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:

GUIDE – PA Piercing and Recommended Jewelry

Surgical Steel Curved Barbells

Surgical Steel Curved Barbells

Men who wish to get a Prince Albert piercing should not worry about the available jewelry. There are many jewelry pieces suitable for this type of piercing, even the stretched PA piercing. Largely due to the fact that the jewelry used is often multi-functional, it can be used for other jewelry types as well. It’s important to note that PA piercings are usually done at a relatively large starting size. Typically, the starting gauge is 10g, though there are some piercers who recommend starting at 8 g. These two sizes are the most common ones, so men who have this size of Prince Albert piercing can easily find great jewelry to go with it. One of the main reasons that PA piercing is never done at small sizes (16g, 14g or even 12g) is that the jewelry is too thin and can easily cut through sensitive tissue (the unpleasant and dangerous “cheese cutter effect”. This is why larger needles are used to perform this type of piercing and this is why it’s important to wear jewelry that’s thick enough so it won’t be rejected easily and it won’t hurt the tissue.

The good news is that PA jewelry is in many ways multi-functional, so you don’t have to go with any specialized Prince Albert jewelry pieces. This makes it much easier for you to get the best jewelry, regardless of the piercing size. Finding jewelry you like and that fits you is not a problem for people with PA piercing. What can be tricky, is to find jewelry that suits you best when it comes to comfort and sexual satisfaction. There are many jewelry pieces suitable for PA piercing. The most popular are curved barbells (you can get them in all sizes and they look impressive when inserted), circular barbells, captive bead rings and segment rings. Most curved barbells used for PA piercing are 7/8 of an inch in length. This jewelry style is made so that one ball of the curved barbell sits at the urethral opening, while the other is on the lower side of the penis. Curved barbells are recommended because they don’t move around during wear, so they prove to be very comfortable. However, a lot will depend on your anatomy and preference, so you may find other jewelry types more comfortable. One note about sex: while there are many men who choose PA piercing for aesthetic purposes or any other non-sexual reason, there are many who want to use their Prince Albert piercing to enhance sexual pleasure for both them and their partner. The choice of jewelry in this case is crucial, because it helps both the wearer and his partner enjoy sex more (or less, if the jewelry is not chosen wisely).

Stretching and Jewelry

Preventing rejection and the “cheese cutter effect” is also the reason why it’s not recommended to start stretching your piercing aggressively even if it’s fully healed. While it goes without saying that any stretching requires your piercing to be fully healed, a special attention should be taken in this case. Go slowly and never stretch for more than one size at a time. Wait until it’s fully healed to go to the next size. Another good news is that penis piercing stretching is done relatively easily. The tissue itself is elastic and you can even observe some form of auto-stretching (albeit, a mild form of it), especially at larger sizes. You need to take heavy jewelry for a continuous period of time for this effect to show, but it can make stretching to the next size much easier (to the point of simply putting bigger jewelry without any problems). Also, it’s important to know when to stop and what’s the most appropriate size for your PA piercing.

Many people stretch their piercings to 6g, 2g, 0g or even further, but that’s a matter of preference. Whatever your choice may be, you will be able to find the appropriate jewelry for it. Jewelry choices are the same, only made in larger sizes. It means you can wear curved barbells or captive bead rings at the sizes of 6g, 4g, and more. There are many titanium curved barbells made specifically for PA piercing. Surgical Steel is another popular choice for jewelry material. One thing to keep in mind: while it’s easy to find appropriate jewelry for your stretched Prince Albert piercing, large, heavy jewelry might prove to be uncomfortable. This is why you need to check if this type of jewelry is something you enjoy wearing. If you experience pain or if it gets uncomfortable, it’s advisable to use lighter jewelry pieces or to downgrade your PA to a smaller size.

Prince Albert and Reverse Prince Albert

Prince Albert PiercingThe Prince Albert (PA) piercing is the most popular male genital piercing in the world. Many men enjoy the look – and feel – of a penis that’s pierced in this way. It can bring sexual pleasure to the man, and many people claim that the look of a penis with PA is very striking and sexually stimulating.

Another popular male genital piercing with a similar name is the Reverse PA. While they tend to look pretty similar, these are actually different types of piercings.

Regular PA Piercing

While it may seem complex at the first glance, the ordinary PA piercing is surprisingly easy to perform. The piercing itself goes from the urethral opening on the tip of the penis to the underside of the penis. It means it largely uses the existing space – urethra, so there’s no much flesh to pierce at all. For the most part, the piercing goes through the urethra, so the only part of the penis that is actually pierced is the thin tissue on the underside of the glans. It’s one of the reasons why this is the most popular male genital piercing.

Both circumcised and uncircumcised men can get a PA piercing. Uncircumcised men will have the piercing done a bit off-center so the frenulum and the surrounding tissue is not damaged. Other than that, one’s circumcision status doesn’t dictate PA, so most men can get this piercing without a problem.

Since there’s so little tissue to actually pierce, the procedure is not as painful as some think it might be. Men who are not used to urethral stimulation often report that this part of the procedure is the most unusual one, because special receiving tube has to be inserted into urethra before the piercing is done. None of this is painful, and men who enjoy urethral stimulation don’t have any problems with it.

It takes about 2-4 months for PA to fully heal. During this time, it’s important to perform adequate aftercare and to be careful with any sexual activity you might want to engage in.

Since PA is a popular piercing type, there is a lot of elegant and suitable jewelry you can find to go with it. Most commonly, people wear curved and circular barbells, captive bead rings and segment rings.

Reverse PA

Reverse PAThe Reverse PA is another popular type of male genital piercing, even though it’s very different than the regular PA.

In this piercing, the jewelry goes through the urethra and exits in the hole pierced in the top of the glans. Because there’s more tissue on the upper side of the penis, the procedure is a bit more complex and more painful. However, it’s done quickly enough so usually it doesn’t pose much of the problem.

The main difference between PA and Reverse PA is the placement of the hole. In regular PA, the hole is made on the underside of the penis, while in Reverse PA, the hole goes through the top of the penis.

This difference is not just aesthetical, but also functional. There is more tissue on the top side of the penis head, so Reverse PA goes through more tissue.

The Apadravya piercing (vertical penis piercing) can be seen as a combination of PA and Reverse PA, because the hole goes through the whole penis, from the bottom, through the urethra and on the top.

Additional Information

  • PA piercings tend to bleed when they are fresh. This is normal. Many men are not prepared for this, so it becomes a source of discomfort. You should not worry if you notice some blood. However, if the blood persist, you should consult your doctor.
  • While PA piercings (or other genital piercings) sometimes make men to sit down to urinate, it doesn’t always happen. Many men can control the stream while standing, so if you really hate the idea of urinating while sitting down, there’s a chance that you won’t be forced to do it. It will probably take some patience to learn how to control the stream while standing.
  • Penis heals quickly, so you should always have the jewelry in place, unless you are ready to retire your piercing. Most men can have sex without the jewelry, even though most prefer to leave it in. In case you want to take your jewelry off during sex, make sure to get it right back after sex, because the piercing will start to heal (close).
  • Most PA piercings are done at 10 or 8 gauge. Many men prefer to stretch their PA to 6g or 4g, or even larger. In case you want to do it, make sure to go slowly. Also, never accept to be pierced with anything smaller than 10g. Jewelry that is too thin can lead to the “cheese cutter effect” you sure want to avoid!

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gay Men

We present you a list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for gay men. Body jewelry, adult toys and other items, all made for true fans of piercings and sex toys. The Chain Gang offers a huge collection of all body jewelry types, as well as some unique adult toys. Pay attention to special Valentine’s Day coupons (you may use them before February 15th, 2014).

Happy – Captive Bead Ring

Happy - Captive Bead RingThis unique captive bead ring is suitable for many different types of piercings, including genital piercings. The rings has a special charm made of 316LVM Surgical Steel that will sure attract attention. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – HAPPYVALENTINESDAY1

Circle Ring

Circle RingThis is one of the best rings in our collection, specially made to be luxurious, sturdy and practical. It’s great for many different types of piercings, including PA piercing. The ring comes apart in 2 halves so it’s easy to insert it in your piercing.

Thor’s Cock Ring and Anal Hammer

Thor's Cock Ring and Anal HammerAn excellent combination of a cock ring and an anal plug, this item is made to stimulate various erogenous spots at once. Made of 316LVM Surgical Steel, this excellent sex toy is made to be easily inserted and sanitized. A perfect combination of an anal intruder and a metal cock ring. Special Valentine’s Day Code: 10% OFF. Code – HAMMERMEUP

Titanium Double Gem Set Curved Barbells

Titanium Double Gem Set Curved BarbellsA great jewelry piece for those who prefer titanium jewelry. This curved barbell can be used for many different piercing types, including PA piercing. There are many different barbell and gem colors to choose from.

The Sound of Pleasure

The Sound of PleasureA fantastic sound ideal for all fans of urethral massage. This sound is made of 316LVM Surgical Steel of amazing quality. The item is ribbed so it stays in place and provides additional stimulation during use. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – PLEASEME2

Donut Ball Stretcher Weight

Donut Ball Stretcher WeightOne of the best ball stretchers you’ll ever find: this excellent, 2-piece donut weights are made for the best results and excellent comfort. It will contour smoothly with your body and provide the best stretching results. Available in several inside diameters for the best fit.

The “Stay Put” Shower Nozzle Hose Attachment

The A fantastic shower nozzle hose attachment for those who like to have some fun in the shower. The attachment is specially designed to stay put when inserted, and it has holes on the tip for the most exciting water experience. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 10% OFF. Code – GETSTEAMY

Deluxe Flat Ended Sound Kit

Deluxe Flat Ended Sound KitA perfect collection of urethral sounds made for all fans of urethral stimulation. The kit contains 14 different sounds, so you can choose a perfect size for any game you want to play. The sounds are flat on one end so you can hold them easily. Made of 316LVM Surgical Steel, these sounds are body-safe and easily sanitized.

Long Stemmed Rose

Long Stemmed RoseA perfect item for teasing, foreplay and some sensual massage. This rose has a long stem so it can reach deep inside and a huge, bulbous head for the most intense experience. This anal intruder is a great toy for all fans of deep anal stimulation. It’s a perfect, long stemmed Valentine Rose made for pleasure. Special Valentine’s Day Coupon: 5% OFF. Code – 12DOZENROSES

Rainbow Triple Cock Ring

Rainbow Triple Cock RingA sturdy and powerful cock ring made for experiencing many different sensations. This sex toy consists of 3 different surgical steel rings. You can put both your cock and balls through the largest ring, the second largest one is made for cock and the smallest one for ball stimulation.

Piercing Erotica

While some people get very embarrassed or do not want to talk about their sexual endeavors, others are very open and willing to share their likes and dislikes as far as sexual desires. Many people who are into the BDSM scene have body modifications or piercings to suit their needs. These people love to incorporate their piercings or modifications into their sexual pleasures.

            The nipple piercing can be very sexy and arousing just by the sight of the shiny metal glimmering against the skin. But what if the nipple piercings were part of a bondage session? This would not only stimulate the person with the piercings but also gets the partner involved thus arousing them as well. To incorporate nipple piercings into bondage one could use either light weight chains or rope, in already completely healed piercings. Putting the chains or rope onto the nipple rings and then using them as a leash for a “slave” is a great way to get the “master’s” heart pumping. Another way the nipple rings can be used during bondage, taking the chains thru the rings, crossing the chain over the stomach and attaching them at waste behind the back, using handcuffs to attach the chains to the wrist. Every time they move their arms it will pull the nipple rings, stimulating the nipples.
            Some individuals find that attaching their healed genital piercings to their healed nipple piercings to be very satisfying. For instants, a female may take her labia piercings and nipple piercings and attach them with a chain, so that every time she makes a move it is stimulates both of those areas. A male may attach either his Prince Albert or cock ring to the nipples. Not only does attaching the nipple and genital rings stimulate, but it can also be very visually arousing to the parties involved. Bondage can be very fun all in its own but adding in the body modifications can push the sexual desires to new limits.
            Part of the reason why BDSM is so popular and fun is because people are always trying new things and love to add their body modifications into the mix. It also tends to draw the couples closer together. Putting trust into someone whether it is to tie you up, play pierce, allow them to make you a slave, or anything else involved in BDSM, makes the relationship bond closer. While practicing some of this fun piercing bondage erotica, make sure you completely trust the other person involved and remember safety first.

A post from another friend of TheChainGang.com

Wolf & fellow members.
i’ve had a traditional PA for many years.  it never seemed to take long to stretch up to the next size & (pardon the pun), but i was excited when the next bigger size slipped in!

i have always stuck with surgical steel for all my piercings (currently including 8 ga and 4 ga).  For several years now, i have been able to use a 00g curved (banana) barbell but it does still get touchy when i leave it in for a while or if play gets heavy.  i’m assuming because of the weight of the jewelry. i even toned down the actual length of the bar but that’s still a lot of weight on a tender, thin spot.

Should i switch to titanium (like the metal look) which is lighter or get myself pierced out the other side?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as i love the larger size PA.  BTW, any hints on stretching a reverse PA would be great as well.  Still cant get anything larger than the original piercing (12g?) in even tho it’s been months now.

boy jerry

PA Stretching Advice subbmitted by Wolf

Hi,
Concerning PA stretching, especially for larger gauge (00 and beyond), – a painful pleasure as it simply is-, the utmost sensitive skin in the PA piercing will likely be irritated and possibly somewhat inflamed upon successful
insertion of the new, heavy jewelry.

The day after the stretching could become uncomfortable with sometimes extremely slow progress for less pain in days to come when jewelry moves or is bumped.
With heavy PA jewelry, wearing a jock strap with the jewelry nested down at the balls (rather than up) also helps manage less movement.
It is important to shower/bath jewelry morning and evening, for some type of tiny crust could develop and cause serious pain upon movement.

I also elected to use anti-inflammatory Ibuprofen 200mg 2x a day, and may be another one later in the night.

This does help amazingly but should not be taken with major alcohol consume; a small amount is ok and kidneys won’t “give up”.
My PA is actually an Apadravya  (vertical through gland) and lends itself to heavy jewelry. A regular PA may not take the weight over time and rip open as it may migrate.
The Apadravya piercing therefore would be my recommendation in order to achieve higher, extreme goals.

WOLF

Body Jewelry Chain Gang Customer

Spinning Wheel Ring

Spinning Wheel Ring

Spinning Wheel Ring

 

Another innovation that we have to offer is the Spinner Rings. They are similar to the Circle Rings, except that the insert that replaces the standard bead spins freely. Like the Circle Ring, the Spinner Ring is also made from the same high grade 316LVM Surgical Steel, and they have a side setting screw which secures the closure tight. This is a really awesome addition. Unfortunately though they are only available in limited gauges.

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.