A frenum piercing made at the base of the penis has acquired the name Lorum. The position of the piercing may change when the penis is erect. A series of frenum piercings is called a Ladder. The skin of the lower half of the penis tends to be thinner and flatter, increasing the chance of migration or rejection. Tension is increased if the barbell balls are too large and create pressure against the skin behind them. If the wearer is uncircumcised, the piercing can be inside the foreskin, but a ring is usually used for greater comfort. The foreskin should be loose enough to allow for proper cleaning and comfort.
Barbell in 14 - 12 gauge, 1/2" - 5/8" in length, determined by measuring the length of the piercing. Ring should be used only if enough loose tissue is available; 14 - 12 gauge, inside diameter 1/4" wider than the width of the piercing. After the piercing is healed, a ring measured to fit snugly around the erect organ just behind the corona (ridge) can be worn.
6 - 8 wks