clit piercings

Trouble With Scarring on Vertical Clit Hood (VCH) Piercing

Here's a recent consultation I performed for a woman whose Vertical Clit Hood piercing was developing scar tissue:

Dear Elayne,

I've had a VCH piercing for just over 9 weeks now and seem to be having some problems with it. This is my second attempt at a VCH because the first time I had it done, it was improperly placed too shallow (even though the piercer used a NRT) and it was only a 16g externally threaded curved barbell. I took that one out after two weeks, gave it a month to heal, then drove a little farther to a much more reputable piercing studio. Before settling on this particular studio, I purchased and read your book, educating myself as much as possible so I didn't get another botched job. The second piercing was so much better! I felt really comfortable with the piercer's knowledge and she did everything "by the book". This time, I was pierced with a 12g, 5/8" straight SS barbell internally threaded (anatometal brand). I asked her why she piercers with a straight barbell rather than curved and she said in her experience women tend to enjoy the straight barbell more (herself included). After scrutinizing the piercing from every angle when I got home, I was very happy with the placement and started the healing process.

I healed the piercing by doing sea salt soaks (1/4 tsp non-iodized sea salt to 1 cup of filtered water) twice a day for the first four weeks, then continued once a day until the piercing was no longer tender (about 6 weeks after being pierced). I will admit there was a 4 day period where I didn't do any soaks 2 weeks after getting pierced due to being away from home. 

Questions about Sex, Jewelry, and the Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) Piercing

I received a message from a woman who got a VCH piercing but didn't seem to get much information from her piercer (even though she had visited this site).

I did my research on your page and keep reading over again for months before I decided to get one. I finally had it done two days ago and it was just a pinch, no pain afterward... I have the questions. I had a surgical ring (straight) down there.
Will I be able to feel the stimluation after it heals? At this moment,I feel nothing. Hope it is not too shallow...
Will J- curve help more intense? Name the rings that will do that?
Or I will feel it when it comes to aroused?
Is it still too soon to have oral sex after a couple of days?
Is it safe to purchase the 16' or 14' stainless jewelries at any store (such as Claire's) that has different rings and balls?
Thank you for your time and I appreciate your help!
T.

My reply:
Hi T.,
I  need to see a few clear close up photos to answer most of your questions. I can't say whether a different size or style of jewelry will help or not without evaluating your build and the placement of the piercing. If it is not properly placed or the jewelry doesn't fit well those will certainly affect whether you will receive any stimulation from it. This page shows and explains what I need to see to evaluate your piercing properly.

Still Yet ANOTHER Accidental Clitoris Piercing (Botched VCH) Hood Piercing

I received a message from a woman who went in to get her hood pierced, and came out with her clitoral glans pierced!

Hi I had my vch done 4 days ago with a standard curved barbell but I'm really not sure about the placement, it moves about loads too. Do I just need a smaller bar? Or take it out all together?

Accidental Clitoris Piercing (VCH requested)

 

My reply:

That's not a VCH--it is a CLITORAL GLANS piercing. And you should take that long bar out immediately!

If you like the way it feels and decide to keep it, you should get a bar that is half the length of the current one. The one you're wearing is dangerously long and you could end up with a split clitoris if you accidentally caught it.

Please refer to this page to clarify the difference between a VCH and a clitoris piercing.

Would you like me to post the name and studio of the offending piercer so other women don't go to him for genital piercings? If you did not request a clitoris piercing than you have been seriously wronged! If your clitoris were any smaller, it could have really damaged your sexual pleasure.

Dangerously Shallow Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) Piercing with Overly Long Jewelry

I received a photo from a woman who was concerned that her VCH piercing wasn't properly placed (after viewing this website). She was correct:

Dangerously shallow vertical clit hood piercing with overly long jewelry

I told her:
Unfortunately, you're going to need to abandon your piercing. It is simply placed too close to the edge of your hood for safety (even if you were to change out the super long bar for a shorter one). There is a high risk of migration and rejection (which can result in a split hood!). Also, the jewelry is nowhere near your clitoris. So even if you wated to keep it, you would not be expected to experience any enhaced sensation from it.

I think you should talk to the owner of the studio and try to get your money back.

Who did the piercing for you? Where are you located? Perhaps I can suggest a qualified professional in your area.

Botched Triangle Piercing of the Day

I received yet another email from a woman who felt her "triangle piercing" wasn't properly placed. She was right:

I received a triangle piercing three days ago. I'm feeling a lot of discomfort. can you "triangle" piercing that is far too lowplease take a look at my piercing. I just want to make sure it was done correctly.

Nope--sorry, it is not even close. It looks to be about an inch south of where it should be. The triangle should be right beneath the clitoral shaft, which goes back and up from your clitoral glans. We can clearly see the head of your clitoral glans peeking out from underneath the "inverted V" of your hood. The piercing would need to be quite near to there... So you have the piercing equivalent of about a mile off from where it should have been placed. There is no likelihood of you receiving the type of stimulation that a properly placed triangle piercing can provide (from the back of the clitoris).

Fortunately, it is unlikely that you will suffer any damage to vital structures from the piercing being so low. It is more of a missed opportunity for enhancement, plus the pain or discomfort and also the expense of going through a piercing that isn't what you wanted, and isn't located where it is supposed to be.

I also marked your images with the approximate location of a triangle.

Her reply:

The piercer's name was Perry. He works at Gold Coast studio in Monterey, CA. I initially went in for a VCH , but was told that I was suited for it. I'm more upset that he suggested the triangle knowing he didn't have experience performing the procedure.

Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) Piercing Fail- Twice!

I received a message and some photos from a woman who got pierced twice, and neither was properly placed....

Not a VCH piercing, as requested--not even closeHi, I'm writing to ask you a couple of questions....I have just recently got a VCH piercing... now when I went in the first time to get my piercing done she seemed kind of unprofessional at a couple of points, but it never made me to too nervous, I was terrified of getting the piercing, and she put the needle through and I knew at that point deep down that the piercing was in the wrong spot, it did not feel right at all, but like an idiot, I didn't say anything and I went home and my boyfriend had looked at it and he said that it wasn't in my hood at all, it never even came close to my clitoris.

 

Very Shallow VCH Surface Piercing with Dangerously Long Jewelry (with photos)

A woman wrote to me:

I got this yesterday. It doesn't look like the other piercings.

Very shallow VCH surface piercing with "inverted-V" marked

My reply:

I'm afraid you have been given a very shallow hood surface piercing. You really should try to get your money back and you should take the jewelry out. It is definitely NOT safe to have such a small amount of skin pierced, especially with such a long bar. Even if you try to heal it, you're likely to find your body treats it as a splinter and ejects it. I would NOT trust the same piercer to redo it. Its abundantly clear that tea or she had absolutely no idea what to do or where to place a VCH piercing.

This page of my site clearly explains how the jewelry  should go underneath your hood:
http://piercingbible.com/q-tip-test

Where are you located? Perhaps I can suggest a competent professional in your area?
I marked your photo with what I call the "Inverted-V" of the hood. The jewelry should be coming out from underneath there….

The photo below shows proper placement for the VCH piercing and jewelry that fits well.

good VCH piercing

Syndicate content