The amount of inner labia present varies with the individual - some women may have available tissue an inch or so wide, while others may have the barest, thinnest inner labia, too delicate to hold jewelry. Labia piercings can stretch considerably after healing. A thicker gauge can feel more comfortable and will be less likely to pinch or tear. Occasionally a ring or extrusion of soft scar tissue will form around the entrance holes. This scar tissue is thought to result from excess moisture and irritation caused by friction or pulling against the wearer's clothing, thighs or the opposite labia. Keep the piercing dry during daytime activities by wearing cotton underwear to absorb perspiration and rinse away excess perspiration. Salt water soaks are very soothing and can aid healing. Usually any scar tissue recedes as the piercing heals.
Captive bead ring, circular barbell in 16 to 12 gauge, 3/8" - 5/8" in diameter. Circular barbells may unscrew with friction from walking.
6 - 8 wks