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What are some common types of genital piercings in men

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One of the most common male genital piercings is the Prince Albert or PA. With the PA, a ring is inserted through the urethra at the tip of the penis and then out through the bottom of the glans of the penis, which is the rounded head. After the piercing heals, the ring increases sensitivity of the pierced area, enhancing sexual pleasure. It also can enhance the pleasure for the man's partner. A PA typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to heal.

Other common male genital piercings include:

  • Dydoe. This piercing is done through both sides of the rim of the glans on circumcised men.
  • Foreskin. A ring is inserted through both sides of the foreskin above the head of the glans. This piercing deliberately makes intercourse difficult.
  • Hafada. This is a piercing of the scrotal skin between the scrotum and the penis. Either a ring or a barbell shaped piece of jewelry is used. This piercing is considered more decorative than a sexual enhancement.

From: Genital Piercings WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Armstrong, M. June 2006. Urologic Nursing,

Columbia University Health Services: "Go Ask Alice: Pierced clit."

Children's Hospital Boston Center for Young Women's Health: "Body Piercing."

Columbia University Health Services: "Go Ask Alice: Prince Albert Piercing."

March of Dines: "What about genital piercings and pregnancy? How will the piercing affect the pregnancy?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Armstrong, M. June 2006. Urologic Nursing,

Columbia University Health Services: "Go Ask Alice: Pierced clit."

Children's Hospital Boston Center for Young Women's Health: "Body Piercing."

Columbia University Health Services: "Go Ask Alice: Prince Albert Piercing."

March of Dines: "What about genital piercings and pregnancy? How will the piercing affect the pregnancy?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018

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