Body Piercing is done on just about every part of your body. It's not just the navel, or nose anymore. Genital Piercing has become much more popular then you may realize. I know some people will find this hard to believe. A Pun intended :-) however it is a fact.
The first response of many people is "why would anyone want to do that to themselves?" The answer usually is quiet simply "for the pleasure". The pain associated with the different genital
piercings is not as bad as you may think. The reason for this is that you are piercing through nerves that are used to sensing pleasure, and are not as receptive to pain. The major reason for most of the genital piercings done is for pleasure, so a lot of pain would defeat the whole purpose. In fact if you are looking for pain, genital piercing is not the right place to look.
Of course there are risks with these piercings just as there are with any piercing, and just about everything else that we do in life. Some of the risks are serious on a couple of the piercings, such as the Ampallang. If that one is done incorrectly you can be rendered impotent very easily. However something else to think about is that Infection is the number one side effect of a piercing and something that can cause many very serious problems due to complications. Due to the increased blood flow the genital piercings usually heal faster then other piercings. For instance, a Prince Albert Piercing can heal in 4 to 6 weeks, however a navel piercing may take up to 1 year to heal. That leaves a much larger window of time to have something go wrong, or to catch a disease that you would rather not have.
The most common cause of a "piercing gone wrong" is carelessness, ignorance, and utter disregard for another persons well being. Take the time to make sure that you know your Piercer, and that he or she is a true "Professional" in every sense of the word.
Unfortunately many studios are still operating without any autoclave and thus can not sterilize anything. Many "piercers" are not trained or licensed at all. There is not a lot of watchdog or enforcement yet in our industry the way that there is in the standard medical industry. And really even the medical profession could be better policed as well. So make sure that you watch your but for yourself, or your but may be all that you have left down there. :-)
Some of the male genital piercings are; Prince Albert ( being the most common ), Reverse Price Albert, Frenum, Dydoe, Guiche, and the Ampallang ( which is the most dangerous ).
In women, the genital piercings include; Vertical Clitoral Hood ( the most popular for females), Horizontal Clitoral Hood, Inner Labia, Outer Labia, and Triangle piercing to name a few. There are several more for both but these are some of the more common ones.
They make some very interesting pieces of jewelry for genital piercings, such as a Double Captive Curved Barbell for a Prince Albert Piercing, or a Double Bezel Set Flower for a Vertical Clitoris Piercing, so if you are looking to dress up the family Jewels or jewelry box make sure you go to a Reputable Experienced Professional Piercer. These piercings can make a big difference in you life, but it is up to you as to whether it is for the better or for the worse.