My Nipple piercing!
I have been considering a nipple piercing for a long time, but have been hesitant to go through with it because of all the horror stories I've heard about how much it hurts. My nipples aren't super sensitive, sexually I don't get much pleasure from them, but they do hurt if they get pinched too hard or something. The main reason I wanted the piercing was for the look of it, I wasn't hoping it would make my nipples feel good or anything, but I obviously didn't think that it would hurt for more than a few weeks.
I finally decided to go through with it, and went to the studio. I asked a few questions about what kind of jewelry to get and the difference between horizontal and vertical piercing and decided to go against recommendations and get vertical barbells. I think barbells are much cuter and easier to hide under thin shirts or bathing suits.
I waited about 30 minutes, and I was definitely feeling the anxiety. My palms were sweaty, I couldn't stop moving around, and I definitely considered leaving a few times. If they made me wait much longer, I would've just gone back another day. I was finally ushered into the back room with my friend who came with me for moral support, and I saw the needle and gauze and antiseptic wipes all laid out. Thats when I got scared. This is going to hurt like a bitch.
She told me to take a few deep breaths while she sterilized my skin, and I closed my eyes and tried to relax. I heard her ask if I was ready and I must've mumbled yes because I felt the most excruciating pain in my right breast. I knew it was going to hurt but wow! My eyes started to well up and I got very nervous about the next one. She went ahead with the next one, and I think it hurt more because I knew what to expect and my brain was playing tricks on me. I did not want to put on my bra or T-shirt or anything to leave, I was very nervous about friction on these babies. I eventually got up and got dressed, and went home and stayed topless for the rest of the day. I put a snug, but not too tight, tank on to sleep, but it was really hard in the middle of the night when I would forget and roll onto my stomach without thinking. I woke up startled more than once those first few nights. My breasts are pretty large too, so it was hard to keep them out of the way and cont
ained so I wasn't in constant agony.
I didn't have sex for almost a week, I was too afraid of that arousal making things hurt more. Good thing it was hot out, because I think chilly weather would've been painful! My nipples were constantly hard, but when anything made them get harder, I felt this tugging sensation that was NOT fun. I wouldn't say it was painful but it was definitely a queasy feeling. I got nervous about it when it didn't subside after a few days but eventually it went away. There were a few days where I really regretted the piercing and wanted to take them out, but everyone told me they had to heal first, or an infection could heal inside which would not be pretty. I kept them super clean so I don't think that would've been an issue, but I'm glad now I didn't listen to them!
It's been almost 4 months now, and boy are my nipples sensitive. When someone so much as brushes up against me I get all tingly. This is a new thing, just within the past few weeks that I've stopped being so nervous about them and started playing with them. I am very happy so far and have had no problems with healing, I just did salt water soaks for a few days and then I was good to go. I think giving them so much time to heal before I started to really play with them helped. I did not want any dirty hands near that open wound! My boyfriend had a hard time with the "hands off" rule, but we got through it and now have more fun than ever! I'm sure I would've been fine after a couple weeks but my nipples were definitely still very tender until a few weeks ago, so I wanted to wait until all of that completely disappeared. I'm really glad I got barbells, I love the way they look, and the vertical piercing is more unique I think. I like the plain barbells for now, but I'm
excited to maybe try rings at some point.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 13 Oct. 2008
in Nipple Piercing