Someone on the website Quora.com wanted to know:
This was my reply:
"As a professional who specializes exclusively in these particular piercings, I can say that most adults get intimate piercings for one primary reason: sexual enhancement. Whether that be for their own added sensation, more stimulation for their partner, or both.
I’ve actually had female clients suffering from primary anorgasmia (never experienced an orgasm) who achieved success after receiving genital piercings! I’ve had this happen with triangle piercings, and with vertical clitoral hood (VCH) piercings. Their partners and activities remained the same—the only altered variable was the piercings, which were obviously responsible for the enhanced effects.
Additionally, many of my clients seek these piercings to enhance self esteem and beautify their bodies. Nipple piercings can be an effective and relatively inexpensive cure for inverted nipples, depending on the severity of the condition.
Further, some get nipple and/or genital piercings (and others) to reclaim their bodies after illness, abuse, childbirth, and other traumas. For a number of individuals, it is a combination of these motivations.
Note that female anatomy is highly variable and not all women are suited to all piercings."*
*This is the reason I offer anatomy consultations. I'm happy to evaluate your anatomy for piercing suitability, even if you plan to go to another piercer.