The vch, or vertical clitoral hood (VCH) piercing, is an 18+ genital piercing that runs a piece of jewelry through the glans and the tissue that covers it. It is believed to ramp up clitoral stimulation, which could lead to more orgasms in both solo and partnered sex. It's not for everyone, though. People with tight glans or a hood that tucks in easily may find it difficult to insert the jewellery.
You should avoid touching the vch piercing unnecessarily, as this can introduce bacteria to it and cause infection. Opt for loose, breathable clothing to encourage airflow and minimise friction against the piercing. You should also avoid activities like swimming or hot tubs, and using products that irritate the skin, until the vch piercing is fully healed.
If you're considering a vch, it's important to find an experienced and reputable piercer. It's also worth talking to them in depth about your sexual preferences and asking for a thorough examination of the area to ensure it's appropriate for you. A botched piercing in this sensitive part of the body can cause pain, discomfort and even infection.
Most vulva piercings take longer to heal than nipples or mouth piercings, so you'll need to be patient and stick with your aftercare routine in the meantime. Your piercer should give you instructions before the procedure begins, as well as an aftercare sheet that details what to do in the aftermath of the piercing. They may recommend sterilising their needle, cleaning the piercing site and jewellery before you leave. They should also explain how to change the jewellery if it gets dirty.