General Male After Care   Click here to learn about the general risks of getting a male piercing  Click here to learn about the Ampallang piercing procedure  Click here to learn how to maintain your Ampallang procedure
  • Wash and rinse your hands. Remove any dried discharge from the jewellery using a cotton swab and warm water before rotating the jewellery; do not use your fingernails. Apply the soap around the piercing and work it into a lather while rotating the jewellery for at least 15 seconds. Allow the lather to saturate the piercing for approximately 3 minutes. Rinse your piercing, jewellery, and the surrounding area thoroughly under running water. While rinsing rotate the jewellery several times.
  • Do not use a washcloth or sponge to clean your piercing. Cloths and sponges trap and collect bacteria and mildew.
  • Rinse your piercing and jewellery thoroughly with water after showering or bathing to remove soap residues.
  • Dry the piercing using a tissue or cotton swabs. Bacteria thrive in warm, moist environments.
  • Warm salt water soaks help remove dried discharge and lymph secretions and relieve itching. Use 1/4-teaspoon salt per 8 ounces of water (non-iodised sea salt is considered best). There is no need to clean your piercing after soaking in salt water; however, soaking should not replace cleaning. A disposable cup is suggested. If you feel a stinging sensation or your piercing bleeds while soaking discontinue soaking until the piercing has begun to heal (usually 1-2 weeks).
This is a picture of a prince albert piercing. It shows a ring pierced through the urethra, exiting through the bottom of the glans or head of the penis.
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