Male Genital Piercing: Ouch – Try Out This if You Dare!

Many contemporary authors and body piercing enthusiasts have made attempt to explain the history behind this ouchy body piercing art in Western Culture. But no one could explain satisfactorily especially on male genital piercing practice.

Doug Malloy, American piercing pioneer who published pamphlets in the late 1970’s explained variety reasons about the body piercing practice but it was perceived as untrue and merely promoting his highly fanciful stories about body piercing.

There are several types of male genital piercing and story behind it:
1. Ampallang
Ampallang is a form of male genital body piercing that penetrates through the glans penis horizontally from one side to other side. The piercing may pass through the urethra and this case is known as a transurethral piercing. A variant on this piercing is the shaft ampallang which penetrates the shaft of the penis horizontally at any point along its length.

Ouch meter: extremely painful (4 stars). Full healing: 6 months to 1 year

Purpose: This piercing, like all piercing which penetrate the glans penis can be extremely pleasurable to the bearer. It can also be sexually stimulating to the receiving partner during sexual intercourse.

Origin: in Polynesia culture as a pre-requisite for marriage.

Popularized: Gay BDSM community in 80’s and 90’s

2. Apadravya
Apadravya is a piercing that passes glans penis vertically from top to bottom, almost always placed centrally and passing through urethra. The piercing is normally done on a slightly forward angle to facilitate vaginal intercourse. An apadravya is sometimes pierced in two sessions; the first creating a Prince Albert and the second (after healing) completing the apadravya.

Straight barbells are the usual jewelry for apadravya piercings. The barbell must be long enough to accommodate erection and initial swelling. The apadravya is usually pierced with a slightly larger barbell than required for a fully healed piercing, and downsizing is often required. The barbell can also end with the second ball inside the urethra, providing that the urethral meatus is big enough. Most men have a too small urethral meatus for this piercing.

Ouch Meter: The most painful of all (5 stars). Full healing: -

Purpose: It is generally thought of as the most pleasurable for female sexual partners, since the top of the piercing is positioned such that it contacts the G-spot in vaginal intercourse.

Origin: described in the Kama Sutra that apadravya is any one of a number of devices used during intercourse to excite the woman. Among the Dravidian people of southern India, the word also refers to the device worn through the pierced male member. The piercing is generally vertical through the penis shaft behind the head, but sometimes in the head itself. It should be noted that this piercing is neither common nor widespread.

3. Hafada
hafada piercing is a surface piercing located anywhere on the skin of the scrotum. This piercing does not penetrate deep into the scrotum and due to the looseness and flexibilty of the skin in that area does not migrate or reject as much as many other surface piercing. A piercing that actually passes through the scrotum, from front-to-back, or from side-to-side, is known as a transscrotal piercing. Multiple hafada piercings are not uncommon as an extension of a frenum ladder

Ouch Meter: 2-3 stars. Healing period is prolonged

Purpose: to provide stimulation.

Origin: hafada piercing were part of a coming of age ritual in the Middle East, but no evidence is known to support this theory

4. Foreskin
Simply a piercing through the foreskin of an uncircumcised male.

Ouch Meter: 1 star. Healing period: fast

5. Dolphin
A Dolphin piercing is where a Prince Albert piercing attached to another or a deeper Prince Albert. This piercing is most commonly done using a curved barbell giving the appearance of the jewelry diving through the surface of the skin, hence the name.
A deeper dolphin piercing (50 mm or more) is named in Perth, Western Australia as killer whale.

Ouch Meter: Double oucher! (4 stars). Healing period: 6 months

Benefit: to provide deep urethral stimulation during intercourse, and that those who really don't enjoy sounding or other types of play wherein the urethra is stimulated deep within the shaft may find this piercing to be "too much".

6. Dydoe
A dydoe is a piercing done through the ridged edge of the glans. Proper placement is imperative, piercing should be done professionally. Small barbell studs, rings, or "D" rings may be inserted according to the wearers' preference.

Ouch Meter: Very painful (4 stars). Healing period: 4-6 weeks

Benefit: to regain some of the sensation that circumcision had taken away from them also provide delightful vaginal stimulation.

7. Frenum
A frenum piercing is a type of body piercing located on the underside of the shaft of the penis. Frenulum piercings are almost always pierced perpendicular to the shaft of the penis. They may be pierced through the frenulum that connects the head of the penis to the shaft, or anywhere further down the shaft of the penis. Less commonly, frenulum piercings may be pierced along the top or even the sides of the shaft of the penis.

Ouch Meter: Hurt (2 stars) Healing period: 6 weeks

Benefit: acting as a cock ring to increase erection and enhance stimulation during sex and also be used to attach chastity device to deny the bearer from sexual pleasure

Origin: practiced by Timorese of Indonesia but according to Doug Malloy, is of European origin.

8. Guiche (pronounced geesh)
The piercing is done through the ridge skin between the scrotum and the anus and must be done by an experience piercer.

Ouch meter: Ouch it hurts. Healing period: 6-8 weeks

Purpose: the light pressure guiche piercing increases arousal and gentle tugging on bangle prolongs sensation at climax and intensify orgasm.

Origin: very common among South Pacific natives

9. Prince Albert and reverse Prince Albert
PA piercing is the most common male genital piercing. The piercing is done from outside of the frenulum and into urethra. If the piercing is done backwards from urethra and exits through a hole pierced in the top of the glans called reversed PA

Ouch Meter: 2 stars. Healing period: 1 – 2 weeks

Purpose: to increase the sensation

Origin: Have been practiced in European culture. The piercing is named after Prince Albert, who wore a ring to his penis to secure the genital to his thigh in order to maintain the smooth line of the tight trousers that were in fashion at the time.

10. Pubic Piercing
The piercing is done at the bottom of the pubic mound just above the penis shaft.

Ouch meter: Hmm—ouchful! Healing period: 10-12 weeks

Purpose: to offer direct stimulation to female clitoris during intercourse.

Origin: unknown

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