Thursday, June 4, 2009

Having a Prince Albert genital piercing done

This post is part of the
Body Modification Series
and Edgeplay Series.
Please don't read it if you are not interested
in needle play or piercings.

I decided to give sol a Prince Albert piercing for his birthday. Sol had been wanting a genital piercing for a while, but he'd had to wait until I became more interested in body modification. His nipple piercing had never really taken, we had constant problems with it and in the end took it out. The PA sounded a lot more fun, plus it has enormous play potential, especially chastity play.

So what's a Prince Albert piercing?

The Prince Albert piercing (or PA as it's often called) is one of the more common male genital piercings. It pierces the penis from the outside of the frenulum and into the urethra. The history of the PA is a bit tricky to discover these days, as Wiki notes:

The Prince Albert piercing may have been practiced in European culture for some time, and while there are many tentative theories as to its origin, the true origin of this piercing is unknown. Many of the theories regarding this piercing's history suggest that the piercing was used to secure the penis in some manner, rather than having a sexual or cultural purpose.

In modern times the Prince Albert piercing was popularized by Jim Ward in the early 1970s. In West Hollywood (a gay village of Los Angeles), Ward met Doug Malloy and Fakir Musafar. Together these men further developed the Prince Albert piercing. Perhaps more fatefully, Malloy published a pamphlet in which he concocted fanciful histories of genital piercings in particular. These ersatz tales—which included the notion that Prince Albert invented the piercing that shares his name in order to tame the appearance of his large penis in tight trousers—are widely circulated as urban legend. No historical proof of their veracity has been located independent of Malloy's assertions.

Like many other male genital piercings, it has a history of practice in gay culture in the twentieth century and became known outside that culture at the same time that body piercing began to emerge in popular culture in the late 1970s. The relatively easy procedure, rapid healing and claims of additional sexual stimulation (both to the wearer and his partner in sexual intercourse) attributed to this piercing have come to make the Prince Albert the most common male genital piercing.

So at 3pm we presented ourselves at Polymorph in Sydney, who's staff (or artists, as they quite correctly term themselves of their website) came highly recommended by friends. I'd also met some of them at Lukas Zpira's body mod workshop. We were seeing Rod, who - being extraordinarily good at what he does - explained everything that was going to happen to sol ... and then did the piercing in a fraction of the time it had taken to talk about it lol. You can watch an interview with Rod here.

I took this photo a moment later:

Sol's body had completely tensed and almost arched in places during the (very fast) proceedure and now he was enjoying the endorphins. "There was no blood!", I disappointedly said to Rob, who laughed and warned us there might be more later. You can read real stories of men having the PA piercing in the Reference and Online Resource section at the bottom of the post.

We headed back to where we were staying, stripped off and got into bed so we could examine our new piercing. Doesn't it look amazing?

As we admired Rob's fine work I started running my fingertips lightly up sol's cock:

He was incredibly sensitive and incredibly horny and nearly expired when I stopped touching him. "But you are getting a hard on!" I said. "He said no sex for six weeks not no erections!" yowled sol pathetically.

So being a nice Mistress I touched him some more! This did cause a tiny amount of blood loss.

From Polymorph's terrific aftercare kit we know to expect bruising and possibly more blood. Sol's first pee was a bit painful but again we'd been told to expect that. I'll keep you up to date with the healing process, for any readers interested in having a piercing in future. And of course tell you about future play featuring the PA!

Sincere thanks
to Rob
at Polymorph



Experiences with Prince Albert piercings
Wiki - Prince Albert piercing
BMEzine - Prince Albert Piercing
UK Fetish Info: Getting a PA piercing
UK Fetish Info: Living with a PA piercing
Association of Professional Piercers' body piercing aftercare guidelines
Article about several aspects of the PA from

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