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What is a Prince Albert piercing?

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A Prince Albert piercing is a piercing through the glans and out the urethra of the penis. A Prince Albert piercing typically involves a ring as opposed to a bar.

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It takes only a few seconds for the actual piercing, but it may take four to six weeks for the piercing to fully heal. The piercing is done by placing a small tube in the urethra and piercing into the underside of the penis, through the tube and out through the urethra. Although the piercing is done with 12-gauge jewelry, many people opt to stretch the piercing with larger jewelry once the piercing has healed.

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