Genital Piercings

Historically, genital piercings for men were used for practical purposes to prevent serious injury during war and to prevent slaves from having intercourse without the permission of their owner. But, throughout time, these piercings have become a more aesthetic and sexual piercing.

Depending on the location of the piercing, some are pure aesthetic, such as the Christina piercing, whereas other piercings will enhance the sexual preference, such as the Prince Albert.

On average it may take a genital piercing 6 weeks to 12 months, depending on location.

Male Genial Piercings:

  • Ampallang piercing: a piercing that passes horizontally through the glans
  • Apadrayva piercing: a piercing that passes vertically through the glans through the urethra
  • Dydoe piercing: a piercing that passes through the ridge of the glans on the head
  • Frenum piercing: a piercing that is located on the underside of the shaft
  • Guiche piercing: a piercing one the perineum that is usually perpendicular to the penis
  • Hafada piercing: a piercing that is located anywhere on the skin of the scrotum
  • Jacob’s Ladder: a series of frenum piercings
  • Lorum piercing: a piercing that is horizontal on the underside of the penis, at the base where the it meets the scrotum
  • Prince Albert: a piercing along the underside of the glans from the urethral opening to where the glans meets the shaft
  • Reverse Prince Albert: a piercing through the urethra and exits through a hole pierced in the top of the glans

Female Genital Piercings:

  • Christina piercing: a surface piercing that enters in the pubic mound and exits the body were the outer labia meets at a crease
  • Clitoral piercing: a piercing through the clitoris
  • Clitoral hood piercing: a piercing through the hood above the clitoris; can be horizontal or vertical
  • Fourchette piercing: a piercing at the back rim of the vulva where the frenulum and inner labia meet
  • Isabella piercing:  a deep clitoris piercing that starts below the clit and above the urethra, and then goes up the clit shaft, exiting the top of the hood
  • Labia piercing (inner and outer): a piercing through the labia, can be on the inner or outer labia
  • Nefertiti piercing: a piercing that combines a vertical hood piercing and a Christina piercing
  • Princess Albertina piercing: a piercing that enters the urethra and exits the top of the vagina
  • Triangle piercing: a piercing that passes side-to-side, beneath the base of the hood, and meets the inner labia underneath the clitoris