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2021 Dydoe Piercings Pros & Cons by a Piercer S02 EP28

In Season 2 Episode 28, DaVo, a Professional Piercer since 1994, covers the Pros and Cons of the male genital piercing, the Dydoe piercing.

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and is the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment. 

Show Notes:


  • Piercings are usually done in pairs through the ridge or crown of the glands of the penis.

  • Traditionally placed on each side but can be done more towards the top, often called a King’s Crown.


  • Are completely a modern invention, that can be credited to Doug Molly(Richard Simonton) creative mind. Claiming that the piercing was created and popularized by a Jewish college organization call the Cyprian Society. He claimed that the piercing was developed as a way to return the sensitivity that was lost from circumcision. This was first mentioned in Adventures of a Piercing Freak in 1975.

  • More than likely it was developed in the early piercing subculture in Southern California during the 1970s and then perfected at Gauntlet.


  1. enhances sexual pleasure

  2. A long history of healing

  3. Lots of placement options

  4. Can be done in groupings

  5. easy to conceal


  1. migration and rejection

  2. safe sex for 6 months

  3. loose ends

  4. Partner may not like it

  5. bleeding


Things to look for:

  • Piercer is experienced in this piercing, professional, informative and make you feel comfortable and offer a consultation that involves aftercare, risks, etc…

  • The piercer should evaluate your anatomy.

  • Should have correct jewelry as in no thinner than 14g and should be a curved barbell.

  • Can bleed for 5-6 days and you may need to use a sanitary napkin or pad. Buy them in advance.

  • It is not going to feel comfortable to have sex for the first week or more.

  • Does the piercer provide aftercare products and written and verbal aftercare instructions?


The Piercing Experience:

  • Consultation & Jewelry Selection

  • Waiver, Set Up, and Disinfection

  • The marking should be marked and you should check them

  • Should be done Freehand with a needle receiving tube or cork

  • Pierced straight through

  • The jewelry follows the needle. May use a threaded taper pin.

  • The jewelry is closed

  • There may be some slight to moderate bleeding.

  • Maybe redness but the pain fades quickly

  • Piercing is sensitive to the touch.


  • The average healing time is 8-12 weeks or longer,

  • Clean with saline twice daily

  • Must practice cross-contamination prevention and isolate and avoid any contact with the piercing.

    • Clean hands

    • no oral contact or sexual contact without a condom for the first 6 months

    • No Swimming

    • Keep Pets Away

    • Keep bedding clean or anything that comes in contact clean

  • Avoid playing with the piercing or excessive movement.

  • Sex when comfortable, genital at first

  • Do not sleep on the piercing

  • First 3-5 days you can experience redness/discolor, heat, and tenderness to the touch.


  • should leave jewelry in at all times

  • May need to downsize jewelry

  • Avoid jewelry with sharp edges, points or things hanging off it.

  • Best Jewelry Options:

    • Curved Barbell

  • The Piercing is through a mucus membrane and sliver jewelry should be avoided.

Living with the piercing:

  • The jewelry should be left in at all times.

  • Migration and rejection, If you notice it, you should see your piercer and if it continues, remove the jewelry.

  • When switching partners practice safe sex

Abandoning the piercing:

  • If the piercing is still healing the piercing should close quickly. Practice cross-contamination

  • If the piercing is healed it may take some time to close and you may have scarring.

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All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - and Canon EOS R  - with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens -

Audio - Recorded with Shure MV7 - with a Tascam DR-40x -

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Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
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