Inner Labia Piercing
All genital piercings are anatomy dependant as ladies come in all shapes and sizes.
Some women are not built large enough in this region to pierce, though this is relatively rare.
Inner labia are often pierced in pairs or multiples
These piercings are done by our onsite Registered Nurse
price including effective numbing and jewellery
Healing time is very similar to clit hood I call this a visual piercing as unless you are into lacing it provides no functional purpose.
Healing time 4 to 6 weeks
Migration can happen but in my experience it is usually pull or wearing large gauge jewellery that is the cause.
inner labia piercing
Outer Labia Piercing
these are much deeper piercings and take a lot longer to heal
Healing time can be 3 to 6 months
I usually use 14 or 12 gauge for initial jewellery, You can use captive rings, bead rings, or circular barbells
These piercings can be situated nearly anywhere along the pliable rim of the outer lips
The risk of migration is considerable, my estimation is around 50%
Genital piercings may often spot bleed for between 12 and 24 hours, depending on the depth and type of piercing.
Deep piercings may spot for several days
If you experience heavy bleeding please contact your piercer
Unscented panty liners may be worn in case of spot bleeding
If your piercing is uncomfortable once the numbing has worn off you may wish to take panadol or nurofen, remember to follow the manufactures guidelines regarding these, and what you can take safely
Remember that your piercing is a wound, there will be a little tenderness, swelling and discolouration and possibly bruising and itching.
A normal part of the healing process is the secretion of yellow fluid, that dries and forms a crust about the Jewellery.
Never touch your piercing without washing your hands
- The best place to clean your piercing is the shower, use Protex antibacterial soap Lather the area well and leave for a minute before rinsing the piercing thoroughly to ensure no trace of soap is left behind. A clean cotton bud will help remove any crusts left behind.
- Twice a day for the first 2 weeks, soak your piercing in a saline solution, for around 10 minutes. A saline solution can be made using 1/4 teaspoon of salt to one cup of warm boiled water. If this is difficult make up a saline solution in a squeeze top bottle ,and sit on the toilet and give your piercing a really good wash/soak in the saline solution
- Drink plenty of water (6 to 8 glasses a day ) to dilute your urine . Healthy urine is bug free, but can sting on the way out
- Take a clean piece of toilet paper and hold the piercing away from the flow of urine if possible to avoid stinging the piercing.
- Take care with alcohol and fizzy drinks as they can make the urine quite acidic.
- DO NOT use any creams, ointments on your piercing , this includes betadine and antibiotic creams, as they may irritate the sensitive surrounding skin and kill off the normal healthy bacteria that live in that area . This can cause thrush and other types of infections.
- DO NOT swim in any public swimming pools, spa pools or baths for at least two weeks. Swimming in the sea and rivers is fine just make sure you wash the sand out of the piercing.
- NO changing your Jewellery for at least a month.
- Depending on the type of jewellery used check the balls are on tight at least once a day, after washing your hands
- If your jewellery comes out put it straight back in, a lot of genital piercings close very quickly
- use water based lube when changing your jewellery, a little on the jewellery helps it slide through gently
Resuming sexual activity
- Sexual activity can be gently resumed, with in the first few days.
- BE GENTLE if it hurts change position
- Use a condom for the first 2 weeks if the piercing is still tender then continue using condoms each time you have sex for another 2 to 4 weeks.
- DO NOT allow your piercing to come into contact with another persons bodily fluids including saliva and semen for at least 2 to 4 weeks.
- Use a waterproof barrier for oral sex.
- If lubricant is required during this time make sure it is a water based one like wet stuff or KY with no flavorings , use sparingly and wash it well out afterwards.
- Once your piercing is healed there should be no pain during sex.
- Because clit hood piercings get a lot of wear and fiction occassionally they can grow out, this happens for around 2 out of every hundred.
If this does happen allow at least 6 weeks before getting it repierced.
There is no reason that you cant keep your piercing until delivery, but with the first signs that labour has commenced the jewellery should be removed.
Do as soon as is possible replace the jewellery, a little water based KY jelly or wetstuff lube can help with insertion
Most metal detectors will ignore 14g jewellery, however if you are concerned, we carry bioflex and PTFE bars with acrylic balls that are safe for your piercing.
Removing piercings for Surgery, scans/x-rays
You are often requested to do this and depending on the age of your piercing this can lead to the piercing closing up.
Use bioflex or PTFE with plastic balls, they not only keep your piercing open but the are safe to scan etc