Body Piercing

History of Prince Albert Piercing

People always wondered if this piercing had anything to do with the real Prince Albert who was the husband of Queen Victoria of England. Surprisingly, Yes. This famous piercing was named after Prince Albert because he was reputed to have this piercing done way back in 1825 when he got married to the Queen.

In those days there was a trend of ‘ultra-tight’ mens trousers. Though these tight pants were in vogue, they posed a peculiar problem to men. Their penis created an unsightly bulge and that looked quite vulgar to look at. That’s why the penis need to held on to one side or the other. So men decided to get their penis pierced to allow it to be held by a hook on the inside of the trousers.

This piercing was also known as the Dressing Ring at that time.

Though the ultra-tight trousers have disappeared from scene today, the Prince Albert piercing is still in vogue. Reason – people find them very sexually pleasurable. So it continues to be the most popular male genital piercing.

Men who have undergone this kind of piercing have testified that it provides greater stimulation during sex. Besides this, women have testified that it makes the penis look more attractive to look at.

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