Popularity of Genital Piercings

54tGenital piercings are often perceived as extreme and unusual piercings. For some people, the idea of having a pierced genitalia is “too much” on itself.

There are even some piercing enthusiasts who’d gladly pierce their eyebrow, tongue or even a nipple but will never consider a genital piercings.

While piercings are a personal decision that should always depend on individual tastes, it’s important to know that genital piercings are not as rare as some people think. In fact, they are very popular among piercing enthusiasts. While they are not as common as, say, navel piercings or ear piercings, they are more popular than people think.

In other words, if you are intrigued by genital piercings, go for them! You are certainly not alone in your preferences.

How Common are Genital Piercings?

There is no clear statistics on genital piercings, or piercings in general, so it’s difficult to estimate the numbers. However, anecdotal evidence and popular demand show that genital piercings are far from being rare. While they may be rare in overall population, they are popular among piercing enthusiasts.

Some sources indicate that female genital piercings are more popular than male genital piercings. At the same time, Prince Albert piercing seems to be the most popular genital piercing in the world. It’s clear that both men and women enjoy this type of piercing so if you wish to get an intimate piercing you need to know you’re not alone!

Trained Piercers

A good thing about popularity of genital piercings is that there are trained, experienced professionals who can perform them properly. With any type of a piercing, it’s vital to find a reliable studio and an experienced professional to perform the piercing. This is the only way to stay safe and have a problem-free piercing.

When choosing a piercer it’s important to find an experienced person. An experienced piercer is the one who’s not only knowledgeable about piercings in general but also in the type of piercing you’re interested in.

This is even more important when it comes to genital piercings and other sensitive piercings. Since genital piercings are more demanding and somewhat rarer than common piercings such as ear or navel piercings, it’s vital to find a piercer who is truly knowledgeable about the piercing you’re interested in.

Luckily, there are piercers specialized in genital piercings. There are also general piercers experienced with genital piercings. In other words, it’s not impossible to find a good piercer for your genital piercing. It is yet another proof of how popular genital piercings are. Again, they are not the most popular piercings in the world but they are more common than people think.

Most Popular Genital Piercings

The most popular genital piercings are:

For men:

For women:

Ampallang Piercing

AmpallangThe Ampallang is one of the most popular male genital piercings in the world. In a way, it works as the opposite of Apadravya. While Apadravya is a vertical penis piercing, Ampallang is a horizontal one. It goes horizontally all the way through the glans of the penis. It is a very striking piercing with a long history around the world.

The Ampallang is a functional piercing, which means it’s made to enhance sexual pleasure for the wearer and his partner. The wearer will enjoy the internal stimulation through penis tissue as the jewelry rubs on the inside of the penis. The partners will experience additional stimulation due to the thicker glans width.

Procedure and Placement

The Ampallang goes horizontally all the way through the glans of the penis. There are two main placements: transurethral (when it passes through the urethra) or non-transurethral (when the piercing and jewelry don’t go through urethra).

There are several health issues with the Ampallang piercing. First of all, an inadequate procedure can bring a lot of problems. One of the main risks during the procedure is the blood loss. It’s also vital to obtain a proper measurement for the jewelry or else the wearer risks infection, migration and rejection. This is something you will need to think about when deciding to get this type of piercing.

Also, keep in mind that Ampallang pierces a lot of tissue and therefore the procedure can be very painful.

You will also need to choose whether you want a transurethral placement or not. The choice is yours, but keep in mind that transurethral placement offers an advantage: the urine will keep this piercing clean. Also, transurethral Ampallangs are less likely to migrate.

Another possible advantage to transurethral Ampallang is that it pierces less tissue: urethra is a natural hole so it’s like having two shorter piercings done. It may make pain a bit less intense.

There are several different ways to perform this piercing: clamping method, freehand method and scalpelling method.

Before the procedure, the area will be cleaned and prepped. After this, your piercer will mark the spot and ask you to confirm the placement. If clamping method is used, the glans is clamped and the needle inserted through. After the piercing is performed the clamps are removed and jewelry is inserted. With a freehand method the piercer doesn’t use clamps but holds the glans firmly in one hand while piercing with the other. The scalpelling method is good for those who wish to get pierced at a larger gauge, for example, 4 gauge and up.

Keep in mind that it’s common and expectable for Ampallang piercing to bleed, sometimes even hours after the procedure. However, it’s important to ensure that bleeding is controlled. If you keep bleeding a lot for hours, consider contacting your doctor.

Typically, Ampallang is pierced with needles between gauge 12 and 8, but other possibilities ate possible.

Jewelry

The main jewelry type worn in an Ampallang piercing is a straight barbell. In fact, this is typically the only jewelry type you can wear with this piercing. A barbell has to be long enough to account for tissue expansion during erection.

At first, you will get an initial jewelry but it will be changed after the first stage of healing is done. Any jewelry worn in an Ampallang piercing has to be made of body-friendly materials because this is a very sensitive body part and you can’t risk any infections or other problems.

It’s vital to get a proper measurement for the jewelry or else the Ampallang will bring numerous problems. For adequate measurement, it’s important for penis to be erect. This is typically done in private by the customer himself. However, the piercing itself is always done on flaccid penis.

Keep in mind that for the best results, it’s better for the piercer to obtain this measurements. The piercer will know how to properly account for the angle and placement to get the right measurements.

Additional Info and Tips

  • A typical Ampallang goes through the penis glans. There is also a special variant of this piercing, known as the Shaft Ampallang, which penetrates the shaft of the penis horizontally. It can be done at any point along the shaft’s length, so there are many different placements possible.
  • It’s also possible to have a combination of an Apadravya and Ampallang. This penis piercing is known as the Magic Cross.
  • The healing time for the Ampallang is typically 4 to 6 months. However, it can take a year or more to be fully healed.
  • It’s important to know that this is a complex piercing so it’s vital to choose a knowledgeable piercer specialized in genital piercings. You simply can’t risk to visit an amateur for this one. It’s important that your chosen piercer knows what they’re doing.
  • You will need to abstain from sex for at least 6 weeks. In some cases this period can last for months.
  • While this piercing is partially made to enhance pleasure for the wearer’s partner keep in mind that it can be very uncomfortable for female partners during vaginal sex. Oral sex can also be uncomfortable due to the length of the jewelry.
  • It is possible to stretch your Ampallang piercing, but you need to wait until it’s fully healed.
  • If you have a transurethral Ampallang, keep in mind that it can divert the flow of urine. It may make you sit down to urinate.
  • Keep in mind that this piercing always leaves a tube of scar tissue, even if jewelry is removed and piercing is healed.

Male Genital Piercing Considerations

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Surgical Steel Curved Barbells

Male genital piercing can be done in many different ways. It looks great both on flaccid and erect penis and the best of all, it feels so good during sex. While some guys love the way their genital jewelry looks and some even love the thrill of getting pierced, the number one advantage to getting this type of piercing is to increase sensitivity during sex.

Does it work? You bet!

The only thing you should pay attention to is to choose a reliable piercer. If done by knowledgeable staff, genital piercing will bring you and your partners lots of enjoyable moments.

What to Get?

The choice is yours, and it depends on what you like and what you want to achieve, visually and functionally. Basically every type of a male genital piercing can be used to increase arousal during sex and make additional stimulation for both you and your partners.

You will discover that you can use your jewelry to increase sensitivity and that there are many pleasurable ways to play with your jewelry during sex and masturbation. Piercing will make different spots on your penis and genitalia more sensitive and you can also experience new types of stimulation, such as urethral massage or internal stimulation of the glans.

Piercing also feels great for your partners and it can enhance your performance. There are women and men who just can’t resist a guy with a genital piercing and what it can do to make them super horny and aroused.

Female partners can enjoy the feeling of barbells rubbing against their vaginal walls. The curves and edges of your jewelry will provide pleasurable stimulation and massage their most sensitive spots, like G spot or vaginal opening. Depending on the position of your jewelry, you may also stimulate her clitoris curing sex.

Male partners will love your piercings during anal sex because a nice Prince Albert or apadravya jewelry can massage his prostate and provide additional stimulation. Think of it as a personal, life prostate stimulator. Your jewelry can also stimulate his scrotum or perineum and give you both extra arousal.

Different Sensations

Different piercings will give you and your partners different type of stimulation, so it’s one thing you should think about when deciding what part of genitalia to pierce. It all depends on what you and your partners like. There is always an issue of personal preferences; what one guy likes might not be good for another guy or his partners.

Generally speaking, though, each type of genital piercing provides certain sensations and targets certain spots for you and your partners.

Guys who enjoy urethral stimulation should go for the Prince Albert piercing. It is a great one for stimulating various spots at once. Plus, it works great for your female partners. The jewelry is perfectly positioned to massage her G spot during sex. Nothing feels better than having an intense G spot stimulation during wild sex, so you’ll definitely make her satisfied. If you have sex with men, PA and reverse PA are great for prostate stimulation during anal sex. Your jewelry will hit all the right spots and bring him intense orgasms.

If you want to experience totally new feeling, apadravya and ampallang are the way to go: they will make your penis sensitive in new ways. Apadravya (vertical glans piercing) is probably more comfortable for your female partner. Like PA, the jewelry can rub against her G spot, which is very stimulating. It is also one of the most arousing piercings for the wearer. It stimulates your sensitive spots internally and provides amazing feeling during sex.

The ampallang (horizontal glans piercing) may be too intense for some women because the barbells rub directly on her vaginal walls and stretch her more, but this can also be a great thing, especially for guys who wish to expand their girth. Another great advantage to this piercing is that it makes your head really hard, which makes the feeling for both you and your partners very intense.

The guiche is great for external prostate stimulation. Circular barbells look and feel great there. They will massage your perineum and press all the right spots. Depending on the size of the jewelry and pressure, this piercing can stimulate both your perineum and prostate.

There are many other types of genital piercings for men, but these some of the most popular ones when it comes to increasing sexual pleasure. As usual, you just need to be adventurous and use your imagination. Experiment with your partners and discover the best ways to use your genital piercing to enhance your sexual experiences.

Personal Area Piercings are for Pleasure

English: From top to bottom: a horizontal clit...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.