Guide To Urethral Piercing

People all over the world enjoy body piercings of all kinds, and the genitals are no different!

There are already many different kinds of genital piercings, and there are some which pierce the urethra.

These can be greatly beneficial to people who enjoy urethral stimulation, and completely change some of your existing sexual practises adding extra feelings to the mix.

Prince Albert Piercings

The most prolific urethral piercing out there is the Prince Albert piercing, which is named for Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert.

It’s never something that’s been confirmed, but it’s commonly thought that he had one of these piercings.

Even though this piercing may have been around as far back as Victorian times, it has only really rose to prominence in the last couple of decades.

It’s possible that it was just as common back then, but people didn’t talk about it as much. Now with the internet and all our modern communications, we can easily share information even on subjects that are a little more private and risqué.

Prince Albert piercings have both a female and male variant, with the female being known as the Princess Albertina piercing.

The male version of this piercing is placed through the bottom half of the penis. A needle passes through the urethra and back out the head of the penis.

Most of the time a ring will be used with this type of piercing, but it tends to be inserted as a straight piece of metal and then bent into shape.

There is also a reverse version of a Prince Albert piercing which is very similar. Instead of coming out of the end of the penis, it goes through the urethra and out the top, through the glans.

A Princess Albertina piercing is very similar, with the piercing passing through the urethra and then out of the top of the vagina.

Both male and female versions of this piercing are very difficult to have done.

Not only does the person’s urethra need to be large enough to actually pierce, but the logistics of actually performing the piercing are very tough.

You should only have this done by an experienced piercist who knows exactly what they are doing.

Not only could many things go wrong with the piercing itself, but having it done presents many risks of infection.

Prince Albert piercings are also some of the most painful you could possibly have. They can take as long as six weeks to fully heal, and during this time you’ll need to avoid both sex and masturbation.

Even after the area has fully healed, it can still suffer from dry skin and irritation, so you need to properly care for it for the rest of your life.

Alternative Urethral Piercings

You may find several different variants of urethral piercing available.

These are even less common that the Prince Albert/Princess Albertina and can carry their own risks.

If you find any of these more unusual piercings and decide you want one, be sure that you thoroughly research it ahead of time and have it done by a reputable piercing specialist.

Why Would Someone Want A Genital Piercing?

For most people, there will be two main reasons that they would want to get a genital piercing: Fashion and sexual pleasure.

In terms of sexual pleasure, each sex stands to gain some benefits from genital piercings.

The person who has the piercing will have an area of intense stimulation which will always be present no matter whether you are masturbating or having intercourse.

They also push on the surrounding parts of your genitals, creating extra pressure and making things overall much more intense.

For women in particular, if a larger piercing is present like a ring, then there is a lot of extra clitoral stimulation during sex.

Typically having the stimulation on the top wall of the vagina will feel better than the bottom.

You might end up exploring sex positions you’ve never tried before or even revisiting ones that you didn’t enjoy before just to try and get the piercing to touch different parts of your body.

For people who aren’t getting a piercing purely for sexual reasons, then you’ll most likely want it for an aesthetic reason.

A lot of genital piercings will be simple rings or rods with plain balls on the end. This could be enough for you.

If you feel a little more flamboyant though you can try to find different shaped piercing rings, or even jewelled balls to replace the plain metal ones.

Jewellery Options For Genital Piercings

Regardless of which genital piercing you decide to get, you’re likely to have a few different options for how the piercing will look.

You can get a circular barbell, which is a nearly closed barbell, a captive bead ring, which is a closed ring with a bead in the centre, or a curved barbell, which is a curved bar with a ball on each end.

How much of the bar or ball you can see will depend on the piercing you have and your own body.

For men with a Prince Albert piercing there is a special type of piercing you can wear.

A Prince Albert wand is a special tool that is somewhat like a cross between a regular barbell and a penis plug.

There is a rod which you can insert into the urethra like a penis plug, but also a small pin which comes out of your piercing hole and has a ball attached to it.

These aren’t designed for extended use but can be nice for occasional wear as long as you find one that fits your piercing properly.

Caring For A Urethral Piercing

Piercings are a permanent commitment, and in order to keep everything functioning how it should you’ll need to care properly for a urethral piercing.

This isn’t as daunting as it might sound, and most of the work you’ll need to do is just regular and thorough cleaning.

The main way you’ll need to clean your piercing is by regularly soaking the area. You can choose between a piercing aftercare spray, or a homemade solution with sea salt.

This soak should be done twice a day, every single day, and not just while the piercing is healing.

You need to keep caring for it for the rest of your life.

Regular hand soap isn’t suitable for urethral piercings either and using it will probably cause a lot of pain and irritation around your piercing.

This isn’t as daunting as it might sound, and most of the work you’ll need to do is just regular and thorough cleaning.

The main way you’ll need to clean your piercing is by regularly soaking the area. You can choose between a piercing aftercare spray, or a homemade solution with sea salt.

This soak should be done twice a day, every single day, and not just while the piercing is healing.

You need to keep caring for it for the rest of your life.

Regular hand soap isn’t suitable for urethral piercings either and using it will probably cause a lot of pain and irritation around your piercing. Soaking With Piercing Aftercare Spray.

If you are using a piercing aftercare spray, you simply need to fill a small glass with the solution, and then submerge your penis in it. This should be done for around five minutes twice a day.

Alternatively, you can soak cotton balls in the solution, then dab them onto your piercing until the entire area has been soaked for at least five minutes.

Soaking With A Sea Salt Solution

If you don’t want to constantly purchase aftercare spray, you can create your own solution using water and sea salt.

You need a cup of sterile water (you can either buy this from a shop or boil some tap water for five minutes), and a quarter of a teaspoon of sea salt (Aquarium salts from pet stores are the best for this).

Tea tree oil can also be added to the solution, as it is a natural antiseptic and moisturizer, but this is up to you.

If you add tea tree oil, you should only need two or three drops in your mixture.

This solution is applied just like a store bought one, either by submerging your penis in the mixture, or using cotton balls to soak up the mixture and apply it to the penis.

You should still aim to soak the piercing for around five minutes twice a day.

Risks With Urethral Piercings

It’s understandable that there should be some concerns when piercing something as important as the urethra.

After all, messing it up could give you problems with urination for the rest of your life.

The largest risk is infections.

The urethra is able to absorb bacteria much more easily than many other parts of your body. It’s important you keep the area as clean and sterile as possible throughout the rest of your life.

There is also a risk during sexual intercourse.

It’s always a worry that you might get the piercing caught on various things during sex and having something pulling on your urethral piercing can be very painful. At its worst, you could even pull the piercing out!

When you have a genital piercing of your own, always make sure you use extra lubrication when having sex or use a condom to completely cover it.

During healing, you should try to avoid sex as much as possible. If you absolutely have to, you should cover your piercing.

There can be a lot of swelling, inflammation, or even bleeding during healing and it can take up to six months for it to fully heal.

You shouldn’t let these risks put you off though!

As long as you find a reputable professional to do the piercing, and care for it properly both during and after healing, you should be fine.

You might even find that you enjoy sex even more with a piercing!

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