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2022 Pubic Piercing Pros & Cons by a Piercer S02 EP51

In Season 2 Episode 51, DaVo covers the Pros & Cons of having a male genital piercing called a Pubic Piercing. In addition, he covers what you should know before, the piercing experience, healing the piercing, Jewelry, and abandoning the piercing.

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and 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:

  • Pierced horizontally where the shaft of the penis meets the pubic mound.

  • For the most part, is a surface-to-surface piercing


  • Was developed in the 1970s and 80s with roots within the Gay BDSM subculture.


  1. Stimulates the clitoris, maybe

  2. Rare

  3. Doesn’t affect walking and other activities

  4. Doesn’t interrupt intercourse

  5. Easy to Conceal


  1. Prone to rejection and migration

  2. STD

  3. doesn’t add stimulation for the wearer

  4. bleeding

  5. May not stimulate your partner at all.

Things to look for:

  • Piercer is experienced with this piercing. Verify this!!!

  • The piercer should be professional, informative, and make you feel comfortable

  • The piercer should offer a consultation that involves aftercare, risks, etc…

  • The piercer should be someone that you feel comfortable with while undressed.

  • The piercer should evaluate your anatomy

  • Usually pierced with a ring, curved barbell, or surface-to-surface bar.

  • You are going to need to disrobe and wear clothing that is easy to remove

  • Do they provide aftercare products and written and verbal aftercare instructions?

The Piercing Experience:

  • Consultation and the anatomy is examined

  • Jewelry selection. If your long-term goal is to wear a ring, a curved barbell or ring is the best option.

  • waiver

  • Area is disinfected

  • The piercing is marked.

  • Can be done freehand or with forceps.

  • The piercing is quick, pain will be sharp at first and then quickly fade.

  • A guide pin may be used to insert the jewelry

  • The jewelry may require a little time to insert and close

  • There may be some slight to moderate bleeding

  • like other piercings, you may have the throbbing and aching but the Piercing is sensitive to the touch.


  • The average healing time is 10-12 weeks or longer

  • Clean twice daily with saline

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

    • Clean hands

    • no oral contact or exchanging of bodily fluids for 6 months. Latex barriers should be used regardless of relationship type

    • Keep your environment clean

    • Do not submerge in water

    • Keep pets away and out of your bed

  • Sexual activity when it feels comfortable.If there is pain try something else or take a break

  • Avoid clothing that will easily catch on the jewelry.

  • Bleeding can last up to 5 days. Wear a pad or sanitary napkin

  • Avoid contact or trauma to the area.

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

Jewelry Options:

  • Can change after the piercing is healed

  • Commonly the jewelry is 12g or thicker, 3/8 - 9/16,

  • Should downsize the jewelry if it is loose-fitting.

  • Curved Barbells or surface bars may be the best option. However, a ring may produce better stimulation.

Living with the piercing:

  • The jewelry should be left in at all times.

  • The piercing may produce a raised flesh loop.

  • Avoid pressure or trauma to the piercing

  • Clean the jewelry in the shower with water and soap.

  • Avoid wearing clothing that will easily catch on the jewelry.

  • Check ends on a regular bases

  • If there is any sign of rejection, remove the jewelry asap.

Abandoning the piercing:

  • If during healing if there are signs of infection, see your piercer or doctor before removing

  • It will close but may appear open for a long period of time.

  • There will be a small indented circular scar on each side. This may fade in time.

  • Sebum


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All photos are used in the spirit of Fair use. If you own the copyright of the photos, did the piercing, or are the person in the photo, please contact me and I will add the information to the description. 

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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Contact DaVo at or by phone at 515-966-4814
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Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm