retainer for Apadravya

Wednesday July 16th, 2008 @ 10:51 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I am a kidney donor match for a friend. I will have to have a catheter for a few days and don’t want to lose my apadravya, yet they will need to insert the tube up my urethra. Is there a system of two plugs I can insert from the inside out of both holes to allow the catheter to go up my urethra? Where can I get such equiptment?

Your best bet may be Tygon tubing worn as a PA and a reverse PA. Call your local piercing shops to see if they have Tygon in the appropriate gauge.

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Posted by Sean Philips | Permalink | Comments


Friday July 11th, 2008 @ 4:20 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

Would microdermals positioned as “snakes eyes” on the glans of a penis be feasible & if so would they have a snowball’s chance in hell of lasting? Thanks.

Logic should dictate that having microdermals inserted in the tip of your penis is not such a bright idea, particularly if you intend on using it for purposes other than urinating.

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | 4 Comments

Prince Albert

Wednesday July 9th, 2008 @ 5:47 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I’ve had a PA for about 4 years now and I love it. I’ve tried a few different jewelry styles and stretched it to a 6ga curved barbell. My major complaint with the piercing is that it tends to build up with crusty dried fluids that never quite come off. I have taken to peeing sitting down and using tissue to wipe it clean. Even with this effort I take it out and clean it once a week or so. (I use a spare toothbrush, hot water and soap/toothpaste). Even with the regular cleanings all the jewelery I wear gets gross after a few months. Also, I’m afraid it tastes terrible to my lady friend.

Are there any secrets to getting the dried fluids off and keeping the jewelry clean over a longer time period?

Buy a cheap jewelry ultrasonic and drop it in there while you shower. 20 bucks and a few minutes a day and your wang will taste fresh as ever.

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Posted by Sean Philips | Permalink | 3 Comments

Miss my frenum already…

Tuesday July 8th, 2008 @ 5:45 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

Had to pull it yesterday due to migration/rejection. It had moved over 3mm towards the surface. Woke up this morning and it looks like the holes already healed shut. :(

I want to redo it further down, but I really think it was the metal that caused the rejection.

Will it be alright to pierce it and use the PTFE from the beginning? Or should I try the titanium instead?

I would like to encourage everyone to take a brief moment of silence and join me in acknowledging our fellow enthusiast’s loss of his frenum piercing…*tick* *tick* *tick*. We feel your pain, brother.

Back to business…It’s possible the metal you were wearing contributed to migration. However, having done hundreds of frenum piercings with stainless steel jewelry, and with most of them healing successfully, I wouldn’t personally jump to the conclusion that it was the metal. Now, if you were wearing a sub-standard piece of jewelry of questionable material and quality, that could certainly contribute to rejection.

Keep in mind however, that frenum piercings do reject, not uncommonly. You are putting a piece of jewelry in a mostly-flat piece of tissue. Even if there is a well-defined fold along the frenum line, that tissue is still actually flat. Add to that the pressure that can get exerted on the piercing when you have an erection…and wah la…rejection sometimes happen. If the piercing wasn’t placed well/ideally, that can be another contributing factor. Unless you were pierced with a very large gauge, the weight of the jewelry shouldn’t have been an issue.

If it would make you more comfortable to have your piercing re-done with a PTFE piece of jewelry, I really don’t see a problem with that. I would probably encourage titanim over PTFE, but that’s mostly a personal preference. They should both work great in terms of biocompatibiltiy.

Best of luck if you decide to give it another go.

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Posted by Derek Lowe | Permalink | Comments

Labret migration? Or even rejection?

Friday July 4th, 2008 @ 10:31 AM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek, Male Genital

I had an off centre labret pierced two weeks ago with a CBR. I had pretty bad swelling for about 10 days and recently it has gone down. My piercing is laying more to the side now and it feels alot more comfortable. But seems to have moved. I read about a process called nesting. At first I thought it was that, but I noticed that there was a small patch of bruising at the bottom of the ring on the innerside of my lip. It looks like migration (I’ve delt with surface piercings before) and I have never had an oral piercing (my baby brother also clocked me in the lip so it might be that). I was wondering if what has happened was just nesting, or if it is migration or even rejection. Can labrets actually reject? Because I want this to be a long term piercing because I adore it.


This is why I am not a fan of fitting rings in a freshly pierced lip. The swelling and the constrictive nature of a BCR can cause the piercing to migrate during the initial healing stages. Also, they tend to move around alot more freely once the swelling subsides and this alone can irritate the piercing thus lengthening the healing time. It is unlikely that your piercing will reject. It would have to have been pierced ridiculously shallow for this to happen but it may well settle in a placement a little off to where it was originally pierced. You could ask your piercer to pop a sterile labret stud in there but to be honest, this is a little like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. Keep up with your aftercare, baby it, try not to play with it and hope for the best.

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | Comments

PA and a “double” urethra.

Wednesday July 2nd, 2008 @ 8:09 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

I’m interested in picking up a Prince Albert over my summer vacation, however I discovered to my surprise having two openings within my urinary meatus, which apparently isn’t normal!

Anyway, the one on the top just seems to go back a few millimeters and doesn’t appear to be function. The lower opening is the working one, and it looks like I’m good up to 4 gauge. I’m just worried that the piercing will manage to tear itself out. Do I have a legitimate cause to be worried or should it be fine?

As always with “medical anomalies” such as what you’re describing, I always prefer these potential clients seek a consultation with a doctor before going ahead with any piercing procedure.

This type anatomical situation you’re describing might be able to be easily corrected. Which if that’s the case, I’d suggest getting it corrected and afterwards get the piercing done.

But as always better to consult with a doctore about the matter and figure out exactly what’s going on, before going through with this type of piercing procedure.

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Posted by Warren Hiller | Permalink | 1 Comment

Stretching reverse PA

Sunday June 22nd, 2008 @ 12:22 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

I got a reverse PA about 3 years ago (10 ga, 7/32 balls) and it’s been so trouble free (after break-in) that I kinda forgot about it. Only now I’m thinking about sizing up to 8 ga, is it too late? If so, is it ok to keep the 10 ga but go up to 1/4 balls? Thanks for your help.

You shouldn’t have any problem stretching the piercing at this point…at least no more trouble than stretching a reverse PA is in general. If you decide to stay at a 10ga, putting 1/4″ balls on the jewelry shouldn’t be a problem either.

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Posted by Derek Lowe | Permalink | Comments

My Apadravya is hiding!

Tuesday June 17th, 2008 @ 8:20 PM

Filed under: Male Genital

I’ve had a 10 gauge apadravya for about 4 years now, and it’s been healed up with pretty much no problems (on my end) since about 4 or 5 months in. I have replaced the bar going through this piercing with shorter bars three times now (the first two were in an effort to make this piercing a bit more comfortable for my partner) and have never had a problem until a few months ago when I downsized the bar for the last time in an effort to stop some leakage I was experiencing when urinating.

In the past when downsizing, my anatomy accommodated the shorter bar by allowing the balls on the ends to sit further into my glans, and after this last downsize both balls pretty much sat about half-way into the skin, until I would get an erection and the bottom ball would kind of pop under the skin, not into the urethra, but just under the skin - it was a little uncomfortable to pop out, but it came out just fine and I didn’t think much of it. At some point I started getting less vigilant about popping the bottom ball out, and when I did it got harder and harder to do until I just couldn’t pop it out anymore.

Now I have an apadravya where the top ball sits just where it ought to, but the bottom ball is harder to find. The hole in the bottom of my glans is about one third the diameter of the ball and you can see it if you push down on the top of the piercing, but it won’t ever pop out. I’ve even acquired some emla cream and numbed the area so that pain is no longer a factor when trying to get the ball to pop out, but I still can’t force it out!

What should I do?! the piercer did this for me is long gone and I don’t really want to go to the other piercers in my area. Should I suck it up and get a scalpel? Is there something I haven’t tried? Help me please!


I’d say that your only option is to have it incised. If you are not a fan of the other local piercers then do some research and travel to a trusted practitioner. We are talking about your old fella here - you don’t really want to be taking uneccessary risks!

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Posted by Tiff Badhairdo | Permalink | Comments

Piercing my lip and being an idiot.

Thursday June 12th, 2008 @ 9:04 PM

Filed under: Lip/Cheek, Male Genital

Alrighty, well i’m planning on piercing my lip when I get the money and needle and stuff to do it. I know it’s a pretty dumb idea…but yeah…. any tips on placement and ring size and stuff?

Nope…Sorry the “Piercing For Dummies” booklet isn’t scheduled to come out until 2012, but then the Mayan Calendar will come to pass and the world will die a horrible horrible death.

Oh I’m sorry that was for the last caller…Ok…I’m getting something…Its vague right now, just hold on….Ok, got it! You will die a horrible horrible death!

The reality is without being visibly capable of inspecting your lips, your gums and teeth,etc nobody will be able to provide you with any adequate answers.

The reality is properly done piercings ARE NOT SUPER EASY (Although quite often people will claim it is), they do require specially trained eye to know what placement is ideal, what gauge jewelry to use as well as length,etc.

My advise to you is to not spend the money on buying the stuff yourself (needle, jewelry, surgical prep,etc,etc,etc) because the reality is after you pay for all that, you might as well have gotten it done at a professional studio.

Now by saying that though also know I am not 100% AGAINST DIY piercings, just wanted to make that clear. My advise to you is that if you are insistent on doing the piercing yourself, is to visit a reputable studio and discuss with the piercer the concept of them assisting you doing the piercing. This means you’ll be in a studio with a trained professional capable of handling any and all situations that may occur. As well as they will be able to help you and show you how exactly to do the procedure yourself, and be able to use the proper jewelry size/type,etc. The only difference is when it comes time to pass the needle through the body and insert the jewelry, it’ll be you doing it and not the piercer.

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Posted by Warren Hiller | Permalink | Comments

Hypertrophic scarring with a Prince Albert piercing?

Monday May 26th, 2008 @ 1:08 AM

Filed under: Male Genital

A month or so back I got a PA and I probably didn’t wait long enough and caved to carnal temptations within a week. What my question is regards to seems to be from what I understand hypertrophic scarring, it seems to be pierced through the frenum and there is a build up of tissue around the piercing itself just below the glans where it exits, I’m assuming that it’s due to the piercing not being healed before having sex. I was wondering if there is anything that can be done to get rid of this tissue? The tie off method sprung to mind, any ideas?

Cheers in advance,


Before you start wrapping dental floss around your penis or trying some other crazy homemade concoction (no pun intended), I’m going to make one suggestion…wait.

it is not uncommon with PA piercings, and many other piercings, to have some excess tissue build-up during the initial healing. It’s also pretty common for that tissue build-up to go away once the piercing heals a bit more and toughens up, thereby not being as easily irritated from friction and movement.

A month is virtually no time at all, in terms of the piercing healing…you haven’t even gotten through the initial healing phase, let alone any type of longer-term healing and toughening. I would suggest leaving things be for the moment and just try to be a little nicer to the ol’ boy for the next little while. You don’t necessarily need to deny our carnal desires, just take it easy for a bit.

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