5 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your Hood Pierced

5 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your Hood Pierced

1. It might not be the right thing for you.

Whether or not a clitoral hood piercing is successful and pleasurable for you depends largely on your anatomy. Some estimates claim that as many as 95% of women don’t have the right anatomical clitoral placement to make the procedure work. So before undergoing a piercing, it’s best to have a professional examine you.

2. There are different types of clitoral hood piercings.

These range from vertical and horizontal to triangular, fourchette, Princess Dianas, clitoral glans, inner labia, outer labia, and Princess Albertina piercings. Do a little research and talk to an expert before deciding which type of piercing is right for you.

3. It will be painful.

It will be quick—but also painful. This is the natural result of pushing a mental object through skin. Once the jewelry is pushed through the skin the pain will subside, but be ready for an initial sharp jolt of pin.

4. It will take time to heal.

There will be some bleeding for the first few days, especially as your clothing rubs against your new jewelry. Where there is bleeding there is also the chance for infection, so be sure to keep the area clean. Unfortunately, the healing process will also require you to refrain from sex for days, weeks, or even months. The sex will ultimately be worth it, but not in the early going when it could lead to further bleeding, tearing, or an infection.

5. Once it’s healed, it will be worth it.

Your piercing will naturally rub against your clitoris during sex, leading to direct stimulation against your body’s orgasmic center. It is also likely that your hood will increase in size, leading to further pleasure to a degree you may not have ever experienced before.

If you’ve read all this and still want to get a hood piercing, congratulations—it might be the smartest investment with the biggest payback (and by “biggest payback,” I mean, “most mind-blowing orgasms”) of your life. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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