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:

Princess Albertina Piercing

Princess AlbertinaPrincess Albertina is a female genital piercing, an equivalent to male Prince Albert piercing.

This is a piercing performed through the urethra.

This is a rare genital piercing so it’s important to find a specialized piercer who is experienced with this type of piercings.

Piercing and Placement

Princess Albertina is designed as an equivalent to male Prince Albert piercing. However, while PA piercings are among the most popular male genital piercings, Princess Albertina is rare. It was designed in the 1990s and despite attracting a lot of attention it has remained one of the rarer genital piercings.

Part of the reason is the fact that it’s a challenging piercing that can cause problems and urinary tract infections in women. Despite these risks, it is possible to have a perfectly functional and comfortable Princess Albertina piercing, as long as it’s done right.

Princess Albertina piecing enters female urethra and exits at the top of the vagina. This piercing may alter the flow of urine so it’s something to be aware of during urination. Just like male PA piercing, this is a partially urethral piercing, so a great care has to be made during procedure and aftercare.

The piercing is usually positioned about 3/8” from the urethral opening. When positioned correctly, the piercing should sit in between the inner labia. This makes the jewelry “tucked in” so it doesn’t interfere with clothes or other genital piercings.

This is a complex piercing so it’s vital to find an experienced piercer who is specialized in performing it. This is the only way to ensure satisfaction and to reduce the risk of infections and other problems.

Despite being complex in terms of placement and procedure, this is not a painful piercing. Also, it heals pretty quickly, though it’s important to restrain from sex for at least two weeks after the procedure. It’s also vital to perform regular aftercare in order to prevent infections and other problems.


Typical jewelry for Princess Albertina is a Captive Bead Ring, though other types of rings can sometimes be used. Some people even choose to wear circular barbells, but this is rarer.

The gauge of the jewelry matches the gauge you’re pierced with. Princess Albertina is usually performed at 10 gauge or 8 gauge. It’s important that that the ring has a small diameter so it won’t cause problems during vaginal penetration (be it sex or using sex toys).

Most of the time, thicker jewelry reduces the risk of rejection and it increases stimulation during masturbation and sex.

Additional Info and Tips

  • In order to be able to get Princess Albertina piercings, your urethra has to be large enough. Not all women are built for this piercing. Before the procedure, make sure to consult your piercer to see if you are suited for this piercing.
  • Women who experiment with urethral stimulation are more likely have large enough urethra to accommodate Princess Albertina.
  • Princess Albertina carries a greater risk of urinary tract infections. This is because female urethra is shorter. Male PA piecing doesn’t carry the same risk because male urethra is longer. This is why PA is generally safer and less complex piercing than Princess Albertina.
  • Princess Albertina is considered a functional piercing, since it can increase sexual pleasure in some users. It can be very pleasurable during masturbation and sex. However, this aspect works mainly for women who enjoy urethral stimulation.
  • This piercing is easy to stretch, so you can wear 6 gauge jewelry or even larger.
  • During the healing time, make sure to drink plenty of water. It will dilute the urine which will make urination less painful during the initial healing time.
  • Scrunty piercing is an extreme form of Princess Albertina. It passes horizontally through the urethra.

Sex & Genital Piercings

SexMany people wonder if genital piercings improve sexual experience and make it more exciting. There are also those who fear that piercing on their intimate parts will actually make them enjoy sex less, or that the piercing will make sex impossible.

There is no one straight answer to these questions, but chances are that genital piercing won’t prevent you from having sex. In fact, some of the most popular intimate piercings are made with the goal of improving sex.

Great Sex and Piercing – How?

While they may seem serious, genital piercings are usually not dangerous when it comes to sex. It means that they will not prevent you to enjoy your favorite activities (alone or with a partner). However, it’s important to understand that there will probably be some changes.

First of all, you will need to wait until the piercing starts to heal. Most people can’t wait that long, so they start having sex almost as soon as the first pain is gone. It’s better to postpone sex for a few weeks, but if you can’t wait, you need to be very careful.

Another thing you need to know is that genital piercing change the sensations in certain erogenous zones. If done correctly, most standard piercings will improve your experience. You just need to get to know your body again and learn the new ways you can give and receive pleasure.

Genital piercings are a great way to start experimenting and discover what feels good. You can share this experience with your partner. After all, genital piercings are often stimulating for your partner, too. You need to be patient and learn how to experience new pleasure and how to use your piercing and jewelry to satisfy yourself and your partner.

Genital Piercing and Oral Sex

Many people claim genital piercings greatly improve oral sex. Sometimes, it means heightened pleasure and all the news ways your partner can manipulate the jewelry with their tongue. Other times, the idea of orally pleasuring someone with a genital piercing is arousing on its own.

To have fun with oral sex, it’s best to wait until the genital piercing is fully healed. Once it’s ready, you can start experimenting with all the exciting new ways you can give and receive pleasure.

Jewelry can help a lot: it is there to touch and rub all the sensitive zones. You may use your tongue or teeth to pull and manipulate jewelry and make your partner experience new and exciting pleasures.

One word of warning: make sure that jewelry is secured and made of high-quality materials. Never give or receive oral sex if the jewelry is loose or poorly made. You don’t want jewelry caught between the teeth or swallowed. For these reasons, use only high quality, body-friendly jewelry you know it’s safe.

What about Condoms?

Safe sex is important, and condoms are there to ensure it. Genital piercings may seem to make this matter more complicated. Many men wonder if they can wear condoms during sex and if the jewelry will make condoms break.

The good news is that genital jewelry is usually not a problem for condoms. While it may seem sharp, most of the standard genital jewelry is actually pretty smooth. There are no rough edges that would make condoms to break.

In fact, you are required to wear a condom during the first stages of the healing. Fresh piercings require a condom to be present because it’s important to keep the piercing clean and without contact to other person’s bodily fluids. Not to mention that the piercing itself is very sensitive and prone to inflammation. For these reasons, wearing a condom during the first stages of healing is a must.

All in all, you shouldn’t worry about wearing a condom with your penis piercing. However, make sure that the jewelry you choose is smooth and without any ornaments or rough edges. This will minimize the chances of breakage.

Also, let’s not forget about female genital piercings. Most of them do not come in close contact with the condom itself, but some piercings (such as inner labia or fourchette) do come in contact with the penis and condom. If you have one of these piercings, make sure to always wear smooth, simple jewelry that will not scratch the condom.

Female Piercing Article

Just a quick post to let you know that we just had another article published. This one is on several different assorted body piercings for the female genitalia.  We cover the popularity, some of the risk, some common side effects (both good and bad) and naturally the jewelry. You can find the article posted here;

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