Have you ever thought of getting nipple piercings but have never really gotten them? Were you worried about the pain or feared the possibility of infection? Did the aftercare seem daunting? Or were you concerned that the body piercing is not worth all the hype?
We say, “Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.”
Experiences vary for those who already had it. Few say nipple piercings made them aware of their body, whether in a sensual manner or due to precaution. Others found nip piercings to be sexually arousing and, on the extreme, traumatic. However, it is not always the same experience for everybody.
How you feel about a body piercing all depends on how your body reacts, what purpose the nipple piercings serve, how strictly you follow hygienic measures, and your choice of jewelry. Clearly, the first two factors depend solely on the individual, but let’s address them along with the latter two.
Are Nipple Piercings Painful?
Yes, but the pain is manageable. Nipples are sensitive to the touch due to the nerve endings beneath the skin, hence, pain during the piercing. However, the pain can be managed by wearing the right clothing and accessories.
What Do Nipple Piercings Do?
The body piercing experience (and purpose) depend on how your body reacts to the process. A Women’s Health article says that for some individuals, their nipples gained some sensitivity after the body piercing and started getting more sexually aroused because of it. Few others said they lost some feeling in their nipples, as what naturally happens after getting the piercing.
How Do You Make Them Work?
- Wear cotton bras, cotton shirt, or a sports bra to avoid snags and irritating the nipple area.
- Get the piercing done by a reputed professional to ensure your piercer use sterile piercing tools and practices.
- Choose the right kind of body jewelry. If you’re allergic to metals, such as nickel, it’s best ask your piercer to use stainless steel. You can also choose between titanium, platinum, gold, niobium, polymers, and glass.
- Avoid taking a dip in hot baths, pools, and lakes two months post-piercing. If you do swim, dress the piercing with a waterproof bandage to avoid any infection.
- If the piercing itches, apply hydrocortisone cream on the area.
- Do not remove the nipple ring for cleaning. The hole will heal up pretty quickly and make the piercing useless.
- Wait around 7 to 9 months before you change the nipple ring so make sure you choose the right one for you.
Deciding whether to wear nipple piercings solely depends on you. There is no set rule on whether or not you should get nip piercings but if you do get them, remember that you don’t have to stick with them if they don’t work for you. Your comfort matters when you get body piercings.
Do you need help choosing the right body piercing? Contact us and we’ll help you decide. You can also browse through our catalog of nipple rings and many other body jewelry.
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