommended for any man with genital piercings to try different condoms before engaging in an intercourse with another person. This is the only way to figure out which type of a condom suits you best and which ones are best to be avoided.

Also, another thing to keep in mind is lube. If you have genital piercings you may wish to apply lube on the inside of a condom. The amount of lube used should be enough to prevent the jewelry from tearing up the condom but also small enough not to make the condom slip off during intercourse.

Sex and Discomfort

Another common you may encounter is discomfort during sex. This is particularly true for receiving partners and not the owner of the piercings. For the owner of a genital piercing, the most critical time is healing. This is why it’s important not to have sex right after getting a new piercing done. The abstinence time varies depending on the piercing in question, but it is vital to stick to the advice your piercer gives you. Once it is safe to have sex with your new piercing, it is highly recommended to use condoms, at least for a while.

However, once this period is over most piercing owners will be able to proceed with sex without a problem. Sure, some adjustments and changes to sexual routine are to be expected, but you should not encounter problems. If these problems persist, it is advisable to consult your piercer or even a medical provider. You should be able to have sex with genital piercings. In fact, some piercings are specially targeted to make sex even more enjoyable. At worst, it should be a neutral change, but it should not prevent you from having sex.

Which brings us to the issue of receiving partners. Many partners report great satisfaction and enjoyment they get from their man’s pierced penis. Both men and women claim that having sex with a man with a pierced penis is a special experience that brings pleasure to a whole new level. That being said, it is not unheard of that sex may become uncomfortable for the receiving partner, especially if their man has multiple penis piercings.

The discomfort is often reported for anal sex. Being a receiving partner during anal sex can become uncomfortable or even painful. In the case of multiple penis piercings, the issue is even more pronounced, especially if the man has large gauge piercings or if the jewelry makes the penis particularly rugged or wide.

The good news is that there are some things you can do to make the experience more comfortable. However, it is important to talk to your partner and work together at overcoming this problem.

How to Make it More Comfortable?

Here are certain things that will make sex, particularly anal sex, more comfortable for the receiving partner. None of them is a magical cure, though: sometimes, they need to be combined to achieve the desired effect and sometimes it will simply not work completely. But they are helpful and can be used to make sex more relaxing and enjoyable:

  • Use quality anal lube – and use plenty of it. As you probably know, good lube is a must-have for anal sex. If your man has a pierced penis, this is even more important. It is vital to use more lube than normally – jewelry and added girth to a penis will make penetration more difficult. In order to stay on the safe size, everything has to be lubed properly: the penis, jewelry and the receiving partner.
  • Use anal toys before you go. It is often helpful to use large butt plugs or other anal toys before sex. It will make your body prepared and ready, so it will be easier for you to take your partner’s pierced penis. When using anal toys, make sure they are big enough to make a difference. Also, don’t forget to use plenty of lube!
  • Be aroused. Probably the easiest way to overcome pain and discomfort is to be really aroused. Your partner and you should take enough time for you to be ready. Use toys, masturbate, touch each other – the opportunities are endless. Once you are completely excited and craving for more let him penetrate you.
  • Go slowly. Your partner needs to understand that it’s impossible to simply shove his penis inside you. In the case of multiple penis piercings, such as Jacob’s Ladder, it may not even be physically possible for him to go fast. Take your time and go one piercing or one piercing pair at a time. Take some rest between piercings so your body is used to the feeling. After you are relaxed enough, he can go further and insert the new piercing pair. Do it like this until his whole penis is inside. It is vital to take your time – your body simply needs some time to stretch and accommodate these piercings. This is the only way to prevent discomfort.
  • Use smaller jewelry. This one is for your partner. Make him use the smoothest jewelry he has. Ideally, the balls on the jewelry should be small enough not to hurt the receiving partner and also smooth enough not to cause discomfort. Also, it is important that the jewelry he wears is of a good size – it should not be too long or else the bars will stick out and make the jewelry move, which can cause further discomfort.

Whatever you do, it’s important to talk to your partner. You don’t have to mention pain and discomfort if you don’t want to, but you should be able to communicate your wishes. At the end of the day, both of you will enjoy sex more if you are relaxed and enjoying the experience, so taking these precautions should be beneficial for both of you.

Female Urethral Toys

Female Urethral Toys 1kitty kat: I’m having a hard time finding FEMALE sounding and catheter play equipment. Please send me links.

Female urethral stimulation may not be as popular or well-known as male urethral stimulation, but it exists. It exists and it’s as pleasurable and exciting as male urethral stimulation! All ladies who feel intrigued by this type of sexual pleasure can enjoy it to the fullest.

Unfortunately, there is not enough information about female urethral stimulation. Most of the articles and product recommendations are focused on men. This may leave many women confused about the subject. Some women may think that female urethral stimulation is impossible to achieve, while others struggle to find appropriate toys to fulfill their desire.

Here, we will outline some of the basic toys women can use to try urethral stimulation to the fullest. We will also mention some important rules one has to follow in order to preserve safety and full satisfaction.

Overview of Female Urethral Toys

Some women will find that they can use male urethral toys or universal urethral toys without a problem. In fact, most urethral toys are not labeled by gender, which means that they are not specifically made for men or women. In so many ways, this makes sense – a urethral toy is a urethral toy and in theory, it can be used by both men and women.

That being said, since female urethra is much shorter and somewhat tighter than male urethra, most women will need smaller and thinner urethral toys than those used by men.

You may think that starting with smallest toys is the only way to go. However, it’s important to know that longer toys are not necessarily bad for female urethral stimulation, as long as you don’t try to shove them too deeply into urethra. Typically, men use penis plugs for cock stuffing and sounds for deeper urethral stimulation, but many women find sounds to be more comfortable than penis plugs. This is because penis plugs are specially designed for penis use, while sounds are general urethral toys.

Therefore, the ideal female urethral toys will be shorter and thinner sounds, as well as smaller trainer toys (used for urethral stretching and training). When choosing a urethral toy for a woman, make sure it’s thin enough to accommodate the woman’s body.

Some recommended models and types of urethral toys suitable for women:

Full-Size Urethral Sounds:

  • Hank Sounds

    . These urethral sounds are among the shorter variants. They are typically made for urethral stretching so they come in smaller sizes and are suitable for beginners. They typically have a ridge at one point so you can use it as a stop marker to prevent you to go too deep. If you wish to try urethral sounding, it’s best to start with these.

  • Hegar Sounds

    . Hegar Sounds are among the safest urethral sounds on the market. Do not be intimidated by their length – they are among the most comfortable urethral toys. Just make sure not to go too deep. Depending on the size, these may be reserved for more experienced users.

  • Pratt Sounds

    . These sounds are a bit longer but are thin enough for women to use. If you want to go with Pratt Sounds, it’s best to choose Beginner’s Pratt Sounds since they are very thin. As with any other sound type, make sure not to go too deep. Depending on the size, these may be reserved for more experienced users.

Princess Albertina Piercing for Stimulating Urethra

Another interesting way to stimulate female urethra without toys is Princess Albertina piercing. This is a female genital piercing equivalent to male Prince Albert piercing. Princess Albertina passes through urethra and exits on the top of the vagina.

This piercing massages many sensitive spots inside urethra, so it can be very arousing. With Princess Albertina, you may be able to reach your urethra for stimulation just by rubbing your clitoris or by gently tugging on the jewelry.

In order to accommodate this piercing, a woman has to have large and wide enough urethra, so it’s ideal for those who have some experience with urethral stimulation.

Princess Albertina piercing can be very arousing but keep in mind that it increases the risk for urinary tract infections. It is therefore vital to consult a reliable piercer who is experienced at performing this type of piercings. You should also prepare for the possibility that the piercing might not work for you. However, if done correctly, it can help women stimulate their urethra.

How to Approach Urethral Stimulation

  • Once a woman is sexually aroused, the urethra enlarges and it’s easier to access it. This is why all women who wish to try urethral stimulation should strive to be aroused first. Once you are used to the feeling of urethral stimulation you can start from scratch, so to speak (begin a session with urethral stimulation without being previously aroused), but for beginners, the best and most comfortable way is to be aroused first. You can masturbate, have an intercourse or try some toys, but do not reach the orgasm. You need to be aroused and ready.
  • The urethral opening may seem very tiny, but it’s actually larger than it looks. It can definitely accommodate urethral toys, but they need to be properly lubed and you will need to train your urethra gradually. Do not expect great results from the first try (even though they can happen!) Start by simply inserting the tip of a toy to see how it feels. Later, go inch by inch by gently stretching your urethra. Make sure to use plenty of lube!
  • Many women claim that their most intense orgasms are during urethral stimulation and simultaneous clitoral stimulation. This is also the easiest way to ease yourself into urethral stimulation so make sure to always massage your clitoris during urethral play.
  • Urethral stimulation is fun but it carries a risk of urinary infections. To prevent this, you must always use only sterile toys. It is therefore best to use Surgical Steel urethral toys, since they can be properly sterilized. Make sure to take your time to sterilize your toys before each session! Also, after urethral play, don’t forget to clean your toys.
  • Everything used for urethral play: toys, lube, fingers, etc. has to be clean. Make sure to take precautions to stay safe.
  • Always, always use only toys specially designed for urethral use. This is the only way to go. Never attempt to insert any random object into your urethra. The toys are made to be used in this way and they accommodate the body perfectly. To stay safe and to prevent any potential injuries and other problems, use only special urethral toys.

How Old Should You Be to Get Pierced?

Older Man PiercingsMany people are interested about the best age to get your first piercing. It’s important to note that there is no one, universal good answer to this question.

Everybody has their own, individual life path and maturity, so what’s good for one person might not be good for the other.

There are, however, some legal and ethical issues to take into account. As a rule, there is no such a thing as being too old for your first piercing – but there is such a thing as being too young.

Legal Aspects

Before you decide to get your first piercing, you need to make sure it’s legal. There are numerous rules and regulations when it comes to clients’ minimum age to get pierced. These rules vary from state to state (and country to country), so they are not universal and not the same everywhere. If in doubt, make sure to check local rules and regulations in your area.

Generally speaking, minors cannot get pierced without parental consent. Usually, the youngest age to get pierced is 16, but you need to have your parents’ consent. Typically, it’s possible to get pierced without parental consent once you’re 18 (though in some places it can be 21 – this is why you need to check).

These general regulations, however, differ when it comes to certain types of piercings, such as genital piercings or nipple piercings (in some areas). Generally speaking, you need to be 18 years old in order to request this type of piercing.

There are some controversies about parents allowing their minor children to get pierced. Basic earlobe piercings are very popular even with young demographic, so it’s usually the first piercing a person will get. Some parents want their children, even babies, get earlobe piercings.

Different piercing studios have different ideas about this. There are some ethnical issues about performing piercings at such young children, even with parental consent. What can a baby or an infant know about piercings and aftercare? Will they like to be pierced or is this just their parents’ wish? These are just some of the questions about piercing and minors.

All in all, it’s important to know that there is such a thing as being too young for your first piercing. Sometimes, this age is regulated through laws and rules, while sometimes it’s a grey area and it’s more related to ethnical issues and individual piercer’s decision.

If you are a teenager who wish to get pierced it’s important to know that you’ll probably need your parents’ consent. If they are unwilling to provide one, it’s important to wait until you get their consent or you’re old enough to get a piercing without parental consent.

Under no circumstances should you agree to get pierced by a friend or do it alone: piercings are a serious matter and they should be done by professionals. Never endanger your health for this! It’s much better to be patient and stay healthy than risk a traumatic and dangerous experience.

Am I Too Old?

On the other hand, you may feel you’re too old to get your first piercing. There are, after all, many people in their 40s, 50s or 60s without any piercings. You may think you’re past the age when piercings are cool.

If you are intrigued about piercings, fear not. There is actually no such a thing as being “too old” to get you first piercing, provided that your health allows it. Piercings are always cool if you like them, so there is no reason to get your first one in your 40s, 50s, 60s or even later!

5 Surprisingly Painless Piercings

1729pThere are some piercings that are known to be relatively painless.

Earlobe, for example, is known as probably the least painful piercings of them all.

However, there are some other piercings that are relatively painless or definitely much less painful than they look.

But let’s start with the easiest one:

Earlobe Piercing

Everyone knows this one is relatively easy to go through. Earlobe tissue is soft and not particularly thick, so it’s easy for a needle to go through. However, it’s always important to use a proper piercing needle for this procedure.

Never agree to be pierced with a gun! Guns are dangerous, unsanitary and can make the whole procedure much painful than what it’s supposed to be. Plus, no knowledgeable professional will want to use a piercing gun so if your piercer uses it, there is a good chance they are not a reliable professional. Find a studio and a good piercer who will perform this piercing properly.

Septum Piercing

When done right, nose septum piercing does not hurt much. It’s because the piercing itself doesn’t go through nose cartilage at all. Instead, the piercing is done on the thin skin just in front of the cartilage. If you pinch your nose on this spot you will feel how thin the tissue actually is.

For a septum piercing to be positioned correctly, your piercer has to go through that tissue alone. If done correctly, it doesn’t bring much pain. It is actually one of the least painful piercings out there.

However, many people say that they experienced significant pain during the procedure. The reasons is that some piercers are not experienced or knowledgeable enough to hit the right spot. If the needle goes through the cartilage or if the piercing is positioned too low, it might end up being painful. To avoid this problem, always seek an experienced piercer who knows how to perform septum piercings correctly. Chances are that it will be one of the least painful piercings you’ll get!

Tongue Piercing

It may surprise many people, but classic tongue piercings are not particularly painful. They may seem painful because tongue is thick and there is a lot of tissue for needle to go through, but fear not: it is actually one of the least painful places you can get pierced.

However, please note that this is only true for a typical central tongue piercing. Other tongue piercing types may prove to be more painful. Also, it’s important to find a knowledgeable piercer who is experienced with tongue piercings to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Bridge Piercing

Surprisingly enough, but piercing the bridge of your nose is not particularly painful. Bridge piercing, also known as Erl piercing, is not as popular as some other piercing types, but there are many people who choose to get it.

It may seem like a sensitive spot, but bridge piercings are relatively quick to perform and they don’t hurt much. They definitely look more painful than they actually are, so if you are thinking about getting this piercing, there is no need to fear pain.

Prince Albert

Now, this one is a bit different. PA is a genital piercing and as such, it is more painful than some other piercing types. At the same time, Prince Albert is surprisingly painless compared to most other piercings. It is one of the least painful genital piercings for sure, but it’s also less painful than many “regular” piercings.

The thing is that only a little bit of a very thin tissue is pierced during this procedure. Most of the piercing uses the natural hole – urethra, so all the piercer needs to perform is a slight cut on the underside of the penis. The skin on that spot is thin and the procedure is done quickly. Most men describe the pain as a pinch and claim that PA piercing was much less painful than some “ordinary” piercings, such as ear cartilage piercings or nose piercings.

In other words, if you want to have a genital piercing but you’re scared of the pain, Prince Albert may be the perfect solution for you!

Lorum Piercing

lorumLorum piercing is a male genital piercing very similar to a frenum piercing. The main difference is the placement. Lorum basically means “low frenum”. The name says it all: this is a piercing located very low on the shaft, at the juncture of the shaft and scrotum.

This can be a very effective piercing, so it’s not surprising there are many men interested in this particular piercing type. While it’s not among the most popular and common genital piercings it sure has its fans. Many men decide on this placement so it’s popular enough, which means there are piercers who are very experienced at creating this particular piercing.

Piercing and Procedure

“Lorum” is a portmanteau of “low” and “frenum”. This is basically a frenum piercing with a special placement. It is located very low on the shaft, at the point where shaft meets the scrotum. This specific placement makes lorum piercing. This piercing is sometimes referred to as “front centered hafada”.

Lorum was invented by Elayne Angel for the piercing done on Dan Kopka. He was the one who requested this placement by asking for a frenum piercing, only lower. This is how lorum piercing was first performed and the name stuck.

This is not a complex piercing so procedure is fairly simple. That being said, just like any other genital piercing, this one requires not only a good piercer but also an experienced piercer: it has to be someone who has experience performing this type of piercing.

Jewelry

A typical jewelry piece for lorum piercing is a ring. Many men choose Captive Bead Rings for their piercings but another type of a ring can be used.

Since lorum is usually pierced at 12 gauge or 10 gauge, this is the size of the ring you’ll need. You will also have to worry about diameter. ¾” or 7/8” seem to work great.

Also, keep in mind that tissue on this spot is very stretchy so the piercing can migrate and reject easily if too small ring is used. It’s always best to use bigger rings to prevent these problems.

Additional Info and Tips

  • The healing time for lorum piercing is around 2-3 months, though it can take more.
  • Since this placement is unique, it might cause discomfort in some men. When in doubt, consult your piercer prior to the procedure.
  • For more security during sex, it’s best to place the piercing a bit more towards the shaft so it can fit inside the condom. This is very important, not just because of safe sex but also for safe healing. Remember: you should not have sex right after having the piercing done.

Genital Piercings Made to Stimulate Erogenous Zones

coupleThere are many people who are fans of piercings but do not like genital piercings. On the other hand, there are many people who adore these types of intimate piercings.

One might wonder why someone might want to get a genital piercing, especially since these piercings are known to be painful.

While it’s true genital piercings are among the most extreme and painful piercing types, there is usually a great payoff: many of the genital piercings enhance sexual pleasure. This is a great reason to get a genital piercing: increasing arousal for both you and your partner is a great thing.

In other words, genital piercings are largely functional piercings, that is, they have a purpose beyond aesthetic function. However, this is not the only reason why someone might get a genital piercing. Some genital piercings do look good, so aesthetic is one of the main reasons to try one of these piercings.

Aesthetic or Pleasure?

You may wonder how to tell a difference between a purely aesthetic genital piercing and the one that brings pleasure. This may be an important factor when deciding which type of piercing to get. While there are not straight and universal answers that will suit everyone, it’s important to know which piercings are known to bring pleasure – and in what way.

Keep in mind: different genital piercings are made to stimulate different erogenous zones. Some will benefit the wearer’s partner only, while the others are made to increase pleasure for both partners.

Piercings and Erogenous Zones

Here are some common genital piercings and erogenous zones they are made to stimulate:

  • Penis head stimulation: Prince Albert, Reverse Prince Albert, Apadravya and Ampallang. All of these male genital piercings are great for glans stimulation and can increase pleasure for the wearer.
  • G-spot stimulation: Apadravya is the best piercing for this purpose. Other good piercings that can be used for G-spot stimulation are Prince Albert (PA) and Reverse Prince Albert. Ampallang can be pleasurable in some cases but it’s known to be too intense during vaginal stimulation.
  • Prostate stimulation (P-spot stimulation): Ampallang is known to be a great piercing for anal stimulation. It can also be used for prostate stimulation. Another good piercing for prostate stimulation is regular PA (reverse PA may also work but it may prove to be too intense for some users).
  • Clitoral Stimulation: Vertical Clitoral Hood Piercing (VCH), Triangle piercing. These two are known to enhance the pleasure for a woman. Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing (HCH), on the other hand, is more aesthetic than practical. True Clitoral Piercing may also enhance pleasure for some women but it’s often known as too intense for most people.
  • Added stimulation during intercourse: Some genital piercings can provide added stimulation during intercourse, even if they are not fully effective at enhancing pleasure on their own. For example, inner labia piercings can increase pleasure during initial stages of penetration for both men and women.

Apadydoe Piercing

ApadydoeApadydoe is a very advanced male genital piercing, and it’s very rare.

This piecing is a combination of an Apadravya and Dydoe piercings.

It is a complex piercing, typically done in pairs and it’s not for the faint of heart.

The Piercing

Apadydoe is a very striking piercing, so it sure makes for a very attractive sight. It is an advanced piercing, so it’s reserved for those who truly want to go one step further. Apadydoe is a combination of an Apadravya and Dydoe piercings connected with a single jewelry piece, typically a ring.

This piercing was first promoted by Erik Dakota in Fakir Musafar’s Body Play magazine. To this day, it remains very rare, but there are men who are intrigued by it and interested in getting one. If you wish to get this piercing it’s vital to do your research and find an absolutely experienced piercer. This is an advanced piercing so it has to be done carefully.

Needless to say, it’s also considered one of the most painful male genital piercings and penis piercings out there, but this should not stop those truly interested in Apadydoe to get one.

A typical jewelry for an Apadydoe piercing is a ring. Most commonly, Captive Bead Rings are used, but it’s possible to use some other type of the ring.

Two Piercings in One

Technically, Apadydoe is two piercings in one: Apadravya and a Dydoe. Many experts recommend treating it as such, that is, to get an Apadravya and a Dydoe first, and to connect them with jewelry later. This approach has its advantage. Since both Apadravya and Dydoe are serious piercings on their own, it’s wise to let them heal them first than to perform Apadydoe all in one go.

By treating this piercing as two you are also minimizing the risk of complications. Some experts recommend to get one piercing first (for example, an Apadravya), let that one heal and then get the other (Dydoe). Once the second one is healed, you can proceed to get them connected in an Apadydoe. This approach minimizes the pain and risk for infections because it’s always easier to perform one piercing at a time and to do aftercare on it before moving to the next one.

There is another advantage to this approach: by letting both Apadravya and Dydoe heal, you are ensuring a perfect fit for your Apadydoe. Only once your piercings are healed you can see how big the jewelry should really be. This is the best way to get the ring of the appropriate size that suits your anatomy perfectly. It also eliminates the need to change jewelry soon after the swelling is gone.

However, there is a disadvantage to this approach, especially if you’ve done your Apadravya and Dydoe before thinking of connecting them in an Apadydoe. For the best results and the most comfortable placement, your Apadravya and Dydoe have to be made in a certain way. Namely, the Apadravya has to be crooked and off-center so it can nicely connect to the Dydoe with a single jewelry piece. Also, Dydoe should also be off-center. Also, it’s best for both piercings to be done with a curved rather than a straight needle in order to accommodate round jewelry.

Additional Tips and Info

  • This piercing is so rare there are almost no photos of it to be fund, save for the specialized magazines.
  • Since two piercings (Apadravya and Dydoe) are connected with a ring that goes all around the penis, Apadydoe can be considered an orbital piercing.
  • Apadydoe piercings are typically done in pairs. It means you will get one ring on the right side of your penis and the other on the left. It also means you will need to get two off-center Apadravyas (one on the each side) and two Dydoes.
  • Apadydoe, just like Dydo  e, is said to provide stimulating effect to both partners during sex.
  • One of the reasons why Apadydoes are so rare is that Dydoe piercings are prone to migration and rejection, especially when faced with added pressure from the jewelry connected to another piercing. To minimize this problem, it’s advisable to wear your Apadydoe only temporarily and to let the piercings rest for a while by wearing separate jewelry in your Apadravya and Dydoe.

Popularity of Genital Piercings

54tGenital piercings are often perceived as extreme and unusual piercings. For some people, the idea of having a pierced genitalia is “too much” on itself.

There are even some piercing enthusiasts who’d gladly pierce their eyebrow, tongue or even a nipple but will never consider a genital piercings.

While piercings are a personal decision that should always depend on individual tastes, it’s important to know that genital piercings are not as rare as some people think. In fact, they are very popular among piercing enthusiasts. While they are not as common as, say, navel piercings or ear piercings, they are more popular than people think.

In other words, if you are intrigued by genital piercings, go for them! You are certainly not alone in your preferences.

How Common are Genital Piercings?

There is no clear statistics on genital piercings, or piercings in general, so it’s difficult to estimate the numbers. However, anecdotal evidence and popular demand show that genital piercings are far from being rare. While they may be rare in overall population, they are popular among piercing enthusiasts.

Some sources indicate that female genital piercings are more popular than male genital piercings. At the same time, Prince Albert piercing seems to be the most popular genital piercing in the world. It’s clear that both men and women enjoy this type of piercing so if you wish to get an intimate piercing you need to know you’re not alone!

Trained Piercers

A good thing about popularity of genital piercings is that there are trained, experienced professionals who can perform them properly. With any type of a piercing, it’s vital to find a reliable studio and an experienced professional to perform the piercing. This is the only way to stay safe and have a problem-free piercing.

When choosing a piercer it’s important to find an experienced person. An experienced piercer is the one who’s not only knowledgeable about piercings in general but also in the type of piercing you’re interested in.

This is even more important when it comes to genital piercings and other sensitive piercings. Since genital piercings are more demanding and somewhat rarer than common piercings such as ear or navel piercings, it’s vital to find a piercer who is truly knowledgeable about the piercing you’re interested in.

Luckily, there are piercers specialized in genital piercings. There are also general piercers experienced with genital piercings. In other words, it’s not impossible to find a good piercer for your genital piercing. It is yet another proof of how popular genital piercings are. Again, they are not the most popular piercings in the world but they are more common than people think.

Most Popular Genital Piercings

The most popular genital piercings are:

For men:

For women:

Nefertiti Piercing

Nefertiti PiercingNefertiti piercing is a female genital piercing made to combine a usual clitoral hood piercing and Christina piercing.

While not the most popular genital piercing of them all, it has its fans.

Many women decide to get this piercing because of its striking visual effect.

Piercing and Placement

The Nefertiti piercing is said to be popularized by Shane Munce. This piercing was named after the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, who was famous for her beauty. Similarly, this specific genital piercing is made to be very visually striking and stunning, so it’s not surprising that such a name was picked for this piercing type.

Nefertiti piercing is a combination of two female genital piercings: a vertical clitoral hood piercing and a Christina piercing. It starts out very high, on the pubic mound, just like a Christina piercing. Unlike Christina, it doesn’t end at the top of the clitoris but it continues downwards, all the way through the clitoral hood, just like a VCH piercing.

This way, a very long piercing is produced. Nefertiti goes all the way from the pubic mound to the end of the clitoral hood. It combines the length of Christina and vertical clitoral hood piercings.

Jewelry

Recommended initial jewelry for Nefertiti piercing is a flexible bar made of nylon or tygon. This is made so the jewelry wouldn’t hurt the healing tissue and to accommodate movement in the early stages of healing. However, some piercers choose to use metal jewelry straight away. Keep in mind however that flexible jewelry is much better since it reduces the pressure put on the piercing that goes through so much flesh.

Once the piercing is healed you can wear metal jewelry. The standard jewelry type for Nefertiti piercing is a long straight barbell.

Additional Info and Tips

  • Nefertiti piercings tend to be very long, since they consist of two piercing lengths: Christina and VCH. This length makes the healing time very long. Any piercing that goes through this much tissue will have a long healing time. The healing time is about 12 to 18 months, sometimes even longer.
  • Since it consists of a vertical hood piercing and a Christina piercing (which is a surface piercing), Nefertiti should be treated as a combination of a clitoral hood and a surface piercing.
  • Nefertiti piercing is known as a functional piercing since it can enhance pleasure for some women. The gem or ball on the jewelry can rub against the clitoris and produce pleasurable sensations. On the other hand, the length of the piercing and jewelry may be uncomfortable for some women.
  • You will need to take jewelry out in order to shave or wax your pubic area.
  • Since the upper part of Nefertiti piercing is a surface piercing, it is prone to migration and rejection.
  • Sometimes, this piercing or jewelry can become uncomfortable if you wear tight clothes, such as skinny jeans.

Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing

Horizontal Clitoral HoodHorizontal Clitoral Hood piercing, also known as a HCH, is a female genital piercing. It is lesser known than the more popular placement, Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing (VHC), but it’s popular enough so there are many women with it.

The fact it’s not particularly rare means that there are qualified piercers who are knowledgeable with this type of piercing. That makes it easier to find an experienced piercer to handle your HCH. However, you should never assume that a piercer is experienced with this type of piercing: you should always check and research piercers carefully before you find the right one.

Piercing and Placement

Horizontal Clitoral Hood piercing, as the name says, is done on the clitoral hood. Clitoral hood piercings are different than clitoral piercings because they don’t go through the clitoris itself. True clitoral piercings are actually rare and complex, so not many women opt for them. However, some women are not informed about the specifics so they think clitoral hood piercings are “clitoral piercings”.

The most popular clitoral hood piercing is the Vertical Hood Piercing, which is done vertically through the clitoral hood. This is probably the most popular female genital piercing in the world. Horizontal Clitoral Hood piercing is somewhat rarer placement, but it’s still popular enough.

As the name suggests, Horizontal Clitoral Hood piercing is done horizontally through the clitoral hood. As with any other piercing, especially genital piercing, it’s important to ensure you are anatomically built for this piercing. This is why it’s important to consult your chosen piercer. You need to have enough tissue so the piercing can be done horizontally through the hood. It’s also important to note that some women who are not built for Vertical Clitoral hood piercing are built for the horizontal, so it’s always important to check.

The piercing is typically done at 14 gauge or 12 gauge. Your piercer will decide which one is the best for your case.

Jewelry

Typical jewelry for Horizontal Hood piercing is a ring or a circular barbell. Some people recommend one over the other for initial jewelry, so ask your piercer for the advice. Once the jewelry is fully healed you may change the jewelry type to the one you prefer the best.

Rings used for HCH are typically Captive Bead Rings. The bead of the ring is made to sit on top of the clitoris, so it’s best to use a ring with a decorative bead. On the other hand, some women prefer simple yet elegant rings without decorative beads, so that’s another possibility.

Circular barbells are another common choice. They are great because they don’t make the full circle so they can be tucked in behind the clitoris to ensure better comfort during everyday wear.

Additional Info and Tips

Here are some initial tips and information about HCH:

  • Horizontal Clitoral Hood piercing is not considered to be a functional piercing. Most of the time, it will not enhance sexual pleasure, since the jewelry doesn’t rub directly on the clitoris. However, it all depends on your anatomy. Some women can use the bead of the ring or jewelry itself to stimulate the clitoris.
  • This piercing is typically not painful to perform, since there’s only a little tissue to pierce and it’s not particularly sensitive. Remember: the piercing does not go through the clitoris, just the hood.
  • Healing time for this type of piercing is 6 to 8 weeks.
  • HCH is not a typical piercing to stretch, but it can be stretched to a certain size if you like. Typically, it’s recommended not to go over 10 gauge.
  • You should not abstain from sex for too long after getting a HCH done. The exact time will depend on your comfort. However, make sure not to damage the tissue or jewelry during the healing time. It’s best to use condoms for penetrative sex.