Female Genital Piercing | General info & Aftercare

Genital piercings are by far the most erotic, sensual, controversial, and lately...the most popular form of bodily enhancement. There are a wide variety of reasons people choose to pierce their genetalia, whether it be to celebrate a slave/master relationship, to enhance sexual stimulation, or simply to adorn the body with yet more shiny jewelry. Whatever your personal reason may be, it goes without saying that a genital piercing requires a lot of commitment and dedication to baby your new piercing to prevent infection.

Though, naturally, during healing piercees must engage in safer sex and avoid sharing bodily fluids. Even if you are in a monogamous relationship, latex barriers must be used, including for oral contact, during the entire initial healing.

There is no requirement for abstinence during healing, but you must be hygienic, and ease up or stop (for the time being), if you experience discomfort or pain. In fact, the initial hypersensitivity that often accompanies a fresh piercing can make for interesting and even enlightening experiences.

The following piercings are pictured and discussed below:

Vertical Clitoral Hood Piercing (VCH) 4-8 week healing time
Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing (HCH) 6-8 week healing time
Triangle Piercing 2-3 month healing time
Inner Labia 4-6 weeks healing time
Outer Labia 2-3 month healing time
Fourchette 2-3 month healing time
Clitoris Healing time 4-6 weeks
Princess Diana Healing time 4-8 weeks
Christina Healing time 4-8 weeks

Piercing Aftercare

NEVER touch your piercing with dirty hands. Wash hands immediately before touching or cleaning your piercing every time.
The best place to clean your piercing is in the shower. Allow clean water to run over and saturate the piercing before you begin to wash it. This will help to soften and wash away some of the dry, crusted discharge from around and on the jewelry. Remove the rest before washing with a wet cotton ball.
For at least the first week or two, take showers instead of baths. Sitting in a bath tub could introduce bacteria or harsh soaps to your genital area, causing irritation or infection.
A soap product is not necessary for most - you don't want to kill the healthy bacteria that live in the genital region. A simple sea salt or saline solution wash twice a day (and after sex or masturbation) is sufficient unless you start having a problem.

If you feel you need to cleanse the area more thoroughly, use a mild liquid anti-microbial soap (like Provon or Satin - ask your piercer about availability of similar products) and clean the piercing by applying a tiny drop of soap to piercing and jewelry. Then thoroughly rinse by applying clean water.

Pat (do not rub) piercing dry with a clean, dry paper towel or similar paper product. Do NOT use washcloth or towel, as these are breeding grounds for bacteria.

Thoroughly clean piercing once a day for the duration of the estimated healing time for your particular piercing. Remember, this is an initial healing period only. Your piercing will not be completely healed until many weeks after the initial healing time is over.
DO NOT use any ointments, creams, or astringents on your new piercing.

DO NOT allow your piercing to come in contact with any bodily fluids for the first few weeks while it is healing. This includes saliva as well as semen. So, you are not restricted from sexual activity, but a condom or dental guard must be used for any and all sexual contact, or you are putting yourself at risk for infection. This includes masturbation and/or the use of sex toys.

BE SURE that everything that touches your piercing is clean. This includes clothing and bedding as well as your hands. If you experience itching or severe discomfort, you may be having a reaction to your laundry detergent. Switch to something without all the stain-removing and bleaching agents.

Important information on selecting a piercer:

Genital piercing is special because there is potential to directly affect your sexual pleasure. A poorly placed piercing can result in either a missed opportunity for enhancement, or a negative experience and a loss of sensation, either temporary or permanent. Unfortunately, many piercers have NO specific training in genital piercings whatsoever! Be careful when you choose your piercing artist if you want to avoid any possible risks.


Body Modification
Genital Piercing Risks
When To Avoid Piercing
Piercing Jewelry Safety
Piercing Pain & Rejection
Body Piercing-Healing Phase