Possible Genital Piercing Complications
The most common complications associated with genital piercing include:
- Nerve damage
- Bacterial infection
- Allergic reaction to the jewelry
- Thick scarring on the piercing site
- The clitoris is a very sensitive area and we do not advise you to get pierced. Piercing the clitoris may result in serious nerve damage.
Clitoral Hood Piercing
- Clitoral Hood Piercing is done as expressions of independence, for religious, cultural reasons, or to adorn one's body. Some do it for sexual purposes.
- Clitoral Hood Piercing is done in strict sterile technique to avoid infection and under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia to alleviate the pain.
- Though painful initially, piercing usually heal well. It should be cleaned and applied with antiseptic to minimize the risk of infection.