As far as mutilations in the body are concerned, whoever chooses the most preposterous or unthinkable area wins. Many brave people pierce the nape of the neck, the lip, a nipple… Even the noble parts.
Next, we analyze the history behind the penis piercing, we will provide some hygiene tips to avoid problems for those who are considering getting one and we will know what name and how are the best known beads for the phallus.
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The history of the penis piercing
It turns out that this particular adornment on the male genitalia is popularly known as ‘Prince Albert’ . Contrary to what it may seem, the penis piercing is not named after any symbolic reference to the gleaming bald head of the current regent of Monaco; rather it has to do with an anecdote that dates back to the Victorian era and whose protagonist is another “member” of royalty, although British.
It is said that the great fashion designer Beau Brummell was a great friend of Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, also known as the “prince consort” and, it is said, a winner in the lottery of male genetics.. As an anecdote within this anecdote, we will comment that it is to this designer that we owe the invention of the suit with a jacket; but his role in the history of penis piercing goes another way.
It turns out that the good Brummell devised a device so that, every time the nobleman rode a horse, he would avoid discomfort in his prodigious phallus caused by the wobble of the gallop , while hiding his generous erections if he admired himself too much before the ladies of the court. So, it occurred to him to keep the scepter of the aspiring king anchored inside his tight trousers, without his coming out to greet him effusively, by means of a ring that crossed the glans and joined the garment below.
If you are wondering what this penis piercing or ‘Prince Albert’ is like, you should know that it is done through the urethra, and then exits through the lower part of the glans , where it joins the trunk of the phallus.
Recommendations when getting a penis piercing
Beyond theory, here are a series of considerations that must be taken into account if we want to go ahead with this procedure without risking our physical integrity.
1. Can circumcised men get a penis piercing?
The first piece of advice concerns those men who are not circumcised. While those who have had their foreskin removed and have their glans exposed have no need to worry; Those who have not shed this skin, which is removed when urinating or when the penis is erect, should first consult their doctor to tell them if it is prudent. If it is, it should be clear at what height to place the outlet of the adornment so that the foreskin retracts and can return to its position.
2. What diameter is suitable for a ‘Prince Albert’?
We must not lose sight of the fact that the penis piercing is designed both for when it is erect and when it is flaccid. However, unlike other piercing ornaments, the iron that is placed must have a slightly thicker diameter, in this way the body will not try to expel it when noticing a foreign body that should not be there. This point is important, because the process is quite painful and bleeding, as it is a highly vascularized area.
Likewise, it is recommended to use a standard diameter to avoid the so-called “cheese cut” , a cut in the middle of the glans produced by an iron that is too fine or heavy.
3. What materials are advisable?
As in other cases, materials that do not cause skin allergies will be used ., so that while the wound has not yet healed, the options will be titanium, black titanium (“blackline” according to jargon), zircon gold (an alloy of three metals devoid of nickel). Once the hole is cauterized, then coconut or steel can be added as options, but until then it is recommended to stick to these three.
4. What hygienic measures must be taken
Depending on how each man reacts to the penis piercing, a series of care is required so that it does not become infected and heal normally, especially during the first weeks.
Here are some brief tips to maintain good hygiene:
4.1. Wash your hands before coming into contact with the area
When the wound is still closing,It is essential to first wash our hands with soap and water (even with a disinfectant product that contains alcohol), in order to eliminate any residue on the fingers that could penetrate inside.
4.2. Use antibacterial soaps
When showering, it will be convenient to use special soaps (the doctor or whoever performs the intervention can recommend which brand to use) and lather with it, washing the area thoroughly .
4.3. Maintenance of Prince Albert
The iron bar must also go through a cleaning process. In this case, we will use a saline solution and we will leave it submerged in it for about ten or fifteen minutes.approximately before putting it on and after having carried out the pertinent cures.
4.4. How long does it take to heal?
It will depend on the case, but it is estimated that it can take a minimum of one month and up to a maximum of six , even if you are the most scrupulous person with the hygiene of the penis piercing; so be patient.
5. And what about masturbation and sex
Both onanism and sexual intercourse are practices that will have to be interrupted while the genital piercings heal. For some, the latter may not cost so much, as opposed to the former.
As always, it is convenient to attend to our body and begin to explore little by little how far we can go once a few days have passed. Likewise, with sex you have to keep in mind that, in addition to the usual reasons for wearing a condom, another factor is added, since it is not important that the wound comes into contact with fluids that are not your own . There is no need to be afraid, because there is no risk of latex tears, since the adornment fits in the semen receptacle.
Other types of penis piercing In
addition to ‘Prince Albert’, there are other names to designate other ornaments with which the penis can be decorated. In any case, all of them are designed for greater sexual stimulation of the most sensitive areas., both for greater enjoyment of the wearer and his partner.
With this name is known the piercing in the penis that pierces the glans horizontally, crossing the urethra or passing above or below said conduit. There are those who prefer to put the ampallang on the trunk of the virile member, instead of in an area as sensitive as the glans.
One of the variants of piercing in the male genitalia is the ‘apadravya’, whose difference is that it crosses the glans and the urethra vertically and comes out from the bottom . They say it is one of the most painful piercings, even more than Prince Albert.
3. Magic cross
It is called “magic cross” tothe union of an ampallang and an apadravya , that is, two piercings in the penis, one horizontally and the other vertically. As in the previous cases, it can be decided whether or not to perforate the urethra.
This almost unpronounceable name is used by a type of apadravya with another type of penis piercing, the ‘dydoe’ (placed on the crest of the glans). These two beads are joined by a ring that orbits over the head of the penis . It is recommended to first make each perforation separately, before joining them with the ring, so that they heal before.
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