5 Facts About A Prince Albert Piercing Procedure

Here are 5 facts about a Prince Albert piercing procedure that you need to know. Prince Albert piercings, often abbreviated as PA's, are one of the most common male genital piercings. Before you decide to have your 'little prince' pierced, read this information.

  1. Piercing  There are many different methods used in Prince Albert piercings. Some methods pierce from the inside of the urethra outwards, and others pierce from outside to inside the urethra.
  2. Positioning The PA pierces the penis from the outside of the frenulum into the urethra. These piercings can be centered or off to the side. Positioning the jewelry off to one side usually helps to eliminate discomfort.
  3. Healing  A Prince Albert piercing heals quickly because the tissue is so vascular and elastic. Light bleeding may occur the first two to five days. New piercings should be kept clean and dry to prevent infection.
  4. Effects The true reason for Prince Albert piercing has been a debated subject for many years. Some say the piercing is for sexual pleasure only, while others state it was used to secure the penis ( for what reason, we don't know) in European cultures. In older cultures it was thought to be used as a means for men to be able to easily reposition their penis between their legs during battle. They would rather have their arm taken off by a sword than their penis obviously.
  5. Risks  As with any piercing, there are risks and side effects associated with Prince Albert piercings. These risks include dribbling, which can cause some men to have to sit down to urinate. The ring can be caught on clothing and torn. Some women report pain instead of pleasure during intercourse with men that have these piercings, but usually choosing a smaller or smoother ring can alleviate this. Wearing jewelry that is too heavy or large can cause the skin to thin and tear, which sometimes can be repaired surgically.