Genital piercings are known for enhancing sexual pleasure for both women and men. That is if they are done properly that is, by someone who actually knows what they are doing!
Seeing as this area of your body is highly sensitive, you need to know how to care for your naughty little piercing.
If you do not look after your genital piercing, you put yourself at risk of infection which could get real nasty and lead to you losing sexual feeling altogether! That’s why I have written this female genital piercing aftercare guide. This article is aimed at women. Don’t worry guys, I will write one for you too.
Cleansing Your Piercing
Needless to say, the most important step for healing your piercing properly is keeping it well cleansed.
The best way of cleansing your genital piercing is in the shower. You should let the water run over your piercing and jewelry to soften any crust or discharge. You can then remove any crust or discharge that has formed using a cotton pad. Try and avoid using a cotton ball, a the fibres can get caught in the jewelry.
The next step can be done whilst you are still in the shower or after you get out. Do whatever is easiest for you.
- Make your saline solution by mixing a quarter of a teaspoon of sea salt into a cup of luke warm distilled water. Use spring water or even mineral water if you cannot get distilled water.
- Soak a cotton pad in the saline solution and gently apply it to the piercing and jewelry.
- Cleanse again using clean running water.
- Pat the area dry using paper towels or any other disposable type of cloth. Do not use a washcloth or bathroom towels as they harbour bacteria.
You should do this twice daily for the entire healing period of your piercing. This can vary between different piercings, ask your piercer if you are not sure how long your piercing should take to heal.
More Genital Piercing Aftercare Tips
To help the healing process go much smoother, on top of cleansing twice a day, you should follow these tips:
- Always wash your hands before touching your piercing. Use anti-bacterial soap to ensure that you kill off most of the bacteria present.
- Wear clean underwear and use clean bed sheets.
- Take showers instead of baths for the first two weeks. When you sit in the bath you are exposing your piercing to dirt and harsh soap.
- Do not let any bodily fluid make contact with your piercing. This includes saliva and semen. If you make sexual contact, even with a longterm partner, use a condom!
- Do not use any harsh chemicals such as alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on your piercing. You should also avoid ointments, astringents and creams.
Is Your Piercing Infected?
Whenever you get a piercing, you should always monitor it closely during the healing period.
It is normal to experience some pain, swelling and redness but if you notice these symptoms worsening or persisting for more than a week, you may have an infection.
Watch out for the following symptoms:
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe swelling, pain or redness
- Foul smelling or unusual coloured discharge
What to do
If you notice any one of these symptoms, you should make an appointment with your doctor or your piercer as soon as possible.
In the meantime, take extra good care when cleansing your piercing. Try using a mild anti-bacterial soap, which should be alcohol free.
The genitals are a very sensitive part of the body, so if you happen to get a piercing there, you need to take very good care of it.
As long as you go to a reputable piercer and follow a good aftercare routine, you should experience no problems with your new piercing. Then once you are all healed, you will be able to enjoy this naughty little piercing.
This would be a great little surprise for your partner (if they are into that kind of thing).
I hope you found this article helpful.
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