Aftercare For A Prince Albert Piercing

Prince Albert is the best known, popular and practiced male genital piercings. It is performed by briefly inserting a small feeder tube a short way into the urethra and then piercing the penis from the outside of the frenulum into the tube. As the jewelry goes in, it pushes the needle out. A Reverse Prince Albert is done the other way and you can differentiate between the two by the positioning of the jewelries.

While urination can sting a bit for the first couple of days, it is actually good for the piercing as it acts as a healing agent, similar to the salt water treatments recommended for other types of piercing. One of the newer male genital piercings is known as a Dolphin – a Prince Albert attached to another,more deeper Prince Albert, is fitted with a curved barbell as jewelry. Used for sexual enhancement, Foreskin piercings are, naturally, only possible in uncircumcised men but can involve single or multiple piercings.

The Ampallang and Apadravya both go through the thick fibrous tissue of the head of the penis itself. The first is horizontal, the latter vertical. Because it is thought to enhance sensitivity, the piercing of choice for circumcised men is the Dydoe, although it is possible for those with a foreskin. In both cases, the glans has to be large enough for the needle and jewelry to go through the ridge on either the top or sides of the head of the penis. With a Frenum, the needle pushes through the flexible skin of the underside of the penis, without actually going through the shaft itself. This type of piercing can be placed anywhere on the shaft where it is possible to pinch the tissue and usually appears in groups, otherwise known as a Frenum Ladder.

A variation of the Frenum, the Lorum is positioned at the base of the shaft at its junction with the scrotum. Placed at the base of the penis, in the natural juncture where the body and the shaft meet, is the Pubic male genital piercing. It is regarded as an attractive and extremely functional piece of jewellery, especially in the missionary position. The Guiche or Perineum is a horizontal piercing in the male perineum, between the scrotal sac and the anus. The Hafada or Scrotum is generally placed on the side of the sac, and is often done in pairs.

There is more variety of piecing available to men, the most widely known being the Prince Albert. (It is said that this piercing can lead to problems urinating whilst standing, check it out before you decide!)

Should you bother with aftercare for a Prince Albert piercing? Yes, don’t be tempted to stop caring for your new piercing because it seems to be fine now! In some opinions Genital Piercings are fashionable, fun, look good and can be sexually enhancing but only when done professionally! If you decide it’s for you make sure you know what you want, how it’s done and who is qualified to do it. Don’t shy from asking for the credentials. Genital piercings is very risk. You should protect yourself as well as your partner.

Aftercare for your Prince Albert piercing is very important. We highly recommend H2Ocean’s Piercing Aftercare Spray. Suggested use is three to six times a day. Spray it on the pierced area but make sure not to wipe it off. There are also some best practices to follow. As far as what not to do, try not to rotate the jewelry, take it out, or go in the pool, ocean or hot tub. For more details on piercing aftercare check out our recommendations to help you heal your new piercing here