If you feel like it’s something you want to do for your confidence as opposed to coital conduct, there are several things to consider. Snagging, infection, constant cleaning and having a permanently marked peen are just a few of the reasons you may feel your self-consciousness skyrocket.
Penis Piercings Don’t Guarantee Better Sex
There’s a persistent myth that putting a chunk of metal in your manhood instantly transforms you into a spectacular lover. Any woman will tell you that this is impossible. To be a good lover, you need to know how to communicate, how to respond to the signs your partner is showing and be confident and knowledgeable about sex positions and female anatomy.
If you don’t already consider yourself a proficient lovemaking partner, getting a penis piercing could make your predicament worse. Having an extra tool to learn how to master can over complicate the whole thing and leave you less confident than ever.
You Could Put Off the Girl of Your Dreams
It’s fair to say that most girls aren’t that into male piercings, whether it’s in the ears or the dong … they’re just not that sexy. If you’re expecting a woman to gasp in awe when you unleash your metal Mickey, you may be disappointed to hear an utterance of disgust or fear.
Whether they’re worried about it coming unscrewed inside them, uncomfortable friction against their vaginal wall, swelling after sex or the simple fear that it’s harbouring germs, women have a lot of reasons why they won’t go near one.
Aftercare is Extensive and Expensive
You’re probably tough enough to deal with the piercing process itself, but not many guys think about how strenuous the aftercare process is. Not to mention the potential to get caught in your fly, snag on your bath towel or get pinched between your legs in bed! Every time you wee, you’ll need to clean it thoroughly, as well as plenty more times each day. If you’re under the illusion that urine is sterile, think again. The chances of infection with this piercing are very high.
Healing Can Take Ages
For at least a month after getting your piercing, you can’t have sex and doctors recommend that you don’t masturbate, either. Let’s face it, for most of us, that’s impossible. If you break the rules, you’re at an increased risk of infection, and the overall healing process could be even longer. It’s estimated to be about six months before you’re fully healed and pain-free, but, as with all piercings, this can take as long as a year.
Scarring Is Unavoidable
If you happen to change your mind and want to take your piercing out, whether you’ve just had it put in or you’ve had it for several years, you’ll end up with unsightly scarring on your crown jewels. If you end up with a lady who doesn’t like the look of the piercing, she may also be put off by a hole or markings, and you certainly won’t enjoy seeing your morning glory with a hole in it.
It’s a Risky Business
With this procedure, you’re not just at risk of harming your pride — but also of developing some rather unseemly health conditions. Some of these include:
- The pain has been compared to being kicked in the nads but a million times worse
- Risk of infection
- Long-term bleeding
- Allergic reaction
- Injuring your partner’s genitals during sex
- Urinary tract infections
- Tissues rejecting the piercing
- Increased risk of sexually transmitted infections
Penis piercing is not all it’s cracked up to be. If you’ve been thinking romantically about its benefits, try to take into consideration the risks and reality of what it truly entails.