Entertainment Fashion & Style Frenum Piercing: Genital Enhancement for Men Share PINTEREST Email Print johnnyscriv / Getty Images Fashion & Style Tattoos and Body Piercings Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Hair Fragrance Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Karen L. Hudson Contributing Writer Karen L. Hudson is a tattoo artist and contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Karen L. Hudson Updated February 24, 2018 NOTE: The following page contains content and material of a sexual nature which may be inappropriate for children and may be offensive to some adults. Please use this page responsibly. Male Genital - Frenum Piercing The Frenum is a very popular male piercing, second only to the Prince Albert. Its quick healing time and minimal pain and complications make for a very desirable piercing. The needle pierces through the flexible skin of the underside of the shaft just behind the glans (head) of the penis. There are two other variations of the frenum piercing: The lorum (lower frenum placed at the base of the shaft near the scrotum) and the ladder (several frenum piercings from the base of the shaft to the top). Lorum Piercing The Lorum is a lower frenum placed at the base of the shaft near the scrotum. Care and healing times are essentially the same, but care should be taken to keep clean, dry and free of pubic hair during healing time. Frenum Ladder A frenum ladder is a row of several frenum piercings from the base of the shaft up to the top. How many piercings you can wear on your ladder depends on shaft length and skin resilience. Recommended Jewelry 12 to 10 gauge straight barbell, curved barbell or captive bead ring. Consideration should be given to the gauge size of the jewelry. If you choose to wear captive bead jewelry during sexual intercourse, the piercing should be stretched enough to hold a smaller gauge jewelry to ensure that the bead will be held securely in place. If not, the bead could actually be lost during sexual activity. Expected healing time: 2 - 4 months Sexual Limitations Abstinence for at least one week, and careful sexual activity afterward. A condom should be used throughout the entire healing process.