U Shape (For Septum, Nipple, Etc), 10 Ga
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
VERTICAL CLITORAL HOOD PIERCING
The vertical piercing made through the clitoral hood. This piercing is best suited for a woman with a large and loose hood. An easy way to check for comfort is with a lubricated cotton swab; if the entire cotton end will fit under the hood comfortably the jewelry will fit comfortably as well. If the jewelry is constricted the piercing may be uncomfortable.
This piercing stimulates the clitoris directly. If the wearer finds direct touch uncomforble, she may find the vertical hood piercing uncomfortable. A vertical hood piercing is often chosen if the wearer enjoys direct desires to increase sensation.
The vertical piercing is usually performed using a needle receiving tube inserted between the hood and the clitoris, the piercing made from the outside and into the tube.
A few women have reported desensitization due to the continual exposure to the jewelry over an extended period. Leaving the piercing empty for a few weeks usually makes the piercing feel «like new» when the jewelry is reinserted. Changing the jewelry design from ring to barbell or vice versa can increase or descrease contact between the jewelry and the clitoris. Some women find barbells more stimulating; the bottom ball rests on the clitoris and the top ball rests over the shaft of the clitoris. Increasing the gauge often increases sensation.
Initial Jewelry: Captive bead rings or bead rings in 14, 12, 10 gauge and 3/8» - 7/16» - ˝» - 9/16» inside diameter. The inside diameter should be at least 1/16» wider than the measurement from the tip of the hood to the location of the piercing. Barbells and curved barbells in 14, 12, 10 gauge and 5/16» - 3/8» - 7/16» - ˝» long. The length should allow the bottom ball to protrude from the hood. Wearing a barbell will eliminate twisting of the jewelry against tight clothing.
A thicker gauge should be considered if the wearer enjoys heavy rubbing or friction during sex or if she uses a vibrator frequently. A thicker gauge will will feel more comfortable and will be less likely to pinch or tear.
Rings and Barbells
Studs & Screws
Retainers & Expanders