Genital Piercings for beauty and pleasure…
While a genital piercing may not be as common or easy as getting your ears or belly button pierced, it is a very similar process. A small hole is placed and made to insert a ring, stud, or other piece of jewellery, sometimes for aesthetic purposes, and other times for pleasure. For those with vulvas, you can get the piercing on the clitoris, the clitoral hood, or the labia, and for those with penises, you can get what’s called a Prince Albert piercing, which exists through the urethra and exits on the underside of the penis.
For women, the VCH [vertical clitoral hood] is by far the most popular. It is easy to get, quick to heal, and apparently fun to have there! The VCH is a piercing through the tissue above the clitoris that can stimulate the clitoris during sex. Variations on this type of piercing are also popular, such as the triangle, also a piercing through the clitoral hood, but deeper and behind the clitoris. Men have a wide selection of piercings to choose from. One of the most popular is the aforementioned Prince Albert, in which a ring is inserted vertically through the urethra and out the bottom of the glans. While it’s fairly common type of piercing for men, it can cause some problems; the piercing of the urethra can sometimes make urinating standing up a messy business!
Given the potentially serious risks, many medical organisations have issued advisory warnings against the practice. And obviously, no doctor can really be enthusiastic about piercing, viewed medically, it’s either an unnecessary medical procedure or a self-inflicted injury. Always consult a professional before such an emabarcation!