Christina piercing is an example of female genital piercing. Genital piercing can be traced to the tribeswomen of Borneo although the popularity of Christina piercing is of modern origin. It was coined sometime in 1990 when the first piercing was done to a woman named Christina.
What is a Christina piercing?
A Christina piercing is sometimes called a Venus piercing. It is a vertical surface piercing located at the mons Venus or the pubic mound. The mons Venus is a fatty pad on the pubic bone. It is right where the outer labia meet just above the clitoris.
Who can get a Christina piercing?
Not everyone can have this kind of genital piercing. It all depends on a woman’s anatomy. This is the reason for its high rejection rate. Some women may be advised by a piercer against having Christina piercing.
To be considered for this procedure, a woman must have a solid skin fold in the genital lip area. This means that a meatier pubic mound.
Christina piercing is also a good alternative choice for those with clitoral hood or inner labia that are too small for a vertical clitoral hood (VCH) or other types of female genital piercing.
Most surface piercings can exert a lot of friction and pressure to the pierced area when wearing underwear and pants. However, if you’re really stubborn about getting one, ask your professional piercer to pierce you deeply with a traditional Christina piercing barbell, a custom made curved barbell or surface bar. This will ensure a higher success rate for your Christina piercing.
Why women like Christina piercing?
Most women want this piercing for its aesthetic value and for sexual stimulation. Interestingly, Christina Aguillera herself had one diamond stud and was quoted in Nov. 2002 saying “It’s really beautiful and expensive and I like it a lot. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it. It just seemed erotic in a place most people wouldn’t have the guts to do it.”
Traditionally, genital piercing was believed to stimulate sexual pleasure but this may not true with Christina piercing. Actually, it can be very uncomfortable when pressure is applied during foreplay and intercourse.
What does a Christina piercing look like?
Christina piercing looks very stylish and beautiful on a woman aside from being erotic.
As a surface piercing, it goes through the pinched-up flesh area. Then, the gem ball is placed directly over the tip of the clitoral hood. A flat disc can be seen directly above the bottom ball to fix the jewelry in place.
The Christina piercing jewelry is called a Christina bar or an L-bar. It is an L-bend surface barbell on one side while another end is a straight decorative part that is facing out. A gem is added to this top end and visible on the closed outer labia for a more stunning look.
The recommended jewelry must measure from 10 to 12 gauge curved barbell with a length of 9/16 to 5/8.
For initial piercings, captive bead rings are not advised. Titanium, gold, platinum, and palladium are good choices for jewelry but you can change it after the piercing is totally healed.
Does a Christina piercing hurt?
If you’re worried about the pain during the procedure, many clients claim that Christina piercing is less painful than ear cartilage piercings. The initial pain goes away immediately because the piercing is done on a thick tissue spot.
However, Christina piercing can be very sensitive and prone to irritation. It also heals longer, usually within six to nine months. Because the piercing can get easily irritated, face-to-face sexual intercourse must be avoided.
Complications and infections can also develop during the healing phase. Discomfort due to the long piercing canal can affect constant movement and friction.
Shaving around the mound can also be difficult.
How to clean a Christina piercing?
Infections are inevitable if you are not careful after the piercing procedure. Always make sure that your hands are clean and properly washed before touching your piercing.
- Clean the piercing once every day during the healing time. This will heal the piercing faster during the initial healing.Remember though that the Christina piercing takes many weeks to completely heal.
- Use a mild antibacterial liquid soap to clean thoroughly the pierced area and the jewelry. However, just a simple saline solution or salt solution can be used to wash the area.
- Use the shower instead of baths for at least 2 weeks to avoid sitting in the bath where bacteria can infect your piercing. Continuously run the clean water over it. Soak the piercing to soften and wash away any dry discharge or crusted blood around the pierced area and on the jewelry. Then wash with a wet cotton ball.
- Pat-dry the piercing with a dry clean paper towel. Do not use a towel or washcloth.
- To avoid irritation, refrain from using ointments, astringents or creams on the new piercing.
- Although you are not restricted from sexual activities, avoid any bodily fluids such as semen and saliva to come into contact with the new Christina piercing during healing. This is to reduce your risk of infection.