I received this message from a woman interested in getting a dangerous genital piercing:


Dear Elayne,

I have been looking into a piercing for quite a while now, but it is a rather rare one. I have asked two different piercers about it and was refered to you.

I am told that you are one of the best and can give me the best opinion/advice. While looking at genital piercings, I saw a Nefertiti and I am now set on it. It is a combination of a christina and a vertical hood. I need to know what you think of it and who you would recommend.

I am 98% positive I have correct anatomy for it however they were both concerned about a flexible bar and the  fact that it is so long. My friends mom is an OR nurse and looked into the bar and said it was alright. If you could look into it I would greatly appreciate it. I have done some of my own before and could attempt it but am worried about getting it straight and the correct needle and would rather have a professional do it.

I know you are probably busy but this would mean a lot to me as it is my "dream" piercing. If you could either tell me what your opinion is or give me a number and times I could reach you it would be awesome. If you do not want to I understand, but would like to know that so I am not waiting for a reply. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely, Z

Hi Z.,

Thanks for your email.

The reason I don't cover the Nefertiti or the Isabella piercings on my webpage is because I don't do them; I consider them too risky. (I do however, have an actual clitoris piercing, and will do those on women who are anatomically suited. I say this by way of explaining that it isn't just the intensity of the piercing itself that is my concern.)

I am listed as an expert witness on the subject of body piercing for TASA (Technical Attorney Referral Service). The one case I was called upon to testify involved a piercing that was a VCH that extended through the tissue above where a VCH would normally be placed and went to the border of the pudendal cleft (like Nefertiti  piercing does). The woman had hemorrhaged following the piercing and subsequently lost all sensation in the area--her sexual pleasure was ruined.

Therefore, I decided against doing or recommending these piercings based on that truly unfortunate and absolutely unacceptable outcome. Another woman contacted me as she had requested that her piercer perform a VCH on her, but she ended up with a Nefertiti instead. She said that childbirth was less painful!!!

I hope you will consider a safer piercing for yourself. Unfortunately, some piercings are best left in the fantasy realm. Not to say you couldn't find someone to do it for you--the question is, would the potential risk of the loss of your sexual pleasure be worth it for a certain aesthetic? (Because for sensation, the VCH is great, and for aesthetics, the Christina is FAR less risky.)

Where are you located? Perhaps I can recommend a skilled piercer in your area to take a look at you and make some other suggestions based on your anatomy? My book, The Piercing Bible, contains a great deal of information for everyone interested in piercing. You might want to hold off making a final decision on a piercing until you can read it, as it contains loads of information about evaluating piercers and studios, piercing placements, appropriate body jewelry sizes, styles, and materials, aftercare, and much, much more.

Alternatively, you can get it from major booksellers, or buy direct from Amazon.com, and it is available as an eBook, too. Also, if you'd like to see me performing piercings, and demonstrating exactly where they should be placed and how quickly and easily an expert can perform them, I've got videos available here

Let me know if you have other questions.
Sincerely,  Elayne Angel
The Piercing Bible--The Definitive Guide to Safe Piercing  




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