Prince Albert

So I'm told, the Prince Albert, originates from it's namesake. He had his genitalia pierced with a chain under his scrotum to hold his penis down, when wearing the traditional dress, of that period, liked to a leotard.

The Prince Albert piercing (PA) is a common form of male genital piercing. The PA pierces the penis from the outside of the frenulum and into the urethra. There is also the "reverse Prince Albert piercing" which enters through the urethra and exits through a hole pierced in the top of the glans.

A nerve bundle runs along the centre of the frenulum. While some piercers may choose to avoid the bundle, others do not. The piercing may be centred if the bearer is circumcised. Otherwise, the piercing will be done to the side because the skin in the area needs to be able to reposition itself dynamically.



The Reverse Prince Albert piercing (RPA) is a form of male genital piercing. The “Reverse Prince Albert piercing” enters through the urethra and exits through a hole pierced in the top of the glans.


History and culture

A lot has been written about the history of the Prince Albert piercing, but very little of it is true. The most common story is that it was a so-called "dressing ring," used to pull the penis into tight fitting fashions, and that Prince Albert himself had one. Others have suggested than he wore it to keep his foreskin retracted and "fresh smelling" so as not to offend his Queen.

Others, most notably Doug Malloy, have suggested that it was worn by divers to hold onto a urine trap as an alternative to a catheter. Doug Malloy also stated that Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini wore a Prince Albert and had a hole cut in his pocket to easily access the piercing — apparently Il Duce would tug on his P.A. in times of stress to calm himself.

Another amusing but also likely fictitious story is that Germanic warriors of the late medieval period wore these genital piercings in order to pull their genitals tightly between their legs in order to avoid sword injuries during combat. Whether this story is true or simply an excuse for those with Germanic heritage to boast about their masculinity (see: dueling scar) is up for debate.

There is no conclusive evidence that any of this is true



32 comments:

Vagina Dentata said...

Ahhhhh!
I had to ask, didn't I?
Bilious will not be amused.

DirtyBitchSociety said...

VD, my apologies then. But I raised the freaks that did this...to themselves. My youngest had the Reverse done by a trained professional but did the first PA himself.

DirtyBitchSociety said...

VD, Imagine this, if you will; a phone call, around 11pm with an excited child on the other end.."Guess what I just did?" Of course I could not imagine. Lovely of you to share, I told him. Iwas there when he had his tongue pierced at 17. He can now, put a Bic pen, through the hole. I'm such a proud Mom.
Oy veh!

Vagina Dentata said...

Hey!
The fruit does not fall far from the tree!
What's a bit of self-mutilation between consenting adults?
If it gets them laid and causes the Airport metal detectors to wail, great!
Notfor me though.
When Bilious finishes girning and crossing his legs, he promises to comment.

DirtyBitchSociety said...

VD, I must admit to a long and lengthy history of self brutality. if I could only tell you. Yes, my sons are, well the oldest is gay, the next one is a cop and the third is Mr. Johnny Appleseed. Spreading the love and seed across 4 states.

Bilious must consider state of the art mentality. I know this is not easy, this tolerance thing. I do not always wear it well, myself. No, quite often, it feels like a sand chafed asshole.

Sterculian Rhetoric said...

You cut me to the quick girlfriend.
I will never achieve turgidity again.
Wagner's "The Ring Cycle" will have new meaning for me now.

Brunhilda shall wither for want of Valkyri-ing now.

DirtyBitchSociety said...

SR, I had painted a portrait that may be quite unpleasant. But for those that live to die and have those feelings, unfulfilled, this is or must be their quest. I must honor and humor them, as they have more gonads than myself. Or is it a tinge of insanity. Lest I forget my own, product, my off shoot, my demon seed, are all, every one, on the edge. What does it all mean?

Sterculian Rhetoric said...

You paint life, girlfriend.
It be the perforated penii that bother me.
Ouch man.
Ouch indeed.

DirtyBitchSociety said...

SR, I promise it will only hurt for a minute...

Sterculian Rhetoric said...

Right!

Just like:

"I promise I'll only stick it in a little bit"

Don't con a con man, girlfriend!

DirtyBitchSociety said...

SR, who lil ol' me?

DirtyBitchSociety said...

SR, I do say, I respect a really good con. Now, be honest, you gotta love it?

Vagina Dentata said...

You saucy minx you.

DirtyBitchSociety said...

VD, some things can't be helped. If you're hardwired for the game, you can't unwire it, now can you? But my Dear, it takes one to know one. Does it not? Ignorance is bliss but a common target.

Jonathan said...

Looking at that picture, I winced so hard that my asshole clinched tight enough to crack walnuts!

Ow, freakin' "OW!"

DirtyBitchSociety said...

Jonathan,my youngest did his own. Now, that's one of two things; real fuckin conviction and balls or total insanity. I think he's both, just like his Mama.
Now, come here, can you crack pistachios per chance?

Eyebee said...

Perhaps I'm just an old fart, but aside from ears, I think piercings look gross. Lips, eyelids, tongues, all like revolting in my opinion.

To have ones genitals pierced could fuck up the intended sensitivity of the organ, and unless you can remove it must get in the way when having a bonk (or even a wank).

jungle jane said...

Pierced genitals are awesome. it just gets tricky if both you and your partner are pierced.

Oh and a little tip? ALWAYS remove your piercing first when you go get waxed...

brotherray said...

Leave it to you to come up with the best shit! Your son did it to himself? omg! I was reading along trying to imagine having the balls to pierce my own anything, and between my clit and asshole began hurting, and I realized (when I read Jonathan's comment) that yes - it was the sensation I could crack a walnut).

I'm reminded - when I worked the DOC, jewelry became contraband. They were all using broom straw to keep the holes open. Then we had a fuckin outbreak of sick call requests for infections! I saw one in the scrotum. The worse thing I saw in the priceless unit was a razor blade this dude in lock-up had inserted into his meatus. He has gotten that teeny razor blade from those disposable razors, and that crazy mother fucker stuck that thing clear up his meatus. 7 days after he did it, they brought him to medical. His shit was ALL swollen up (i'm talking 3 x's the norm!) He got shipped!

DirtyBitchSociety said...

Eyebee, some of it is gross looking and some go overboard. You would not catch me doing that. Two sons have their nipples pierced, oh hell no. Some of it, is nice, I think. I had my nose pierced and had to take it out twice for work. I was hurt because I had to take it out, for safety reasons. But I must try to understand and it is a way of life, a statement.

DirtyBitchSociety said...

JJ, I knew this chick who had her whoha pierced 6x, barbells, like an industrial. I imagine it was cool to look at but when it comes time to do it, that's worse than fumbling for a rubber over and over. The chick who pierced my nose the second time, had a leather corset on her back, you know barbells and the leather was threaded through. It looked pretty cool. Oh and thanks for the tip of the day. Hints from Heloise should write that one in her column, right?

DirtyBitchSociety said...

Brotherray, yes, my youngest did it to himself. Now, I could laugh or cry but I come away with two questions; Is he nuts or courageous? I watched him pierce his cartlidge, in his ear, while we were talking, one night. He took a new pack of piercing gun studs, I had and just stood in the mirror, doing it. He's fuckin nuts. But he's a lot like his Mom, I think, whoever she is? haha

I bet you saw some shit, when they came for sick call. We all used broom stick pieces. Crazy shit, huh?

Webmiztris said...

I don't think I'd want to have sex with a guy if he had one of those. I'd be afraid of the ring getting lost up in there...LOL

Dirty Bitch Society said...

Webmiztris, don't I know it. I've had three class rings fall out so far. Mostly from the 70's. It like a Black Hole.

Jonathan said...

Now, come here, can you crack pistachios per chance?

With my jaws, yes. My jaws are like steel...plus they can go for hours! :-p

Dirty Bitch Society said...

Jonathan, you make me smile like a giddy school girl. You could probably look at me and say, "See that shit...that's shit you see," and I'd be grinning from ear to ear like a retard Yes, you have that over me.

Jonathan said...

Jonathan, you make me smile like a giddy school girl. You could probably look at me and say, "See that shit...that's shit you see," and I'd be grinning from ear to ear like a retard Yes, you have that over me.

Very nice of you to say! Relax, though...I won't be asking you to grade shit anytime soon! LOL!

Now, back to that "school girl" thingy...

.Ophelia. said...

oh lord that looks painful.

Dirty Bitch Society said...

Jonathan, I was laughing at what I wrote to you. I play the retard very well, ah shit, I am laughing right now for some dumb reason.

Should I put on my old Catholic girl school uniform? I hated that, at the time but will put it on for you.

None the less, you make a girl into a dirty bitch, stand proud, you pull that out. That may make no sense but hopefully you understand.

Dirty Bitch Society said...

Ophelia, I don't pretend to understand it, just respect it. If my son, wants to maim his penis, well, I'm the Mom in the cheering section. OMG, I'm insane.

Jonathan said...

Should I put on my old Catholic girl school uniform? I hated that, at the time but will put it on for you.

Puh-leeeeeeeeease! Please, please, PLEASE put it on! :-}~

DirtyBitchSociety said...

Jonatha, I'll have to dig out my white cable knit socks and penny loafers. Well, I was cool cause I had dimes in mine, you know way back in the day, when a dime actually made a phone call. God I'm old. I can remember hating that uniform. Who knew that the guys liked it. maybe that's why I kept getting felt up in the library.