Lorum Piercing

lorumLorum piercing is a male genital piercing very similar to a frenum piercing. The main difference is the placement. Lorum basically means “low frenum”. The name says it all: this is a piercing located very low on the shaft, at the juncture of the shaft and scrotum.

This can be a very effective piercing, so it’s not surprising there are many men interested in this particular piercing type. While it’s not among the most popular and common genital piercings it sure has its fans. Many men decide on this placement so it’s popular enough, which means there are piercers who are very experienced at creating this particular piercing.

Piercing and Procedure

“Lorum” is a portmanteau of “low” and “frenum”. This is basically a frenum piercing with a special placement. It is located very low on the shaft, at the point where shaft meets the scrotum. This specific placement makes lorum piercing. This piercing is sometimes referred to as “front centered hafada”.

Lorum was invented by Elayne Angel for the piercing done on Dan Kopka. He was the one who requested this placement by asking for a frenum piercing, only lower. This is how lorum piercing was first performed and the name stuck.

This is not a complex piercing so procedure is fairly simple. That being said, just like any other genital piercing, this one requires not only a good piercer but also an experienced piercer: it has to be someone who has experience performing this type of piercing.


A typical jewelry piece for lorum piercing is a ring. Many men choose Captive Bead Rings for their piercings but another type of a ring can be used.

Since lorum is usually pierced at 12 gauge or 10 gauge, this is the size of the ring you’ll need. You will also have to worry about diameter. ¾” or 7/8” seem to work great.

Also, keep in mind that tissue on this spot is very stretchy so the piercing can migrate and reject easily if too small ring is used. It’s always best to use bigger rings to prevent these problems.

Additional Info and Tips

  • The healing time for lorum piercing is around 2-3 months, though it can take more.
  • Since this placement is unique, it might cause discomfort in some men. When in doubt, consult your piercer prior to the procedure.
  • For more security during sex, it’s best to place the piercing a bit more towards the shaft so it can fit inside the condom. This is very important, not just because of safe sex but also for safe healing. Remember: you should not have sex right after having the piercing done.

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:

Frenum Piercing

English: Erect penis with frenum piercing (bar... There are a variety of different male piercings that can be done such as the Prince Albert, Reverse Prince Albert, the Dydo, the Apdravia, the list goes on, but one of the easiest and most common male piercings is the Frenum Piercing. The Frenum Piercing is a piercing that is done on the underside of the shaft of the penis. This type of body modification is said to enhance sexual organisms for both parties involved. I can tell you that from my experience it most assuredly does. :-)

Where the head of the penis and the shaft of the penis come together on the bottom is usually where a Frenum Piercing is done. The piercing is done by pinching the loose skin in that area and marking the entrance and exit holes. After the holes have been marked forceps are applied and then (usually) a 12 gauge needle is used for the actual initial piercing. A barbell is then inserted. Most people use straight barbells but captive bead rings are suitable as well, but you have to be careful that they do not snag on clothing. Everyone’s body is very different, healing time included.

The penis is a very vascular organ and usually heals quite quickly. If the piercing was pierced correctly, kept clean and depending on the individual person the heal time can be anywhere from 5 weeks to 6 months. Because the penis is so vascular, the healing process is quick, and rejection rarely occurs. However, migration with this piercing is very likely.

Having sex before the frenum piercing is completely healed can also encourage migration, which is where the jewelry is actually just pushed out by your body.  Sex after this piercing should wait until the piercing is completely healed. Having sex before the piercing is healed can result in the piercing getting infected, or tearing. To help prevent infection after the piercing is healed, a condom should be worn, among other reasons to wear a condom during sex.

Although the frenum piercing is generally done closer to the head of the penis, many men enjoy getting multiple barbells or rings put in on the underside of the shaft of the penis. Another name for multiple piercings on the underside of the penis is called frenum ladder or Jacob’s ladder. Personally i think this is one of the coolest piercings that there is below the waist. Once it is healed it will give sensations to both partners that you can not get anywhere else.

A frenum ladder can go from the head of the penis all the way to the back side of the scrotum.  Some women find that the frenum piercing enhances their orgasm. But for the women who find it to be uncomfortable, the men have the option of removing the piercing and putting it back in afterwards. Usually it is just a matter of adjusting the size of the barbells to suit your partner.

Many will continue and once the ladder is complete as full as it can be with “rungs” then you can start to go down your sack with rings in the same manner. However if you do decide to do this you will not be able to wear ball weights such as our Donut Ball Weights which are incredibly popular because of the increase in sexuality that they offer. Especially as you get older it is nice to get your boys back down where they belong. Even though they are about The Worlds Most Comfortable Ball Stretchers that you will ever find, you simply can not wear steel rings in your sack piercings and have it be comfortable.