Haven't had any negative comments most of the time. Entered a race at a club and was told to remove the piercings and refused. Other than that haven't had any difficulty. My doctor knows I have them and i have nude physicals with my piercings in. Not going to remove them. People look, have had a few guys ask at the gym and couple guys were interested in the discussion of wearing one. Other than that, it's my body and I don't put up with the negative comments regarding my body mods.