Allergic to Jewelry?

Friday June 8th, 2012 @ 4:09 PM

Filed under: Female Genital

I got a Vertical Hood Piercing done in October of last year and haven’t had a problem with it till recently. I get really itchy where the jewelry is at and on the surrounding area. It ends up turning red and gives it almost like a burning feeling. Could I possibly be allergic to the jewelry? I didn’t have the problem until I had the balls on my curved barbell changed =[

You could very easily be allergic to the jewelry. Since you did not mention what type of jewelry I can not comment on why you are allergic. My recommendation is switching to a titanium piece of jewelry, which is completely safe and 100% biocompatable.

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Antibiotics & Piercings?

Saturday May 26th, 2012 @ 3:41 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

I got the Christina piercing about a month ago. All is well and good with it, However, I have an infection totally un-related to the piercing and was wondering if any Antibiotics given to me will effect the piercing in anyway?

It shouldn’t slow down, nor speed up the healing of your piercing - however keep in mind that antibiotics kill not only bad but also good bacteria found on your body. This can open your body up for other sorts of other problems.

I have noticed that sometimes when I am on antibiotics, that some of my (very well healed) piercings kind of ‘play up’. It’s most likely due to the fact that I’m healing the actual infection, however it’s not uncommon to actually slow down your healing and cause redness or migration in your piercing.

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Infection?

Wednesday May 23rd, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

Hello,

I have had a Christina piercing for four weeks on Thursday. I was just wondering if it is infected? It looks a lot less worse then it does in the picture it’s just that every now and again I’ll see spots of some sort of liquid of where the piercing has been. It’s not painful, and it isn’t hot to touch.

I use saline easypiercing solution twice a day.

I would say its not infection as it would present in a totally different way, however it does appear that the top is quite angry and might be moving forwards.

Redness (especially with PTFE) is very common in a surface piercing. I would suggest, if you are worried about rejection, to get it changed to an internally threaded titanium ā€œLā€ bar right away. Most good studios will have them, or can make/order them in for you.

Metal is always better in surface work as it puts much less pressure on the entrance and exit of the piercing and can be custom made to suit your anatomy perfectly. They also reduce the chance of ends coming off or the bar bending in a funny shape.

Make sure you are also doing WARM saline soaks, to promote more blood circulation and clean the crusties off without picking at them.

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Unintentional VCH Stretching?

Wednesday May 16th, 2012 @ 1:24 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

I am interested in getting a VCH and am “suited” for it, given the Q-tip test results. However, when I was asking a friend who is a piercer about the intricacies of such a piercing, he informed me that the piercings should be performed with a minimum jewelry size of 14g and that often the top ball will pull through, stretching the piercing. He also stated that unlike the earlobes, the hole remaining doesn’t shrink up at all. I planned on keeping the piercing for at least a couple of years, but don’t want it to become stretched past a 14g, or 12g at the absolute most due to aesthetic reasons. Is there any truth to the information he gave me? And if so, is there any way to avoid it?

My suggestion would be to get pieirced (and continue to wear) a correctly fitted titanium barbell. It’s light weight will nearly totally eliminate the natural stretching of the piercing.

I often put a 12 (or 10g) curved titanium barbell in a VCH with a disc on top, giving it more surface area and stops any indentation that can occur from a small ball.

Correct placement is also important with a healthy and happy VCH piercing, too shallow and it will have more of a chance of ‘opening up’ the hole.

As always, make sure that you find an EXPERIENCED artist to do your piercing. Check their HEALED portfolio for multiple examples of the piercing and make sure you are happy with how they look.

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Christina Piercing - Redness

Tuesday May 15th, 2012 @ 6:15 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

Hello,

I got my Christina pierced with PTFE three weeks ago on Thursday, call me impatient, but is it still meant to still be red? Also, I can feel the bar through my skin when I lightly press down, is that normal?

I am taking extra strength ibuprofen to help with the swelling and I’ve had no other problems with it. I’m just terrified of rejection/migration.

Redness (especially with PTFE) is very common in a surface piercing. I would suggest, if you are worried about rejection, to get it changed to an internally threaded titanium “L” bar right away. Most good studios will have them, or can make/order them in for you.

Metal is always better in surface work as it puts much less pressure on the entrance and exit of the piercing and can be custom made to suit your anatomy perfectly. They also reduce the chance of ends coming off or the bar bending in a funny shape.

Make sure you are also doing WARM saline soaks, to promote more blood circulation and clean the crusties off without picking at them.

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lady part piercing?

Monday May 14th, 2012 @ 1:17 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

What kind of piercing would better suit a woman with a labia minora on the bigger side? VCH or HCH. Also, what is the difference between the two? Sensation wise.

Labia minora size has no impact on a clitoral hood piercing so aesthetically, it would be what ever you find more visually appealing!

Bascially a VCH (vertical clitoral hood) goes underneath the hood and pops out the top of it, going up and down.

A HCH (horizontal clitoral hood) passes through the skin side-to-side of the hood.

As far as sensation goes, a VCH is generally considered more appealing as it will ‘touch’ the actual clitorous during stimulation - however this all depends on your anatomy and personal preference.

Your best bet is to go see a profesional piercer (with a good HEALED portfolio to show you first) and let them have a look at your anatomy and make sure that you are suited for the piercing first and get them to explain exactly where they would go on your body.

You can check out the BME Wiki list of all Female Genital Piercings also, to get a visual idea of how they are placed.

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Clitoral Piercing and Pumping

Saturday May 5th, 2012 @ 6:42 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

I’ve sent in photos to be evaluated and I’m apparently suitable for a clitoral piercing. My question is, I also wanted to start pumping. How do you tell what length jewelry to wear if you get a clitoral piercing and plan on pumping?

Jewellery size would depend mostly on your anatomy, your piercer will be able to judge exactly what length will be best for initial healing and swelling.

Depending on how much you pump, you may need to put a larger diamater/length piece in before a session so it does not dig in and cause damage. Again, this size would totally depend on your anatomy.

Make sure you get it done by an experienced piercer who has done the procedure before and has HEALED pictures in their portfolio to show you.

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Transgender clitoris piercing?

Saturday May 5th, 2012 @ 4:59 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

So I’m transsexual (FTM) and have been on testosterone for nearly three years. As such, my clitoris has grown to the point where it’s at least an inch and a half long. I have heard that the reason most folks don’t do clitoris piercings is sheer lack of space/support. Would this be a non-issue in my case?

Clitoral piercings are very rare for a number of issues, mostly because most people’s anatomy can not suit it. It sounds like you would be able to get it done, however keeping in mind there is a considerable risk of permanent damage to the nerves in that area. You could loose all sensation from the area, as a worst case situation.

I strongly suggest to find an experienced piercer to perform this for you, ask for a consultation first and make sure that they have a HEALED portfolio of the same or similar procedures they have performed in the past.

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VCH/triangle combo, can’t see the inside of my vch piercing.

Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 @ 10:36 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

I recently (approximately a week ago) got my vch and triangle piercing done and am only experiencing pain getting out of bed. Is it normal to not be able to find the inside ball to the vch piercing. It seems that even when I get a mirror out to do an inspection, I can not see the inside ball. I am concerned as to whether or not my piercer pierced me “shut” when he did the horizontal piercing or if this is attributed to swelling. Any help would be most definitely appreciated. I was pierced with a 16g curved barbell on my vch, and a 16g captive bead with the triangle, though upon further inspection this seems more like a hch than a triangle. :-(

I was a little concerned up on reading this. First of all I think both these are too thin, and it sounds like your piercer does not have very much experience in correct genital piercing placement.

It sounds like they have just done a low hch or horizontal hood. A triangle goes in a “hollow” space underneath the clitoris shaft, which suitability should have been tested by your piercer. It should be pierced no thinner than 12 or 10g and you MUST have a very specific structure to be suited to this piercing.

My recommendation would be to go to an experienced piercer right now and they will most likely remove the hch and change the jewelery in the vch (that sounds a little short) if that has been placed correctly.

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Loss of sensation after a piercing

Tuesday May 1st, 2012 @ 12:32 AM

Filed under: Female Genital

I had to remove my VCH piercing because the skin began to swallow the jewelry and became infected (I had the piercing with no problems for almost a year). Ever since I took it out, I believe there is a difference when it comes to sensation and I want to get it re-done, but I am worried about scar tissue, rejection and nerve damage. Is it wise to get this piercing again and what should I do differently?

I don’t know if the piercing actually became infected, I don’t think I have ever seen an infected VCH piercing. More likely it was very swollen (perhaps from a bump or rough contact) and it had swollen up past what the bar could accommodate.

Most people find that a VCH won’t necessary increase sensation that much on a day-to-day basis (like walking up stairs, etc) - however during sexual contact, as the hood itself fills with blood and retracts back slightly (similar to a male’s foreskin) the jewellery comes in direct contact with the clitoris.

You won’t find that you will generally loose sensation after getting it done, or removing it once healed. Some ladies do find that they loose that ‘extra’ sensation that the jewellery gave them.

I would so get it re-done, you might even be able to taper the old one back open (speeding up your healing) and be just dandy! Just make sure you don’t ever wear a bar too short in there - or the same thing can happen again.

As always, make sure you check out a piercers HEALED portfolio for the same piercing and make sure you are 100% comfortable with the quality of jewellery and service. :)

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