Common types of penile piercings.
Penile piercing is a general term and there are actually many different ways and styles a man can get a piercing on his manhood.
Apadravya: This is a piercing that passes through the glans vertically. It can go from top to bottom or vice versa.
Ampallang: This piercing goes through the glans horizontally. It can go from left to right or vice versa.
Deep shaft: This piercing goes through the penile shaft. It can be pierced like Apadravya or Ampallang and goes through the shaft.
Dydoe/king’s crown: This piercing passes through the ridge or corona of the glans and on to the head of the penis itself. It usually comes in pairs.
Foreskin: This piercing is done through the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis. It is equivalent to a clitoral hood piercing in females.
Frenum: Frenulum is the skin that attaches the foreskin to the head of the penis. A frenum piercing is one that goes through the frenulum horizontally.
Guiche (perineum): This piercing is on the perineum. Perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum.
Hafada (scrotal): This is a surface piercing done anywhere on the scrotal skin. It does not penetrate deep into the scrotum.
Lorum: This piercing is done horizontally on the underside of the penis at its base.The position is where the scrotum meets the penis.
Magic cross: This piercing is basically an Ampallang and Apadryava combined together. Making it appear like a cross.
Prince Albert: This is one of the most popular penile piercings. It is a ring type of piercing that goes along the underside of the glans from the urethral opening to the part where the glans meet the shaft of the penis.
Pubic: consists of a piece of jewelry through any part of the area around the base of the penis
Reverse PA: the opposite of Prince Albert, with jewelry entering the urethra and exiting through the top of the shaft
Sexual benefits to penile piercings
- Some men chose piercings to enhance sexual pleasure for him and or the partner. It can increase pleasure during masturbation or sexual intercourse
- Depending on the type of piercing, some can stimulate the partner more than others. Especially during vaginal or anal intercourse.
Risks associated with penile piercings
- Increased risk of UTI (Urinary tract infections)
- Infection at piercing site.
- Increased risk of STI
- Injuring your partner’s genitals during intercourse.
Genital piercings are getting more exposure and interest nowadays. Before you decide to get one I suggest you make the necessary research before deciding. When choosing to pierce, I would suggest going to a reputable body piercing specialist. One who has experience and also maintains high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. I highly discourage you from doing it on your own. It’s definitely an acquired taste, so make sure you make the right decision.
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