Acrylic segment ring, 4 ga
Shown: 1/2" segment ring.
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
GENITAL PIERCINGS AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY
Genital piercings are intended to increase sensation for the wearer and, in the case of male piercings, his partner during foreplay and intercourse. However, wearing genital jewelry does require caution during certain activities, particularly if the piercing has not yet completely healed. When both or one partner is pierced, extra care must be taken to prevent injury or broken condoms. In some cases, the piercings and the desired activity are simply not compatible.
New piercings do not prohibit sexual activity. However, exposure to the partner's bodily fluids must be prevented to reduce the risk of infection, even in a monogamous relationship. Numerous microorganisms, including bacterias, viruses, and yeasts, are present in genital and oral cavities. Saliva should not be used as a lubricant for masturbation or intercourse while the piercing is healing. Both partners should wash their hands before touching the jewelry or the piercing. Latex barriers (condoms, dental dams) should be used during all genital-genital or oral-genital contact. Cleaning the piercing after activity is suggested.
There is no evidence that piercings of the penis cause urinary tract infections in either partner.
In the case of Prince Albert, Ampallang and Apadravya piercings erection or orgasm may cause the piercing to bleed during the first 5 to 7 days. Heavy activity and intercourse during the healing period may prolong healing and cause uncomfortable scarring.
Heavy pulling, pinching or tugging on jewelry that is too thin for the particular piercing may tear or reopen the piercing. The thicker the jewelry, the more surface area over which pressure is distributed. The depth and width of the piercing will also determine the amount of heavy play it can comfortably withstand.
Discomfort caused by friction against the jewelry or friction within the piercing can be alleviated by applying a water based lubricant to the jewelry.
Penis jewelry rarely interferes with male-female intercourse. Comfort and stimulation are greatly influenced by the position of intercourse and the relative dimensions of the penis and vagina. Discomfort to either partner can often be alleviated by changing the gauge, dimensions or style of the jewelry. Some women find frenum, Apadravya and Ampallang barbells uncomfortable. Shortening the barbell length, if possible, or wearing smaller barbell balls may reduce discomfort. Frenum barbells may be substituted by ring which snugly encircles the penis behind the ridge of the glans, if the placement of the piercing allows.
Most men have found that penis piercings performed at 12ga or thinner tend to be uncomfortable or pinch during sexual activity, but that once the piercing has been stretched to a thicker gauge the pinching sensation disappears.
Penis piercings with average sized jewelry rarely interfere with the use of condoms. Condoms with larger receptical ends will fit comfortably over Prince Albert jewelry. Lubricating the inside of the condom as well as the jewelry itself will reduce friction. Diaphrams may be dislodged by curved barbells or circular barbells worn in the Prince Albert piercing.
It is possible to engage in safe anal intercouse with piercings. Copious amounts of lubricant and a condom are suggested. The jewelry must be of appropriately size and design for comfort.
On rare ocassions penis jewelry has been known to chip teeth or become lodged in the partner's throat during oral sex.
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