May 25th, 2012
I received a message from a woman who was concerned about her "VCH piercing"
I got a vch 2 wks ago and when I initially got the piercing, it was very snug and didn't move much, I couldn't even see it when I stood straight up. I clean it 3 times a day with sea salt in water but now it slides either all the way down or all the way up. It doesn't seem to be much tissue there any more and the curved bar I have sticks out prominently, so much I rolled over on it in my sleep last night and pulled it. Could it have been done wrong? I'm really worried it won't turn out right, please give me some insight.
I requested a photo, then got this message:
Infortunately, when I got home and went to use the bathroom, I pulled my pants down and my barbell fell out. My piercing had ripped out. This picture is 2 weeks after I got it.
Do you think the same thing would happen if I have it redone? What did I do wong?
Unfortunately, you weren't given a VCH piercing (assuming that's what you requested). Yours was more like a Christina, which is placed above the hood at the lower portion of the pubic mound. It was far above your hood instead of through it. I marked your photo to show you where the bottom part of the jewelry should have been resting. Your piercer was off by MILES!
May 22nd, 2012
I received a message and some photos from a man who had received a Prince Albert piercing:
Basically my PA piercing is right in the middle of the strip of skin in the middle of the underside of my penis. I find it very hard to stretch and very sensitive with like a donut of raised skin around the hole.
It's something I can live with at present but I currently wear a 4 mm ring, I would like to reach 8mm within a 1/2 year, and I am wondering it its better to have it re pierced to the side after I let it heal or I should just carry on.
All the prictures I have seen of PA's close up are to the side of that stip of flesh, and none have the raised donut around the hole.
When I try and stretch it, the donut goes a very pale white, which to
me indicates no blood circulation at all. So if I stretch to a 5mm and it is tight, will that white skin just die off and peel away or do I run a serious risk of infection and necrosis. Thank you for offering your opinion.
From what I can see the piercing appears properly placed for your anatomy. The piercing should only go off to the side when the center is too webbed to pierce--but yours is not. There is no reason to repierce. properly placed for your anatomy. The piercing should only go off to the side when the center is too webbed to pierce--but yours is not. There is no reason to repierce.
May 19th, 2012
I received a photo from a woman who found my website after getting her Vertical Clitoral Hood (VCH) piercing done. She thought something didn't seem right with it. This is my response:
It might be in the right spot. I'd need to see it from underneath to be sure. See attachment that shows a shallow VCH piercing with the optimal placement marked.
Also, your bar is far longer than it needs to be. This can cause discomfort and also excess trauma, which can delay healing and cause complications such as scarring.
Further, the bar looks like it may be thiner than the safe minimum size (14 gauge), and the balls are very small, which could result in embedding. I would suggest you get a shorter bar in, and one that has larger balls than what you're wearing now.
Even if the jewelry is thinner than it should be, I would advise you to wait until the piercing has fully healed and settled (at least 3 months) before getting a thicker piece of jewelry put in. It would not need to be repierced to do that. This tissue is quite malleable and stretchy and can go up in size quite easily. A piercer can do it with a device called an insertion taper. It might feel somewhat tight or pinchy, but if you stretch it slowly enough, it will not cause damage or need to reheal.
Are you following the aftercare as suggested here?
May 18th, 2012
I received this message from a client who was booked in for an apadravya piercing with me:
May 10th, 2012
I received an inquiry from a man interested in some genital piercings:
I wondered if I might trouble you for some advice please? I have been thinking about the possibility of running a circular ring around the base of my penis through two frenums on each side, and a lorum. I havn't had these piercings done yet, but I wondered if you thought this might be possible and if so, how the best way to do this might be (i.e. get the three piercings first? How much skin they should span etc.)? Hope you might be able to advise me on this, and thank you for offering to be contacted; you're website is invaluable!
You would get the piercings separately, have them heal with individual jewelry, and then insert a ring through all three.
However, the only way that's going to work is if you don't have much of a change in the dimensions of that area when you're fully erect. The ring will need to be large enough to encompass your maximum size during erection. Would the jewelry required to fit you at that size distort the tissue when you are flaccid? Most likely so, in which case, this is not going to be a safe or comfortable arrangement.
If you think you could comfortably wear the same size ring when erect and flaccid, then you may be able to wear this combination (assuming the placement of the piercings is lined up properly--as that can also be fairly different between those two normal states.
Good luck! Let me know if you give it a try and how it works out for you.
April 27th, 2012
I recently got a message from a man who was having some trouble with his Prince Albert piercing:
Thanks for the great site, and your book.
I got a PA 5 weeks ago, ¾” inch captive ball stainless steal ring, 8g. I am uncircumcised. Placement etc. was fine, but it soon became clear that the ring was a wee bit too small in diameter and causing pain during erections. On the advice of my piercer I waited a few weeks to have it changed, he felt it might mostly be initial swelling and he was reluctant to swap out jewelry too soon. I eventually, at 3 weeks in, had the ring changed to a 7/8” which seems to be the perfect size. After-care throughout has been washing with mild soap once/day, and 2 or 3 sea-salt soaks per day. I also put a small dab of emu oil on after the soaks.
Problem: about a week ago I developed a bump along the edge of the piercing hole. It is not warm or red, looks like a small blister, no hint of puss or other fluids. It is about 1mm thick, and goes around about ¼ of the circumference of the piercing. No signs of infection etc., but this "blister" is very sensitive, feels like being poked with a needle every time anything touches it. Otherwise the PA is pain-free, but that one tiny bump is certainly hurting!
Possible complications is that I’ve had the flu for a few days, so my immune system is no doubt busy. I’m also a cyclist and have been biking to work (the bus got too expensive). While I did take two weeks off the bike after getting pierced and felt no pain or discomfort while cycling, I may have added insult to injury.
What do you think this painful little bugger is? Other than the warm soaks and staying off the bike, any advice for getting rid of it, or at least making it less painful?
Thanks for your help! I’d like Mr. Happy to stop being Mr. Ouchy!
April 8th, 2012
I reveived a message recently:
I got my VCH done last June by Kellan at infinite in Philly and I've been very pleased with it. He was a great and professional piercer, he calmed me down and talked me through it. I got a curved barbell but I've decided I want try out some different jewelry. Do you have any ideas for styles to increase stimulation?
Also, next month I have to have a test and my doctor said I have to take the jewelry out. How long can I leave it out for? I can't get back to Infinite any time soon. Thank you so much! A.
April 3rd, 2012
I received a very interesting query from a woman who had her clitoris pierced many years prior and ended up with it bifurcated following an accident:
In 94' Barb Pierce from Creative Tattoo in Ann Arbor pierced my clit and it healed very well. I had an accident a year later and it left my piercing slightly torn. I left it to heal and it began to regect. I then decided to bisect it my self with a scalpel, thinking that once the rejection started i wouldnt need to keep the halves separated for them to heal individually. I was correct. They healed and expanded a bit, became more sensitive.
So for the past 17 years I have never met another woman who has bisected her clit, so therefore I have also never heard of any woman piercing both halves. Each side is the size of a Qtip. I would like to know if you have ever seen/heard of this. I am interested in it, but I dont want to be a test pilot nor do I have a desire to have 4 clits! Lol!
I have looked online to educate myself, but found little to nothing on the bisecting or the piercing. I have spoken with piercers far and near, and No one has info. Some are willing to do the piercing, but i first need info on the piercing itself. There has to be some woman out there likeminded as I, who has bisected her clit and then pierced both halves! I need to be educated on this before I schedule this piercing. If anyone would know, I feel it would be you Elayne.
Thank you for you time and I do so look forward to your response.
Blessing, love, & light!