Circular barbell lip piercing

We love oral piercings for their front-and-center look. The lips offer a vast canvas, which means that you can pierce pretty much anywhere, including directly on the lip.

While their location on and around the lips is one of their greatest assets, it also means that they can get in the way when eating, talking, and even kissing.

Before you get a lip piercing, you might wonder how it will affect your sex life. We’re here to clear some things up for you.

Can you kiss with a lip piercing?

The simple answer: yes, you can. However, there are some considerations that you’ll need to make. 

When your lip or tongue piercing is healing, you’ll need to keep the jewelry as still as possible. Unfortunately, this means refraining from french kissing for a while. Not only will kissing introduce the healing piercing to debris and bacteria, but it will also cause movement that could damage the piercing. The last thing you want is a pustule or piercing bump forming on your face around the piercing.

two women kissing

The keys to getting used to kissing with a lip piercing are practice and communication.

Luckily, lip piercings don’t take too long to heal. It depends upon the location of your lip piercing, but they typically take around 4 – 6 weeks. In the meantime, you and your partner can enjoy the occasional peck as long as you keep your lips closed and your jewelry still. 

How to kiss someone with a lip piercing

Whether or not you have a lip piercing, kissing someone with a lip piercing for the first time can be a little strange. You’ll have to learn how to navigate the jewelry.

Make sure that you’re mindful of your teeth. While it can be fun to bite and play with your partner’s jewelry, the last thing that you want to do is chomp too hard and cause some damage. You also want to make sure that you don’t tug too hard on the jewelry while kissing. It could be uncomfortable for your partner.

As always, consent is imperative. If you want to play with your partner’s jewelry as you kiss, make sure that you know your partner’s boundaries. Some people might enjoy some biting and other rougher play while others may prefer that you leave their jewelry alone.

Your experience will depend upon the location of the piercing and the jewelry that your partner wears. If you find that you have a difficult time navigating your partner’s jewelry as you kiss, talk to them about trying out different jewelry choices. Larger pieces might be more difficult to kiss around than a stud, depending on what you prefer. When it comes to physical love, communication is vital; talk with your partner so that you can find what works for both of you.

Lip piercings and oral sex

Depending on the location of the piercing, a lip piercing could affect your experience when it comes to oral sex, both as the giver and the receiver. Your partner may feel the lip jewelry, and you may also be able to use your lip jewelry in order to create a unique experience.

closeup of a kiss

A lip piercing could add a tantalizing facet to your sex life.

Of course, this all depends upon you and your partner. Everyone’s preferences and sensitivities differ, and it’s possible that bringing a lip piercing into the bedroom won’t make any difference at all.

Likely, your lip piercing won’t change your oral sex experience all that much. However, it could offer a fun addition.

If you’re curious, explore with your partner and see what you like. Body piercings are all about individual expression, and you might as well bring that expression to the sexual level if you have the chance.

Do not engage in oral sex until your lip piercing has fully healed. The exposure of bodily fluids to the healing piercing could cause complications.

Overall, kissing with a lip piercing is simply something to get used to, whether it’s you or your partner who has the piercing. You may find that you love it, or you might never truly enjoy it. As with everything sexual, it’s all about personal preference.

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