Getting a new piercing is an exciting event, no matter if it’s your first or twentieth. The most important thing you should do to keep your new piercing happy is to help it heal properly. It is particularly important for people who are new to piercings to understand that. Performing adequate aftercare is crucial. However, not everybody knows how to do it right. Sometimes, people wonder about twisting and turning a piercing. It is not a good idea to twist a piercing, but without it, it might seem like the jewelry will get stuck inside of the piercing hole. Is this true and how to prevent it.
Should You Twist a Piercing?
The first thing you need to understand is that you should never twist a piercing. Twisting your jewelry inside of a new piercing will bring nothing good. In fact, it can be very dangerous to do so. It can actually set the healing back and invite numerous problems.
People who don’t have much experience with piercings think that twisting your jewelry will prevent the jewelry from getting stuck inside of the piercing hole. If you are new to piercings, you might notice that your piercing hole is very tight, and that it looks like it’s healing around the jewelry, trapping the jewelry piece inside. Sometimes, people even report that the jewelry does feel like it’s stuck inside. It seems natural to try to twist a piercing and prevent this from happening, right?
The thing is, twisting is never a good way to go. The jewelry will not get stuck inside of the piercing hole, especially not if you perform adequate aftercare. Twisting and turning your jewelry will just tear the healing tissue and damage the fistula in healing. You need to have a healthy fistula forming as part of the healing process, so this is the only way to make your piercing heal properly. Doing twisting or any other blunt force movement on your new piercing is not a good way to go.
What About Jewelry Getting Stuck?
You may understand that you should not twist a piercing, but what about jewelry getting stuck? Isn’t that an issue that can happen during the healing time? With the proper aftercare routine, no, it should not be happening.
It is important to understand that jewelry may appear to be stuck inside of the piercing hole because of the accumulation of the discharge from the piercing (sebum) and the accumulated dirt around it. This accumulation is a normal occurrence that doesn’t necessarily mean that there is something wrong with your piercing. However, it is crucial to clean your piercing and remove this accumulation before it can cause trouble.
Adequate aftercare includes cleaning your new piercing with a mild saline solution a few times per day. Clean gently but make sure to remove all of the accumulated sebum and dirt. After cleaning, let the piercing dry properly. You should work gently but thoroughly to remove all accumulations from around the piercing. This is a crucial step in ensuring proper healing and problem-free piercing for you.
If you let the accumulation build, it will make the jewelry stuck inside of the piercing hole. Even if this happens, do not twist your piercing. Instead, use saline soaks to clean the area around the piercing and the piercing itself. Warm saline soaks should dissolve the accumulated materials around the piercing and you should be able to clean it properly. After it is gone, the jewelry will not be “stuck” anymore. Just make sure to perform cleaning regularly after that to prevent this from happening again.
Donna Carlson is a staff writer for TheChainGang. She combines her love for body piercings with adult fun, such as sex toys, BDSM and other forms of pleasure. She says: “Piercings and sex toys often complement each other in the most sensual ways. I am happy to help you discover new ways to pleasure yourself and your partner. With a bit of practice, anyone can learn how to enhance their love life. And with a bit of courage, anyone can enjoy body piercings”. In addition to intimate piercings and adult toys, Donna also writes about body jewelry and other piercing adornments.