Quick question, besides your earlobes, did you pin your tongue, eye brows, lips, or sex organs?
Piercing of the sex organs include, male genital mutilation and female genital mutilation.
This article will be focusing on mutilation or piercing of the female sex organs also known as female genital piercing or vagina piercing.
Please delve in as we find out the meaning, history and effect of female genital piercing.
Genital piercing is a form of body art mutilation which involves a part of the vagina, thus creating a suitable place for wearing different types of jewelry.
Genital piercings can be done in men or women, with various forms of piercings available. The main motive for both genders is beautification and individualization, in addition some piercings enhance sexual pleasure by increasing stimulation – Wikipedia.
The genital piercings were an anomalous trend until the second half of the twentieth century unlike it’s sister, the nipple piercing which had come at the end of the nineteenth century. These piercings were acquainted with emergent body mortification community in Los Angeles and found it’s way into the mainstream populace in the 1970s. Genital piercings were sported by the modern primitives movement that developed during the 1980s. Only until the recent years, genital piercing was confined to a body modification subculture.
With the beginning of the 21st century, genital piercing became increasingly more popular, with celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and wrestler Katarina Waters, confessing to have or planning to have genital piercings. Genital piercings nowadays have a growing demand, especially in a young adult, college-aged population.
Marilyn W. Edmunds, adjunct clinical professor at the Johns Hopkins University, states that:
″Women with genital piercings are no longer on the social fringe or part of the “punk” culture who are experimenting with behaviors that are “socially provocative.” Over the past 30 years, genital piercing has become mainstream, and women engage in it for a variety of reasons.″
Types of female genital piercings In female individuals as well, various anatomical parts can be suitable for piercings. These incluse the mons pubis, the clitoris (including the clitoral hood), the (inner and outer) labia and the vulval vestibule (which is the area surrounding the vaginal opening).
Clitoris and clitoral hood The glans of the clitoris itself can be pierced. Since this anatomical part is too small in many cases, this piercing is not very common. In contrast, the clitoral hood piercing is the most common genital piercing for female bodied individuals. It can be applied horizontally and vertically. The deep hood piercing is a variation of the clitoral hood piercing that pass deeper through the clitoral hood.
Labia and vulval vestibule The Labia piercing can be applied at the labia majora or the labia minora. The Triangle piercing is located at the ventral end of the labia minora, at the point of transition between labia and clitoral hood. It runs horizontally, partly under the clitoral shaft.
Mons pubis This piercing is a surface piercing, situated on the lower part of the mons pubis. It is a combination between vertical clitoral hood piercing and surface piercing.
With women, the reason why they like vagina piercings and all other types of body piercings is because of the appeal. This can be restricted purely to aesthetic taste or express a sense of uniqueness and non-conformism. Additionally, genital piercings can enhance sexual pleasure during intercourse and masturbation.
While female genital piercings do this only to the women wearing them, male genital piercings can enhance stimulation for both the person wearing the jewelry and their partner by stimulating both the glans of the wearer and the vaginal wall.
Female genital piercings that are known to give pleasure are the piercings that pass through or close to the clitoris, i.e. the clitoris piercing and the clitoral hood piercing. The triangle piercing is known to be quite pleasurable by providing stimulation of the underside of the clitoral glans, an area that is usually not stimulated at all.
Remember that it’s your vagina and the decision to have it pierced belongs to you first, second and last. Choose wisely or not at all.