Jewellery, tattoos, vajazzling and muff stylin’

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Adorning your vulva with art, jewellery or a fancy hair-do is not new, but the extremes we can now go to with less expense and effort are wondrous.

Vulvar piercings​1,2​

You can get your clitoral hood pierced, or your actual clitoris pierced, and less commonly, your inner and/or outer labia.

Only use a respected, experienced piercer, since you really don’t want that to go badly. Things that can go wrong include minor or major (disfiguring) infection and if they hit the wrong spot, nerve pain that never goes away.

Disfigurement can occur if the piercing healed oddly. Follow your piercer’s after-care instructions strictly and don’t do anything stupid like have an amazing orgy the day after.

Pubic and vulvar tattoos​3​

Genital tattoos are most often done around the vulva, but can be done on the labia – there is no reason why not besides the obvious searing pain.

Again, make sure your artist is very hygienic and competent, and even better, has done it before lots of times. You don’t want a beginner tattooing your labia, and be judged by all visitors. Forever.

Vajazzling

Vajazzling is the brightening up of the shaved pubic area with stick-on jewels and gems. Usually the vulva is left out of it, but it can include any part you fancy, so long as the jazzles stick.

Muff hairstyles​4​

Muff hairstylin’ is probably the most common way we jazz up our vulvar and pubic region. We are all just a razor blade away from a new style every week, but there are plenty of longer-lasting pubic-hair removal systems to keep a design you like.

The options are numerous, but choosing a style can work best when you take your vulva shape and size into consideration, just as you would take your body shape into consideration when choosing clothes.

Don’t forget that in the old days, nobody used to care how big your luxurious labia were – you had pubes and your lovers were just excited about the prospect of your vagina!

Oh, the good old days, when pubes were so long that strays got caught in your throat, and milk was delivered to your door in a glass bottle.

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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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