I seem to have almost missed the Kink of the Week deadline for this topic so with that in mind I am going to rattle through this topic as quickly as possible.
For the first 30+ years of my life the only piercings I had were my ears. Pretty standard stuff really, I am fairly sure not having your ears pierced is, for women, the more unusual choice. However I long harboured the desire to have a nose piercing but negative feedback from my partner and family kept me from doing it, which was then replaced with a ‘fear of the unknown’ barrier. That barrier was finally broken by @domsigns
I had communicated my desire for such a thing to him on many occasions but still shied away from actually getting it done. It felt like such a big thing to me and despite really wanting it, it was somehow easier to put it off rather than just do it. In the end he gave me option, pushing me into the shop and ‘directing’ me to get it done. It was exactly what I needed. Without his guiding force I would probably still be without a nose piercing and that would be such a shame because I LOVE it so very much.
I have toyed with the idea of some other piercings. I really love nipple piercings. I think they look so pretty but I can’t ever see myself actually getting it done. It is not the pain of doing it that puts me off but the numerous stories of healing nightmares and the thought of 6 months or more of them being ‘out of bounds’ while they healed. The same goes for the derma piercings. I have seen so many of these and I think they look so beautiful but the process of getting them done is fairly intrusive and it seems that more often than not people end up taking them out because they have either migrated beneath the skin or been snagged on clothes so often that they fail to heal well.
Then there is the belly button piercing. Now this one I would so do, if only my tummy was just a bit flatter and my belly button was not quite so misshapen by childhood surgery and 2 pregnancies, but it is, and so I can’t imagine it ever looking nice on me in quite the same way it does on other woman so I suspect it would only come with huge disappointment and make me even more negative about a part of my body that I probably struggle with liking the most as it is.
So that brings us to genital piercings and before I continue I want to make it clear that if you have them then hurrah for you, if you love them and get joy out of them then that is all that matters but for me personally I have never been drawn to them. I can appreciate the look on others but it is not one that I have ever desired for myself. For me they just look so harsh and out-of-place in an area that I find beautiful as it is. I have been with a woman who had her labia and clit hood pierced and it didn’t really bother me but I will admit that there were moments when I felt like the piercings where in the way rather than being part of, or adding to, the experience but they totally worked for her and really that is that matters. My feelings about Prince Albert piercings are slightly stronger though, they actually kind of squick me out. When I used to go swinging, with my then partner, there was a couple we met and the man had one of these. I tried my hardest to find somewhere in me where I could ‘like’ it enough to make playing together possible, he was a really nice guy and apart from the piercing I really liked him, but sadly it just didn’t work for me. Just the thought of it made me shudder, the idea of it coming near to, or even into me just freaked me out. At the time we made polite excuses, not mentioning the piercing, and went on our way. I am not 100% what it is about that piercing that just doesn’t work for me but I think that some of it is somehow related to the fact that I think cocks are beautiful and wonderful things and to me that piercing looked very like some sort of cock torture and that is not something that I find remotely sexy.
So it seems that most types of piercings are something that I admire on others but can’t transfer that appreciation to actually wanting to get them for myself apart from my nose piercing that is, which I absolutely adore.