This is the piercing of male and female genital for the purpose of adorning it with the wearing of jewellery around it. It is the same for body piercing for ornamenting the decoration.
Genital piercing is a form of body piercing but more specifically around perinial or anal-genital area. It involves piercing a part of the genitalia. The piercing thus creating a suitable hole for wearing different types of jewellery. The term may also be used to indicate all body piercings in the area of anus, perineum, genitals and mons pubis. This also include piercings such as anal, guiche, and pubic that do not involve perforation of genitalia. Genital piercings can be done in both sexes, men and women, with various forms of piercings available.
The traditional heritage place of genital piercings is believed to be in SEA, South East Asia. The traditional piercings is being found in the native tribes. Such tribes ranging from India stretching all the way to Borneo Island.
The piercings of the genitals have a long tradition. Some sources mentioning the Apadravya, a male genital piercing, as early as in the Kama Sutra, during the second century.
The ampallang is a similar piercing (which passes horizontally through the glans instead of vertically). The ampallang is found in different native tribes throughout Sarawak and Sabah. Both fringing the northern border on the island of Borneo.
Genital piercings became first introduced in western countries in the nineteenth century. This is according to the ethnographic report, done by explorers such as in the 19th century.
The Dutch explorer Anton Willem Nieuwenhuis is a well-known among the list. He described in his ethnographic record “In Centraal Borneo: reis van Pontianak naar Samarinda”. This record documenting his travel through Borneo in 1897.
Two Kenyah-Dajaks (with an Ampallang-piercing) – Borneo, 1920
″The young men through the tattoo, because it is performed by them only to a limited extent, much less than women to suffer for it but they must in order to gain their full manhood, subject of another test, namely the through-hole the glans penis.
First, the glans made anaemic by pressing between the two arms of a folded over strip of bamboo. At each of these arms are opposite each other where needed openings through which one after the round pressed glans become less sensitive to an acute kapfernen pin; formerly was used for this purpose a pointed bamboo sticks.
The bamboo and the clamp is removed by means of a cord attached to pin left in the opening until the channel is healed.
Later, the copper pin (utang) by another, usually through a tin, replaced, which is worn at all times, making only heavy work or strenuous operations of the metal pin a wooden square.
Particularly brave men enjoy with the chief’s prerogative to be allowed to wear the penis a ring in the scales of the pangolin cut and blunt teeth is occupied; sometimes they can also be crossed with the first channel, a second by the glans .
Drill In addition to the Kayan themselves, engage in many Malays from the upper Kapuas this art. The pain during surgery do not seem to be very violent, and it has only rarely serious consequences, although until recovery can often take a month.″
The nipple piercing, became a short lived fashion trend at the end of the 19th century. On the contrary the genital piercings were uncommon in the western world until the second half of the 20th century.
In the 1970s, genital piercings were introduced to the emerging body modification community in Los Angeles. In the LA, the early piercings pioneers like Jim Ward and Doug Malloy were well known. Genital piercings were sported by the modern primitives movement that developed during the 1980s. Only until the recent years, genital piercing was confined to a body modification subculture.
With the beginning of the 21st century, genital piercing became increasingly more popular. The celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, wrestler Katarina Waters, Fantasia Barrino, and Pete Doherty confessing to have or planning to have genital piercings.
Genital piercings nowadays have a growing demand, especially in a young adult, college-aged population. Marilyn W. Edmunds, adjunct clinical professor at the Johns Hopkins University, states that:
″Women with genital piercings are no longer on the social fringe or part of the “punk” culture who are experimenting with behaviors that are “socially provocative.” Over the past 30 years, genital piercing has become mainstream, and women engage in it for a variety of reasons.″Remember that it has becomes MAINSTREAM.