Christina piercing

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Christina piercing
Christina 1.jpg
Location mons pubis
Jewelry Curved barbell
Healing 6–12 weeks

A Christina piercing, also known as a Venus piercing, is a female genital piercing. It is located where the outer labia meet, below the pubic mound.[1] The Christina piercing is anatomy dependant; it has a high rejection rate, and is not possible for all women due to anatomical variation. The piercing does not facilitate sexual stimulation and can be found uncomfortable when pressure is applied.[2] It is usually pierced with either a custom made curved barbell or surface bar to reduce the risk of rejection.

The Christina piercing is of contemporary origin. The first known Christina piercing was performed in the 1990s. As is common practice in the piercing industry, it was named after the first recipient of the piercing, a woman named Christina. It is also occasionally referred to by the less commonly used term "Venus", in reference to its placement at the mons Venus.

The piercing usually heals in 3 to 4 months, but it can lead to complications during the healing phase depending on anatomy and jewelry used. Depending on the anatomy it has to be done as a surface piercing. Further difficulties develop due to the relatively long piercing canal and constant movement and friction, In addition to being susceptible to infection.

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  1. ^ DeMello, Margo (2007). Encyclopedia of Body Adornment. Greenwood Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-313-33695-9. 
  2. ^ Angel, Elayne (2009). The Piercing Bible. Crossing Press. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-58091-193-1. 

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