Male Genital Piercings

Genital piercings can affect your sexual pleasure, and potentially (depending on placement) that of your partner. Therefore it is critical to go to a piercer who has specific training and an abundance of experience.

Genital piercings are special because there is potential to directly affect your sexual pleasure. A poorly placed piercing can result in a missed opportunity for enhancement. Worse, you can suffer through a negative experience, unnecessary pain, and possibly end up with undesirable scar tissue or other consequences of failed piercings. Because of the much wider distribution of nerve endings throughout the penis and scrotum, desensitization and hypersensitivity are seldom issues with male genital piercings.

Unfortunately, many piercers have NO specific training in genital piercings whatsoever! As an expert on the subject, and one who offers piercing problem consultations, I have bad news: a large percentage of genital piercings I see are improperly placed, often dangerously so. 

Because of variations in genital anatomy and personal preferences for sexual stimulation, each piercee must be evaluated (and even counseled) on an individual basis before deciding on a genital piercing. Page through my blog posts to read about one bad genital piercing after another. It will scare you—and it should, so you will educate yourself to make sure you get a safe, successful piercing.

  • Scrotum / Hafada Piercing

    The general location of a scrotum piercing is evident in its name, but the particulars are limited only by the imagination. They can be placed pretty much anywhere the skin can be pinched. The piercing is sometimes called a hafada, especially when placed on one or both sides in the upper portion of the natural fold.

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  • Reverse Prince Albert Piercing

    This is a midline vertical placement that passes from the urethra upward through the top of the glans. In essence, the Reverse Prince Albert is the upper part of an apadravya (the piercing that passes all the way through the head vertically).

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  • Pubic Piercing

    The pubic piercing is placed in the natural juncture where the body and the shaft meet, at the top of the penis. It is a very attractive and potentially functional placement for body jewelry. A ring in your pubic piercing can stimulate your partner’s clitoris when you are face to face during intercourse.

    There is no apparent historical precedent for the pubic piercing, but it has been gaining in popularity in recent times.

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  • Prince Albert Piercing

    In the world of modern body piercing, the Prince Albert is a historic piercing, not because Queen Victoria’s consort wore one—he didn’t. It is because during the early years of modern body piercing, the PA was the most popular male genital piercing. Many heavily pierced men describe the Prince Albert as their favorite.

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  • Lorum Piercing

    The lorum piercing is located at the natural dividing line between the penis shaft and the scrotal sac. The name was coined in the 1980s while I was performing a genital piercing on the late Dan Kopka, my coworker at the time, at Gauntlet in Los Angeles. He wanted a frenum, he said, only lower.

    “Not a frenum, a lower-um,” Dan declared, pinching the tissue at the desired location.

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  • Guiche Piercing (Perineum)

    The guiche (pronounced “geesh”) is a horizontal piercing in the male perineum, between the scrotum and the anus. This piercing is specifically for the pleasure of the wearer, and jewelry creates various possibilities for erotic stimulation.

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  • Frenum Piercing

    The frenum is a versatile genital piercing that is second in popularity only to the Prince Albert. The name is derived from shortening the anatomical term frenulum or fraenum (the fibrous cord of connecting tissue, in this case on the underside of the penis), in which the piercing is placed.

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  • Foreskin Piercing

    Foreskin piercings are obviously reserved for men who are intact (uncircumcised). Therefore, this placement is not especially popular in the United States, where so many men have been deprived of this opportunity. However, men who engage in successful foreskin restoration may be able to rebuild enough tissue to pierce.

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  • Dydoe Piercing

    The dydoe piercing frames the rim of the corona. They can be done in a single central placement, or in pairs off to the sides, and multiples. Unfortunately, many men are not built with a defined and large enough flare to the glans to comfortably and safely accommodate jewelry in this location. 

    Due to these anatomical considerations. the dydoe is not the most popular of the male genital piercings. 

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  • Apadravya Piercing

    The apadravya piercing is situated vertically through the head of the penis. A barbell here may be capable of stimulating a woman’s G-spot (a sexually sensitive area on the front wall of the vagina) and increasing sensation and pleasure for both partners. Sexual motivations are the inspiration for most men who seek these piercings. 

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  • Anatomy Consult Info

    Depending on your build and which piercings are of interest, I may require an anatomy consultation with photos. You'll need a consult if you're intact (not circumcised) and want piercings in or around the glans, or if you have hypospadias, Peyronie's, if your penis "turtles" into your pubic mound, or there are other anatomical concerns.

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  • Ampallang Piercing

    The name ampallang (pronounced “am puh lang”), for the horizontal piercing through the glans, is said to derive from the Dyaks in Borneo.

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