What is “the Prince Albert”?
A type genital piercing for the male sex organ, the Prince Albert or PA is actually one of the more typical kinds of male “genital enhancement” piercings. Getting a PA is pretty straightforward, with the ring entering the urethral opening and exiting at the underside of the penis between the shaft and the glans.
A Brief History
Piercings, in general, have been around for ages. Although the purpose might have changed between then and now, the most common ideas for getting piercings are normally for adornment, status, ritual, social trend, or simple preference. In fact, piercings have been around for at least as early as 2500BCE.
Genital piercings or more specifically, the Prince Albert piercing, actually found its roots from an old urban legend. As the urban legend goes, it is said that Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the consort of Queen Victoria, invented the piercing mainly for aesthetic purposes – more explicitly, to give a more tame appearance for his apparently large penis when wearing tight pants.
Of course, being an Urban Legend, there is no solid historical proof of this. But nonetheless, the Prince Albert piercing generated quite a buzz during the 1970s with no small effort from three gentlemen named Jim Ward, Doug Malloy and Fakir Musafar. In fact, Doug Malloy (also known as Richard Simonton) in particular created and published booklet handouts with tales of the history of genital piercings.
Around the same time in the seventies, the practice of body piercing, in general, became somewhat increasingly culturally admissible. The Prince Albert became more widely known as an effect of this.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- With modern acceptance of piercings, as well as the discreteness of adding “genital jewelry”, there are a lot of establishments where one can get a Prince Albert.
- It is often touted as a way to enhance sexual sensitivity and increase pleasure. But also, the acquisition of a piercing itself can be addictive.
- Healing time may be lengthy and might include bleeding and inflammation as well as the potential for infection.
- When getting a Prince Albert, make sure to visit reputable piercing establishments that follow strict sanitation and health codes.
- Take care of the piercing during the stages of healing and avoid sexual contact until the healing process is finished.
- If any complications arise, visit a doctor immediately and don’t self-medicate.
Topics related to Prince Albert piercing may be, Princess Diana piercing which is a double piercing of the clitoral hood as well as other sexual piercings made for adornment or enhancement of arousal. Genital Jewelry can prove to be of interest as it shows the variety of enhancements that can be attached to the genitals.