Пирсинг Prince Albert piercing

Пирсинг «Принц Альберт»

«Принц Альберт», вероятнее всего, самый популярный из всех мужских генитальных пирсингов. Большинство людей считает его наиболее сексуально привлекательным. Но причина заключается и в том, что заживляющий процесс протекает быстрее, чем в других случаях. Кольцо простирается вдоль нижней стороны головки из уретры (где головка соединяется со стволом полового члена). У мужчины с обрезанием он может быть сделан непосредственно через центр уздечки. Это относительно безопасный пирсинг.

«Принц Альберт» – прокол, названный в честь супруга королевы Великобритании Виктории. Он был популяризирован в 1970-х годах Ричардом Симонтоном (больше известный под псевдонимом Дуг Маллой) – голливудским бизнесменом, чрезвычайно интересовавшимся пирсинговой темой.

В своей брошюре, посвященной истории модификации гениталий, которая стала бестселлером, он рассказывает несколько придуманных историй, в частности, одну городскую легенду о том, что принц Альберт имел очень большой пенис, поэтому пытался его скрыть в узких штанах накануне своей свадьбы.

В ту эпоху мужчины предпочитали носить очень обтягивающие брюки. Чтобы пенис не создавал в них непривлекательную выпуклость, он должен был быть уложен определенным образом. Для этого некоторые из них якобы прокалывали его и специальным кольцом прикрепляли на внутренней стороне брюк. Только назывался этот стиль «дресинг ринг». Впрочем, позже в честь супруга английской королевы стали называть многие модные аксессуары того времени (например, галстучный узел «Принц Альберт»).

На самом деле не существует исторических доказательств утверждениям Маллоя. Более того, в викторианской эротической беллетристике, включая искренние мемуары куртизанки Коры Перл или журналиста Фрэнка Харриса (его слишком откровенные многотомные произведения «My Life and Loves» были запрещены во многих странах мира), нет никаких упоминаний о прокалывании гениталий.

Можно предположить, что крайняя плоть полового члена, скрепленная кольцом, напоминает двубортный сюртук, также известный как «Принц Альберт», отсюда и название. Как и большинство других видов, этот прокол для украшений имеет корни в практике, развитой в гей-сообществах в двадцатом веке, а стал широко известным, когда пирсинг вообще начал появляться в массовой культуре в конце 1970-х годов.

Многие владельцы «ПА» говорят о том, что он очень эффективен во время секса, сильно стимулирует обоих партнеров. Хотя кольцо может вызывать и дискомфорт у женщины (в том случае, если оно соприкасается с шейкой матки).

Украшения, характерные для этого вида, кроме кольца с застежкой-шариком, включают изогнутую штангу, прямую штангу, «Жезл Принца».

Заживление после прокола происходит в период от четырех до шести месяцев. Поначалу могут случаться отеки и незначительные воспалительные процессы. В крайне редких случаях пирсинг «Принц Альберт» приводит к местным инфекциям. Дело в том, что даже собственная моча владельца фактически служит заживляющим агентом. Но в любом случае определенные гигиенические процедуры совсем не будут лишними. Рекомендуется ежедневное мытье пениса водой с морской солью или мылом, после чего эту область нужно тщательно просушить. Поначалу придется потерпеть некоторый дискомфорт в месте, где украшение соприкасается с крайней плотью полового члена и натирает её.

Will the hole from a Prince Albert piercing close up?

I’m thinking about getting a regular Prince Albert piercing, but I am not sure that I will still want to have a hole in my penis in ten or twenty years. I am not planning on gauging the piercing any higher than the size that they actually pierce it as (I’ve heard either 10 gauge and 8 gauge). Does anyone know if the hole from the piercing will eventually heal on its own if I choose to take it out, and how long you can keep the piercing in before the chances of it healing on its own diminish greatly?

I’ve heard that some people who want to repair their Prince Alberts have to go to a urologist to get a sort of skin graft to close their hole. That doesn’t sound like a medical experience I want to have.

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if you’re not going to want it all your life why get it? i have piercings right now and i know i wont have them when im fifty most likely. maybe.

but i could care less about the scars. look, when your older it shouldnt matter about the holes. your life is settled, you’re not a sexy youngin anymore, you’ve most likely got a wife, and maybe kids.

if you think itll be so much a problem, dont get it.

but everyones skin is different. it may or may not close up. thats on your body to decide.

Right, my piercer started me at 10 which looked a little wimpy but still felt good — I didn’t go freaky — am at 4 which is plenty heavy . it takes about 2 months to be completely healed inside — if you take it out before then, you may lose it . some guys say they leak/spray when they take a whiz — it’s just a matter of learning how to hold/gently squeeze your tool and it won’t leak . some guys get carried away and go up to O or 00 or 000 gauge: when you get that heavy, there’s a chance the jewelry will «migrate» and some guys have to be «restored». I don’t think that would be a problem with normal gauges/weight although it’s possible that if you had a PA for 20 years it might not completely heal over, but surely would tighten-up. In any event, who is gonna be looking at the bottom of your piece that close .

And trust me, once you have it you’ll never want to get rid of it. When I got mine I thought I would be self-conscious about it in the locker room, when partners saw it 1st time, public toilets, doctor visits, etc. That went away in a day — — I can’t even remove the ring I have now — the piercer would have to use a tool to remove it !

I started with a 14 gauge and now I am at a 2. Want to go to a «0». I have the same concerns. My thought is that when I get tired of it, I will have a scar and it might close up eventually. If not, then I have an extra hole in my penis.

I never went crazy- stopped at an 8 ga- I will tell you people don’t seem to even love that gauge in their mouth- anyway I had it in for maybe 2 or 3 years and then took it out- It has been out for more than 2 years and I just put it back in. I actually I wished it closed- dripping every time I pee is a pain — when you forget you drip on people’s bathroom floor- I took it back out- I was just curious to see if it would go back in— have fun, be safe.

I started at a 10 gauge and gradually stretched it up to a 2 gauge ring. It most likely won’t ever close now. I’ve left it out and downsized the jewley, but the 2 gauge ring always slides right back in. I like the thought of it being permanent though. I wouldn’t want to be without it.

I started with a 10 gauge, 10 years ago and now at a 1 gauge. I going to work up to a 000 and I will never get rid of mine. It’s true, once you get one, it’s addicting!

Prince Albert Piercing

A Prince Albert Piercing (PA) is one of the most common male genital piercings. It heals quickly and is relatively trouble-free. Many men also find it to be one of the least painful male genital piercings, although pain is subjective — some men report some degree of pain, while others compare it to a light pinch or feel hardly anything at all).

There is also the “reverse Prince Albert piercing,” which enters through the urethra and exits through a hole pierced at the top of the glans.

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Placement

The PA pierces the penis from the outside of the frenulum and into the urethra. In a circumcised male, this can be done directly through the center of the frenulum, but this is not the case for an uncircumcised male. The proper placement in an uncircumcised male is off to one side (usually to the side he dresses to) of the frenulum’s ridge, just behind the glans, placing the ball of a barbell behind the glans and underneath the foreskin when the foreskin is pulled forward.

Procedure

During the process of any Prince Albert piercing, the area is first cleaned and marked at the piercing point. An uncircumcised male will be required to pull his foreskin back so the best placement can be determined. In uncircumcised men the piercing is usually done to one side of the frenum to prevent discomfort.

There are several different methods used to perform this piercing, the most common of which is to insert a receiving tube into the urethra and then pierce from the chosen point on the outside — some piercers mark this point, some don’t — into the recieving tube. The tube is then removed, and the chosen jewellery is inserted behind the needle.

Alternatively, a cannula can be used to perform the piercing from the inside out. The needle is retracted slightly, and the cannula is inserted into the urethra and lined up with the exit mark on the outside. The needle is then pushed down into the cannula, and the whole lot is pushed out through the exit point. After the needle is removed the cannula remains in place, allowing for very easy jewellery insertion.

A third method is occasionally used by very experienced freehand piercers, who use a method similar to the cannula method explained above, but using a standard piercing needle. With great care the needle can be inserted into the urethra and the piercing done from the inside out. This method is only used by people with a lot of experience and confidence, as great care must be taken not to nick the inside of the urethra.

Healing and aftercare

Recommended cleaning is a daily sea salt and water soak as well as washing the area with a mild soap once or twice a day, making sure to clean and dry the area thoroughly. In an uncircumcised male it is generally more comfortable to have the foreskin sitting forward covering the glans, but this holds in moisture and is generally not good for a healing piercing — the new piercing should be checked often to be kept dry. Be prepared for a slight discomfort in the area at the base of the foreskin where the jewelry rubs the foreskin.

Long-term health issues

Most wearers discover that wearing a ring in their urethra affects the urine stream — the liquid exiting the glans tends to follow the ring downward and «fans» the stream out in a way that is difficult to control, resulting in the need to sit down to urinate. This can present problems in some settings in which a toilet isn’t readily available, such as in pubs or outdoor venues. Some men may also have to sit down to urinate due to leaking, or even a full second stream, of urine exiting through the piercing hole simultaneously with the normal urethral opening at the front of the penis. Some men can successfully stand to urinate by using a wall urinal and turning their penis so that the head is upside-down, even if they have two streams.

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Jewelry

This piercing is usually performed at 10 gauge or larger, and most men who have it done find that the piercing stretches very quickly and easily on its own. Opinions vary as to what most men — and their partners — find ideal in size both for comfort and for the sensations produced, but jewelry withing the 8ga to 2ga range seem the most popular. For some people, the piercing is purely aesthetic, but for others, it is highly sensual. It should be noted that some women find this piercing, in any gauge, uncomfortable during sex. Others may not even notice it at all.

History and culture

A lot has been written about the history of the Prince Albert piercing, but very little of it is true. The most common story is that it was a so-called «dressing ring,» used to pull the penis into tight fitting fashions, and that Prince Albert himself had one. Others have suggested than he wore it to keep his foreskin retracted and «fresh smelling» so as not to offend his Queen.

Others, most notably Doug Malloy, have suggested that it was worn by divers to hold onto a urine trap as an alternative to a catheter. Doug Malloy also stated that Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini wore a Prince Albert and had a hole cut in his pocket to easily access the piercing — apparently Il Duce would tug on his P.A. in times of stress to calm himself.

Another amusing but also likely fictitious story is that Germanic warriors of the late medieval period wore these genital piercings in order to pull their genitals tightly between their legs in order to avoid sword injuries during combat. Whether this story is true or simply an excuse for those with Germanic heritage to boast about their masculinity (see: dueling scar) is up for debate.

There is no conclusive evidence that any of this is true.

What is a Prince Albert piercing?

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It’s now been a couple of days since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first baby into the world.

Many of us are now expecting the couple to announce the name of their new baby today when the provide the first glimpse of the new royal.

Albert has now become one of the favourites to be the new name of the royal baby, along with Alexander, James and Arthur.

The name was originally predicted to be the choice of Prince William and Kate when Prince Louis was born last year, thanks to some URL-based trickery.

The name has a long history in the Royal Family, as it was King George VI’s first name was Albert, as well as Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, who was Harry’s great, great, great, great grandfather.

We have concerns that Harry and Meghan might not know the other connections of the name Prince Albert, though.

Friends, royals, the general public, a Prince Albert is a type of piercing. A penis piercing.

Warning before you scroll: Below are some illustrations of penis piercings.

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What is a Prince Albert piercing?

A Prince Albert is a piercing of the penis, in which a metal ring is pierced through the skin at the tip of the penis.

The ring begins almost straight to pierce through the penis, and is then bent with pliers to create a rounded ring shape.

The piercing enters at the frenulum and exits at the urethra, going through the urethral meatus. Some people like to attach fun little accoutrements to their Prince Albert ring, such as a Dragonfly – six plastic barbells arranged like the rings of a dragonfly.

Yes, it’s painful to have done, and should only be carried out by a professional with a lot of experience in genital piercing.

It typically takes weeks to heal and there’s quite a bit of bleeding.

Oh, and you do pee out of both holes, so that’s something to get used to.

Variations on the Prince Albert include the Reverse Prince Albert, which goes around the top of the penis tip rather than underneath, and the Prince’s Wand, which involves a T-shaped piercing.

How did the Prince Albert piercing get its name?

The theory goes that Prince Albert, as in the husband of Queen Victoria herself, had a penis piercing in his twenties. This hasn’t been confirmed, sadly, but the rumours were strong enough to get the piercing named after him.

Some people believe that the piercing helped the prince’s penis hang in an aesthetically pleasing fashion in tight trousers, which were the style of the day, while others suggest that he had Peyronie’s disease, and had the piercing in an attempt to straighten his penis.

If Prince Albert did have such a piercing, it seems he wasn’t the first.

The Kama Sutra, written far earlier than Prince Albert was around, mentions genital piercing as a way to obtain true sexual pleasure.

Does a Prince Albert actually increase sexual pleasure?

It really depends on the type of material you use, as well as how your body and your partner’s body responds to the sensation.

Generally a Prince Albert piercing will increase sensitivity in the penis, and add a new texture when stimulating the vagina.

Additional beads and ridges, such as the Dragonfly addition we mentioned before, can increase sexual pleasure.

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What are the risks of Prince Albert piercings?

The main risk you face with any kind of genital piercing is infection – it’s absolutely crucial to keep the piercing clean.

There’s also the risk of the piercing causing irritation or injury during sex. Hard rings can bruise, tear, or get caught inside the anus or vagina. It’s a good idea to use additional lubrication.

Aggressive sex or masturbation with a Prince Albert piercing could cause injury to the penis too, if it gets caught or yanked too quickly.

Принц Альберт. Разные значения этой фразы

Принц Альберт – это правая рука королевы, способ завязать галстук и один из видов пирсинга. Что касается первого, то он был просто незаменим в королевстве. Этот мужчина вставал раньше всех и сразу же принимался за работу. В его обязанности входило составлять ответы на запросы министров, писать разнообразные письма, а правительство и «сливки» общества успевали только их подписывать. Когда же к нему присоединилась Виктория, она начала помогать ему и скрасила его одиночество.

В наши дни популярен узел «Принц Альберт». Он очень похож на обыкновенный, но возле петли имеет дополнительное утолщение. Для того чтобы его завязать, следует изучить технику и приемы. Вначале обвяжите галстук вокруг шеи лицевой стороной, а широкий конец расположите слева (он должен находиться чуть ниже тонкого). Далее необходимо скрестить правую и левую части. Затем проведите широкий конец налево под узким, а потом направо и наложите его поверх тонкого. Повторяем так два раза. После этого с внутренней стороны через шейную петлю протягиваем широкий конец галстука снизу вверх, затягиваем его хорошенько и разглаживаем. Узел готов. Подходит он и для похода на работу, и для особо важного случая.

В наши дни популярностью пользуется пирсинг. Его можно сделать на любом участке тела, оформив разнообразными украшениями и аксессуарами. Чаще всего это один из способов самовыражения человека, некоторые просто прокалывают тело для удовольствия или подражания мировым звездам. С недавних пор мужчины делают себе пирсинг «Принц Альберт». Он прокалывается на мужских гениталиях. При длительном ношении есть опасность растяжения, поэтому не рекомендуется надевать слишком большие и объемные украшения. Кроме того, это грозит истощением ткани, образованием непреднамеренной меатотомии и просто дискомфортом. С другой стороны, когда слишком маленькое украшение, есть вероятность, что оно срастется с кожей, или прокол мигрирует. Поэтому врачи рекомендуют для пирсинга «Принц Альберт» использовать прямые и изогнутые штанги, кольца с застежкой-шариком или другие специальные аксессуары, например жезл. Он состоит из полой трубки, а на конце находится вкручиваемая крышка. Она вводится в уретру, а в трубу устанавливают дополнительный стержень, который помогает зафиксировать украшение.

Никто не может сказать, имеет ли царственная особа хоть какое-то отношение к этому способу завязывания галстука и пирсингу. Но это имя прочно закрепилось за ними.

Everything You Should Know Before Getting a Prince Albert Piercing

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The Prince Albert piercing one of the most common penis piercings.

It’s done by inserting a barbell or other jewelry through the hole where pee comes (urethra), and out of the underside behind the head (glans).

There are two other popular types:

  • Reverse PA: goes through the urethra and out of the top of the shaft, behind the head instead of underneath
  • Deep shaft reverse PA: comes out of the top of the shaft much farther down, far away from the head

For your benefit

Glans or shaft piercings like the PA move around and graze penile tissue when you masturbate or during oral, anal, or genital sex. This can stimulate more nerves and make you feel more pleasure.

The PA wand can be used for sounding having your partner put jewelry in their mouth and hum. This vibrates your entire penis and can feel intensely pleasurable.

For your partner’s benefit

Any type of PA can stimulate more of your partner’s vaginal or anal nerves during sex.

The reverse PA is more suited to stimulate the clitoris and increase your partner’s pleasure.

Anyone with a penis may be able to get a PA piercing.

The foreskin can be pulled back for this piercing. But jewelry can rub against the foreskin when you’re not erect, causing discomfort.

You may need to relearn how to pee to avoid spraying urine through new urethra openings. Try directing the hole downward or covering the hole.

Piercings on the glans or shaft can also pierce through condoms, so exercise caution.

PA piercings have no effect on your fertility.

Jewelry commonly used in a PA piercing includes:

  • Circular barbell: horseshoe-shape with removable beads on both ends
  • Captive bead ring: circular ring with a bead where the ends meet
  • Straight barbell: rod-shape with removable beads on both ends
  • Bent barbell: similar to a straight barbell, but with a slight curve from end to end
  • PA wand: long and straight with a semi-cross shape at the end, meant to be inserted into the urethra with beads on the outs >

Your piercer will likely suggest the following materials:

  • Surgical titanium: less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritation in sensitive skin
  • Biocompatible polymers (plastics): strong, sturdy, and flexible, and good for first-time piercings
  • Niobium: hypoallergenic material and more resilient to wear and tear than other metals
  • Gold: stick with 14-karat yellow or white gold to avoid infections during healing; don’t use gold-plated jewelry, which can cause infections and allergic reactions
  • Platinum: the strongest and sturdiest option, but much more costly and difficult to obtain

A typical PA piercing may cost anywhere from $50 to up to several hundred at high-end, reputable shops with expensive jewelry.

Here’s a typical cost breakdown:

  • Service: as low as $40 or well into the $100s due to the complexity and delicacy of this piercing
  • Jewelry: as low as $15 for basic steel or titanium to hundreds or more for platinum, diamond, or gold
  • Piercer tip: at least 20 percent or more for high-quality service

You don’t need to be erect to get this piercing.

Your piercer will:

  1. Put on clean gloves, then wash and sterilize the area to be pierced.
  2. Use a marker to label the areas where the needle will go in and out of your skin.
  3. Insert the needle through the entry opening and out of the exit opening. They’ll likely to tell you to slowly inhale and exhale when they insert the needle.
  4. Gently grip the skin with forceps to keep the skin steady while they put in the jewelry.
  5. Rinse, sterilize, and bandage the pierced area.

All piercings carry the possibility of pain.

A PA piercing may be more painful than other common piercings, such as a lip or earlobe piercing, because the penis has more nerve endings.

Inserting a bigger, more complex piece of jewelry like a PA wand can increase the potential for discomfort.

The pain you feel also depends largely on your tolerance for pain.

The actual piercing procedure lasts mere seconds, so taking a deep breath, gripping something tightly, or thinking about something else may take your mind off the pain.

Your penis is dense with nerves and delicate tissue.

If your piercing isn’t correctly performed or properly taken care of, it may increase your risk of harmful or dangerous complications.

Discuss these possible risks with your piercer:

Injuring your partner’s tissues while having sex. Jewelry can rub, chafe, or injure sensitive areas on your partner’s genitals, anus, or mouth during sex. Rarely, jewelry can become hooked to your partner’s genital, anal, or facial jewelry. This can be painful or difficult to undo without medical help.

Increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Genital piercings have been linked to a higher risk of transmitting blood-borne STIs, especially since PA jewelry is more likely to break a condom.

Penile tissue damage. Jewelry that sticks out can rub against and wear away penis tissue. This can result in calloused areas that reduce sensation.

Infection at the piercing site. Bacteria can be passed from unwashed hands or during sex. An opening in your penis tissues can allow bacteria to enter, build up, and become infectious.

Urinary tract infection. Bacteria can enter your urinary tract through the urethra or openings for the piercing. This can increase your risk of UTIs.

Rejection. Your penis may develop more — and often thicker — tissue if it perceives the piercing as a foreign object. This can displace the jewelry.

A PA piercing heals relatively fast — about 2 to 4 weeks.

Your piercing may heal slower if you don’t follow proper aftercare instructions.

A little pain and swelling are normal during the first few weeks and will become less noticeable as your piercing heals.

See your piercer or doctor if you experience these symptoms alongside:

  • yellowish or greenish pus
  • skin that feels hot when you touch it
  • fever

Good aftercare is key to a successful piercing.

While you’re healing, do:

  • Keep the area covered with a bandage. Change the bandage at least once daily.
  • Cover any new holes connected to the urethra so that pee doesn’t come out and irritate healing tissue.
  • Use warm water and soap to wash your hands before each time you touch the area.
  • Rinse the pierced area about twice daily with distilled water and saline solution.
  • Wash and rinse any crust that appears on the area.
  • Use a clean paper towel to gently pat dry whenever you rinse your piercing.
  • Shield the penis from water during showers.
  • Carefully put on and remove clothes, especially underwear or pants.
  • Wear condoms during sexual activity until your piercing’s healed.
  • Handle your piercing with unwashed hands.
  • Masturbate or engage in oral, genital, or anal sex until swelling and pain from getting the piercing has subsided.
  • Put on tight clothes or underwear.
  • Rinse the pierced area with alcohol-based liquids.
  • Apply strong or antiseptic soaps or other fluids to the pierced area.
  • Immerse yourself in a bath or a pool.
  • Engage in vigorous or athletic activities that can jostle the penis around or increase your risk of injuring it.
  • Take the jewelry out or interfere with it until the area’s fully healed after about 2 to 3 months.
  • Allow your pubic hair to get caught or tangled in the jewelry.

Light pain and swelling are typical for any piercing. But some symptoms are more serious.

See your piercer if you notice any of the follow symptoms of infection or rejection:

  • redness beyond the pierced area
  • severe swelling
  • severe pain
  • greenish or yellowish discharge
  • bad smell

Rejection can also cause:

  • displaced jewelry
  • dangling or sagging jewelry
  • complete jewelry dislodgment

Non-traditional piercings can push jewelry out as skin and tissues grow back.

How long this takes differs for everyone — your overall health, penile tissues, and aftercare make a big difference.

Your piercing could last anywhere from a few months to a year or longer.

Don’t change your jewelry until the piercing has fully healed.

Not sure if it’s healed? Ask your piercer, or request that they change the jewelry for you.

If your piercer gives you the go-ahead to change it yourself, you should:

  1. Wash your hands with warm water and antibacterial soap.
  2. Rinse the piercing area with a saline solution.
  3. Carefully take any beads off the jewelry you’re wearing.
  4. Slowly take the jewelry out of the hole.
  5. Take any beads off your replacement jewelry.
  6. Slowly and carefully push the replacement jewelry through the hole.
  7. Replace the beads you took off the jewelry.
  8. Secure the jewelry so that it doesn’t move around or fall out.
  9. Rinse the area again with saline solution and gently pat dry.

Don’t remove jewelry until your piercing is fully healed.

This prevents bacteria from getting trapped inside the hole and potentially causing an infection.

Still healing, but don’t want to wait? Talk to your piercer to find out if it’s OK to remove the jewelry now.

After it’s out, follow your piercer’s cleaning guidelines until the tissues are completely healed.

If you don’t, you may damage your penis tissue or develop an infection.

Already healed? Then remove the jewelry and let the hole seal itself. That’s all you need to do.

Be sure to do your research to ensure that your piercing’s done by a professional at a shop with good reviews and a reputation for safety.

An experienced piercer can also give you tips on placement, risks, aftercare, and possible complications.

Talk to your doctor if you’re not sure if your penis will take to a piercing. They can identify any underlying conditions or anatomical limitations that could interfere with a penis piercing.

You may find that your body or skin type isn’t compatible with a PA piercing, and that’s OK. Your piercer may be able to suggest a different type that’s more comfortable and that you may like even better.

What Is a Prince Albert Piercing & How Does It Work?

Genital piercings have become increasingly popular among men and women alike in recent years, with Prince Albert piercings (also known as a PA piercings) topping the list of most desirable male genital piercings. This piercing is popular among men of all ages for aesthetic and sexual reasons alike, but is it the right male genital piercing for you?

If you’re considering getting a Prince Albert piercing or just want to better understand how these piercings work, you first need to learn how PA piercings are placed and decide on the type of PA piercing and Prince Albert jewelry that will be best for you and your partner.

Prince Albert Piercing Placements

A Prince Albert piercing is traditionally placed through the underside of the penile shaft, towards the head of the penis. A piercing needle is passed up into the urethra, followed by Prince Albert piercing jewelry, which then protrudes out through the head of the penile shaft. Traditional PA piercings are most likely to stimulate a female partner during intercourse from behind («doggy style»), because that position puts the bottom ball in direct contact with a woman’s G-spot.

As an alternative to a traditional Prince Albert piercing, you can get a reverse PA piercing, if desired. With a reverse PA, the top of the penile shaft is pierced instead of the underside, but the opposite end of the jewelry still protrudes out through the urethral opening in the head of the penis. This placement can be more pleasurable for female partners during intercourse, particularly in the missionary position and any other position that would allow the top ball of a reverse PA piercing to rub against your partner’s G-spot.

Prince Albert Jewelry

The placement of both traditional and reverse PA piercings makes circular barbells, bent barbells and captive bead rings the preferred style of starter jewelry, because their curved shapes perfectly suit the position of these piercings’ entry and exit points. Men can also wear Prince Albert wands in their PA piercings, but this more advanced style of genital piercing jewelry is usually best suited to wear in healed PA piercings, because PA wands are more invasive than captive rings, bent barbells and circular barbells. PA wands are not ideal Prince Albert piercing jewelry for everyday wear, like bent barbells and rings are, because they can pinch the skin in uncomfortable ways when you’re active, especially when you’re flaccid. Prince Albert wands can be fun to wear during bedroom play, though.

A Prince Albert wand is comprised of a hollow tube placed down into the urethra. It may have a «leg» placed perpendicularly towards the front end of the wand that goes through the opening of the piercing on the underside of the penile shaft (as with the stainless steel PA wand with a doorknocker ring shown below and the blue Prince Albert wand shown above). There are also PA wands that have two posts protruding from the bottom of the wand for those with two holes in a row on the underside of their penile shafts. Some Prince Albert wands also have one or more rings that encompass the penile shaft. Visit our Prince Albert Wands page to see all of the many different styles available.

Note that sometimes sounding is required before you can comfortably insert a PA wand into your penile shaft. Sounding wands are effective dilators that can stretch the urethra to accommodate a wand shaft more comfortably, and they can be used for urethral play, too.

The PA Piercing Process

Since PA piercings are placed in a sensitive, private area, it’s important to go to a piercer you trust and to whom you’re most comfortable exposing your genitals. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to maintain an erection while having this piercing done. Just relax as best you can, and let your piercer get to work. If you’re concerned about pain, you can ask your piercer to apply a topical anesthetic at least 15-20 minutes before piercing you. S/he will then clean the area to be pierced with an antiseptic skin cleanser, mark the area to be pierced, make sure you’re happy with the placement, and begin the piercing process.

The most painful moment in the Prince Albert piercing process is when the piercing needle punctures the urethra. This is not a piercing for the faint of heart, because you may experience a moment of intense, eye-watering pain when the needle pushes into your urethra. It will pass quickly, though. Once your Prince Albert jewelry has been inserted, you may continue to experience a dull, throbbing discomfort for a period of time, but you shouldn’t have more than a moment of acute, sharp pain. Using a topical anesthetic can make the puncturing of the urethra more bearable. To address residual discomfort and reduce inflammation in the days following getting a PA piercing, take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like IBProfen, if you can tolerate it. Do not take aspirin as a pain reliever, though, particularly during the first week or so; it can thin the blood and cause excessive bleeding.

Your piercer will most likely encourage you to wear a bent barbell or a circular barbell as your starter jewelry. These styles of jewelry will make it slightly easier for you to urinate, which can become a messy proposition once there’s a piece of jewelry protruding from your urethra. (Some men have to urinate sitting down until they get used to managing the spray caused by Prince Albert jewelry.) Bent barbells and circular barbells are also more comfortable to wear in a Prince Albert piercing regularly, during daily activities and sex alike.

You should keep your starter jewelry in for at least the first 6 weeks, and preferably for the first 6 months. Starter jewelry is always extra-long to accommodate any swelling that occurs, so you may be tempted to change to closer-fitting jewelry as soon as your piercing appears healed. However, it can take many months for the fistula (piercing hole) to thicken and become reinforced enough to make a jewelry change tolerable. If you need to change your jewelry sooner because it’s too tight or made of a material that’s irritating to your skin, have your piercer change your Prince Albert piercing jewelry for you.

Prince Albert Piercing Aftercare

After getting a Prince Albert piercing, it’s very important to maintain proper piercing aftercare. You should not wash your PA piercing directly with soap, because it can be drying and delay healing. It’s better to use saline washes like H2Ocean and Recovery Piercing Aftercare Spray to flush your new Prince Albert piercing. We suggest doing two full sea salt solution soaks per day and misting your piercing regularly (3-6x/day) with piercing aftercare spray in between soaks. You can do full soaks in one of two ways:

    Soak With Piercing Aftercare Spray — Fill a small glass with store-bought piercing aftercare spray/saline wash, and submerge your penis in the solution for 5 minutes. Do this first thing in the morning and again at night, or at whatever two times a day are most convenient based on your schedule. Alternatively, you can saturate cotton balls with piercing aftercare spray and apply them to your piercing one-at-a-time until you’ve saturated your piercing with soothing sea salt solution for at least 5 minutes.

OR

Soak With Homemade Sea Salt Solution — To make your own sea salt solution, you’ll need a cup of sterile water (tap water boiled for 5 minutes is just as good as store-bought sterile water), a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt (aquarium salt from a pet store works best), and, if desired, tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and moisturizer, so it’s a great enhancement to homemade sea salt solution. It will minimize the chances of infection developing and soften up dry, cracked skin around your piercing.

To prepare the solution, stir the salt into the sterile water until it’s dissolved, then add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the mixture. (Tea tree oil shouldn’t be applied directly to a piercing; it requires a carrier like sea salt solution.) Once your solution is prepared, you can apply it in one of the two ways detailed in #1—either by soaking your penis in the solution or by applying the solution with a series of clean cotton balls. Soaking is always the best option, though.

Other Aspects of PA Piercing Aftercare

Keeping your new Prince Albert piercing clean should be your top priority during the first 4-6 weeks after getting pierced, but it’s not the only thing you can do to help your piercing heal well. Getting plenty of rest is also important, since our bodies heal best when we’re sleeping. It’s also critical to eat nutritiously to bolster your immune system, as well as to minimize your alcohol and nicotine intake during the healing process, since consuming alcohol and nicotine can slow down the healing process. Nicotine is particularly harmful, because it has a somewhat paralyzing systemic effect on the body’s ability to heal.

Another aspect of taking care of your body while your Prince Albert piercing heals is avoiding sexual contact for as long as possible—particularly during the first critical 4-6 weeks of the healing process. Engaging in intercourse or self-stimulation prematurely can jostle your jewelry and cause minor tears or worse, and tears in the skin are a breeding ground for bacteria. Even oral sex is a bad idea, since other people’s saliva contains foreign bacteria that could trigger an infection to develop.

When the time comes and you’re ready to take your healed PA piercing for a test drive in the bedroom, wear a condom to minimize movement of your jewelry and block contact with your partner’s bodily fluids. Also, take it slow. A Prince Albert piercing is an adjustment not only for a man with this piercing, but also for his partner. Partners’ reactions to PA piercings tend to be extreme; people either love or hate how sex feels with a PA piercing in the mix. It’s important to talk to your partner before getting this piercing to make sure s/he is comfortable with the idea. You should also think about the sexual positions you both prefer, and then decide if a traditional or reverse PA piercing would be most pleasurable for your partner in those positions.

Even if you wear protection during sex, it’s important to clean your PA piercing with saline wash immediately after engaging in sexual activities. The sea salt solution will be soothing to your piercing, and it will flush away any debris or bodily fluids left behind.

Stretching a PA Piercing

Many men like to start with 8g-10g Prince Albert jewelry and then stretch up to larger sizes later, until they find the perfect size that gives them and their partner maximum stimulation during sex. If you want to stretch your PA piercing, it’s important to wait until it’s fully healed (preferably at least 3 months, even though most PA piercings are healed within 6 weeks). Each time you stretch up a size, you’ll need to wait a minimum of one-and-a-half times as long as it took for your PA piercing to heal initially before considering going up another size. That means you should wait 6-9 weeks before attempting subsequent stretches. Doing so allows the fistula to reinforce and gives the body time to heal any minor tears caused by the last stretch.

There are a few things you can do to make stretching a Prince Albert piercing go more smoothly. First, never go up more than a single size at a time. In fact, stretching will be a smoother process if you increase the size of your jewelry even more gradually using the tape method. Just purchase a roll of stretching tape, and add a single layer around your jewelry every week or two until you can comfortably insert jewelry in the next full size up from what you’ve been wearing. Alternatively, you can use a piercing taper to go up a single full size at a time. If you get a threaded taper in the size to which you’re stretching, you can screw your new jewelry onto one end, add a single drop of water-based lubricant to the end of the taper, and work it through your piercing slowly until you’ve pulled the new jewelry all the way through your piercing. Then, unscrew the taper from the jewelry, and replace it with the opposing ball or other end. Sometimes you can even screw your new jewelry directly onto your old jewelry and use it to push the old jewelry out, if the thread patterns are compatible. That can make it even easier to change jewelry than using a taper would, particularly for PA piercings since jewelry has to make an almost 90-degree turn after first being inserted into the top or bottom piercing hole.

It’s also helpful to use emu oil regularly in the weeks leading up to a stretch. Emu oil enhances the skin’s natural elasticity, which makes it more pliable and easier to insert jewelry in a full size up from what you’ve been wearing. Just massage a small amount of emu oil into the skin around your piercing a couple times a day for a week or two before a stretch for maximum benefit.

Learn More About Prince Albert Piercings

We offer additional Prince Albert piercing resources ranging from Prince Albert pictures to articles that discuss PA piercings in more detail to Prince Albert jewelry and beyond. Here are some of the PA piercing resources you may find most helpful if you’re interested in learning more about Prince Albert piercings or looking to buy new PA jewelry:

  • Prince Albert Pictures — Our gallery is filled with Prince Albert piercing pictures and reverse PA piercing pictures shared by our online community members. To see this mature content, you must be 18 or older and be logged into your Painful Pleasures account. Reference our How to Use the Gallery article for tips on signing up for an account, posting your own Prince Albert piercing photos, and more.
  • Prince Albert Piercing History — Our History of Body Piercings article contains a section explaining the origin of Prince Albert piercings, how they’ve evolved over time, and the sexual effectiveness of PA piercings.
  • The Basics of Male & Female Genital Piercings — This article provides a comprehensive explanation of each type of male and female genital piercing, including the ever-popular Prince Albert piercing. Jump right to the Q&A «What are the most popular types of male genital piercings and why?» to read about Prince Albert piercings specifically. This article also provides additional male genital piercing aftercare tips and answers to questions about healing times, when to resume sexual activity, and where to find other genital piercing resources within our extensive library of tattoo, piercing, body jewelry, and shop safety articles.
  • Body Mod Forum — Our forum is filled with useful information about a wide variety of body mods, including PA piercings. You can read experiences shared by our online community members, post questions for other forum members and our knowledgeable moderators to answer, and find other useful Prince Albert piercing info there. Note that you’ll need to log in to your Painful Pleasures account if you wish to post in the forum and/or reach out to community members through our message center. For helpful tips on using the forum, you can reference our How to Use the Forumarticle.
  • Prince Albert Jewelry — There are several areas of our Body Jewelry section where you’ll find the perfect Prince Albert jewelry, including:
    Bent Barbells
    Circular Barbells
    Captive Rings (This section includes segment rings, captive bead rings, seamless rings & more.)
    Prince Albert Wands (You’ll find sounding wands here, too.)
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