Steel ball and cone spiral barbell, 16 ga
Shown: 12mm twister with 5mm ball and cone.
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
The piercing placed on the underside of the penis, in the center of the triangle which can be drawn in the «V» of the glans.
This piercing is usually performed with the aid of a needle-receiving tube inserted into the urethra; the piercing is made from the outside and going into the tube so that the tip of the needle is outside of the urethra when the tube is removed. It has been noted that larger gauge piercings will pinch the flesh against the inside of the tube, in which case some piercers with experience performing large gauge piercings have devised alternate methods of piercing from the inside out.
The Prince Albert may bleed considerably during the first 24 to 48 hours.
It is possible to make a Prince Albert piercing if the piercee is not circumcised. Some uncircumcised me may find a curved barbell more comfortable. The foreskin should be loose enough to allow for proper cleaning and comfortable fit. If the foreskin is too tight to be completely retracted the piercee may opt to have the bottom edge of the foreskin cut. This procedure can, in some cases, be considered medically necessary if the foreskin is so restrictive as to be painful during erection or sexual activity. This procedure should be performed by a physician and the foreskin allowed to heal before the piercing is made.
Even if the wearer is circumcised often a thin remnant of the frenulum is present, requiring that the piercing be made slightly to one side. To minimize friction the piercing is usually made on the opposite side of the direction the wearer «dresses» (the direction the penis leans in pants).
Initial jewelry: Captive bead rings, bead rings, circular barbells in 10 gauge, 5/8» - 9/16» - ¾» inside diameter or larger; inside diameter of the ring should be 1/8» wider than the width of the piercing. The width of the piercing is determined by measuring the length between the piercing to the bottom edge of the urethral opening. If the ring diameter is too small it could cause pinching or tearing of the urethra when the penis is erect. Curved barbells in 12 to 10 gauge, ½» - 9/16» - 5/8» - 11/16» - ¾»; length should be equal or 1/16» longer than the length of the piercing; the ball at the urethral end should be large enough to prevent it from slipping into the urethra.
The piercing itself will not leak when the wearer urinates unless the piercing has been stretched beyond the thickness of the ring. The urine drip that is associated with the PA is a result of the urine dripping from the jewelry. A few male readers suggest turning the penis 90 to 180 degrees while holding the ring to the side. Wearing a curved barbell may reduce the drip but may cause a spray if the ball blocks the urethra.
It is not uncommon for a Prince Albert piercing to stretch 2 or more gauges within the first year with frequent sexual activity or heavy jewelry. It is possible for the P.A. to lose width and/or depth, in which case switching to a lighter weight piece of jewelry is suggested.
The REVERSE PRINCE ALBERT piercing is made through the top of the glans, usually about 3/8» to 1/22 from the top edge of the urethral opening.
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