Nipple piercing: Everything you need to know

They can feel *amazing* when touched.

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Kendall Jenner gets her nipples out in a sheer top

The sexual benefits

Regardless of who you’re sleeping with, there are both visual and sexual benefits that come with having your nipples pierced. Experts say the psychological benefits of having an intimate piercing can be key to an enjoyable sex life.

For women whose nipples aren’t particularly sensitive, having it pierced can really improve sensitivity which means it feels uh-mazing when they’re touched. Some women say when their pierced nipples are flicked, licked, or massaged, it really adds to their arousal. In fact, nipple play alone can end in an intense orgasm, and this is more likely to happen if you have one pierced.

Experienced piercer Clem, who works in Topshop Oxford Street’s in-house shop Metal Morphosis says these are the things you need to consider.

The actual piercing

Style: Nipples can be pierced in many different ways, but horizontally is the most popular. They can also be done vertically and diagonally though, and look equally awesome. Plus, if you’re into a more extreme look, you can have multiple piercings through the same nipple.

Price: Obvs prices vary depending on where you go, but should start at around $45. If you choose to have fancier jewelry, it can be a lot more expensive.

Suitability: Not everyone can get their nipples pierced. Some clients’ anatomy is just not suitable so you’ll have a consultation before a piercer will go through with the piercing.

Jewelry: Your nipples can be pierced with rings or straight bars or barbells (bars with removable balls at each end).

Risk: There’s always a small risk of infection, but this is highly unlikely as long as you follow the aftercare instructions.

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Procedure: Normally, intimate piercings are done by appointment. Your piercer (you should be able to specify whether you want a male or female) will have a consultation with you to find out exactly what you want and what you expect from it. They’ll then advise you on the right jewelry and then either perform the piercing, or make another appointment to do so.

Aftercare: Your piercer will provide you with full aftercare instructions.

Healing: It should take around 12-16 weeks for your piercings to heal. Unfortunately, you can have no oral contact with your nipples for at least two weeks (and you also have to avoid swimming and saunas for two weeks, too.)

Pain: Obviously everyone is different and although many women say the piercing is pain-free, others have said it hurts like a bitch. How sensitive your nipples are will determine how painful you find the piercing. Bear in mind it’ll be over quickly.

The health concerns

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Dr Anne Henderson, from Doctify, says there are a few health concerns to consider before getting a nipple piercing.

“Female genital piercings are becoming increasingly popular both from an aesthetic view point and also the possibility of an increase in sexual pleasure for both partners. Women should not forget, however, that this is an invasive procedure which can carry some health risks and should always be undertaken by an experienced and qualified practitioner, after informed discussion. “Women need to have a good understanding of their genital anatomy to help them decide which sites would benefit the most from being pierced. Any pain or significant discomfort should be immediately reported to either the practitioner or a GP for advice.”

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