What Is a “Foreskin Piercing”?
Foreskin piercing, as implied, is a type of genital piercing that involves penetrating the penis’ foreskin. It is applicable only to uncircumcised penises. It is considered the male equivalent to a clitoral hood piercing.
Why Do People Get Foreskin Piercings?
Piercings are used as body ornaments and to enhance the appearance of certain body parts. Genital piercing is also seen as a form of self expression.
It is believed that South East Asia introduced the practice of genital piercing as part of their tradition and culture. In some earlier civilizations, a pierced genital was deemed a rite of passage into adolescence for young boys and girls. In some instances, forms of genital piercings are also a symbol of cultural identity.
Foreskin piercing contributes to increased sensitivity during foreplay and sexual intercourse as it stimulates the urethra. This stimulation is felt during masturbation and sexual penetration. The added exposed skin and texture heighten the sexual receptors and can contribute to stronger stimulation for the wearer and their partner. The increased stimulation might also have an emotional component. Some claim these might also increase the desire and rate of orgasm for both partners.
Foreskin piercings are done in BDSM for a number of reasons. They can be included as a part of piercing play with single or multiple needles. Foreskin piercings can be used in chastity play or attached to a chastity device.
Caring for a Foreskin Piercing
- As with all types of piercing, proper hygiene is very important. Special care is needed in the case of foreskin piercings.
- Foreskin piercing and poor hygiene can spread blood-borne diseases and even sexually transmitted diseases (STI).
- According to some physicians, condoms and other forms of safe sex products can are less effective for pierced genitals, since the piercings can puncture holes in the condoms.
- Aftercare is necessary to help prevent the risk of infection in the genital area.
- Men with newly-pierced foreskin must wait until the piercing fully heals before engaging in any type of sexual act.
- The healing time for a pierced genital can range from one week to six months.
- Proper cleaning and care helps alleviate the pain and health risks associated with foreskin piercings.
Related Practices & Fetishes
A chastity piercing is ring that closes the labia and keep women from having sexual intercourse through their vagina. Chastity piercing in men can either be in the form of infibulation (piercing the foreskin closed) or guiche piercing. If the genital area has two foreskin piercings a lock can be used to close the foreskin shut, preventing erection and sexual intercourse. These types of piercing are usually performed by key holding Dom or Domina as part of their control act.