Erotic Body Piercing Jewelry, 6 Pairs for Nose/Lip/Eyebrow/Tongue

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CAPTIVATING & EROTIC BODY PIERCING JEWELRY

  • Erotic piercing jewelry for all parts of the body

  • 6 pairs of Lovely and captivating Jewelry

  • Explore the sexuality of body piercing modification and exotic euphoria it offers

History of Body Piercing

Body modification is certainly unique to humans and, in one form or another, has been practiced for as long as 30,000 years by our species' earliest ancestors.

In Ancient Rome, men pierced their nipples to symbolize virility and their camaraderie with other men. Only later did it become a woman’s practice.

In the mid-14th century, Queen Isabella of France introduced “garments of the grand neckline,” dresses with such low necklines — sometimes to the navel — that the nipples were often openly displayed. As such, nipple piercing became a form of jewelry to match the dress.

In the 1890s, the “bosom ring” came back into vogue. These often expensive rings enlarged the nipples and caused them to be easily pleasured, which brought much excitement to high-class women. According to one socialite of the time, “with regard to the experience of wearing these rings, I can only say that they are not in the least uncomfortable or painful. On the contrary, the slight rubbing and slipping of the rings cause in me an extremely titillating feeling, and all my colleagues I have spoken to on this subject have confirmed my opinion.”

Meanwhile, in Victorian England, doctors would recommend nipple piercings to enhance the size of the nipples and make breastfeeding easier.

 The beginnings of clitoral piercings are generally unknown, but the history of male genital piercings is well documented.

In Ancient Greece, foreskin piercings would be tied with a thong to the base of the penis to keep the genitals out of the way during sport and combat. It was also used to keep slaves from having sex in both Greece and Rome.

Apadravya piercings are mentioned in the Kama Sutra, and date back to 700AD, while the palang — a piercing made across the surface of the glans — has been practiced in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years. In Borneo, the palang symbolizes the protective power of a man over his family, but both piercings are used for sexual pleasure.

Guiche piercing originated in Polynesia and was typically done by a Mahu or a well-respected man who dressed as a woman. After the piercing healed, a shell or rock would be hung from it.

The “Prince Albert” piercing was supposedly named for Queen Victoria’s husband. The popular legend claims that he had it done before their marriage in 1825, apparently in order to conceal the unsightly bulge in his fashionably tight trousers — the myth further states that the piercing attached to a hook on the inside of his pants. None of this has been found to be true, of course, and most of it stems from a fanciful history concocted by the piercing’s real inventor, Jim Ward — often described as the “granddaddy of the modern body piercing movement” — and his friend Doug Malloy in the early 1970s.

Today, genital piercing mostly relates directly to sexual culture, especially in the West.

Early Origins of Body Piercing

Aboriginal Australians practiced penile sub-incision and elongating of the labia. The pre-Egyptian, Nubian civilization elongated their skulls and used a simple technique to make tattoos. Later, ancient Egyptians practiced ear piercing while ancient South American cultures, like the Mayans and Aztecs, ritually pierced their tongues for blood offerings.

Native North American tribes, and the Inuit of what is now Canada, used lip piercings and wore bone jewelry, which has now been reinvented as the labret stud. They also used ear piercing as a status symbol, where even the act of piercing the ear was a celebrated ritual that was undertaken at great cost to the piercee; so showing how wealthy the piercee was.

The peoples of the pacific islands have practiced the piercing of ears, noses, genitals, and lobe stretching for generations. The men of Borneo, for example, would pierce the Ampallang, as did the men in the early history of the Filipino people, while the women of Borneo (and central Africa) practiced piercing and stretching of the labia in an effort to attract a suitable husband.

Early Body Jewellery

The discovery of jewelry dating back to the bronze ages in Europe and the British Isles shows that the people of that time probably pierced and stretched their lobes with heavy bronze jewelry.

The 'Kama Sutra', which was probably written in India as long as 1,500 years ago, describes the practice of male genital piercing as a sexual aid. The gladiators of ancient Rome and the athletes of ancient Greece pierced the scrotum and the foreskin for the practical purpose of keeping their genitals out of their way while performing in sport and combat. But this practice was also used in ancient Rome, ancient Greece, and also in South East Asia (where the horizontal Palang piercing was used) to prevent slaves, and convicts, from engaging in sexual activity.

Body Piercing During the Middle Ages

During Europe's Middle Ages (from around 1000-1300AD), it may have been a combination of a poor economy and strict religious dogma, which created a cultural atmosphere that suppressed the individual's freedom to experiment and practice body modification. Those times were also troubled by plague, and so people may have been warier of physical defects, such as marks on the skin or of sores and perforations on the body. But the following renaissance had Europeans leaving their shores in larger ships to explore further and seek new resources and goods to trade back home. It was from this time that Europe was re-introduced to tattooing and body modifications.

Elizabethan sailors encountered tribes-people, who would pierce their ears, which they believed would help to improve their eyesight; an appealing proposition to seafarers whose eyesight was all-important. Sailors and Explorers would also report and record examples of intricate Polynesian tattoos, now remembered by many descendants of those seafarers on their own skin.

The French began piercing the “Guiche” after seeing it done by the natives of Samoa as a rite of passage. Later, French Legionnaires took up the practice of piercing the “Hafada” which is the crease on the side of the scrotum; a practice influenced by their encounters with the people of the Middle East.

The Prince Albert Piercing

Though it is possible that Prince Albert was so named after the actual Prince Regent, its introduction may be more closely related to the expansion of the British Empire into India and its practice there. It was originally referred to as a ‘dressing ring and was used to hook the penis inside the trousers so they would not create an ‘unsightly’ bulge.

The Victorian age, however, was notorious for its sexual perceptions, which were well documented as being repressive and repulsed by any sexual thought and act. Pornography, fetishism, homosexuality, and Sadomasochism were, however, prolific, though always on the ‘hush-hush. Any reference to body modification always carried the stigma of being primitive, while the Victorians considered themselves to be the very embodiment of the word ‘civilization’. The sexual undertones in body piercing were an example of its ‘heathen’ and ‘Godless’ origins and so it became an abhorrent act that no ‘normal’ or ‘decent person would consider.

Body Piercing Renaissance

The firmly conservative nature of many European Nations, since then, had confined the action of body modification to those ‘undesirable sub-cultures. It wasn’t until the late 1950s to the 1960s, when many social sexual perceptions were being challenged, and explored, that the opportunity to reintroduce body modification was possible. In fact, it was the members of those ‘undesirable’ sub-cultures that had fanned at the flame of body piercing and not the criminal, uncivilized slice of society’s pie.

Inspired by their involvement in the Gay and Sado-Masochist scenes in the U.S, Jim Ward, Fakir Musafar, and Doug Malloy are names most frequently connected to the Body Piercing renaissance. It was their ingenuity (as well as the unique tastes of their clientele) that pushed them to re-explore the boundaries. Where jewelry could be placed; how to do it in the most hygienic way available, and who developed the simplest and most serviceable jewelry to make those piercings last longer, and experience fewer complications. Though others have played significant roles in developing and expanding the practice, as well as the philosophy of Body piercing.

 



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