How To Get a Prince Albert Piercing

With various body piercings becoming increasingly common over the past few years, many people are choosing more exotic piercings.  Among these are genital piercings. One of the best-known genital piercings for men is the Prince Albert. There are some things you should know before deciding to get a Prince Albert piercing.

First, you should understand how the piercing is placed. When you get a Prince Albert piercing, a ring is inserted underneath the head of the penis. The ring exits the penis through the urethra, the opening that urine and semen comes out of. The ring used for a Prince Albert piercing is larger than that for most body piercings. Generally, a 10 gauge ring is used. Other piercings, like the ones for the belly button and tongue, typically use a 14 gauge. The lower the number, the thicker the ring. A Prince Albert can be stretched to accommodate a thicker ring after healing.

Once you understand what it means to get a Prince Albert piercing, your next step is finding a good piercer. You can get recommendations from friends or read online reviews. The piercer you choose should be professional and clean. He should take some time to talk to you before performing the Prince Albert piercing. This time should be used to discuss the procedure itself, as well as proper aftercare procedures.

Make sure your piercer uses only autoclaved equipment to perform your piercing. He should open the packages in front of you so you know the equipment is sterile. Also remember: cheaper is not better when it comes to any body modification, including piercing.

Special care must be taken for proper healing after you get a Prince Albert piercing. If you are uncircumcised, you should try to keep your foreskin off the piercing as much as possible to keep the piercing dry. Carefully clean the piercing a couple of times a day. You may also want to use sea salt soaks to speed healing. Return to your piercer if you have any questions about aftercare or run into any problems while your Prince Albert is healing.

Finally, you should know that many men who choose to get a Prince Albert piercing report that it changes the way they urinate. The urine stream may be affected by the ring, and spread out more than the usual urine stream would. This is usually not bothersome enough to compel the wearer to remove the ring.

 

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