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Genital Piercing

The healing procedure is the same for both men and women.

Healing process of a genital piercing, clitoral hood piercing with a ring and an angular ball.

The healing procedure is similar to that of the external areas, with a few differences.

Hygiene, as always, is vital.

Recommended medication:

We recommend the use of the indicated medicines, none of which requires a prescription, but can only be found in a pharmacy.

We are not liable for the use or application of these medicines; consult your doctor or pharmacist for any side effects or risks involved.

You can obtain the indicated products from our studio on the day of your piercing or any time thereafter.

Recommended healing products: ProntoLind Gel, ProntoLind Spray with a polyhexanide-betaine complex from Prontomed

Daily care for external piercings (Twice a day for 2-3 weeks):

  1. Wash your hands before touching the piercing and disinfect your hands afterward.
  2. Spray on ProntoLind Spray and leave it on for 30 seconds. Then wipe it clean with a smooth tissue (paper towel or kleenex, no cotton balls!)
  3. Apply ProntoLind Gel and let it absorb. Then carefully begin to move the piercing backwards and forwards (don’t twist).

 

Piercings/implants/surface piercings should not be twisted and if possible, not even moved!

Note:

The surface piercing should be touched as little as possible (wash and disinfect your hands if doing so), and exposed to as little irritation as possible as well.

Do not remove or twist the piercing when cleaning, since this can further damage the wound canal.

Use ProntoLind-Spray and ProntoLind-Gel twice a day for the first 2-3 weeks, then once a day for another 3 weeks.

Healing Process For All Single-Point-Piercings:

Healing Process For All Single-Point-Piercings:

  • Depending on the area, the initial healing of a surface piercing can take anywhere between 3 – 12 weeks, and up to 12 months for a complete recovery. A swelling of the lymph nodes in the first few weeks is completely normal.
  • At the beginning, make sure you have a professional piercer switch your jewelry to another size of ball, bar, or ring.
  • Never tape the piercing wound shut. Also avoid “wound” ointments, alcohol or chlorine-based disinfectants, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oils.
  • Saunas, sunbeds, steam baths, and any kind of swimming in pools should be avoided for two weeks. Exposure to sea water is allowed after 7 days.
  • Do not color or dye your hair for the first 6 weeks; use caution when combing your hair or visiting the hairdresser/barber.
  • It is normal for there to be a wound secretion around the pierced area (initially clear, then yellowish-brown, not to be confused with pus) and for it to become sebaceous. This is part of the healing process, and can be removed with ProntoLind Spray, or when showering.
  • A slight reddening and swelling of the skin and light post-treatment bleeding are normal in the first 10 days.
  • When engaging in everyday tasks such as dressing, undressing, eating, shaving, applying cream, showering, washing, opening and closing cupboards, be careful that the piercing does not get caught in something and tear.
  • Avoid lying down for too long or exerting undue pressure on the pierced area, as this can cause damage.
  • If you see the piercing growing in a “crooked” direction, you can lightly twist it in the opposite direction and hold it there a few seconds in order to set it straight again.
  • Specific healing process for genital piercings:
  • When you’ve gotten a genital piercing, you should give yourself some time before resuming normal sexual relations. Depending on the area, this can be between 7-14 days. Your piercer will give you more details. In any case, you should use a condom in this period and make sure you clean the area immediately afterward, following the guideline outlined here.
  • Take special care not to tear the piercing when shaving. Use a tweezer for that area if necessary.
  • You may have some post-operation bleeding or a hematoma (which is completely normal), therefore I would recommend using a panty liner in the first days, and apply ProntoLind products as described.
  • Your own urine is an extremely effective healing agent which you should apply in addition to the other products.

Concerns & Questions:

Should there be unexpected problems during the healing process, or should you have any doubts, contact your piercer immediately or write to us. Most complications can be straightened out quickly. In case of an emergency occurring outside of our work hours, go immediately to the hospital.

  • In the case of genital piercings it is recommended that you wait a while until resuming normal sexual activities.
  • Depending on the piercing, this could be anywhere between 0-21 days. Your piercer will provide you with more detailed information.
  • Naturally, we don’t wish to deprive you of life’s pleasures.
  • Generally, your body will tell you what is good for it and what it wants.
  • Initially you may feel no stimulation at all in the affected area, and perhaps even experience some pain. It may be beneficial to “moderate” your sexual activities initially in order to protect the pierced area.
  • You must wear a condom during sexual intercourse and ensure strict personal hygiene following sexual intercourse, according to the guidelines outlined above.
  • Oral sex should be engaged in with care, given that the inside of the mouth contains about 1 billion bacteria. What may seem like “harmless” oral sex can therefore lead to inflammation. We recommend abstaining from oral sex for the two first weeks.
  • Is anal sex a viable alternative? Well, keep in mind that the anal sphincter and the vagina are close to each other. Therefore, although it is physically an alternative, it poses a greater risk of bacterial infection. Personal hygiene is of course imperative here as well.
  • Masturbation is permitted, but care should still be taken and personal hygiene is a must. Any vibrating devices should not come into contact with the pierced area for the first 2 weeks.
  • Sex toys should be thoroughly cleaned before and after use and if possible should be used with a condom.
  • SM (Sadomasochism & Co.): We recommend that you give the piercing time to heal before subjecting it to undue stress. Weights, stretching needles, and other instruments should only be used once the area has healed 100%, otherwise there is a risk of it growing askew, growing out, or tearing.
  • Use caution when shaving the genital area, and make sure you don’t tear the piercing with your razor.
  • Use tweezers to pull out hairs if possible.
  • You may experience some “post-operation bleeding” (which is completely normal), therefore we recommend using a panty liner/pad for the first few days.

Any other questions?

Should there be unexpected problems during the healing process, or should you have any doubts, contact your piercer immediately or write to us. Most complications can be straightened out quickly. In case of an emergency occurring outside of our work hours, go immediately to the hospital.

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