One of the most controversial piercings is known as the Prince Albert ring. It goes through the urethral meatus or simply the end of the penis and out of the bottom wall of the penis.
Does this piercing bring extra sexual pleasure? And why is it even called Prince Albert? We will try to answer all the burning questions regarding the unusual and quite exciting penis piercing.
Is There More Than One Way To Get The Prince Albert Ring?
Apart from the original, there are two more popular ways to become a proud owner of this ring.
So, as stated, the first and the most common is to put the ring through the urethral meatus and out of the bottom wall of the penis.
The second most popular is reverse Prince Albert.
In this method, the ring goes through the urethra and out of the top of the shaft, behind the head instead of underneath.
There's another way, and it's called deep shaft reverse PA. This means that the ring comes out of the top of the shaft much farther down and way far away from the head.
Sexual Benefits For You And Your Partners
These types of piercings move around while you're masturbating or having sex. So, yes, the Prince Albert ring can enchant the pleasure since more nerves are being stimulated.
As for your partner, interestingly enough, the reverse Prince Albert further stimulates the clitoris. Overall, any kind of PA ring can arouse nerves when you're having sex.
Of course the penis piercing comes with sexual benefits. Otherwise, it would just be pure torture. No one wants bling on their privates just for the fun of it.
Using a condom is not an issue when you have a Prince Albert ring.
On the other hand, the ring can bruise, tear, or get caught inside the anus or vagina. Though rare, a person can choke on this ring!
Why Is It Called The Prince Albert Ring?
The juiciest part involves the British Royals. Notice how there hasn't been a single Prince Albert for ages. Well, in this case, it's safe to say that a ring destroyed a good royal name.
There are two versions of the story. Both equally fascinating.
Prince Albert was Queen Victoria's husband. According to some historians, he had a penis piercing to "assist the hang of his genitals within relatively tight trousers."
According to the other legend, he had Peyronie's disease. The disease makes the penis curve, so the piercing helped to straighten it.
We cannot prove any of this, but it's kind of cool to have a piercing just like the man behind the great Queen Victoria.
Just don't expect a royal baby named Albert.
Kama Sutra Story
There is another legend regarding this penis piercing. The Kama Sutra, which was written way before Prince Albert was born, mentions similar penis piercings.
Yet, it's still unclear when or where the ring originated; it was certainly brought to life in the early 70s. A famed American body piercer, Jim Ward, mentioned it to Richard Simonton and Fakir Musafar. The three men started a business, and by the late 70s, the Prince Albert ring was extremely popular.
Association with Albert, the Prince Consort certainly made a nice ring to this piercing. Calling it Kama Sutra ring wouldn't sound as regal or as mysterious.
Can You Get Prince Albert Piercing?
If you have a penis, you can put the ring on it, with or without foreskin.
You might need to relearn how to pee, and the jewelry might be unpleasant when your penis isn't erect at first.
The process is quite brutal, yet it doesn't hurt as much as one would think.
The piercer starts by pushing a metal or glass tube down the urethra or using their fingers to hold the urethra open. Then, the piercer slides the needle into the frenulum and goes up the tube, using pliers to bend the ring into shape.
Once it's all over, it could take 2-4 weeks to heal, sometimes even six months. Bleeding and swelling are common, so it's really just like any other piercing.
Of course, it comes with certain risks, but there's one weird thing no other piercings can offer. You get two pee holes, and it will take time to get used to that idea.
Does It Hurt? Can It Damage A Penis?
Putting Prince Albert ring (simply PA), reportedly, hurts less than a nipple piercing. Speaking about the experience, Erik Hillard said he was "surprised that it hurt so little." He further wrote:
"Like them all, it's a flash of pain, and it's all over with."
"No aching, no hours of agony...just blood and that wonderful burning sensation during urination for the first few days."
The price can be as low as 50 dollars. As for the jewelry, it all depends on how much you're willing to spend on the ring for every man's best friend.
You can choose between titanium, gold, platinum, or plastics. The cheapest jewelry costs around 15 dollars.
If done correctly, the piercing won't damage your penis. But, there are other risks to think about and talk to your piercer about.
Prince Albert Ring Can Harm Your Partner And Increase Risks Of STIs
Taking care of your new piercing is a given.
You should keep the area covered since new holes may cause infections. Before changing your bandage, make sure your hands are clean.
Be extra careful while taking a shower and putting on clothes during the healing time. If you notice additional redness or green or yellowish discharge, even if there's too much swelling or pain, go to your piercer. They will advise you whether you need medical help.
Once it's all healed well, other troubles may cause further issues.
For example, Prince Albert ring can break a condom, causing a risk for STIs and unwanted pregnancies.
Your piercing can damage your partner's organs during any kind of sex.
You are also more likely to get bacteria that will increase the risk of URIs.
Piercing your privates may seem like a great idea, but you have to be aware of the risks. A good piercer will explain the whole procedure, from healing to changing jewelry and possible complications.
Don't rush with your decision. Do your research and when you decide, make sure that you can trust your piercer with your penis.