Triangle Piercing

In Piercing by Katherine

If you are new to the world of female genital piercing, you might be interested in a triangle piercing. A triangle piercing pierces the tissue situated behind the clitoral shaft.

Pioneered by Elayne Angel and Lou Duff, it was first performed at The Gauntlet in San Francisco in 1991. So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, according to its pioneers and fans, the triangle piercing is said to be the most stimulating female genital piercing ever invented.

Who can have a triangle piercing?

Not every woman can have a triangle piercing. It depends on your body’s specific anatomy. To check whether or not you are a candidate, pull your clitoral tissue away from the body and pinch underneath the shaft. If you can pinch that area, you are probably a candidate. If you can’t, then this form of female genital piercing is not for you.

Why have a triangle piercing?

Triangle piercing is reported to intensify orgasms, making them stronger and last for longer. Originator Elayne Angel reports on her site that previously non-orgasmic women are able to orgasm for the first time after having a triangle piercing, so it has obvious potential for women who have no difficulty in reaching a climax.

Tips for having a triangle piercing

People’s experiences of this procedure vary from a lot of pain and bleeding, to just a quick pain, with some swelling and tenderness. One of the main differences between the two types of experiences comes down to anatomy. If you are able to pull your clitoral shaft well away from the body, you’re far less likely to experience severe pain. If you intend having a triangle piercing, here are some tips to follow:

Go to a piercer who is certified by the Association of Piercing Professionals. A triangle piercing is not your everyday piercing, and you need to consult someone who is experienced at this procedure. If the piercer is APP-certified, it means they have to work according to strict standards. You certainly don’t want someone with little experience working on the most sensitive area of your body.

Your piercer should also be prepared to deal with any concerns you might have, such as flinching or moving when the needle goes in. Meet your piercer for a consultation beforehand to discuss the procedure. They should be able to deal with any concerns you have in advance.

At your initial meeting with the piercer, take a careful look at the shop’s set-up. It should be noticeably clean, with strict attention paid to sterility. Discuss the issue of privacy with your piercer. You need to be certain that you are as comfortable during and after the procedure as possible.

Discuss what jewelry will be used. Most triangle piercings use an open curved barbell, which is what Elayne Angel herself recommends. If you have other genital piercings, however, a different type of jewelry might be better. Jewelry used for this piercing usually ranges from 14 gauge to 10 gauge. Anything smaller runs the risk of migration.

This procedure takes time, so your piercer must be patient and prepared to allocate a decent amount of time to you without trying to rush you out the door for the next customer.

Be prepared for a little bleeding after the procedure. Carry a panty liner or pad with you to wear afterward. Be careful when you have sex. Avoid placing any major pressure on the pierced area because it’s likely to be a bit sore. You don’t have to abstain, but listen to what your body is telling you about what is comfortable or not.

Keep the area clean with regular showers. Avoid harsh soaps and too much washing. Spray the area regularly with a saline spray made for piercings or canned saline wound wash, and gently pat dry.

What if you can’t get a triangle piercing?

There are various other genital piercing alternatives if you aren’t a candidate for a triangle. The most popular genital piercing for women is the vertical clitoral hood piercing. It directly stimulates the clitoris and isn’t painful to have done. It also heals quickly. A Princess Diana is a double hood piercing, on either side of the hood.