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QOW: Hood Piercing Suddenly Sore

October 20th, 2008
Question: “I was wondering if you would know why all of a sudden [my clitoral hood piercing] would start to hurt? I have had it for about 2 months and now it is sorta irritating like sometime it hurts to touch it softly but if you apply more pressure its fine. Or not to be gross but when I wipe after I go tinkle, it hurts then too – odd? Sometimes it itches.. I don’t get it. I love having it and my boyfriend does to so i was wondering if you knew why it would hurt?”

Answer: It’s difficult for me to say since I can’t actually see it, but it’s always possible for a piercing to suddenly become irritated or start to migrate months or even years after getting it.

It could have been pulled during sex or wiping too vigorously, which will definitely cause soreness. It might have been exposed to some kind of bacteria or an irritant like spermicidal lubricant. It might be sensitive to latex if you use condoms during sex.

There’s a lot of reasons you might be sore down there, so my suggestion would be to keep it very clean and avoid any kind of sexual contact for 3 days. During that time, do 2-3 warm sea salt soaks a day and wipe very carefully when you use the toilet. If you don’t notice an improvement in 3 days, go to your piercer or your doctor and let them take a look. If it’s a bacterial infection, you don’t want to let it go too long or it could become a serious problem. If it’s starting to migrate, you’ll probably have to remove it before it tears its way through the skin.


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