Put Some Weight On your Body Piercings!

Piercings can represent a person’s personality in many different ways. The placement of the piercing(s), the size, shape, and the jewelry all help define that person’s individuality a little more. Some people like to push their bodies to limits they never thought they could reach or handle. Body modifications help them achieve this goal.

 

Most body modification enthusiasts enjoy stretching or gauging their piercings to larger sizes. This could be for a number of reasons. One reason could be that they want to see how far they can push their bodies to the max limit. Another could have to do with their individuality. The need to stand out in a crowd, personal preferences as far as the way they want to appear, or even sexual desires may also play a role in the decision to stretch or gauge their piercing.

 

The Most Common Body Piercings:

 

One of the most common piercings to gauge is the ear lobe. After the ear has been pierced and completely healed it can be stretched to astonishing sizes. There are different ways to gauge the ears. Tapers are very popular. These are spike like body jewelry that come in a number of different sizes, used to gradually stretch the piercing. Another way to gauge is by using weights.  Once the gauged piercing has healed, adding weights can help stretch it to greater size. “S” hooks are usually used to add the weights to the piercing.

 

Weights are not just used to help stretch piercings to larger sizes. Some men who practice ball stretching also enjoy adding weights to their ball weights for more pleasure or for better results. Some ball weights are specifically designed to accommodate added weights. For instance, a “Parachute Ball Stretcher” is designed so that weights can be added to the chains that are attached to the soft leather “parachute”. There are different sizes and shapes of weights that can be added to satisfy the individual’s needs.

 

Adding on weights to a labia piercing is not unheard of either. Women with labia piercings find that adding the weights to be very arousing and visually stimulating. The weights seem to increase the sensitivity for some women, making this to be a very fun activity. For those who are into the BDSM scene you can also use the weights in part of these practices. Being used during a bondage sessions and allowing your partner to add weights to the labia piercing can prove to be very erotic to both parties involved.

 

Don’t forget to check out all the different extra add on weights we have available here at The Chain Gang for all different piercings!

Feel the Vibrations

                Generally speaking, body modification enthusiast love to try out new adventures products. Spicing up the bedroom play is something that is widely done by many couples. As long as both people involved are comfortable with the chosen erotic play, there are many different toys that can be very useful.  Body jewelry has come a long way since older traditional pieces. Piercings can be used in sexual endeavors with new types of jewelry. When most people think of a vibrating toy, the most common item thought of is a dildo, of course. However, there are body modification pieces that have vibrators in them that can prove to be great fun. There are also simpler toys that can also be fun.
                The tongue piercing is one of the most common body piercings. The tongue is also a very sexually arousing tool. Because the tongue is easily maneuverable and already lubricated, many women find a tongue piercing to be that extra added tickle they crave.  There are a variety of different types of barbells that can be put into the tongue.  One of the simpler but effective toys that can be added onto the tongue barbell is called a French Tickler. The French Tickler is made out of silicone and comes in a variety of styles and colors. It is placed on the top of the barbell’s existing ball. Then can be used to find that hidden spot she didn’t even know was there.
Another fun toy is a vibrating barbell. These can be placed in the tongue piercing. These barbells also come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. The vibrating tongue rings usually run off two watch batteries. These batteries can be purchased at a department store or a watch shop when the vibrating seems to slow down.  Some of these vibrating tongue rings include a French Tickler on top of them. This will definitely make her toes curl.  The vibrating tongue ring stimulates all the sensitive areas and the French Tickler helps gently massage her vagina for that extra stimulation.
Vibrating devices are not just limited to her pleasure. Many men enjoy that vibrating sensation as well. For the men who practice sounding, there are many different styles of sounding rods that vibrate. There are the urethral sounding rods that are smooth that incorporate a vibrator.   The vibrations from the rod are sure to hit the right spot for him (or her). Another fun vibrating sounding rod is the ribbed urethral sounding rod. The ribs are located all the way down the rod so to ensure all the right spots are being simulated. There are also penis plugs that include that feel good vibration sensation. There are many nerve endings located in the genital area, hence why the vibrating toys stimulate so well. For other fun products don’t forget to check out our Adult Adventure section and don’t be afraid to try a new toy out today.

Tongue Splitting – The Wilder Body Modifications

Body modifications have changed rapidly over the years. Modifications that used to be taboo are now greatly accepted. Tongue bifurcation or tongue splitting was not well known in the 90’s, however, now in this day and time almost everyone has at least heard of it and a lot of people have done it. Body modification enthusiasts get this alteration done for many of their own personal reasons.

 

There are a few different methods in which a forked tongue can be achieved. The safest, most recommended procedure is done by an oral surgeon. This procedure can cost anywhere between $500 and $3000. The doctor that does the procedure will use anesthesia and a laser to bifurcate the tongue. The laser cauterizes the tongue as it splits it, which prevents excessive bleeding.  This procedure is usually only 15 minutes long. Healing time usually only takes about one to two weeks.

 

 

Tie-off is another method that is used. This involves the tongue already being pierced and healed completely. Dental floss or sutures are used to tie a loop centrally along the tongue. Over time the loop has to be tied tighter and tighter. This process takes a while and can be very uncomfortable. Most people will make it half way and decided to cut the rest of the way to the tip of the tongue with a blade. Gauging the already healed tongue with either a larger barbell or multiple barbells also can be done to help split the tongue.

 

 

Cutting the tongue with a blade or scalping is another process that can be done. However, this is the bloodiest way the tongue can be split.  There are large blood vessels that run through the tongue, this being said, cauterizing the tongue while it is being split is the best way to stop the bleeding. Cauterizing the tongue can be very painful. Suturing the split tongue is very popular because it makes the tongue look more rounded which looks more “normal”. 
The Risks Involved
Tongue splitting does have risk like all other body modifications. Severe bleeding can occur if the process is not done in a controlled professional environment. After the process is done the heal time can last up to a month. Swelling and tenderness is definitely not uncommon. Talking and eating will be very difficult at first, until the tongue is healed. Preventing infection is a major factor. It is not recommended to smoke after this process is done before it heals.

 

It is not uncommon that the tongue will regenerate after it is split. Its part of the body’s natural response to an open wound; heal it. After the initial split, the tongue will start to re-grow back together, even up to a year later. To prevent the tongue from growing back together, sometimes it is necessary to keep the wound open. This can be done by taking the smooth part of a Q-tip and placing it in-between the spit tongue periodically. The best way to help prevent re-growth before the split is done, is by gauging a tongue piercing to a lager gauge and allowing it to heal completely. This way the tongue is already “prepared” to stay open to the spot where the tongue ring once was.