I didn’t realise until I started researching this post just how many forms of genital piercing there are. Most probably just like the only type I had heard of is the Prince Albert but there are many more ways to adorn your crown jewels.
Here are some of the most popular piercings guys tend to go for.
This is the most popular choice and is said to have originated during the 1900’s as a method of tethering down the penis therefore avoiding embarrassing bulges in ones trousers. I’m not sure if this is true but it does seem a little extreme to avoid your erection being seen.
The procedure involves inserting a tube in to the urethra, piercing the outside wall of the glans and feeding the needle upwards. I’ll save you the full details.
Or more commonly known as piercing of the perineum. The acutual site of the piercing is near to the anus under the scrotum. Not a good one for guys who like to ride bikes or have to sit for long periods of time.
The Guiche piercing usually has a ball closure ring and when healed Guiche weights can be worn if that’s your thing.
This is another popular choice for piercing. It involves piercing the frenulum which is the small attached area of skin behind the head of the penis. Note that this may not be present if you are circumcised.
Initially a bar is fitted which can be exchanged for a ring once healed.
Again this is a method of piercing which is restricted to non circumcised males. The foreskin can have a single or multiple piercings along its shaft. The piercings can run horizontally or vertical to the shaft.
Initially barbells are fitted. These piercings have been used for centuries as a chastity device by connecting two piercings together using a lock. Again not everyone’s cup of tea.
Scrotum or Hafada
The very nature of the elasticity of the skin of the scrotum mean it can more or less be pierced anywhere with relatively littlepain. (Or so I’m lead to believe)
Piercing usually tends to be as a pair either side of the shaft base or a ladder of central piercings.
This piercing originated in Borneo amongst the tribesmen, it is believed that the women of the tribe wouldn’t sleep with the men unless they sported one.
In Ampallang piercing the hole is made horizontally through the head of the penis and it is necessary for the piercing to be straight, avoiding the nerves and arteries within the glans. The piercing can be above, under or through the urethra depending on the requirements of the individual.
This type of piercing is becoming more popular as it is an enjoyable one for both partners.
Mentioned in the Kama Sutra this piercing is said to be both visual and physically arousing. It’s much the same as for the Ampallang with the exception that the piercing is vertical through the heard of the penis.
The practice of Apahdravya has been carried out in South East Asia for hundreds of years.
The Dydoe piercing is preferred by circumcised men as it is the edge of the penis head which is pierced. It is said that it enhances stimulation during sex particularly for those loosing sensitivity such as those who have lost sensation after being circumcised.
The piercing itself can be done singularly, in pairs or even multiples.