male genital piercing

Question about a Prince Albert Piercing

I received a message from a piercee who had a question about his Prince Albert (male genital) piercing. Here is our exchange of correspondence:

 Hi I wonder if you could help me please. I got a PA done about 6 months ago and I think that it maybe moving up rather than staying in place. I changed to a smaller diameter of ring without a ball a few months ago and it seemed to be better. Its 2.4mm thickness. I'm also conserned about the lack of tissue that seems to be holding it in. I've had bad experienced with peircing before and I'd rather not take this out! Thanks, Jon

Hi Jon,

How much tissue is there between the end of your urethra (where the jewelry rests) and the placement of the piercing? If it is too narrow, that can cause migration. And once migration starts, it can be hard to stop it.

Feel free to send photos; I'd be happy to evaluate it for you.

Thanks for getting back to me. I think theres around 1.5cm between the piercing and the urethra. But it moves quite far over if you know what i mean so its less than that sometimes. Im worried about having sex with it in incase it comes through. I'll try and send some photos.

Yes, please send a photo or two. That doesn't sound like very much tissue. Does it seem that there is less and less tissue between the piercing and the edge of your urethra, or does it seem stable?

Male Genital Piercing Questions and Answers

A client who is interested in getting some male genital piercings posed the question to me:

I'm very interested in genital piercings. Can  you tell me if this is too much to begin with?

the pubic,
frenum ladder,
dydoe, and

is that too much?

My big question is, "which gives most pleasure to my female partner?"

Thanks Elayne!


Vertical Frenum Ladder

I received a message from a piercer seeking advice about male genital piercings:

A client came in a few days ago and asked me if it was possible to do a vertical frenum ladder instead of a traditional one. I wasn't too sure so I told him I would research and find out for sure before I would attempt it. I know this is one thing you are very well known for and your answer would be the one I would go by. Also if any of the healing or after care is any different than a traditional frenum ladder or other possible complications please let me know all you can. Thank you so much!!

My reply:

Hi Jenny,

One of the important considerations is whether the tissue is pliable in the area he'd like to have pierced. You may want to start with just one piercing, rather than a ladder, to see how he heals. Also, the success of this would depend, to some extent, on his size differential between flaccid and erect states. On frenums that go in the usual direction, they can rest somewhat bunched up and close together without it causing any trauma. Then, when the piercee is erect, there is more space between the jewelry.

A Prince Albert Story

I ran into this story online of a Prince Albert piercing I did for a client when I was in San Francisco:

Finally got it done. I'm a little over fifty years of age and got it done. I first convinced my wife to get a VCH but then she wanted to get her actual clit pierced and a triangle piercing. She got her VCH about a month prior to getting her clit and triangle done and then I told her I would do a PA. She said it was ok with her. I'll let her write her own story since this is mine. I had bought the Piercing Bible and we read all we could with the type of piercings that we wanted to do.

We saw Elayne Angel in San Francisco and got pierced at Cold Steel Elayne asked me to send her some photo's first to see if I was suitable for a PA since I am uncircumsized. She said I was so I got an appointment with her. I undressed and the little fellow got even smaller just thinking about getting the head of my dick pierced. I had read that getting the recieving tube placed down the uretha was a pain, but when she placed the recieving tube in me it was no big deal as a matter of fact I enjoyed it. Then it was time for the actual piercing and the needle looked like the end of a shotgun, but with a little sting it was done. Again no big deal and just a little blood for the next couple of days.

I started with a 10ga but have since gone to a 6ga and I plan on going to a 0ga or a 00ga. I really enjoy it and the sex is great. I did jack off after the fourth day (with the wife watching) and had some blood in the cum. Waited a week more before we had sex and what an experience. I plan on getting an apradavya and a frenum ladder in the near future. There wasn't any pain with this type of piercing and if you are thinking about it I would suggest that you go for it.

Elayne Angel Lectures at Yale!

This past week I had the honor of visiting Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut to provide a lecture on Erotic Piercings for their Sex Week event. I gave an hour and a half talk to an attentive audience that consisted primarily of students (and a few professors as well!). My lecture was supported by abundant visuals (150 slides) throughout a PowerPoint presentation created especially for this event.

The focus of the class was genital piercings for both men and women, though I also covered the erotic possibilities of oral and nipple piercings, and emphasized the importance of seeking a highly qualified piercer. Graphic images of botched piercings drove that point home. I received a lot of positive feedback from members of the audience, several of whom reported that they were now considering getting genital piercings for themselves!

You can see the article here.

Best of the Guestbook

The design for my website is just about to be updated, and that's surely for the best. But, one slightly sad (but unavoidable) thing that is that my old Guestbook will be no more, and the posts will be unavailable. Some related good news is that all of my previous blog posts will still be available in the archives on the updated site. So, I've decided to make a blog post "Best of the Guestbook" to preserve some of the entries. Here we go!

Fine Frenum, Good Guiche!

I received this great message from an old client who I'd pierced many years ago. It is so great to hear from people who really enjoy the piercings I've done for them!

Dispelling Piercing Myths

I found that I'd been quoted in someone's blog post today about the Prince Albert piercing. I helped to settle the case on whether Prince Albert himself actually had a Prince Albert piercing (he didn't):

Another thing: according to The Piercing Bible by Elayne Angel (p. 156), the healing time for a Prince Albert is "4 to 8 weeks or longer". Now, in a time when infection could not be reliably controlled, who is going to pierce themselves anywhere - let alone somewhere that delicate? Are you beginning to smell a hoax? In her book, Angel confirms my suspicions that Prince Albert did not have a Prince Albert, as does Matthew Sweet in Inventing the Victorians. So why do so many people think he did? Where did this "dressing ring" thing get started? According to Angel, these stories were made up by a man who called himself Doug Malloy (real name Richard Simonton). He is considered the father of modern piercing culture in the US.

You can read the rest of the blog post here:

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