Genital Piercing

Genital Piercing

Possible Genital Piercing Complications

The most common complications associated with genital piercing include:

  • Bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Bacterial infection
  • Allergic reaction to the jewelry
  • Thick scarring on the piercing site 

Clitoris Piercing

  • 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. 

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