Everything You Need to Know About Guiche Piercing

What is a guiche piercing?

A guiche piercing is a type of body piercing which involves the insertion of a small metal ring into the skin over the urethra (the tube that carries urine from one part of your body to another). A similar device called a “perineal plug” is inserted into the opening between the scrotum and testicles. These devices are sometimes used as contraception methods, but they do not prevent pregnancy. They are usually worn only temporarily and then removed after use.

The metal rings may be made of stainless steel, titanium, brass or other materials. Some people wear them permanently; others remove them when their period starts. There is no evidence that these types of piercings cause cancer or any long term health problems.

However, some women feel uncomfortable wearing such jewelry during menstruation because it might make urinating harder.

Why choose guiche piercing?

There are many reasons why someone would want to have a guiche piercing. For example:

To show respect for the person with whom you share intimacy. To express affection for a partner. To prove your love and commitment to your spouse or significant other.

To celebrate special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc.. To honor the dead. To represent yourself or your company in a professional capacity or in public relations activities. To show respect for a culture other than your own.

Predicting Guiche Piercing Pain

Predicting pain in any piercing is impossible, but it is safe to say that the guiche piercing is not usually an excessively painful piercing to receive. Many people describe the sensation of receiving a guiche piercing as similar to the feeling of a mosquito bite. Some feel a sharp pinch.

Others feel only a slight scratchy sensation.

The average guiche piercing does not last more than a few seconds, although the actual insertion of the jewelry can take up to a minute or more.

If you want to get a guiche piercing done, you need to know that the pain of receiving a guiche piercing is only temporary and not usually severe. Even if you do feel a little bit of discomfort during the procedure, this should disappear within minutes. In most cases, there is very little bleeding following the procedure.

Some people experience a small amount of bleeding or oozing for a few hours after getting a guiche piercing. Again, this is not usually a major concern and does not last long.

Getting A Guiche Piercing: The Procedure

Gather all of the equipment and materials that you will need before you begin the procedure. This will ensure that you do not have to leave the room in the middle of the procedure to look for something you need. Check the equipment for sterility.

Wash the area of the body where you plan to receive a guiche piercing with an antiseptic cleanser. Dry the area thoroughly.

Apply a small amount of thick, gel-like cosmetic around the area of skin where you plan to receive a guiche piercing. This should help reduce friction and bleeding during the procedure.

Choose your jewelry and prepare to receive a guiche piercing.

Insert the guiche piercing. This should be done quickly and efficiently to ensure the least amount of pain for the client.

Cleanse the newly-received guiche piercing with an antiseptic solution. Apply a small amount of healing ointment or cream to the area of skin around the piercing.

Your piercer should give you a detailed explanation of aftercare instructions during this step of the procedure. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure healing.

The guiche piercing should be fully healed in 2 to 4 months. During this time, avoid playing with the jewelry. Do not try to remove the jewelry yourself.

Wait until your next regular visit with your piercer to have the jewelry changed for a larger size or to have the jewelry changed out for a different type of ornament if desired.

Your piercer should be able to help you care for your guiche piercing between regularly-scheduled visits.

Getting a Guiche Piercing: Aftercare

Guiche piercings typically do not require an excessive amount of aftercare. The area of the piercing will most likely be sore and tender for several days following the procedure. It is important to keep the pierced area clean during this time and to refrain from playing with the jewelry.

Clean the piercing site twice daily with an antiseptic solution. You may also apply a small amount of healing ointment or a dry, non-medicated cream. Complete care instructions should be provided by your piercer. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing.

During the initial stages of healing, you may experience some discoloration and swelling in the affected area of skin. This is normal and should resolve itself within 2 to 4 months following the procedure. It is not uncommon for the site of the piercing to release a thin residue—this is also normal.

Guiche Piercing: Changing Jewelry

It is not uncommon for guiche piercings to migrate along the path of the piercing. The jewelry may need to be changed out in order to maintain the position of the hole. Your piercer will help you determine when you need a change—it is important to follow his or her advice to prevent complications and unnecessary pain.

It is important to never change your own jewelry at home. Attempting to do so may cause serious damage. Your piercer will use sterile techniques to change your jewelry.

Guiche Piercing: Summary

The guiche piercing is a male genital piercing that goes through the skin in the area of the groin. It is generally pierced with a curved barbell, although other ornamentation can be used.

The guiche piercing can be placed through the urethra for a specialized procedure known as a guiche lengthening. This is generally reserved for intersexual people who were not born with a urethra long enough to allow them to pass urine in an ordinary manner. A guiche piercing is most commonly pierced using a curved barbell and an initial size of 12g (1.2mm).

The post typically ranges in length from 8mm to 10mm.

Guiche Piercing: Special Note

The guiche piercing should not be placed through the perineum. A common mistake is to place the body jewelry at an improper angle through the perineum, which can result in extreme pain and permanent nerve damage. The guiche piercing should only be placed through the skin at the base of the genitals.

This is where the guiche piercing is traditionally placed.

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