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Body Piercing

In March of 1998 I decided to get something done that would cause most guys to cringe just at the thought.

I got a Prince Albert or a PA as it is more often called.  The Prince Albert Piercing is done through the eye or “urethra” of the penis and then comes out at the intersection of the small bridge of skin “frenulum” and the edge of the head of the penis “corona”, there is an almost triangular intersection and this is where the piercing goes. If the man is uncircumcised it must go slightly to one side of the frenulum, if he is circumcised it can go directly through the center.

I frequently get asked a few questions about the piercing so here they are:

Did it hurt?

Just for a second.  The needle they used is quite large.  They insert a receiver tube in the urethra first.  This is to “catch the needle” and make sure that it goes where it should.  That was the worst part. 

Was there a lot of blood?

Not really.  I’ve heard from other guys that they bleed a lot.  I didn’t.  

Why did you do it?

I wanted to.  I did a lot of research first, I didn’t just jump into it.  If you are thinking about getting a piercing do some research and ask people questions.  It’s always best to be informed.  

How long did it take to heal?

I guess it took about 3 to 4 weeks to fully heal.  Something very important is to keep it very clean and dry.  I used Dial liquid hand soap.  I washed it a few times day to keep everything clean.  

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me.  Just check out the About Me page for my contact information.

Now a little history lesson.

The Prince Albert piercing is named after Prince Albert who was the husband of Queen Victoria of England. He was reputed to have had this piercing done prior to his marriage to the queen around 1825, at that time Beau Brummel started the craze for ultra tight men’s trousers. Because the pants were so tight, the penis needed to be held to one side or the other so as not to create an unsightly bulge. To accomplish this some men had their penis pierced to allow it to be held by a hook on the inside of the trousers, this piercing was called a “Dressing Ring” at the time because tailors would ask if a gentleman dressed to the left or the right and tailor the trousers accordingly, tailors to this day will ask if you dress to the left or right.