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Prince Albert Piercing
Prince Albert Piercing
Prince Albert Piercing
Prince Albert Piercing
Prince Albert Piercing

A Prince Albert Piercing (PA) is one of the most common male genital piercings. It heals quickly and is relatively trouble-free. Many men also find it to be one of the least painful male genital piercings, although pain is subjective — some men report some degree of pain, while others compare it to a light pinch or feel hardly anything at all.

There is also the “reverse Prince Albert piercing”, which enters through the urethra and exits through a hole pierced at the top of the glans.


  1. Placement
  2. Procedure
  3. Healing and aftercare
  4. Long-term health issues
  5. Jewelry
  6. History and culture
  7. Related Articles


The PA pierces the penis from the outside of the frenulum and into the urethra. In a circumcised male, this can be done directly through the center of the frenulum, but this is not the case for an uncircumcised male.


During the process of any Prince Albert piercing, the area is first cleaned and marked at the piercing point. An uncircumcised male will be required to pull his foreskin back so the best placement can be determined.

Healing and aftercare

Recommended cleaning is a daily sea salt and water soak as well as washing the area with a mild soap once or twice a day, making sure to clean and dry the area thoroughly.

Long-term health issues

Most wearers discover that wearing a ring in their urethra affects the urine stream.


This piercing is usually performed at 10 gauge or larger, and most men who have it done find that the piercing stretches very quickly and easily on its own.

History and culture

A lot has been written about the history of the Prince Albert piercing, but very little of it is true.

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