The Triangle Piercing
Disclaimer: This blog will be discussing female genital anatomy and sexual function. This piercing is not available to minors, and this blog is not intended for individuals under eighteen years old.
Hello again, It’s Jamie and today I will be blogging about the triangle piercing. The triangle piercing is a horizontal piercing that passes underneath the clitoral shaft at the base of the hood tissue. The triangle piercing does not go through the clitoris. The piercing is so named because the tissue at the point where the inner labia and hood meet feels like a triangle when pinched. This placement allows the jewelry to rest on the back of the clitoris offering additional stimulation to the area.
Because of the variations in anatomy, not all women are suitable candidates for this piercing. Each piercee must be evaluated. The Triangle is a very advanced piercing because it is placed by feel. If misplaced it can do damage to the body. Accidentally intersecting the clitoral shaft when piercing is at a minimum very painful, and could do damage to nerve structures in the area. Genital piercings are special because they have the potential to affect your sexual pleasure. A poorly placed piercing can result in the missed opportunity of stimulation or loss of sensation. Locate an experienced professional who has had training on this piercing and can speak with you openly. The right piercer will have a professional manner and should make you feel comfortable and safe. It’s okay to “interview” your piercer to make sure they are the one you will feel comfortable with. You may want to ask questions like how they were taught to do this piercing, and how many they have done. If you are not satisfied with their answers, continue looking for a qualified piercer. They should be knowledgeable and willing to discuss any questions or concerns you might have. Once you’ve found your piercer, be prepared to be examined. They may need to tug, pinch and stretch the tissue to make sure you have enough tissue and there are no veins for accurate placement. To be a good candidate for this piercing you must be able to pinch behind your hood and raise your clitoral shaft away from your body for the triangle to be possible. Most women are not anatomically suited for the triangle piercing.
The triangle is a more intense piercing with a healing time of three to four months. The best jewelry for this piercing would be an implant grade surgical stainless steel or titanium circular barbell. The piercer will use tissue manipulation to lift and isolate the clitoral shaft. This must be done for accurate placement. This also makes it easier to apply the forceps. The clitoral shaft must be elevated through the duration of the piercing for correct placement.
Just like any piercing or break in the skin, your new piercing may bleed off and on for a few days. This is normal and you may need or want to wear a panty liner for a few days. Tighter underwear helps hold your jewelry in place and reduce discomfort and trauma. Cotton is more absorbent and permits better air circulation. Make sure your underwear has no holes, or loose threads that could snag on your jewelry. Make sure if you step on your underwear at all while putting them on to change to a new pair. This is as filthy as putting your new open wound directly on the floor. There is no need to twist or touch your jewelry, as this will only irritate your new piercing. It is very important to avoid snagging this piercing. You need to be aware at all times of things that could catch it, such as clothing and towels. To clean your piercing you can either use H2Ocean or a saline soak. With the H2ocean spray both sides two to three times a day. You can make the saline soak at home by using a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water, soak for five to ten minutes two to three times per day. Dry by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry, causing injury. Some risks can be migration, rejection, scarring and snagging accidents.
There is no set period for abstinence from sexual activities while your piercing is healing; however there are rules for aftercare. Be gentle. If your piercing is sore, stop what you’re doing or go easy on it. I don’t recommend using something as harsh as a vibrator on the direct area while healing. Be clean. Protective barriers must be used during healing to prevent sharing bodily fluids. For any oral contact, use a dental dam to shield the piercing. Wash hands before near contact with the piercing and use condoms for intercourse. Most important, listen to your body, if it hurts don’t do it.
The horizontal clitoral hood is a great and unique way to accentuate your body. If you have any other questions or would like more detail on this piercing feel free to come into Blue Boutique and speak with any of our highly qualified piercers.