Piercings: Pleasure or Pain?

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Posted: May 05, 2020

Piercings are hot, and yes, they do contribute to a healthy, visually pleasurable sex life.

There are lot of ways to make your sex life more interesting, and body modification is one of them. Nowadays, though, body modification isn’t just about sex, or being sexy – it’s about self-expression as well.

Body modification is simply changing your body, or a part of it, for various reasons, like religion, culture, or beauty. It can also be sexual, and enhance sexual experience, whether erotically, mentally, or physically, in the form of tattoos, piercings and sometimes, cosmetic surgery.

The practice of body modification has become so mainstream that getting tattoos and piercings is a trend that crosses social borders. It isn’t like the old times when it was believed that one wouldn’t be able to land a job. Body art is decorative, as well as a way to express the person’s identity.

There are different ways a person can modify their bodies for sexual enhancement. Tattoos, for example, have a certain connection with sexual arousal. They are visual tools. An image of a tattooed person can be sexually appealing, and an individual may derive sexual pleasure and arousal from a partner who is marked in some way.

Piercings are also seen as sexually captivating. They can sometimes be categorized as a sexual fetish. This is popular in some BDSM culture, where piercing is done for decorative purposes, sexual stimulation and/or fetish fulfilment known as stigmatophilia – in which sexual arousal and satisfaction depends on the presence of objects or situations that are not considered standard, such as a partner being pierced in the genital or nipple region. These are often piercing like studs, bars or rings. 

Most people know several adults who have piercings. And people often ask if getting piercings is painful, or if genital piercings prevent sexual activity. If you ask seven different people about pain, you would likely get seven different answers. This is because your experience will depend on the type of piercing you’re getting. Genital piercings don’t prevent sexual activity; the whole idea for most people is to enhance sex.

A number of these piercing include:

Tongue piercing

People sometimes get their tongues pierced for extra fun. The tongue ring can be used to provide higher amounts of pleasure, pressure, teasing, and new sensations when performing oral sex on your partner.

Nipple piercing

For those whose nipples aren’t particularly sensitive, having them pierced can improve sensitivity and adds to some people’s arousal when licked, sucked, massaged, or flicked. Research claims that nipple play alone can end in an intense orgasm. Nipples can be pierced in a number of ways, but the most common fashion is horizontally. Side note, not everyone can get their nipples pierced! Some people’s anatomy is just not suitable.

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