Purpose: Penile prepuce bead implants or genital beading is a form of body modification which involves the implantation of beads under the skin of penile shaft. These are performed primarily for the purpose of physical erotic stimulation (for both the wearer and their partner), as well as everywhere for aesthetic reasons. We will discuss the motivation of bead implantation and the reason of bead removal.

Materials and Methods: This is retrospectively descriptive study. From 2005 to 2015 we had collected 38 patients with penile prepuce implants. The materials included plastic, wood, glass, stainless steel and agate. The implanted beads were from one to ten. The surgery for the infected genital beading should excise the bead combining with the surrounding infected soft tissue.

Results: We could not calculate the prevalence of the people who had prepuce beading implants. We were only able to investigate the patients occasionally when they sought for the treatment in the occasions of the infection and dislike to implanting beads. Perfecting surgical techniques and postoperative management had led to fewer adverse events.

Conclusion: As well as being an aesthetic practice, this is usually intended to enhance the sexual pleasure of partners during vaginal or anal intercourse. Genital beading is more commonly done by men in detention center or jail. The patients asked for medical aid to remove the bead implants because of reasons such as (1) infection, (2) uncomfortable sexual intercourse (3) no enhancement on the sexual pleasure, (4) sexual partner dislike.

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