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Genital piercings aren't all about amplifying one's sexual experience. A few, such as the christina piercing, are purely aesthetic in nature which adds its own excitement to bedroom endeavours.

The christina piercing is different from other genital piercings because of its location at the top of the vulva, where the labia meet. Some piercers do not even consider it as genital piercing. 

In this article, we have jotted down all the information regarding the christina piercing that you must know about before getting it. So let's get started. 

What is Christina Piercing?

An increasingly popular female genital piercing, the christina piercing, also referred to as a venus piercing, has gained attention in recent years. It has been found that the genital piercing tradition dates back to Borneo tribe women, but the christina piercing has a more recent history. It's widely believed that this piercing was named after Christina, a woman who had it done in 1990! The pubic mound is the site of this vertical surface piercing. The outer labia come together above the clitoris to form this fatty pad on the pubic bone.

Is it Painful to Get Christina Piercing?

Many women who have undergone this procedure claim that it is less painful than having an ear cartilage piercing because of the intimate nature of the procedure. Although the piercing causes some discomfort at first, this is quickly alleviated because the piercing is taking place in a dense area of tissue.

It is possible for the piercing site to become inflamed after the process is complete. Also, it takes a long time to heal, and you must be extra careful while having sex. During the healing process, the stud should not be moved too much.

While this piercing is healing, it is possible that it will develop infections or complications, and the long piercing canal may cause discomfort. Therefore you must take extra comfort while the piercing is healing. 

Also read: Types of Ear Piercings

Appearance of Christina Piercing

Christina piercing is a surface piercing and goes through the area of the pubic mound where the skin is puffed up. A gem ball will cover the clitoral hood's tip, and a flat disc will be seen above the bottom ball to keep the barbell in place.

An L-bar or Christina bar is the type of jewellery required for this type of piercing. One side has an L-bend surface barbell, while the other side has a straight decorative part onto which the gem ball is attached. When the outer labia are closed, you can see it clearly, which enhances the overall look.

Best Jewellery for Christina Piercing

For christina piercings, a curved barbell is the most commonly used piece of jewellery. Jewellery is often custom-made for women because of the vast differences in their anatomy. You must know the exact length of the barbell you require in order to purchase the proper jewellery for your christina piercing.

Best Jewellery for Christina Piercing

However, not all women are anatomically suited for a captive bead ring in their christina piercing. If you're unsure if you can wear rings in your christina, ask your piercer. However, rings can only be worn after the piercing has healed completely.

A surface bar is another jewellery option for this type of piercing, but this is a less common choice. Using surface bars reduces the likelihood of rejection by your body.

Also read: Septum Piercing

Aftercare for Christina Piercing

In order to avoid infection, it is critical that any new piercing be properly cleaned and cared for, but this is especially true for those in a more private location. Hands should be thoroughly washed and dry before touching the new christina piercing.

Minerals and salt water should be added to saline sprays to aid in the healing process in the affected area. This will keep the pierced area free of scabbing and scarring. You must clean your new christina piercing during the healing process at least once per day. This facilitates a more rapid return to health. Avoid the temptation to remove the barbell too early. If you try to remove and replace your piercing too soon, you run the risk of putting yourself at risk for infection.

Every day, use a mild antibacterial liquid soap or a simple salt solution to clean your jewellery and the piercing thoroughly. Avoid taking a bath for at least two weeks because sitting in warm water can introduce bacteria into the piercing and cause an infection. A damp cotton wool ball can be used to gently remove any hardened, crusted blood or dried discharge from the piercing site or the barbell itself.

You can use a clean and dry paper towel to dry the area of the christina piercing. You should not use towels and washcloths. Even if you don't plan on refraining from sexual activity during the time it takes to heal, you should make sure that no bodily fluids, such as saliva or semen, come into contact with the newly pierced area because this could cause irritation. Once you follow all these aftercare for christina piercing, your piercing will heal in 2 to 4 months. 

Cost of Christina Piercing

In the United States, you can expect to pay around $100 for a christina piercing. However, when looking for a piercer, the cost should be the very last thing on your mind. In the event that your piercing does reject or migrate, you're likely to see some long-lasting scars. You need to go to a piercer who can perform a proper piercing, which may necessitate forking over a lot of money.

For those who want to add some flair to their bedroom, the christina piercing may be just the ticket. However, if you decide to get a christina piercing, you should not do so on the spur of the moment. Before getting this piercing, make sure you find a reputable piercer, think about your bedroom preferences and decide if you're okay with a permanent mark.

Conclusion

So this is all you need to know about christina piercing before getting it. If you are ready to get it done, visit the best piercer in your area and consult whether your body supports it or not. If it does and you are comfortable, then get it done. 

Also read: Cartilage Piercing

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What risks to consider in a christina piercing? 

A. Some of the major risks that you must be aware of before getting the christina piercing are:

  • Blood-borne infections
  • Embedding
  • Poor healing
  • Rejection

Q. How can you retire your christina piercing?

A. If you retire your christina piercing, then until the healing process is complete, you should keep your piercing clean with saline solution. The piercing will leave a small mark on your pubic mound, which is only noticeable if the area is clean-shaven.