- Sterile Saline Solution
- Liquid Anti-Microbial or Germicidal Soap
- Cotton Ball/ Q-tip
Wash your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning, or touching on or near your piercing for any reason. Saline soak at least two to three times daily. The best place to clean your piercing is in the shower. Allow clean water to run over and saturate the piercing before you begin to wash it. This will help to soften and wash away some of the dry, crusted discharge from around and on the jewelry. Remove the rest before washing with a wet cotton ball. Sitting in a bathtub can introduce bacteria or harmful soaps into the genital piercing, so it is suggested to take showers instead of baths for the first few weeks. When applying soap use a pea size drop and leave it on for no longer than 30 seconds, it is not always necessary to clean the piercing with soap in some cases. Some bacteria are helpful in the genital area. Pat (do not rub) piercing dry with a clean, dry paper towel or similar paper product. Do not use washcloth or towel, as these objects can harbor bacteria.
Do not allow your piercing to come in contact with any body fluids for a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks. Therefore, it is suggested to refrain from any and all sexual activity until then. This includes masturbation and use of sex toys. Condoms and dental guards are suggested for an additional 4 weeks after the initial healing no matter how long you have been with your partner.
Avoid tight clothing, playing with the jewelry, and over cleaning the piercing area. Too much saline can irritate the piercing! Avoid swimming, and submerging the piercing until it is healed. Avoid all lotions, sprays, and cosmetics around the piercing. At no time should you use any alcohol, peroxide, or bacitracin on the piercing!
You can contact us at anytime during normal business hours with questions on aftercare!
At the first sign of infection contact your physician.