Frenum Ladder

Frenum LadderFrenum Ladder is a male genital piercing consisting of multiple frenum piercings along the penis shaft. It is not uncommon for men to have their whole underside of the penis covered in piercings.

As such, Frenum Ladder is not a separate piercing type, but many piercings made at a specific location. While each of the individual frenum piercings is a piercing for itself, typically with its own jewelry, all of them are considered a part of the Frenum Ladder they belong to.

Frenum Ladder is also known as Jacob’s Ladder, so you may find information about this piercing under this name.

Building a Frenum Ladder

Frenum Ladder consists of individual frenum piercings parallel to each other. Typically, frenum piercings go all the way down the shaft of the penis on the underside. Since these are basically multiple frenum piercings the procedure is the same as for any individual frenum piercing.

Typically, the highest possible placement for a frenum piercing is at the point where the penis head meets shaft. The lowest possible placement is on the bottom of the shaft (lorum piercing). These are typical placements for frenum piercings and those piercings, when positioned parallel to each other, make a Frenum Ladder.

That being said, it is possible to have piercings located on other points on the shaft, in which case the ladder may have a different shape or orientation. These placements are, however, rarer than a typical Frenum Ladder.

It is possible to build a Frenum Ladder one by one (by performing frenum piercings individually) or by doing multiple frenum piercings at once. It is uncomfortable to get so many piercings at once, so men are advised to build their Frenum Ladder over a time. Since frenum piercings are relatively easy to perform and very quick to heal, it doesn’t take so much time to build a Frenum Ladder.

However, you need to be careful and gentle with your multiple piercings. Performing adequate aftercare is a must. You also need to make sure not to hurt your new piercings on clothes or during sexual activities.

Typical jewelry for Frenum Ladder is the same as individual frenum piercings: straight barbells, circular barbells and Captive Bead Rings. For a Frenum Ladder, however, it’s best if all individual piercings in the row have the same type of jewelry.

Additional Info and Tips

Frenum piercings are typically quick to heal. They heal in about 2 to 6 weeks. However, it is important to take a good care of them to prevent problems such as infection, migration and rejection.

That being said, rejection is relatively rare for frenum piercings, but they do have a significant risk for migrating. You need to be aware of this is you wish to build a Frenum Ladder since migrated piercings may disturb the ladder or affect other piercings in the ladder.

Many men choose to expand their Frenum Ladder even further to include lorum piercings (at the base of the penis, where it meets scrotum) and hafada piercings (on the scrotum). This way, the ladder goes all the way from the top of the penis down to the bottom of the scrotum.

Some men don’t stop there and include guiche piercings (on the perineum). For these people, the ladder goes from the top of the penis all the way down to the anus (or near anus).

Keep in mind that some of the frenum piercings may be surface piercings (depending on the placement). This can affect their longevity. That is another thing to keep in mind if you wish to build a Frenum Ladder.

Frenum piercings tend to close quickly when jewelry is removed. This is something to keep in mind if you wish to have a Frenum Ladder.

Rare Genital Piercings

Rare Genital PiercingsGenital piercings are not among the most popular piercings in the world, but there are many people who enjoy them. Actually, genital piercings are probably more popular than people think. That being said, certain types of genital piercings are more popular than the others.

For example, Prince Albert (PA) piercing is the most popular male genital piercing while VCH (Vertical Clitoral Hood) is the most popular female genital piercing in the world.

There are also some genital piercings that are very rare, even among genital piercing enthusiasts. Reasons are numerous. Some piercings are rare because they are located at a very sensitive spot so they are very prone to migration and rejection. Some are rare because the placement itself is not very useful: it doesn’t contribute to pleasure during sexual activities, so these piercings cannot be considered functional.

Rare genital piercings are often purely decorative, even though there are people who can enjoy them in different ways. It is also interesting to note that some of the rare genital piercings are only variants of more popular piercing types.

Here are some of the rare genital piercings:

Layne Piercing

Layne Piercing is a rare female genital piercing performed on the pubic mound. This is essentially a horizontal version of a more popular Christina Piercing. Christina is a surface piercing located between the pubic mound to the spot where outer labia meet. Layne Piercing is a horizontal variant and it’s typically performed on the pubic mound itself. This is a surface piercing and as such, it’s prone to migration, rejection and other problems associated with surface piercings.

Female Guiche

This is a female equivalent of a male Guiche piercing. Just like the male variant, this piercing is placed on the perineum. Male Guiche piercing sits just under testicles. Female Guiche piercing is located horizontally on the perineum. It may resemble a Fourchette piercing, but Fourchette is placed a bit higher: it sits on the rear end of the vulva. Since this placement resembles male Guiche a lot, it is often called “female Guiche”. However, there is a separate female Guiche piercing, placed on the perineum itself. This piercing is located at a sensitive spot so it’s prone to migration and rejection. Female Guiche is a very rare piercing. If you like this placement and would like to have a piercing on the bottom end of the vaginal opening, it is better to choose Fourchette.

Foreskin Piercing

This is a rare male genital piercing, done on men who are not circumcised. It is done through the man’s foreskin and doesn’t go through the penis itself. Since foreskin is soft and relatively thin, the piercing is not particularly complex. In fact, this is probably the easiest and least painful genital piercing you can get. Foreskin piercings are usually done on the outer rim of the foreskin (the part covering the top side of the penis head), but it can be located elsewhere. This piercing is also quick to heal. Some men consider it a functional piercing since the jewelry can stimulate the penis head but it is typically not considered a particularly effective functional piercing.

Shaft Piercing

Shaft piercing is a male genital piercing type done on the penis shaft. This is not one specific piercing but rather a group of different piercings done on the shaft. Penis piercings are typically done on the penis head or at the base of the penis, but it is possible to pierce the shaft itself. Some more popular piercing types, such as Frenum and Lorum, are done on the shaft, but the difference is that these piercings only go through the surface skin. True shaft piercings, on the other hand, go through the length of the shaft. The most popular types of shaft piercings are shaft Ampallang (done horizontally through the shaft) and shaft Apadravya (done vertically –from upper side of the penis to the underside). These piercings are very complex so they have to be done by an experienced and knowledgeable piercer, ideally the one specialized for genital piercings.

Ampallang vs Apadravya

Ampallang vs ApadravyaAmpallang and Apadravya are among the most popular male genital piercings. While they are not so common and popular like Prince Albert (PA) piercing they are certainly among the most famous penis piercings in the world. They are also functional piercings, which mean they can be used to enhance pleasure for the wearer and his partner during sex. It is therefore not surprising that there are so many men interested in this piercing type.

There are many similarities between these two piercing types, but also some notable differences. This article presents them both and highlights the main features of the each piercing to help you decide which one is the best for you. At the same time, keep in mind that you don’t have to decide: it is perfectly possible to have both on your penis if this is what you like! It is also possible to have them in addition to other genital piercings.

Similarities

In many ways, these two piercings are very similar. They are both done on the penis head, and they go all the way through. It means that the piercing starts at one side of the penis and exits through the other side.

Both Ampallang and Apadravya are done at similar gauges. Typically, the initial piercing is done at 12-10 gauge, which is the smallest safe gauge for penis piercings. Anything smaller than that is dangerous. That being said, penis piercings can be stretched relatively easily so many people choose to stretch their Ampallang and Apadravya to a larger gauge.

Another similarity between the two is jewelry used. Both of these piercings typically use straight barbells as jewelry. Depending on the design, the barbells can have larger or smaller balls, but it often depends on the preference and can affect the sensations the receiving partner has during sex.

The healing time for both piercings is the same (around 6 months or more), so it is important to be careful during the healing time. It is best to avoid intercourse or other form of sexual activities in the first weeks after getting your piercing done, and to use condoms until the piercing is fully healed.

Both Ampallang and Apadravya are functional piercings and can be used to enhance pleasure for the wearer and his partner. The exact effect will depend on preferences and the jewelry used, but many people find the pain needed to get this piercing worth the benefits.

Differences

While there are many similarities between these two piercings there are also notable differences. The main one is the placement: while Apadravya goes vertically through the penis head, Ampallang goes horizontally though it. In fact, this is how these two piercings are defined: Apadravya is a vertical penis head piercing and Ampallang is the horizontal one.

That being said, keep in mind that it is possible to get these piercings outside of the penis head. Some people choose to pierce their penis shaft horizontally or vertically. If you choose these piercings, however, keep in mind that they do not offer the same benefits as piercings done on the penis head when it comes to the wearer’s pleasure (but may be used to pleasure the partner).

Another important difference to keep in mind is that Ampallang is often done above the urethra and doesn’t go through it. Apadravya, on the other hand, goes through the urethral canal. Of course, some alternate placements are possible and a lot will depend on your anatomy, but these are considered typical placements.

The placements of Ampallang and Apadravya have certain consequences you need to think about. For example, the fact that Ampallang doesn’t always go through urethra means that you probably won’t have any problems during urination and that you will not have to learn how to hold your penis differently during urination. It also means that you will not have to sit while urinating, which is not always true for Apadravya. Since Apadravya goes through urethra it can affect the flow of urine and cause drippings. Some men find that they have to sit while urinating but many men are able to urinate while standing up. However, chances are that you will need to learn how to hold your penis to prevent leakage after you get your Apadravya.

At the same time, keep in mind that many Ampallangs do go through urethra, which means that you can expect some leakage during urination and you will have to re-learn how to urinate while standing up.

Also, the same can be said for ejaculation: if a piercing goes through the urethra it will affect the flow of sperm. Depending on the jewelry size the leakage can be prevented, but it’s not always possible.

Another difference to take into account is the pain. It is not surprising to learn that penis piercings are painful, and Ampallang and Apadravya are among the more painful ones. Out of the two, most men agree that Ampallang tends to be more painful of the two since the needle has to go through more tissue. In the case of Apadravya, there is less to go through and there is a small but significant pain-free moment when the needle goes through urethra. Of course, if you get an Ampallang that goes through urethra you can expect the same pain-free moment but the needle will have to go through more tissue than the one for Apadravya.

Yet another reason for Apadravya being a bit less painful one: many people get it in two sessions. The first step is to get a PA piercing and the next step is to get a reverse PA. These two piercings combined make Apadravya. If you choose to go this way you’ll be getting two shorter piercings instead of one long piercing, which is less painful.

While both Ampallang and Apadravya are functional piercing and can enhance the pleasure they do not always do that in the same way. Some types of sexual activities are better done with one than the other. If you wish to get one of these penis piercings to improve your sex life it is important to know what to expect.

Ampallang vs. Apadravya: Enhancing Your Sex Life

Both Ampallang and Apadravya can help you enhance pleasure during sex, masturbation and other types of sexual activities. However, keep in mind that the effect is individual so what works for one person might not work for the other. Also, it is absolutely crucial to wait with sex after getting your piercing done because you don’t want to hurt your piercing in healing. Once erection and sexual activities become comfortable you can proceed to have sex but it’s important to use condom until the piercing is fully healed.

These are the basic guidelines when it comes to penis piercings. What about the specific sexual benefits? Keep in mind that what’s good for the wearer may not be good for his partner. Men who have Ampallang or Apadravya piercings (or both) generally say that the piercing makes the penis more sensitive and that the jewelry can be used to massage the penis from the inside. This can be particularly pleasurable if the jewelry goes through urethra.

Sexual benefits for the receiving partner are mainly related to the added texture and friction caused by the jewelry on a pierced penis. It is like having a vibrator with special pearls and other features made for additional stimulation.

Both piercings also bring some special benefits. Namely, Ampallang makes the penis head wider, which makes the vagina or anus of the receiving partner to stretch more during sex. This can be very pleasurable. However, some people claim that Ampallang is “too much” when it comes to stretching, so if this is the case for you it might be for the best to try jewelry with smaller balls. Also, some people claim that Ampallang is not so great for vaginal sex but that it can make anal sex much more exciting. In other words, Ampallang may be the best functional piercing for anal sex.

Apadravya, on the other hand, is great for vaginal sex because it can stimulate the woman’s G-spot. Think of a G-spot vibrator with a pointed tip made to massage the G-spot. This is why so many women prefer Apadravya piercing for vaginal sex.

However, these are only guidelines and the exact benefits and sensations experienced will depend on people involved as well as jewelry used during intercourse. That being said, both Apadravya and Ampallang can be used for pleasure and for enhancing your sex life, so they are great functional piercings.

Why Use Plain Body Jewelry

lip piercingMany people with piercings have a hard time deciding on the best jewelry to use. While it’s universally known that the initial jewelry is plain and made of super-safe materials, there is some doubt over what kind of jewelry to wear once your piercing is fully healed.

Namely, some people cannot wait to change their jewelry into something more beautiful and richly ornamented. In many ways, this is understandable: rich, fully decorated jewelry is more attractive and beautiful. It attracts a lot of attention.

It is fun to wear and it’s even more fun to change your looks: whenever you are tired of one jewelry piece, you can easily substitute it with another.

That being said, plain jewelry offers certain advantages so you should not forget about it. Even if it looks too simple and ordinary, you should have at least some plain jewelry pieces for your piercings.

Ordinary Jewelry Pieces

Plain jewelry pieces are those simple, yet elegant Captive Bead Rings, straight barbells, curved barbells, circular barbells, studs and other simple jewelry pieces. They are great for initial piercings because they are smooth and comfortable.

However, there are many reasons why you should use them even for your healed piercings. While you should have some more decorated and attractive jewelry pieces in your collection, it’s best to always have at least a few of those “plain and simple” jewelry pieces suitable for your piercing.

Why? There are many reasons. Here are the most important ones:

  • They are comfortable. Plain jewelry pieces are, simply put, more comfortable than more fancy, ornamented ones. This is why they are great for everyday wear. They will prevent your piercing to become sore or uncomfortable. While you should wear more ornamented pieces for special occasions, these simple, plain pieces are great for day to day wear.
  • They are safer. Plain jewelry is great because it brings less risk – it is safer. Typically, plain and simple jewelry pieces are fully made of super-safe materials that cannot hurt your body. Also, the design itself is made not to cause injuries and other problems. This is one of the reasons why initial jewelry is always made in plain and simple designs. To stay safe on day to day basis, it’s best to wear plain jewelry.
  • They are more serious. While certain places won’t accept any piercings, plain, smaller jewelry always looks more serious and presentable than those big, ornamented models. For example, you may not be able to wear flashy jewelry at work but simple barbells or studs may be acceptable.
  • They are easier to hide. If you want to completely hide your piercing, you will need to use special hider jewelry pieces. That being said, plain jewelry is much better at making your piercing less visible than those big, ornamented pieces. If you wish to stay low-key without using hider jewelry, make sure to use plain and simple jewelry in your piercings.
  • They go with every style. Plain jewelry will fit any clothing combination, hairstyle or makeup. It goes with everything, so you don’t have to worry about your jewelry not fitting your style.
  • Sometimes, they are the only option. Finally, don’t forget that simple and plain jewelry pieces are sometimes the only ones suitable for your piercing. Certain piercings are very sensitive and located at such places that do not allow for more ornamented and fancy jewelry. For example, genital piercings typically require smooth, plain jewelry so these are the only options. Never try to wear any other type of jewelry in your genital piercings and other sensitive piercings!

Penis Piercings and Anal Sex: How to Prevent Discomfort

Jacobs_LadderBosendorfer: I need help! I’m a gay male (bottom) and have started seeing a guy who has a Jacob’s Ladder piercing (4 bars.) Sometimes I can take it, but often I just can’t. I try to live by a “never complain, never explain” attitude but some days I just feel torn up during the process and afterward. Is there some way I can take it more easily? Am I being a giant puss wagon about this?! I want to see what I can do on my end first before I suggest removing it =/. I’m starting to really dig this dude and I just don’t want to dilute his love for kink with too much vanilla… Some people just don’t care for Häagen Dazs ¯\_(?)_/¯!

Sex with genital piercings is exciting and can bring pleasure to a completely new level. However, it can also be a somewhat tricky affair before you get used to it. This goes both to the person with piercings and their partner. It is therefore recommended to take necessary precautions that will ensure satisfaction for both partners.

Here, we will outline the basic safety measures as well as issues with discomfort. While sex with a pierced partner can be very enjoyable, it can also bring discomfort – and Jacob’s Ladder is one of the more extreme piercings to encounter as a receiving partner. We will offer some advice that will help to make the experience more comfortable. Ultimately, however, it is all down to agreement and communication between partners: nobody should feel pressured into enduring discomfort. That being said, there are some things you can do to make the experience more pleasurable.

First things first, let’s talk about safe sex and penis piercings.

Sex and Penis Piercings: Stay Safe

There are certain things to keep in mind if you wish to have sex with genital piercings. The number one thing is safety. Genital piercings do not prevent you from enjoying sex; in fact, they can make sex even more exciting and arousing. However, the jewelry itself may prove to be problematic for some people. Furthermore, a specific care has to be taken about condoms.

While genital piercings and genital jewelry do not prevent you to use a condom during sex (in fact, condoms are often highly recommended), it is important to choose a large enough condom that can accommodate piercing jewelry. Also, the jewelry worn has to be smooth and to fit nicely so it doesn’t tear the condom. It may take some trial and error until you find the best condom that suits your piercings perfectly, but it is possible to find the model and brand that will go great with your piercings. Because of trial and error approach, it is highly recommended for any man with genital piercings to try different condoms before engaging in an intercourse with another person. This is the only way to figure out which type of a condom suits you best and which ones are best to be avoided.

Also, another thing to keep in mind is lube. If you have genital piercings you may wish to apply lube on the inside of a condom. The amount of lube used should be enough to prevent the jewelry from tearing up the condom but also small enough not to make the condom slip off during intercourse.

Sex and Discomfort

Another common you may encounter is discomfort during sex. This is particularly true for receiving partners and not the owner of the piercings. For the owner of a genital piercing, the most critical time is healing. This is why it’s important not to have sex right after getting a new piercing done. The abstinence time varies depending on the piercing in question, but it is vital to stick to the advice your piercer gives you. Once it is safe to have sex with your new piercing, it is highly recommended to use condoms, at least for a while.

However, once this period is over most piercing owners will be able to proceed with sex without a problem. Sure, some adjustments and changes to sexual routine are to be expected, but you should not encounter problems. If these problems persist, it is advisable to consult your piercer or even a medical provider. You should be able to have sex with genital piercings. In fact, some piercings are specially targeted to make sex even more enjoyable. At worst, it should be a neutral change, but it should not prevent you from having sex.

Which brings us to the issue of receiving partners. Many partners report great satisfaction and enjoyment they get from their man’s pierced penis. Both men and women claim that having sex with a man with a pierced penis is a special experience that brings pleasure to a whole new level. That being said, it is not unheard of that sex may become uncomfortable for the receiving partner, especially if their man has multiple penis piercings.

The discomfort is often reported for anal sex. Being a receiving partner during anal sex can become uncomfortable or even painful. In the case of multiple penis piercings, the issue is even more pronounced, especially if the man has large gauge piercings or if the jewelry makes the penis particularly rugged or wide.

The good news is that there are some things you can do to make the experience more comfortable. However, it is important to talk to your partner and work together at overcoming this problem.

How to Make it More Comfortable?

Here are certain things that will make sex, particularly anal sex, more comfortable for the receiving partner. None of them is a magical cure, though: sometimes, they need to be combined to achieve the desired effect and sometimes it will simply not work completely. But they are helpful and can be used to make sex more relaxing and enjoyable:

  • Use quality anal lube – and use plenty of it. As you probably know, good lube is a must-have for anal sex. If your man has a pierced penis, this is even more important. It is vital to use more lube than normally – jewelry and added girth to a penis will make penetration more difficult. In order to stay on the safe size, everything has to be lubed properly: the penis, jewelry and the receiving partner.
  • Use anal toys before you go. It is often helpful to use large butt plugs or other anal toys before sex. It will make your body prepared and ready, so it will be easier for you to take your partner’s pierced penis. When using anal toys, make sure they are big enough to make a difference. Also, don’t forget to use plenty of lube!
  • Be aroused. Probably the easiest way to overcome pain and discomfort is to be really aroused. Your partner and you should take enough time for you to be ready. Use toys, masturbate, touch each other – the opportunities are endless. Once you are completely excited and craving for more let him penetrate you.
  • Go slowly. Your partner needs to understand that it’s impossible to simply shove his penis inside you. In the case of multiple penis piercings, such as Jacob’s Ladder, it may not even be physically possible for him to go fast. Take your time and go one piercing or one piercing pair at a time. Take some rest between piercings so your body is used to the feeling. After you are relaxed enough, he can go further and insert the new piercing pair. Do it like this until his whole penis is inside. It is vital to take your time – your body simply needs some time to stretch and accommodate these piercings. This is the only way to prevent discomfort.
  • Use smaller jewelry. This one is for your partner. Make him use the smoothest jewelry he has. Ideally, the balls on the jewelry should be small enough not to hurt the receiving partner and also smooth enough not to cause discomfort. Also, it is important that the jewelry he wears is of a good size – it should not be too long or else the bars will stick out and make the jewelry move, which can cause further discomfort.

Whatever you do, it’s important to talk to your partner. You don’t have to mention pain and discomfort if you don’t want to, but you should be able to communicate your wishes. At the end of the day, both of you will enjoy sex more if you are relaxed and enjoying the experience, so taking these precautions should be beneficial for both of you.

5 Surprisingly Painless Piercings

1729pThere are some piercings that are known to be relatively painless.

Earlobe, for example, is known as probably the least painful piercings of them all.

However, there are some other piercings that are relatively painless or definitely much less painful than they look.

But let’s start with the easiest one:

Earlobe Piercing

Everyone knows this one is relatively easy to go through. Earlobe tissue is soft and not particularly thick, so it’s easy for a needle to go through. However, it’s always important to use a proper piercing needle for this procedure.

Never agree to be pierced with a gun! Guns are dangerous, unsanitary and can make the whole procedure much painful than what it’s supposed to be. Plus, no knowledgeable professional will want to use a piercing gun so if your piercer uses it, there is a good chance they are not a reliable professional. Find a studio and a good piercer who will perform this piercing properly.

Septum Piercing

When done right, nose septum piercing does not hurt much. It’s because the piercing itself doesn’t go through nose cartilage at all. Instead, the piercing is done on the thin skin just in front of the cartilage. If you pinch your nose on this spot you will feel how thin the tissue actually is.

For a septum piercing to be positioned correctly, your piercer has to go through that tissue alone. If done correctly, it doesn’t bring much pain. It is actually one of the least painful piercings out there.

However, many people say that they experienced significant pain during the procedure. The reasons is that some piercers are not experienced or knowledgeable enough to hit the right spot. If the needle goes through the cartilage or if the piercing is positioned too low, it might end up being painful. To avoid this problem, always seek an experienced piercer who knows how to perform septum piercings correctly. Chances are that it will be one of the least painful piercings you’ll get!

Tongue Piercing

It may surprise many people, but classic tongue piercings are not particularly painful. They may seem painful because tongue is thick and there is a lot of tissue for needle to go through, but fear not: it is actually one of the least painful places you can get pierced.

However, please note that this is only true for a typical central tongue piercing. Other tongue piercing types may prove to be more painful. Also, it’s important to find a knowledgeable piercer who is experienced with tongue piercings to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Bridge Piercing

Surprisingly enough, but piercing the bridge of your nose is not particularly painful. Bridge piercing, also known as Erl piercing, is not as popular as some other piercing types, but there are many people who choose to get it.

It may seem like a sensitive spot, but bridge piercings are relatively quick to perform and they don’t hurt much. They definitely look more painful than they actually are, so if you are thinking about getting this piercing, there is no need to fear pain.

Prince Albert

Now, this one is a bit different. PA is a genital piercing and as such, it is more painful than some other piercing types. At the same time, Prince Albert is surprisingly painless compared to most other piercings. It is one of the least painful genital piercings for sure, but it’s also less painful than many “regular” piercings.

The thing is that only a little bit of a very thin tissue is pierced during this procedure. Most of the piercing uses the natural hole – urethra, so all the piercer needs to perform is a slight cut on the underside of the penis. The skin on that spot is thin and the procedure is done quickly. Most men describe the pain as a pinch and claim that PA piercing was much less painful than some “ordinary” piercings, such as ear cartilage piercings or nose piercings.

In other words, if you want to have a genital piercing but you’re scared of the pain, Prince Albert may be the perfect solution for you!

Genital Piercings Made to Stimulate Erogenous Zones

coupleThere are many people who are fans of piercings but do not like genital piercings. On the other hand, there are many people who adore these types of intimate piercings.

One might wonder why someone might want to get a genital piercing, especially since these piercings are known to be painful.

While it’s true genital piercings are among the most extreme and painful piercing types, there is usually a great payoff: many of the genital piercings enhance sexual pleasure. This is a great reason to get a genital piercing: increasing arousal for both you and your partner is a great thing.

In other words, genital piercings are largely functional piercings, that is, they have a purpose beyond aesthetic function. However, this is not the only reason why someone might get a genital piercing. Some genital piercings do look good, so aesthetic is one of the main reasons to try one of these piercings.

Aesthetic or Pleasure?

You may wonder how to tell a difference between a purely aesthetic genital piercing and the one that brings pleasure. This may be an important factor when deciding which type of piercing to get. While there are not straight and universal answers that will suit everyone, it’s important to know which piercings are known to bring pleasure – and in what way.

Keep in mind: different genital piercings are made to stimulate different erogenous zones. Some will benefit the wearer’s partner only, while the others are made to increase pleasure for both partners.

Piercings and Erogenous Zones

Here are some common genital piercings and erogenous zones they are made to stimulate:

  • Penis head stimulation: Prince Albert, Reverse Prince Albert, Apadravya and Ampallang. All of these male genital piercings are great for glans stimulation and can increase pleasure for the wearer.
  • G-spot stimulation: Apadravya is the best piercing for this purpose. Other good piercings that can be used for G-spot stimulation are Prince Albert (PA) and Reverse Prince Albert. Ampallang can be pleasurable in some cases but it’s known to be too intense during vaginal stimulation.
  • Prostate stimulation (P-spot stimulation): Ampallang is known to be a great piercing for anal stimulation. It can also be used for prostate stimulation. Another good piercing for prostate stimulation is regular PA (reverse PA may also work but it may prove to be too intense for some users).
  • Clitoral Stimulation: Vertical Clitoral Hood Piercing (VCH), Triangle piercing. These two are known to enhance the pleasure for a woman. Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing (HCH), on the other hand, is more aesthetic than practical. True Clitoral Piercing may also enhance pleasure for some women but it’s often known as too intense for most people.
  • Added stimulation during intercourse: Some genital piercings can provide added stimulation during intercourse, even if they are not fully effective at enhancing pleasure on their own. For example, inner labia piercings can increase pleasure during initial stages of penetration for both men and women.

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:

Condoms and Piercings

CondomsOne of the main concerns people have about genital piercings is whether they can damage condoms or not. Or, rather, if it’s possible to wear a condom if you have a piercing. This is a good question. Safe sex is important so it’s vital to know if your body piercing can cause condoms to break.

The good news is that for the most part, you don’t have to worry. Condoms can be used even if you have a piercing. However, it’s important to follow some precautions.

Will Condoms Break?

The unfortunate things about condoms is that they break from time to time. It’s not always the user’s fault, but it’s important to know how to decrease the chance of condoms breaking.

Body jewelry typically used for genital piercings cannot make condoms break on their own. It’s due to the shape of jewelry made for genital piercings. Since comfort is important for piercings placed on the penis and other parts of genitalia, the jewelry used is typically smooth and without rough edges. It means that it can fit inside a condom easily without causing any damages to the condom. The sex can then proceed normally without a problem.

It means that you don’t have to worry. Condoms will not break due to body jewelry made for genital piercings. While accidents may happen here and there, the experiences of many people prove that condoms are safe to be used with genital piercings.

In fact, condoms are recommended in some cases. This is particularly true for new piercings at the early stages of healing. A new piercing is basically an open wound, so it’s recommended to use condoms during sexual activities. Condoms will not only prevent sharing of bodily fluids, which is increased with new piercings, but will also protect the piercing itself from being hurt or damaged.

It is important to take a good care of your new piercing in the early stages of healing in order to prevent infections and other problems, so condoms can help with that.

Advice on Using Condoms with Piercings

Here are some tips on how to ensure that condoms don’t break if you use them with genital piercings:

  • Make sure to always use smooth jewelry without rough edges. It is the most important thing to ensure safety.
  • The jewelry has to fit nicely under the condom. It shouldn’t be too loose and it shouldn’t move under the condom.
  • It’s best if the jewelry is not made in a very small gauge. Small gauge jewelry tends to be sharper and can damage condoms more than large gauge jewelry. The good news is that genital piercings typically don’t use jewelry of the smallest gauge.
  • Experiment with different types of condoms until you find the ones that fit you perfectly.
  • Complicated jewelry or decorated jewelry is best to be avoided while wearing a condom.
  • Same jewelry rules apply for any body part that comes in contact with the condom. If you engage in oral sex, make sure to wear only smooth tongue and lip jewelry. Women should also wear smooth jewelry pieces in their genital piercings to avoid damaging their partner’s condom during intercourse.
  • If you are scared that your jewelry may damage condoms, you may consider removing it during intercourse. Make sure to put jewelry back after sex because genital piercings tend to close quickly.

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.