Wow. Saturday was the big day. After researching and considering a PA for over a year I finally got it done. After all I had read I was nervous as hell. I knew what I was going into but have read some really different experiences so this is what I can tell you 3 days out. I would definitely do it again. I hve a great friend tht has done most of my other piercings and I trust her 100%. I think thts the reason I finally got the nerve to go through with it. I had heard the receiving tube would be uncomfortable but to be honest I didn't really notice she'd put it in.
My experiences so far with a PA have been nothing but positive. My fiancé has commented that she really likes the fact that I have a PA, and sometimes she can't believe that I've pierced my penis, but says she wouldn't want to change that.
I was originally pierced at 8g (2014) after finding this site, stretched to 6g which hurt, and then onto 4g (2015) which just slid in. I wear a titanium circular barbell and at times I completely forget it's there. It's pretty awesome knowing that my penis has at times what I call a crown.
Reposting my experience since it seems last one didn't get through.
Had two frenum barbels which i'd been keeping for a couple of months, but after finding those rather annoying (they were quite long, and i didn't really like their placement) i decided to take them out and try getting a Prince Albert.
I've been pierced at a relatively small gauge (the actual barbell gauge is G14 (1.6mm).
I can only say that I am ssssooooo happy to get a PA again!!
I had my first PA piercing in 2009 and I wore it for a couple of weeks, but then - after I took it off for about 2 hours - I couldn't put it back on the place. I visited my pierced next day but it was too late also for him. I didn't decided to be pierced again... Untill this Wednesday
Now - 48 hours after the piercer's scalpel made a second gap in my - I enjoy it fully. Small bleeding lasted till yesterdays night. Now it's almost totally healed.
So I went and had my PA re-done after taking mine out last summer. Bled a lot more than last time but much less painful!
After many years of deliberation and hours and hours of research of late, I finally decided to take the plunge and get my PA done.
I have previously had my eyebrow pierced several years ago which I removed due to surgery requirements and decided to not put it back in as closed up very quickly and to be honest, was over the piercing and just couldn't be bothered any more with it.
I have been reading tribal forums for a few months now, even venturing into the wild domains of reddit where there was many helpful and not so helpful posts there as well.
Anyhow, it went exactly as expected..
Almost a year ago(April 2015) I received my Prince Albert; since then I made 2 stretchings: after two months I passed from 10ga to 8; just before Christmas 2015 I switched to 6. This last step was a little bit more painful than the first and I had to use a dilator.
I am very happy and I have already booked 4ga, which should arrive in a few days.
Here is a picture of my last PA; 6GA.