(Their not pierced, but their sexy enough for me not to care so much. Good, no?)
Erotic jewelry is not really a staple in erotic romance or erotica. I've been trying to figure out why that is, and the only thing I could come up with was jewelry is ultimately a distraction from the other naughty bits on display. Despite the wide history that body piercing has in increasing sexual arousal, sometimes the vision of a pierced bit acting as the aphrodisiac, it's still a wonder to me that the actual act or inclusion of piercings is still somewhat taboo in a mainstream erotic world. Which brings me to the intriguing history of erotic jewelry in the all the naughty places! Some of my favorite things to ogle and a definite instant turn-on!
Nipple Piercing: A piercing that can lead to a tingling taunt in the bedroom, these were once used a symbol in the Roman Army to show rank and reinforcing their masculinity. It also shifted to a right of passage for British and American sailors who had conquered a vast amount of longitude and latitude. They briefly caught a resurgence of popularity with women the 1890's but it died out until after World War 2.
Navel Piercing: A tantalizing piercing that can both illicit a shiver of response or connect to a more lower piercing in more intimate places, navel piercings weren't used by native tribes nor does it have a long history. It was simply made into a pop culture phenomenon from music videos and fashion icons in the nineties increasing in popularity because of the ease in hiding it under clothing.
Tongue Piercing: Though used as an alluring accessory in the bedroom with the various vibrating rings that are out on the market, a pierced tongue used to mean a tribute to the gods in Aztec culture. It also symbolized a way to suck evil magic out of someone's body.
Personally, I just think piercings are a fun and alluring way to accessorize. For the most part they are easily taken care of, fun to manipulate (with clean hands), and easy to remove leaving barely a scar. Though not appropriate for most professional atmospheres, most workplaces are embracing the freedom of piercings as they evolve from a simple nose stud to a line down the spine several inches long. But hey, it's all about what gets your rocks off right?
For me piercings have always terrified me, which is why when I get them the adrenaline rush is like no other. It's total turn on for me putting my flesh in someone's hands and hoping it turns out okay. Now, granted, I do a painstaking amount of research before I get pierced, but it is still one the sexiest things to me. I look for those same traits in those I'm attracted to, seeking out lean, tattooed, tall men with piercings and tats knowing that they've gone through the pain I went through--and liked it.
In the coming months I think I'm going to make an effort to put the art of body jewelry back into erotica. I'll let you know how it goes, cool?