Dolphin piercing is a somewhat new procedure that is gaining more popularity in recent years. Many men who like their Prince Albert piercing also prefer a deeper placement, so the new form of a piercing was invented to accommodate these users and to produce different visual and sexual effects.
Piercing and Procedure
In many ways, Dolphin piercings resembles Prince Albert piercings. The main difference is the placement. Both types of piercing may use urethral opening at the tip of the penis as the first hole for the piercing, though typical Dolphin piercing uses the regular PA exit hole on the underside of the penis as its first hole. This way, a Dolphin piercing starts where PA piercing ends, just below the glans on the underside of the penis.
A typical Dolphin piercing exits further down the shaft, in a new hole. The exact position will depend on many factors, mainly the man’s individual anatomy and preferences.
Dolphin piercing was named by Jon Cobb and the name comes from the jewelry position just under the skin. It makes it seem that the metal bar dives just under the surface of the skin, like a dolphin.
In order to get a Dolphin piercing, it’s recommended to have a regular PA first, so it can easily be connected and expanded into a Dolphin. If you decide to go this route, your original Prince Albert has to be fully healed before you can go with the procedure of making it into a Dolphin.
Dolphin piercing is considered a functional piercing because it provides deep urethral stimulation during intercourse. This is why it’s ideal for men who like urethral play and deep urethral stimulation.
Most of the jewelry pieces used for other piercing types can accommodate a Dolphin piercing, provided they are long enough. Also, Dolphin jewelry is also more massive and done at a larger gauge, but it depends on the man’s preferences.
A typical jewelry piece used for Dolphin piercings is a barbell. Curved barbells seem to work the best. The jewelry goes from the first hole all the way down to the hole on the shaft. It places the metal bar firmly inside of urethra.
- The healing time for this piercing is between 4 and 8 weeks, and will depend on your body, lifestyle and adequate aftercare.
- Dolphin piercing is sometimes considered a form of a deep PA piercing, because of its placement.
- Due to the angle of the jewelry and the urethra, a metal barbell may be uncomfortable for some men to wear until the piercing is fully healed. These men may choose to wear initial jewelry made of softer material and move to metal jewelry once the piercing is fully healed.
- Another similar form of piercing is a very deep PA done with a huge ring and with an exit hole further down the shaft than simply behind the glans. Many men who choose this placement do this so they can stretch their PA easily.
- Dolphin piercing is different than Dolphin Bites piercing, which is a form of lip piercing.