Dear God, are you CRAZY? I had a couple friends that got PA's. It's not pleasant, and I'll leave it at that. If you really want to know more, go run a Google Search. You'll find several sites describing it (bleeds a lot, hurts like no tomorrow, takes forever and a day to heal...).
I've known a few people with PAs, but they were hardcore piercing fanatics, so when they say it "was just a little pinch" you might not want to believe them. A great website about bod mods is BME. I won't post the adress just because there is nudity (for genital piercing and such) and in ST past some people were complaining (just do a google search for BME or Body Modification E-zine, if you don't want to see any genital piercings, don't click on anything that says 'hardcore' or 'genital piercings', kay?).
You can't really ask if piercings hurt or not, because some people have a higher pain tolerance and some people have an entirely different definition of pain For the most part, piercings shouldn't be excruciatingly painful, though.
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now about the eyebrow. I just got it done a week ago...It hurt maybe about as much as popping a pimple, and trust me, I am afraid of needles, and a wimp for pain. This is the only piercing I am going to get...but I do have to tell you that it's a pain keeping it clean...you have to clean it with Dial antibacterial liquid soap 3 times a day, everyday for a month. I have only gotten through a week, and it sucks, but is well worth it. ~Shandi
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the PA actually is one of the faster healing piercings (maybe little more than a month), as the penis gets a fair amount of bloof flow and urine acts like a saline rinse. My boyfriend's PA healed months faster than my nipple piercings. It does hurt very badly at first (but then again the PA was BF's first piercing EVER and he's a bit of a wimp when it comes to pain)- and the first day the piercing bleeds heavily. My boyfriend stopped bleeding about three days after getting pierced. Now he loves it, and when he's drunk he wants to show it off
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Just to start off with (and sorry for being pedantic), a Prince Albert piercing is a piercing which passes through the frenum at the base of the glans and into the urethra.
I've had a PA for around a year and a half now (I'm about 5 months shy of 20), and in my experience, a PA piercing, done by a professional (in a professional environment, of course), has been one of my LEAST painful piercings. The most uncomfortable part of my procedure was the alcohol swab (raw alcohol on the glans? Yeeew!), but really, that was just a weird sensation, rather than pain.
The other step of the procedure that might give you the willies (pun definately intended) is the receiveing tube, which is slid into the urethra to ensure you don't wind up with an apadravya instead (an apadravya passes all the way through the glans, rather than just through the lower section). For me, this felt like a strange pinch-like pressure, but again, it wasn't painful, just slightly uncomfortable.
The piercing itself was like a very fast pinch, accompanied by a huge rush of endorphins, and was over in a matter of seconds. The psychological lead up is seriously the worst part of the whole deal.
I found healing to be extremely fast and simple (no real bleeding, or pain), although you will probably have to adjust your peeing technique due to the piercing changing the shape of the urethra, either by sitting, or by changing grip completely. You will probably also find that the piercing will stretch over time, due to elasticity of the tissue involved, the weight of the jewellery, and natural forces put on the piercing through any sexual activity, should you chose to engage in any. My piercing began at 10g (2.59mm), which is the minimum size I personally would reccommend for starting out, and am currently at 10mm, for my own comfort, and that of my partner.
Sorry for the lengthy response, but I hope I've provided enough information for you. If not, I'm sure i can point you in the right direction.
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