Genital Piercing

Genital Piercing

Clitoral Hood Piercing Techniques

We chose several techniques for Clitoral Hood Piercing in our Center:

1) Fourchette

  • Fourchette is a less popular piercing among women. Most women do not have extra tissue in the perineum area (extra tissue in the area between the anus and the vagina) where the jewelry is inserted. Fourchette requires the proper anatomy. Fourchette is not advisable for women who do not have a flap or pinchable skin on the perineum area.
  • Piercing into the vaginal tissue and vaginal canal often is rejected by the body. Careful examination by a professional should be done. The skin on this area is very thin and can be easily torn. It may cause pain during sexual intercourse because it may pull the jewelry inside the vaginal canal.
  • Jewelry recommended: 10-12 gauge captive bead ring or curved barbell.

2) The Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing

  • The horizontal clitoral hood piercing is the most popular female genital piercing because of its attractive look. The piercing is placed correctly and your anatomy should be suitable for this piercing to provide stimulation to the clitoris. Have your anatomy examined before deciding for any procedure.
  • Jewelry recommended: 12 or 14 gauge captive bead ring or circular barbell.

3) Vertical Clitoral Hood Piercing (VCH)

  • Vertical Clitoral Hood piercing is the most common type of female genital piercing. Most women have sufficient tissue for VCH.  A ‘q-tip test’ is done as an assessment for a woman’s suitability for this procedure.
  • The piercing is done vertically through the clitoral hood (skin covering the clitoris) and conforms to the natural shape of the woman’s anatomical features.
  • During sexual intercourse, there is direct stimulation of the clitoris. The piercing takes four

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