When I first came to Barnard, I was very eager to establish my new life on campus by showing my independence externally by exploring new body piercings and contemplating a tattoo. I have learnt so much from friends, siblings and my own reading about the many added benefits that piercings can have, including sexual pleasure! Here are a few bits of information that I have heard/found/experienced about body piercings and pleasure:
- According to Sex Info Online, “areas such as the tongue and nipple are very popular places to be pierced because of the extra stimulation they provide”(http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/body-piercing)
- I learnt that “genital piercings usually are not very painful and heal very quickly (usually within 2-3 weeks)” (http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/body-piercing).
Here are a couple interesting articles about body modification and queer, feminist empowerment:
There is so much out there and this is definitely an area I don’t feel super knowledgeable about, but am interested in learning more :).