Genital Jewelry

Wedding Tips & Ideas | February 05 2010 | by Jenny | 1 Comment

With slightly more than 50 bucks, adrenaline seekers can have some genital jewelry fitted on to the most intimate parts of their bodies. Specialists say, however, that genital piercing does not improve sexual performance. Piercing is not affected by age or the need to stand out. The habit of genital jewelry is at least 5,000 years old, and throughout the years these items have diversified.

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Even the places where jewelry is inserted are the same: the nose, the navel, the tongue, the eyebrows, the genitalia. If for most parts of the body the piercing parlor has clients of all ages, those who want to put some on genital jewelry are almost all young. Maybe they want to seem different, but the specialists warn them that they face all sorts of risks. Also, a ring, like the one placed in the navel, will not improve sexual performance when placed in a genital area. The only transformation that occurs is psychological.


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Young people say it is cool to have a piece of genital jewelry and they hope that this procedure will improve their sexual performance. I don’t believe this helps all that much. The advantage is that the area in question presents higher sensitivity, but a piercing will not help you climax. It’s all in the mind. However, for those who still choose to get their genitalia pierced, piercing specialists have some bad news. This type of piercing requires a month of time-out. No sexual intercourse, because the area is very sensitive. It is easily irritated and, if the area is not kept clean, the piercing gets infected. At first there is the itchiness, then the irritation and then the infection.

Once infected, there is no going back. The genital jewelry is removed and the patient winds up at the doctor. This is precisely the reason why genital jewelry “sites” need to be cleaned there times per day in the first two weeks, and later at least once per day, in the evening. While a piercing can be fitted in just five minutes, the wound takes two weeks to heal, and complete healing takes between four and six months. Until the wound is completely healed, the person getting the piercing is not allowed to go to the pool, sunbathe nude or to get baths. Only showers are allowed and personal hygiene needs to be highly taken care of.

Nickel genital jewelry can destroy the immune system. The risks of piercing the genitalia do not occur only when rigorous personal hygiene is not maintained, but also when the genital jewelry fitted is not of good quality. Genital jewelry bought from stores can be very detrimental in time.


The body could reject this jewelry and you could get the feeling that you have a foreign body in your system. This is why it is important where the pieces come from. Some of the genital jewelry pieces have a high content of nickel. The nickel, in contact with the lymph, turns into salt. The salt, in turn, causes the wound to heal much slower. In time, nickel migrates in the lymph system and, within five to ten years it can destroy the body’s entire immune system. Specialists recommend genital jewelry made of titanium and palladium. According to them, these are truly safe pieces of genital jewelry.11

1 Comment

  1. Jamie

    January 27, 2011 at 4:06 am

    What a load of poorly researched fear mongering!
    Genital jewelry can, depending on placement, significantly affect sensation. This isn’t to say that it is the only reason people get pierced, but it is significant.
    Every piercing has a different healing time. It is usually okay to resume sexual activity within a week or so, if the piercing is not inflamed IF you are careful not to exchange any fluids and only allow clean hands to touch the piercing.
    Genital piercings usually heal faster than other piercings because they are in an area with a lot of blood flow. The risk of infection is much smaller than in, say, a navel ring. If a piercing does become infected it is NOT recommended to remove the jewelry, because the jewelry allows the infection to drain. You should only put 316L steel or pure titanium jewelry in a fresh piercing, so nickle exposure should not be a problem.
    I really recommend that anyone interested in a piercing of any sort speaks to a knowledgeable body piercing professional. This website is hardly knowledgeable, and publishing such poorly researched information is downright unprofessional.


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