Coil steel taper, 10 gauge
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
This piercing is made through the loose skin along the underside of the shaft, about 3/8» below the «V» formed by the corona (ridge). The amount of available tissue varies and depends on how much tissue was removed during circumcision. The frenulum itself, which is sometimes left intact after circumcision, is not strong enough to support jewelry.
It is not necessary for the penis to be erect during placement; however, the placement may change when the penis is erect.
A series of frenum piercings is called a «Frenum Ladder.» The skin of the lower half of the penis tends to be thinner and flatter, increasing the chance of migration or rejection. Tension is increased if the barbell balls are too large and create pressure against the skin behind them.
A frenum piercing made at the base of the penis has acquired the name Lorum, short for «lower frenum.»
If the wearer is uncircumcised the piercing is placed inside the foreskin. A ring is usually chosen to be more comfortable than a barbell. The foreskin should be loose enough to allow for proper cleaning and comfortable fit. The piercing should not be made through only the frenulum which is too thin and fragile to suport jewelry. Some uncircumcised men have naturally occurring holes through the frenulum.
Initial jewelry: Barbells in 12 to 10 gauge, ½» - 9/16» - 5/8» in length, determined by measuring the length of the piercing. Rings can be worn only if enough loose tissue is available; 12 to 10 gauge, inside diameter 1/8» wider than the width of the piercing.
After the piercing is healed, a ring measured to fit snugly around the erect penis just behind the corona (ridge) can be worn. A frenum loop can be attached to the barbell for added sensation to both partners. Frenum loops can be either a flat or rounded horse-shoe shaped piece, ¼» to 5/16» wide. Some designs have balls soldered onto the outside of the loop to stimulate the wearer's partner.
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Retainers & Expanders