Frenum and bicycles

Sunday September 16th, 2012 @ 3:23 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I have been wanting to start a frenum ladder for quite a while now but I ride my bicycle everywhere and heavily rely on it for transportation. My question is, am I going to be able to ride my bike while my frenum is healing? (I plan on doing the ladder one frenum at a time).

You’ll be just fine. A guiche piercing on the other hand might be a, forgive the pun, pain in the ass though.

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Prince Albert hurting a bit

Tuesday September 11th, 2012 @ 4:24 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I have had my Prince Albert for two years now, every time the ring I have inside rises upward slightly where it touches the top of the urethra, it hurts a bit, now I put up with this for a good year and a half, and after I got tired of that pain, I took it out.

up until about a week ago, I reinserted my piercing back in, and the pain is still there, I was hoping it was something that had to heal or something, but whenever the ring touches the top of the urethra again, I still get that slight pain,Really annoying when trying to have sex and i end up having to either stop or attempt to bare thru the pain. What is causing this and is there any way to stop the pain?

PS: there was no issue reinserting the ring, that did not cause the pain at all.

First thing I would try is a new type and style of jewelry. You mentioned ring so I assume you have a captive bead ring. I would try a curved barbell and see if that helps. And if you want to kill 2 birds with one stone I would also try and switch to a titanium CBB and see if the pain is from a metal sensitivity. Switching to titanium will also cut down on the weight of the jewelry and could possible help as well.

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Double PA as frenum?

Friday August 17th, 2012 @ 8:40 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I’m wondering if a double prince albert, as in one hole on either side of the frenum, could be worn as if it were a frenum piercing with a 10-8ga curved bar or small diameter ring between the two holes instead of anything coming out the urethra. Is this possible and comfortable? Can the two holes be pierced in one sitting or would it be best to do them one at a time?

An interesting idea. This piercing would be very dependent upon your anatomy.Also you would need to find yourself a competent piercer with a fair amount of genital piercing experience.

All in all I do think it is possible although I can not speak for the comfort of the piercing.

The only major problem i see is having enough room to allow for a larger gauge of jewelry to prevent splitting the two holes into one large PA.

This idea is close to whats called a dolphin piercing. If you do end up going through with it make sure to submit some pictures and write an experience for us as I’m interested to see the results.

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Apadravya to Prince Albert

Friday August 17th, 2012 @ 8:24 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

For a few years I wore an apadravya, pierced at 8g and eventually stretched to a 2g. A couple years ago it fell out of work, as this had already happened a few times I just let it run its course. The top hole is closed (with a scar) but the bottom hole is still open. I was wondering if 1) The bottom hole will ever heal completely and 2) If it is reasonable to assume that I could turn what I have into a PA if I wanted?


1. At this point probably not but the possibility still remains.
2. A PA is exactly what you have now.

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Apadryva re-piercing

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I got an apadryva piercing two years ago and had to take it out for the military a year ago … Now I want to have it back and naturally the top hole closed up but the bottom is still open slightly … I was wondering if I can still get it pierced again through the healed scar tissue or if I am out of luck???

You’ll need to have a consultation with your piercer but I see no reason why you wouldn’t be able to do it again. While piercing through scar tissue can be a little more painful it is almost always possible to do.

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Frenum Trouble

Wednesday May 16th, 2012 @ 2:18 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

I got my second frenum about 8 months ago. (its the red mark below the barbell) When i got it, the piercing was deeper (farther) in the skin that my first one, so when it was healing it was red and a little swollen, did the normal sea salt healing solution during the healing process. Everything healed nicely and well, but a couple of weeks ago i noticed my frenum jewelry started to migrate. Did not worry too much as my first one migrated a little and eventually stopped and hasn’t moved since. Yesterday i noticed that the skin above the jewelry for my frenum has drastically reduced (rejection?) there is very little skin left holding the piercing in. Also i hope my picture is clear enough, but there is hard white skin on the little skin remaining that would be covering the jewelry if it was in. Any clue as to what this is? Going to make a doc appointment for next week, but curious as to what steps to take before the appointment… On a side note there is no pain at all. Also in the pic i use to have a barbell in my second frenum, and it was agitating my skin because it was so tight (switched to a captive bead ring, and the agitation ceased) but it left a grayish skin color where the barbell was rubbing against my skin. Any clue how to get the skin color to return to normal? (All the jewelry I use/have used is surgical stainless steal which is cleaned then sanitized before use.) Thanks for the help.

What you are experiencing is refereed to as migration, when a healed piercing moves shallower through the skin. It often happens when a piercing is done in an incorrect placement or with incorrect thickness (gauge) jewellery.

I nearly never do shaft-frenum piercings as they quite often do this same thing, however on the odd chance that a customer really wants it - I personally don’t do them thinner than 8g to reduce the chance of it occurring (really anything 12g or thicker is fine).

My suggestion would be to either downsize the bar so its snug when you are erect, basically reducing the chance of getting it snagged or irritated further, or remove it and get a ‘traditional frenum’ piercing. They are piece just behind the glans pierced and usually have a much higher success of happy healing, without migration or rejection.

Also using titanium will help with migration as its 1/2 the weight of Surgical Steel and Hypoallergenic, meaning your body won’t see it as a foreign object.

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Apadravia Tear

Monday May 14th, 2012 @ 1:41 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

Hey, I just got my Apadravya 5 days ago, and I noticed a small tear on the top of the exithole. I’m wondering if this is a natural occurance with all the motion, or if this is reason for concern? I feel no pain, but the hole bleeds just a very small amount everytime I put the foreskin over.

This is quite common with Apadravya piercings, especially if you are uncircumcised, as the piercing will naturally want to ‘pull forward’ to a spot that it sits comfortable.

I wouldn’t stress too much about it as it appears to be well done and at a decent gauge. Just keep an eye on it and if it appears to be getting worse, go see your piercer.

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Slight Apadravya piercing complication

Sunday May 13th, 2012 @ 1:49 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

I got this Apadravya piercings in December 2010, so its been about 7 months that I’ve had it. For some reason there is some sort of scab, or growth (although that makes it seem awful, it really doesn’t look that bad) that is coming out from one side, and doesn’t seem to be going away. I have been slightly sexually active, but careful to make sure I have no pain while doing so. I was wondering if this “growth”/scab is something common and part of the healing process, or if it might be a bit more serious. It has been there for quite some time now and I just thought that it would scab over and go away. I am going to see a piercer, but I was wondering if anyone else has heard of something like this, or has any input on this issue.

Most commonly the little lump its caused from irritation - maybe from the sexual activity, but more likely from the nature of the piercing it tries to ‘move’ forward on the top. Although it is quite common in Apadravya piercings, I think it could be further made worse by the sexual activity.

I have commonly treated hypertropic scar tissue with warm chamomile herbal tea soaks and found it to be very successful for people - give that a whirl, if you aren’t already. If you simply place the warm tea bag over the top of the piercing and let it ’soak’ into the tissue and relieve the scar that’s forming. It sounds like witch-craft, but the heat will promote more blood circulation and and the herbal nature of chamomile will soften the scar tissue up to hopefully allow your body to re-absorb it.

Make sure you don’t pick at the bump or try and remove it, it will just come back worse and worse. I would refrain from sexual activity until its under control, as not to make it worse.

This scaring is also more common in uncircumcised men as the foreskin ‘pushes’ the barbell forward when retracted, if you are uncircumcised I would suggest to try and keep your foreskin back. I have done this myself with hypoallergenic 3m tape with great success while I was stretching my PA.

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Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 3:55 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

My girlfriend wants me to get a PA for some kinky stuffs we’re into, but I’m young, and assuming this isn’t the last relationship of my life, I’d like to have the option to not have it anymore at some point in the future. So, I’m wondering if there’s a maximum gauge I should stay under to give me the best chance of the hole closing eventually, or maybe a maximum time I can have the piercing before it becomes truly permanent.

Any piercing, once healed, will always leave a hole. How small or large this hole depends on a number of factors, namely the elasticity of your body and how long you have it in for. Some guys find that years later, they still ‘dribble’ out of their PA holes and some find that it shrinks nearly to nothing.

I would suggest to not do it thinner than a ‘normal’ size (I do them minimum at 8g) to make sure it doesn’t have problems during healing. You could also wear a low profile curved barbell in it later (stopping it from ‘getting in the way’) or just let it shrink up as much as its going to.

My suggestion would be to not get anything done that you don’t want done. Saying that, men have done much worse to make a lady happy. :)

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Heal Time After Jewelry Removal

Tuesday May 8th, 2012 @ 2:34 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

Once you remove the barbell from a frenum piercing, how long will it take for the whole to close? Thanks.

Any fully healed piercing, once removed, will never fully close. The fistula (inside tunnel) will shrink a fair amount over time depending on your anatomy, how long you have had it pierced and what gauge it was done at.

You should be able to remove the jewellry during sexual contact (once fully healed!) and pop it back in after with no problems, however after a couple hours the fistula will tighten up and it can become uncomfortable or even impossible to put it back in your self.

I have tapered open frenum piercings that have been left out for a number of years with no problems, but it is a bit pinchy to get done.

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