A research team from Texas Tech recently studied genital piercings in males, polling a group of men from 42 states and 26 countries, and concluded that most guys with a little undercover bling don't fit stereotypes, the L. Times reports. From the British Journal of Medical Practitioners :.
For some LGBT communities, piercing, tattooing, and scarification play important roles as forms of investment in the erotic and somatic potential of the body and as physical markers of social difference and marginalization. Body modification has become a zone of interest for scholars seeking to understand how and why certain groups define themselves through modifications of their bodies. While essentially an individual activity, body modifications like piercing, tattooing, and scarification have come to be recognized as having particular meanings in marginalized subcultures.
At the age of 9, Michael McDonald wants to have his ear pierced. He says all the girls in his fourth-grade class at Public School in Brooklyn have pierced ears. More important, one boy wears a diamond stud, and Michael likes the way it looks.
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Many gay men are great fans of male genital piercings. It is not difficult to understand why: penis piercings and other genital piercings are not only beautiful but can also enhance the pleasure for both partners. Men of all sexual orientations like and wear genital piercings with pride.
Recently, on Gchat, I egged a friend on to get a belly button piercing. The only differences were that, back then, I was using AIM, and now it was a daring guy friend through whom I hoped to live vicariously. A man who sleeps with women.
The Prince Albert PA is one of the most common male genital piercings. While some piercers may choose to avoid the nerve bundle that runs along the center of the frenulum altogether, others may choose otherwise. Otherwise, the piercing must be done off-centre so that the surrounding skin can reposition itself.
We accepted it as gospel and never questioned its validity. But as I grew up, it seemed like everyone I met, no matter their place of origin, knew and understood the earring code, as arbitrary as it seems. Historically speaking, the truth is more complex.
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