7:39 pm - 07/01/2009

some VCH piercing-related questions

Hey all.

I'm hoping to get a vertical clitoral hood piercing some time soon. I know that some folks have made posts in the past asking about them, but I have a few questions that I haven't really seen answered anywhere else.

First off, I have never actually had PIV sex. I don't know whether or not this is a silly question, but would having this piercing possibly make it more uncomfortable when I eventually do have sex? As in, I guess that I'm sort of anticipating the experience to be uncomfortable to begin with, and I just hope that having the jewelry in won't exacerbate it. (Of course, I've also heard that having this piercing enhances sexual experiences, so who knows.)

And from the pictures that I've seen of the piercing, most of the ladies have shaved their vulvas. I don't really do this, aside from some trimming. Would that complicate anything? I guess that I'm afraid that it may hinder healing or something? This may be a completely unfounded concern.

Also, I've read a few personal accounts on bmezine about the piercing but haven't really seen many long-term anecdotes in regards to the rumors about eventual loss of sensation. I know that it's not really substantiated scientifically (at least from what I've read), but any suggestion that I may lose some sensation from this piercing is obviously kind of a red flag. Have any of you had any experiences either supporting or contradicting this claim?

Thanks in advance for any insight!
altorogue 1st-Jul-2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
1. I have never had PIV sex either- BUT I don't think it would make it any more uncomfortable at all. In one sex-related way, it's nice, because you can tell the guy, look, here's the shiny, and then here's the clit, now you know where to go. If you're worried about thrusting hitting it, it's certainly avoidable- and depending on position, not a problem at all.

2. Shaving or not shaving has nothing to do with healing. I'd think, actually, having the hair there probably helps keep bad things out while it's healing. I remember I trimmed up a bit when I got it done, just so it was a bit more out of the way when I got it done. I also wouldn't shave or introduce any foreign stuffs in that area while it was healing- aka shaving cream- save for the satin soap/sea salt soaks/whatever healing route you go.

3. In my opinion, if your piercer is doing it right, there shouldn't be any possibility of loss of sensation. The hood is this flap of skin on top of your clitoris, and shouldn't affect sensation at all. If you were getting a different piercing, I'd say maybe, but not with the hood. I've also heard stories of enhanced sensation because of the jewellery sitting where it does, but no such luck for me- which is probably a good thing!

For me, it was horribly easy to heal, has had no bad side effects, and is quite effective in shocking people- which is fun. :D It doesn't really enhance anything, but I like it, it's shiny!
leia149 2nd-Jul-2009 12:04 am (UTC)
She basically hit it all.

1. For me it did, but mine never healed right :( It made me too sensitive

2. If the piercer has a problem with your bush, that is completely unprofessional and has nothing to do with what he/she is there to do.

3. Only the jewelry will be touching the sensitive parts.

I went to an excellent piercer for mine, tried a variety of different jewelry and stuck it out for a good 6 or so months. But it never healed right and I was too sensitive for sex or toys to be fun, so I took it out.
altorogue 2nd-Jul-2009 01:58 am (UTC)
:( Oh, that sounds horrid! I'm sorry it didn't work out for you!

And ditto on #2- if they're piercing things down there, they had better be as professional as a doctor should. I had the most awesome piercer ever, he was so great and professional and I was babbling like an idiot because I was nervous. That's the kind of place you go back to- and I wish I'd gotten my previous piercings there as opposed to where I did get them. :D
asunlitrose 2nd-Jul-2009 12:07 am (UTC)
I was planning on getting the VCH but my anatomy wasn't suited for it so I had to go for the HCH. It still has improved sensation, which was unexpected, and I think it's cute. I love mine.

Shouldn't make things uncomfortable when you have sex. It shouldn't get in the way, and should actually help with foreplay. It's nice having a shiny thing that tells your partner "I'M THE CLIT, DO THINGS RIGHT HERE." :)

You don't need to shave your vulva. It will have nothing to do with the healing process because pubic hair doesn't make you dirty. Clitoral hood piercings heal really quickly because of all the blood flow. Hair shouldn't hurt anything.

No loss of sensation here, only increases in sensation. I masturbate almost daily, have sex about once a week, and haven't had any issues at all.

Good luck! I LOVE mine.
bondagebunny731 2nd-Jul-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
1. Never made things uncomfortable for me. I see a lot of females with rings/hoops in. I have a barbell. I also have them in different lengths. So if I have a longer one in, Im on top and lean forward just the right way, it rubs in the most awesome way.
2. Nope
3. I havent lost any feeling what so ever.
leia149 2nd-Jul-2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Holy crap 20gauge?!?!?!

The really good piercers seem to prefer way thicker jewelry. I think I was given a choice between 12g and 10g, I honestly don't remember. I think in the end I had 8g in there, the skin is so thin it almost stretches itself.
I went to Infinite in Philly (one of the best) and they love thicker jewelry.
leia149 3rd-Jul-2009 11:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad those worked out for you. But it isn't about looks or your preferences for jewelry size, it's about the piercer advising the best size for the situation. For a VCH, it can tear so easily and that's the last place you'd want it to tear.

But I guess in the end yours was more successful anyway. (Btw you on tribalectic?)
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