I received an interesting email from a woman who is interested in a genital piercing, but had concerns about whether a VHC would affect her preferred style of masturbation:
I wanted to thank you for maintaining your website as a really informative resource on genital piercings.
I want a stimulating piercing and have been told I'm not a triangle candidate but could get a VCH. I like to masturbate by rubbing the shaft of my clitoris through my hood - have your clients reported that it's harder to reach the clit shaft if there's jewelry there?
Thanks so much! D.
Thanks for the positive feedback about my site, and for your question.
I haven't heard any comments about that in particular. Some women have said that using a vibrator against the jewelry makes a lot of noise, though.
Do you position your fingers toward the bottom of your clitoral hood (where the VCH jewelry would be), or are your fingers a little higher up on the shaft? If your fingers are normally higher, then the piercing shouldn't impact your usual masturbation style. And the movement of VCH jewelry caused by movement of your hood may prove enjoyable.
In fact, you may find that the presence of jewelry under your hood facilitates the type of stimulation you like (that you may not need to press as hard, or that other sexual activities may result in pleasurable sensations from the jewelry contacting your clitoris).
Have you done the q-tip test as pictured on this page of my website:
to see if you are anatomically suited for a VCH piercing? Simply insert the swab under your hood but don't push up too hard on it. Sometimes there's not much of a natural "overhang" of skin, but if it can be manipulated to cover, it is still safe to do the piercing. So if your hood doesn't cover the tip of the swab, use your other hand to try to manually move the tissue down to try to draw the skin over to the swab tip. (It is easier to push the tissue down rather than try to pull it.) Also, you might want to de-fluff the swab and lubricate it a bit if your hood seems snug or shallow.
My next piercing trip is to the Los Angeles area January 27-29, 2012 at Prix Body Piercing, and I will be working on more plans soon. I'll be in Philadelphia in March or April, and have plans to visit Albuquerque and Phoenix, and possibly Dallas in the next few months.
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