Genital Piercings (18+)

Female

Female genital piercings are much more common than you would think and can offer the wearer increased stimulation as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

Although it is easier during healing, shaving before hand is not required but recommenced. It is important that you keep to your normal routines during healing to ensure a comfortable and quick healing cycle.

As everyone’s anatomy is very different, you are best to come into the studio for a free consultation.

Common female genital piercings include:
VCH (vertical clitoral hood)
HCH (horizontal clitoral Hood)
Triangle
Christina
Labia Minora
Labia Majora
Forchette
Clitoral Piercing

VCH and HCH (Clitoral Hood)

The clitoral hood piercing is a very popular female genital piercing and can be done vertically (VCH) or horizontally (HCH).

Contrary to popular myth, the piercing only goes through the protective skin located above the clitoris and not actually through it. This means that it is easy to get done and won’t cause much pain, however can result in an increase in sensitivity.

Generally vertical placement results in more sensitivity to the wearer as well as faster healing, however both are anatomical so a consultation is suggested.

Pain level: Low
Healing: 3-6 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Curved barbells for VHC, Rings for HCH
Sex can resume: After 1 week, if protection is worn


Triangle

The triangle piercing resides behind the clitoris, and is pierced side to side where the inner labia meet the outer labia. Generally the wearer has a large increase in sensitivity, especially during intercourse, as it ‘pushes’ the clitoris outwards.

The triangle is a very anatomical piercing, so a consultation is suggested to ensure correct anatomy prior to getting your heart set on it.

Bleeding can occur for a first week due to the vascular nature of the tissue it passes through, and often a spread-outwards circular barbell (horse shoe) is worn for the healing, allowing the jewellery to rest in-between the labia majora and minora.

Pain level: Medium
Healing: 12-32 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Ring, usually circular barbell
Sex can resume: After 2 weeks, if protection is worn


Christina

The christina piercing is a vertically placed surface piercing at the top of the labia majora exiting into the pubic mound. They do not add any increase in sensitivity, however are a very visually attractive piercing that can have a multitude of different flat tops.

An indent where the pubis meets the labia majora is generally required for this piercing to heal well, allowing the bottom ball to reside inside the outer labia without pressure. If you aren’t sure, come in for an anatomy check!

Pain level: Medium-High
Healing: 12-32 weeks
Initial Jewellery: L-shaped surface barbell
Sex can resume: Immediately


Labia Minora

Labia Minora (inner labial lips) are usually pierced in pairs (one per side), however can be done in multiples if the anatomical structure supports it. They are purely aesthetic piecrings, meaning the wearer won’t feel an increase in sensitivity during sexual activity, however they can be a lovely addition none the less.

They are very fast healers due to the minimal amount of tissue and can naturally stretch during daily wear. Rings are generally the most secure and comfortable jewellery to wear, however bars and tunnels can be adorned once healed.

Pain level: Low-High
Healing: 12-32 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Rings
Sex can resume: After 1 week, if protection and caution is used.


Labia Majora

Labia Majora (outter vaginal lips) are usually pierced in pairs (one per side), however can be done in multiples if the anatomical structure supports it. They are purely aesthetic piecrings, meaning the wearer won’t feel an increase in sensitivity during sexual activity, however they can be a lovely addition none the less.

They are slower to heal than labia minora (inner lips) as they pass through thicker tissue and not everyone is suited for them. Rings are generally the most secure and comfortable jewellery to wear, however curved bars can be adorned once healed.

Pain level: Medium-High
Healing: 18-32 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Rings
Sex can resume: After 1 week, if protection and caution is used.


Miscellaneous

After something a little different? Come in for a free consult so we can check your anatomy and discuss the viability of your idea.


Male

Male genital piercings are much more common than you would think and can offer the wearer increased stimulation as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

As everyone’s anatomy can be different, you are best to come into the studio for a free consultation.

Common male genital piercings include:
– PA (Prince Albert)
– Frenum
– Ampallang
– Apadravya
– RPA (Reverse Prince Albert)
– Scrotal
– Guiche
– Dydoes

PA (Prince Albert)

PA (prince albert) piercings are the most popular male genital piercing as they heal fast, look great, are not overly painful to get done and heal very fast.

They offer both the wearer and partner an increase in sensation and although curved bars can be worn, rings are generally more comfortable. Stretching of the PA occurs naturally during healing and larger jewellery can be inserted once settled.

As it is a transurethral piercing (enters through the urethra), sitting down to urinate is generally suggested for the initial healing period.

Pain level: Medium
Healing: 6-12 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Rings
Sex can resume: After 1 week, if protection and caution is used.


Frenum

Frenum piercings are traditionally placed just behind the glands of the head, through the webbing of the foreskin which connects to the shaft.

Straight barbells are suggested for the healing, and often require a downsize once healed. Rings can also be comfortably worn both under (hanging) and over (larger ring, resting behind the head)

Non-traditional placements are also possible (downwards the shaft, on the top or bottom), however are not as easy to heal and often suffer from migration over time.

As they do not pass through the urethra, the urinary stream is not affected by the piercing and healing is very easy. They can be done on circumcised and in-tact genitals, however anatomical restrictions can apply so a consult is suggested.

Pain level: Low-Medium
Healing: 8-16 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Straight barbell
Sex can resume: After 1 week, if protection and caution is used.


Ampallang and Apadravya

Ampallang’s (side to side), and Apadravya’s (top to bottom) piercings both go directly through the head of the penis, passing through the urethra.

Due to the amount of tissue passed through, they require a little more dedication than other piercings to heal, however are considered quite rewarding for both the wearer and partner.

Downsizing is highly encouraged during the healing, to ensure a snug fit when fully erect. Often measuring yourself at home is advised, to determine the excess when engorged. Although technically both an Ampallang and an Apadravya could be worn together, picking just one is advised.

As they are transurethral piercing (enters through the urethra), sitting down to urinate is generally suggested for the initial healing period.

Pain level: High
Healing: 16-32 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Straight barbells
Sex can resume: After 1 month, if protection and caution is used.


RPA (Reverse Prince Albert)

Although the RPA (Reverse Prince Albert) shares a similar name to the PA (Prince Albert), they are dramatically different to get pierced and also to heal.

As it is passing through significantly more tissue, pain and healing times increase accordingly. Rings are often worn in them during the healing (most commonly an opened up circular barbell),and then changed to a closed ring once healed for comfort.

As it is a transurethral piercing (enters through the urethra), sitting down to urinate is generally suggested for the initial healing period. Be careful of your toilet seat when standing up, as contamination and snagging can easily occur.

Pain level: High
Healing: 18-32 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Rings, usually opened up circular
Sex can resume: After 2 weeks, if protection and caution is used.


Scrotal

Scrotal piercings are generally placed down the center line of the scrotum, singularly or in pairs.

As they are considered a ‘surface piercing’, healing can take a number of months and it is suggested to keep the area dry while healing. They can be done anywhere from where the scrotum meets the shaft (lorum) or all the way to the rear towards the perineum (guiche).

Rings are suggested for the healing, however once healed barbells can be comfortably worn.

Pain level: Low-Medium
Healing: 12-32 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Rings
Sex can resume: Immediately


Dermal Anchors

They are an “L” shaped base with a head (top), that can be changed once healed.n go virtually anywhere, and usually heal quite easily.

Flat jewellery is recommended and they don’t generally need to be downsized or changed once installed.a good success rate.

Contrary to the common myth, they can be safely and easily changed and removed at our studio.

Pain level: Medium
Healing: 3-5 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Flat tops