Dydoe Piercing

Dydoe PiercingDydoe is one of the more “exotic” male genital piercings, but it’s popular among many men who are looking for a unique penis piercing. As such, there are many men who have dydoe piercing performed, either alone or in pairs. Also, many people who have a dydoe piercing also have another genital piercing, though this is not a rule.

A dydoe piercing is done on the rim of the penis glans. Dydoe is known as a functional piercing: it can enhance the pleasure for both the wearer and his partner during intercourse.

Placement and Procedure

Dydoe is a rim piercing, that is, it is done on the rim of the penis head. While it can be done alone, most men choose to have dydoe done in pairs, one piercing on the each side of the penis head. However, there is no official limitations on how many dydoe piercings one can have, so there are many men with three, four or more dydoe piercings done on their penises.

A dydoe piercing passes through the ridge of the penis glans. If a man decides to have only one dydoe piercing done, it will typically be placed centrally. If he wants to have two, they will be placed symmetrically, one on the right and the other on the left side. A special placement, known as a “king’s crown” consists of several dydoe piercings positioned on the glans.

Dydoe piercings are typically done at 14 gauge, though there are exceptions.

Jewelry

A typical jewelry for dydoe piercing is a curved barbell. Usually, standard curved barbells are used, with plain balls on each end, though some men choose to use more decorative barbells.

Another popular jewelry for this type of piercing is a ring. Typically, Captive Bead Rings are used, though some men choose to use different types of rings, such as seamless, segment or screwball rings. A ring is a good jewelry for this type of piercing but has to be used with caution, since it has a higher risk of rejection.

The piercing is typically done with a straight needle, even though curved jewelry (such as curved barbells or rings) is typically worn. The procedure is typically done freehand. This is not a long procedure but it has to be done by a piercer specialized in genital piercings. After the hole is made the jewelry is inserted.

The piercing is often associated with pain, just like any other penis piercing. However, the procedure itself doesn’t last long so it should be bearable. You should expect some bleeding so do not be alarmed by that.

Aftercare is important for preventing infections and other problems. You should clean your dydoe piercing at least twice per day. It’s best to use a saline solution and not any harsh cleaners should ever be applied. Special care should be taken during showering and sex in order not to irritate your new piercing.

Before getting your dydoe done, make sure to find an experienced piercer who is known to be familiar with this type of piercing. As with any relatively rare piecing, you need to find a person who is not only a general professional but who has enough experience in the specialized piercing you’re interested in.

Additional Tips and Information

  • The average healing time for dydoe piercing is 2 to 3 months, at least for the initial healing period. For a complete healing, a man has to wait anywhere between 4 and 6 months.
  • You should use a condom for sex until your dydoe is fully healed.
  • Not all men can get a dydoe piercing. In order for dydoe piercing to be performed, a man has to have a large enough rim at the corona. The rim also has to be well-defined. This is necessary so the jewelry could fit.
  • Men without a well-defined rim at the corona and without enough tissue at this spot can get a dydoe piercing but it’s likely to migrate out.
  • There is also a deep variation of this piercing, known as “Zephyr”. It is longer than the regular dydoe and exits near the tip of the penis. This piercing uses a longer barbell than traditional dydoe.
  • You can change the jewelry when the piercing is fully healed but never leave jewelry out for long periods of time. Penis piercings are quick to close, which may make it difficult or impossible to insert the jewelry back.
  • While both circumcised and uncircumcised men can get a dydoe piercing, there is a heightened risk for uncircumcised men because the foreskin keeps the area moist, which may prolong the healing and lead to other problems.

Which Piercings Migrate and Reject Easily?

Piercing RejectionIt’s important to understand that migration and rejection are a risk with any piercing. These are very common problems many people face with their piercings. While the majority of piercings never pose any problems it’s vital to know that every piercing carries a risk of migration and rejection. This is how it is.

It’s vital to know that there is no way to completely remove chances of migration and rejection. However, there are some ways to minimize the risk.

In order to know how to minimize this risk, you need to understand that not all piercings have the same chances of migration and rejection. Some piercing types are more prone to this problem.

Piercings with the Highest Risk

Some piercings have a higher risk of migration and rejection than the others. There are several factors that make a piercing more prone to migration and rejection:

  • Piercing type. Some types of piercings, such as surface piercings, carry a higher risk of migration and rejection.
  • Piercing age. New piercings are more prone to migration and rejection.
  • Piercing care. If a piercing is not cared for properly it has a higher risk of migration and rejection.
  • Improper jewelry. Improper jewelry can hurt and stretch the tissue, which can lead to migration and rejection.

Piercing Type

While every piercing has a risk of migration and rejection, some piercing types are more prone to these problems. Piercings that go through a small amount of tissue are at the greatest risk. Surface piercings have the highest risk of migration and rejection since they go through the surface of the skin and pierce only a small amount of tissue.

This is why most of the surface piercings, especially corset piercings and similar decorative piercings, are considered temporary piercings. They almost always migrate and reject after some time.

Out of the more popular piercing types, those with the most risk of rejection are:

  • Eyebrow piercing. (After all, this is a type of a surface piercing).
  • Navel piercing.
  • Christina piercing.
  • Hip piercing.
  • Nape piercing.
  • Corset piercing.

Piercing Age

Generally speaking, new piercings have a higher risk of migration and rejection. New piercings are tender and this is why it’s so important to perform appropriate aftercare and to clean your piercing. It’s vital to take a good care of your piercing, especially during the healing time.

That being said, any piercing has a risk of migration and rejection. Even the old, well-established piercings can migrate and reject. Sometimes, migration and rejection occur after several years of having a piercing.

Piercing Care

In order to minimize the risk of migration and rejection it’s important to take a good care of your piercing. While it’s usually impossible to completely rule out migration and rejection, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk.

During the healing, it’s vital to clean your piercing regularly and to perform the aftercare. Also, you need to resist the urge to touch your piercing. Never twist or turn the jewelry. This will only increase the risk of migration and rejection.

Once the piercing is healed, do not simply forget about it. It’s important to keep it clean and well-maintained. Make sure to observe it regularly to make sure everything is alright and that there are no signs of infection, migration or rejection.

Improper Jewelry

Improper jewelry can bring numerous problems, including migration and rejection. You should always wear well-crafted jewelry made of body-friendly materials to avoid any potential problems. Cheap jewelry can hurt your body, but that’s not all. If jewelry is too heavy or if it scratches your skin, it can easily lead to migration and rejection. For these reasons, it’s vital to always use body-friendly jewelry that will not hurt your body and cause any additional problems.

GUIDE – Popular Methods of Ball Stretching

TheLeather Ball Stretching Weightsre are several popular methods of ball stretching, but not all of them give the same results. If you are interested in ball stretching, you need to understand that, while this activity is not proved to be harmful, there are certain risks you need to avoid.

Ball stretching can be very fun and rewarding, and for many men, it’s sexually stimulating. Therefore, it’s not something that should cause pain and discomfort. This is one of the most important things to remember: severe discomfort and pain are not normal – if you experience any of them, you should take the device off.

This is one of the reasons why finding the best fit is so important. To ensure safety and the best experience (not the mention the best results), you need to use an appropriate ball stretching method. You need to know that not all methods and not all devices are good, so it’s very important to know what you’re doing before attempting ball stretching.

How Does it Work?

The basic principles of ball stretching are easy to understand and apply. It all depends on applying tension on your scrotum over a prolonged period of time. This will cause the scrotum, as well as the internal tissue (such as spermatic cord) to become longer and larger.

This stretching will in turn promote new cell growth in the scrotum, as well as internal scrotal tissue. This is how the skin and tissue expand. The tension and pressure applied thus make the scrotum longer, which makes testicles hang lower.

It’s important to note that this process will not prevent the usual changes in scrotal appearance. In other words, your scrotum will preserve its ability to change size based on temperature. Most men who perform ball stretching still find that their testicles go up and become smaller when it’s cold. This is normal. At the same time, ball stretching can cause a significant change in the appearance when it’s warm: you will see that your testicles do hang much lower.

The process of ball stretching should not be painful or troublesome. This is why it’s important to use devices specially made for this purpose. Many men find it pleasant or sexually stimulating to stretch their balls. Correctly fitted ball stretchers can be worn during sex or masturbation without a problem, and many men report greater sexual satisfaction while wearing their stretchers.

Manual Stretching vs. Stretching with Devices

Generally speaking, there are two types of stretching methods: manual stretching and stretching using various devices. It’s also possible to use a combination of these methods or to use several different devices for stretching. Oftentimes, it will be down to your individual preferences, desired effect and your body.

Manual stretching is usually done though exercises. These exercises will make the balls hang lower, but the results you achieve through this method are not as pronounced as the ones you can get with ball stretchers. However, even if you use stretchers, you may perform scrotum massage and exercise after a shower or a bath. The warm water will make the scrotum relaxed and the skin flexible.

These manual exercises require you to pull the scrotal skin. It’s also useful to stretch the skin between testicles and the shaft of the penis. You may also use various ointments and oils to improve your skin elasticity and achieve better results.

Ball stretching using devices, however, gives more effective results. This method of ball stretching also puts a pressure on the scrotum that many men find sexually arousing. It’s therefore not surprising that the majority of men who wish to experiment with ball stretching use devices to achieve the desired effect.

The most popular stretching devices are leather ball stretchers and metal ball weights. All of these items can be used alone or in combinations. All ball stretchers, be it leather or metal, come in many different weights and diameters, so it’s possible to find the ones that suit your needs and preferences perfectly.

You are free to experiment and choose different ball weights to achieve different effects. Whatever you do, however, it’s strongly advised to use professionally-made ball stretchers and to avoid various household items. Using random items can only lead to injury and you won’t be able to achieve the desired effect. This is why you should stick to leather or metal ball weights to achieve the best result and to make ball stretching enjoyable and safe.

Princess Albertina Piercing

Princess AlbertinaPrincess Albertina is a female genital piercing, an equivalent to male Prince Albert piercing.

This is a piercing performed through the urethra.

This is a rare genital piercing so it’s important to find a specialized piercer who is experienced with this type of piercings.

Piercing and Placement

Princess Albertina is designed as an equivalent to male Prince Albert piercing. However, while PA piercings are among the most popular male genital piercings, Princess Albertina is rare. It was designed in the 1990s and despite attracting a lot of attention it has remained one of the rarer genital piercings.

Part of the reason is the fact that it’s a challenging piercing that can cause problems and urinary tract infections in women. Despite these risks, it is possible to have a perfectly functional and comfortable Princess Albertina piercing, as long as it’s done right.

Princess Albertina piecing enters female urethra and exits at the top of the vagina. This piercing may alter the flow of urine so it’s something to be aware of during urination. Just like male PA piercing, this is a partially urethral piercing, so a great care has to be made during procedure and aftercare.

The piercing is usually positioned about 3/8” from the urethral opening. When positioned correctly, the piercing should sit in between the inner labia. This makes the jewelry “tucked in” so it doesn’t interfere with clothes or other genital piercings.

This is a complex piercing so it’s vital to find an experienced piercer who is specialized in performing it. This is the only way to ensure satisfaction and to reduce the risk of infections and other problems.

Despite being complex in terms of placement and procedure, this is not a painful piercing. Also, it heals pretty quickly, though it’s important to restrain from sex for at least two weeks after the procedure. It’s also vital to perform regular aftercare in order to prevent infections and other problems.

Jewelry

Typical jewelry for Princess Albertina is a Captive Bead Ring, though other types of rings can sometimes be used. Some people even choose to wear circular barbells, but this is rarer.

The gauge of the jewelry matches the gauge you’re pierced with. Princess Albertina is usually performed at 10 gauge or 8 gauge. It’s important that that the ring has a small diameter so it won’t cause problems during vaginal penetration (be it sex or using sex toys).

Most of the time, thicker jewelry reduces the risk of rejection and it increases stimulation during masturbation and sex.

Additional Info and Tips

  • In order to be able to get Princess Albertina piercings, your urethra has to be large enough. Not all women are built for this piercing. Before the procedure, make sure to consult your piercer to see if you are suited for this piercing.
  • Women who experiment with urethral stimulation are more likely have large enough urethra to accommodate Princess Albertina.
  • Princess Albertina carries a greater risk of urinary tract infections. This is because female urethra is shorter. Male PA piecing doesn’t carry the same risk because male urethra is longer. This is why PA is generally safer and less complex piercing than Princess Albertina.
  • Princess Albertina is considered a functional piercing, since it can increase sexual pleasure in some users. It can be very pleasurable during masturbation and sex. However, this aspect works mainly for women who enjoy urethral stimulation.
  • This piercing is easy to stretch, so you can wear 6 gauge jewelry or even larger.
  • During the healing time, make sure to drink plenty of water. It will dilute the urine which will make urination less painful during the initial healing time.
  • Scrunty piercing is an extreme form of Princess Albertina. It passes horizontally through the urethra.

Back Dimple Piercing

Back Dimple PiercingBack Dimple piercing is a new form of piercing and it’s known under many names. Some people refer to it as “lower back” piercing, while the others call it “valley” piercing. It is even known as a “butt crack piercing”, depending on the placement.

The Piercing

Whatever you wish to call it, it’s undeniable this piercing is unique and something special. This is actually a surface piercing, so it’s prone to all of the usual problems other surface piercings can cause. One of the main problem is rejection, which makes back dimple piercing less permanent than many other piercing types. That being said, with a good care this piercing can last for a long time.

Back dimple piercing is typically done in pairs, but you may wish to have a single piercing or more than two piercings done at your lower back.

This unique piercing can have many different placements. The most common one is on the dimples on the lower back, right above the buttocks. This is a very effective placement and can be attractive if low cut jeans are worn.

Another common placement is closer to the cleft of the butt cheeks  (hence the name “butt crack piercing”), though it’s typically placed above the buttocks and not between them.

There are many other placements for this piercing, and many different ways to organize pairs and groups of piercings. The only important thing is to locate the piercings on the lower back.

Procedure

Back dimple piercing is a surface piercing and should be treated as such. There are several different ways to perform such a surface piercings. Your piercer may use one piercing needle, a pair of piercing needles, or punch and taper technique can be used. These techniques are similar to other types of surface piercings, especially corset piercings.

Your piercer should decide on the most appropriate method to use, though you may voice your preference. However, your piercer should have the last say in the matter, because a lot depends on our individual anatomy.

Jewelry

A typical jewelry for back dimple piercings is a surface bar. This is the most common jewelry for this type of surface piercing because it reduces the risk of rejection and other problems.

Another common jewelry type is a dermal anchor. This jewelry type adds security because it anchors in the skin and reduces the risk of migration and rejection (which are high for this piercing type).

Additional Info and Tips

  • While this piercing is not completely rare, it’s still unusual. It has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that it’s very unique, so you will sure stand out from the crowd if you decide to get one. The disadvantage is that it might be more difficult to find a piercer who is experienced in performing this type of piercing.
  • The position of the piercing may make it difficult to clean. However, do not let that discourage you from performing adequate aftercare. It’s important to clean your new piercing regularly in order to avoid problems.
  • Back dimple piercing is prone to migration and rejection. This area of body tends to scratch on clothes and moves, which increases the risk of migration and rejection.
  • For the same reason, this piercing type might be difficult to heal properly.
  • If you have a lower back tattoo you may use piercings to enhance the tattoo’s design.

Piercing Discomfort

Piercing DiscomfortMany people wonder how much discomfort is normal and expected when wearing body piercing jewelry. There is no one universal answer to this questions, but generally speaking, your jewelry should not cause discomfort. In fact, discomfort and pain can often be a sign of a problem so you should never ignore it!

Discomfort Associated with Piercings

There are several different types of piercing situations in which you can experience discomfort. It’s very important to know which of these situations are “normal” and when you should take discomfort and pain as a warning sign.

Common sources of discomfort:

•           The procedure

•           Initial healing time

•           Swelling

•           Improperly Sized Jewelry

•           Jewelry Getting Caught on Clothes

•           Jewelry Made of Unsafe Materials

•           Jewelry Unsuitable for Your Anatomy

•           Infections and Other Problems

The Procedure

You should expect some discomfort and even pain during procedure. This goes without saying. Some people are scared of piercing needles and piercing pain, but the good news is that it’s usually not as scary as it sounds. Also, the pain itself lasts only for a few seconds (for most piercings) so it’s not something to worry about.

Another type of pain and discomfort you should expect happen a few hours after the procedure. In fact, this is typically when you can expect the most discomfort or even pain. You can use some painkillers, but if the problem persists, make sure to consult your doctor.

Initial Healing Time

Piercings take a while to heal. Out all of this time, the initial days are when you can expect the most discomfort. This is also when you should be extra careful with your piercing. You can expect it to be tender and to cause some discomfort.

Make sure not to touch it too much. In fact, you should touch your piercing only when you clean it and perform aftercare. Never twist or turn your jewelry because it can bring more problems. Monitor your piercing to notice any potential infections or other problems.

Swelling

Swelling is normal during the initial phases of healing. In fact, it is expected. Your piercer should account for swelling when choosing initial jewelry for your piercing. You will probably need to replace your initial jewelry with a shorter one after the swelling is gone.

Monitor your piercing to see if the swelling is gone. It’s normal for a new piercing to be tender, but it should start healing. If you think the swelling is not going away, make sure to consult your doctor.

Also, keep in mind that swelling is not a normal occurrence past the initial healing. If you experience swelling, bumps or tenderness in your old piercing, it’s a sign that something is wrong so you should see your doctor to treat the problem.

Improperly Sized Jewelry

Improperly sized jewelry is one of the most common reasons for discomfort. This can also lead to numerous other problems, such as infections, migration and rejection. It’s vital to wear only jewelry of the appropriate size to ensure a perfect fit.

First of all, you should always wear only jewelry in the gauge you are pierced with (or your current gauge, if you have stretched piercings). Never wear jewelry of the larger or smaller gauge than your piercing.

Another thing to keep in mind is the length of your barbells and diameter of your rings. A properly sized jewelry should sit comfortably against the skin. It should not dig into the skin or else you may develop problems. On the other hand, your jewelry should not be too long or big or else may get caught on clothes and hurt you.

Jewelry Getting Caught on Clothes

This is a common source of discomfort and it happens every now and then to most people. In most of the cases, this is not alarming and will cause only minor discomfort, but in some more serious cases you can hurt yourself and tear the tissue.

In order to avoid this, you need to be careful whenever you change your clothes. Be aware of your piercing and proceed with caution. Another way to prevent this problem is to wear appropriately sized jewelry. Stay away from too large jewelry or overly ornamented pieces.

Jewelry Made of Unsafe Materials

This is another common source of problems, and a dangerous one. Unsafe materials can cause numerous problems, such as infections, allergies, migration and rejection. Nickel allergy is among the most common allergy types, so in order to avoid it you need to ear only materials that don’t contain nickel.

It’s vital to stick to body-friendly materials, such as Surgical Steel, titanium, nickel-free gold or acrylic. This is why it’s so important to always buy only high-quality jewelry. Stay away from cheap jewelry you can get at a mall – these jewelry pieces are poorly made and typically contain harmful materials.

Jewelry Unsuitable for Your Anatomy

This can be another source of discomfort. Sometimes, a perfectly good jewelry piece just won’t fit you and your anatomy. A ring or a barbell style that fits another person just doesn’t feel right for you.

In these cases, a solution is simple: use another jewelry piece. It may be frustrating, especially if you really wanted to wear a particular jewelry piece. However, it’s much better to use another piece than risk problems. Luckily, there are so many different jewelry pieces so you will always be able to find those you like. There is no need to restrict yourself to only one jewelry type or style.

Infections and Other Problems

Infections, allergies, migration and rejection are a common source of discomfort. They are also dangerous, so it’s important to always react quickly whenever you spot a problem. Watch for any changes in your piercing. If you experience rash, redness, tenderness, pain, discharge or another problem with your piercing, it’s important to seek medical help immediately. These problems are dangerous and can harm you so it’s crucial to visit your doctor. In some cases, you may need to retire your piercing, but it’s a small price to pay.

It’s always important to monitor your piercings and treat any problem immediately. Keep in mind that while new piercings in healing are at the most risk any piercing, even an old one, can get infected. This is why it’s so important to keep a good eye on your piercings. Never ignore discomfort or tenderness since it can be a sign something is going on with your piercing.

Light vs Heavy Jewelry

Light or Heavy JewelryWearing light or heavy body jewelry is often just a matter of personal style. We all have our likes and dislikes, so our piercings and body jewelry will reflect our style. There is nothing wrong about it – after all, it’s an expression of individuality and personality.

At the same time, it’s worth knowing if there are some pitfalls of wearing heavy (or light!) jewelry. Health is important for preventing infections and other problems, so it’s worth knowing when it’s best to choose jewelry of particular weight.

Quality Jewelry Comes in All Sizes

Quality jewelry comes in all sizes… and weights. It means that a good, well-crafted, quality jewelry piece will be body-friendly regardless of its size. There are certain medical grade materials and other body-friendly materials you should choose if you wish to have quality jewelry, so you know you’re on the safe side.

The rule of thumb is: as long as you stick to body-friendly materials and well-crafted jewelry, it doesn’t really matter what the weight of the piece is. Most of the time, anyway, and for most of the people.

If you are extra sensitive and if you have a certain medical problem that would prompt you to wear jewelry of one type, that’s another thing. You should always wear jewelry of the type that suits your body and that will not endanger your health. Most of the time, however, quality jewelry is made in such a way that can be worn without a problem.

This is yet another reason why you should always wear high-quality jewelry. Cheap jewelry is poorly made and can break easily, so it can lead to numerous problems. Choose quality jewelry and you won’t have to worry about its size or weight, other than your own preferences.

A Difference between Light and Heavy

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding between light and heavy body jewelry. Heavy body jewelry is, well, heavy, which means it will put a pressure on your tissue. This may be uncomfortable or very pleasurable, depending on what you prefer. Some people, for example, love to wear heavy genital jewelry since it enhances the pleasure. Others prefer light pieces you can barely feel they’re there.

Another thing to keep in mind is stretching. Pressure created by heavy jewelry can sometime lead to unwanted stretching, so if you do not wish to stretch your piercing, you might want to stick to lighter pieces.

Comfort is another issue. Heavy jewelry tends to cause more discomfort than light jewelry, though this is not a universal rule. Again, it mostly depends on the design and craftsmanship. As long as you stick to quality jewelry it should be comfortable, even when made of heavy materials.

Finally, it’s important to consider health reasons. You should never wear too heavy pieces as your initial jewelry, because they can slow down the healing process. At the same time, some of the lightest materials (organic or plastic materials) are not suitable for new piercings, so this light jewelry should be avoided. In these situations, it’s best to stick to titanium, since it’s a relatively light metal that’s also medical-grade and completely body safe.

The Materials

Please note that these are just guidelines. It will all depend on the size of the particular jewelry piece.

Light:

Light metal:

  • Titanium

Heavy:

  • Niobium
  • Surgical Steel (at larger gauges)
  • Gold (at larger gauges)

Heavy organic materials:

It’s important to remember that it’s relative. Even the heaviest materials (such as niobium) are not particularly heavy when jewelry piece is small. In other words, the weight will mostly depend on gauge and the size of the piece.

Flexible Jewelry

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Flexible jewelry is defined as jewelry made of softer, flexible materials. Unlike metals, this jewelry is more comfortable and provide other advantages to the wearer.

However, flexible jewelry is often not suited for prolonged wear, so it’s typically used as temporary jewelry for your piercing. Even with this drawback, flexible jewelry is immensely important because it offers certain advantages over metal jewelry or jewelry made of other sturdy materials. Also, there are some flexible materials that can be worn for longer periods of time.

Advances of Flexible Jewelry

Flexible jewelry offers some advances over metal and other sturdy jewelry:

  • More comfort. This type of jewelry is soft and flexible, so it provides more comfort to the wearer. Also, this jewelry is typically lightweight, much lighter than metal or even organic jewelry, which only contributes to the comfort.
  • Reduces the risk of rejection. While the risk can never be completely removed, flexible jewelry does reduce it. This type of jewelry will less likely cause migration or rejection. This is one of the main reasons why flexible jewelry is a good choice for surface piercings and other piercings known for a high rejection rate.
  • It’s easier to hide. This is not an advantage in usual circumstances, when you wish your body jewelry to be eye-catching, but it becomes useful in situations when you wish to hide your jewelry. There are many circumstances in which you might need to make your body jewelry low-key (usually for the work), so this is a good way to go.

When to Use Flexible Jewelry?

While it’s ok to wear flexible jewelry whenever you want, it’s particularly suitable for certain situations and certain piercing types.

First of all, flexible jewelry is great for surface piercings or whenever you wish to prolong the life of a piercing. This is particularly important for temporary piercings, such as corset piercings. Flexible jewelry will cause less irritation or pressure than metal jewelry pieces. While flexible jewelry is not as effective as dermal punches and surface bars, they are more useful than metal jewelry in these situations.

For similar reasons, flexible jewelry might be used for industrial piercings or orbital piercings to reduce the pressure on the piercing holes.

Another good reason to use flexible jewelry is during pregnancy. Pregnant women may wish to wear flexible jewelry in their navel piercings instead of metal jewelry, in order to reduce discomfort.

Flexible jewelry is also a good choice for all situations in which you cannot wear metal jewelry, such as airports, hospitals and other similar situations in which metal jewelry is forbidden or not recommended. Also, as mentioned above, flexible jewelry works great as hides jewelry so you can wear it in all situations in which you wish to make your piercing less visible.

Migration and Rejection: The Difference

Piercing MigrationMigration and rejection are among the most common piercing problems. It’s important to know that all piercings have a risk of migration and rejection. While new piercings have the highest risk, any piercing, even the old, fully healed one, can get migrated or rejected.

In order to understand these common problems and risks, it’s important to know the difference between migration and rejection. In some ways they are similar, but there are some differences you need to know about.

What is Migration?

When your piercing is migrating, it moves from its original placement to a new one. In some cases, migration can be temporary and minimal: your piercing might move a little and then set nicely into its new place. Or it may migrate to an uncomfortable position and settle there.

Most of the time, however, migration is permanent and turns into a rejection. When this type of migration happens, the jewelry typically gets pushed out of the body. It means your body wants to get rid of it and reject it, so it moves it until it’s out.

In practice, it means that the jewelry gets pushed to the surface of the skin while the piercing begins to close. Your body will try to push the jewelry out to the surface of the skin. Most of the time, the body is very successful in doing this, which means that once the rejection has begun, there’s not much you can do to stop the migrating piercing from getting out of the body.

Another bad thing about migration is that it leaves a bad scar tissue. The piercing will start to close, but it won’t do it properly, so the skin will heal with a scar. Sometimes, the piercing in migration will end up in an uncomfortable position that will put an even bigger strain on your tissue.

There are several signs of piercing migration. You might notice that your jewelry is positioned differently or that it hangs more loosely than normal. Also, the hole around the jewelry may appear larger. Chances are that your piercing will be sore and extra sensitive, though this doesn’t happen in all of the cases.

The easiest way to tell that your piercing is migrating to the point of rejection is to notice the jewelry being pushed out. The jewelry will move to the surface of the skin. When migration is well underway, you will be able to see the jewelry under the skin. It’s a clear sign that your piercing is migrating.

At this point, there’s not much you can do. It’s best to remove the jewelry and leave the piercing to close on its own. It’s better to retire a piercing than leave it to push the jewelry out and leave a bad scar tissue. Once the piercing is retired and tissue healed, you can start thinking about repiercing. Most of the time, it will be possible to get a new piercing on the same spot, or close to it, as long as scarring is not big and tissue is not damaged.

What is Rejection?

Rejection is the ultimate migration: your body rejects the piercing and pushes the jewelry out of the body. Rejection happens when your body rejects the jewelry as a foreign body. Keep in mind that our bodies are made to protect us against foreign bodies, so rejection is a natural defense mechanism. It is very valuable but not something you want to experience with your piercing. Still, keep in mind that this is a natural reaction your body makes against foreign bodies.

When a piercing gets rejected, it’s typically because your body recognizes your jewelry as a foreign body and tries to fight against it. The most effective way of fighting against a foreign body is to push it out. At the same time, your body will begin to close the piercing. While all piercings will start to close when jewelry is removed, the difference with rejection is that this process happens while jewelry is inserted. The body perceives piercing as a wound and will try to close it.

Strictly speaking, migration means the piercing and jewelry moving to a new place, while rejection refers to the body rejecting the piercing and pushing the jewelry out. However, it’s important to understand that rejection is the ultimate migration: the jewelry gets pushed out of the body and moved out of it.

It’s important to note that while this process typically happens with new piercings, it can occur any time. Even old, fully healed piercings can get rejected. It means that you should always be careful and pay a close attention to your piercing in order to notice potential rejection. The greatest risk for rejection happens with new piercings during healing, so you should always check your piercing to make sure everything is ok. On the other hand, you should never forget about your old, fully healed piercing because that one can get rejected, too.

How to know your piercing is rejecting? Some people experience pain and tenderness, but for others there are no symptoms. Some people will develop symptoms similar to those of infection while for others it will show no apparent symptoms. In fact, the main symptom of a piercing rejecting is migration – when it gets visibly pushed to the surface of the skin or displaced from its original spot.

Usually, there is nothing you can do to prevent rejection. You need to understand that all piercings carry some risk of rejection. That being said, piercings that are well cared for have a lower risk of rejection so you should always follow the aftercare instructions and keep your piercing clean. Also, make sure to only wear well-crafted, body-friendly jewelry to minimize the risk of rejection.

The Magic of Egg and Bullet Vibrators

Trinity Vibes Super-Charged Bullet vibe

Trinity Vibes Super-Charged Bullet vibe

Egg and bullet vibrators are among the most popular sex toys on the market. These sensual vibrators can be used to stimulate many different erogenous zones so they provide so much fun and arousal.

While primarily made for women, egg and bullet vibrators can also be used by men and couples who wish to enhance their love life. These are very handy toys that will sure bring a lot of pleasure and satisfaction.

Egg and Bullet Vibrators: The Difference

Some people wonder about the difference between egg and bullet vibrators. The truth is that they often seem very similar so it’s no wonder many people confuse them. Also, it is important to know that they are often used in a similar way. Egg and bullet vibrators are similar sex toys in many ways, so it’s not surprising that it’s sometimes difficult to tell a difference between them.

The main difference between egg and bullet vibrators is the shape. The name says it all. Egg vibrators are typically oval in shape. They are made to resemble an egg. They are usually a bit larger than bullet vibrators. Most (though not all) egg vibrators are about as large as an egg, but this is not a rule. Some egg vibes are smaller and some are larger. It’s the shape that counts. Typically, an egg vibrator is about 2-3 inches in length.

Bullet vibrators are even smaller. They resemble bullets or similar small objects. They tend to be thin and sometimes resemble lipstick cases. A typical bullet vibrator is only 1-2 inches long. That makes it even more discreet than egg vibrators.

While egg vibrators are typically larger, it doesn’t necessarily mean bullet vibes are weaker in power. Both egg and bullet vibes can provide very strong and deep vibrations. Both types of vibes are very sensual and can bring full arousal and pleasure.

How to Use Egg and Bullet Vibes

Egg and bullet vibrators are primarily made for external stimulation. It means that they are not meant for penetration, though you can sometimes use them for this purpose, but with caution.

These vibrators are mainly made as clitoral stimulators. They can work wonders for clitoral arousal and they make great toys for providing additional stimulation during sex. For example, a woman can place an egg or a bullet vibrator on her clitoris during penetrative sex to enhance the experience and reach a more intense orgasm.

However, egg and bullet vibrators are not just made for clitoral stimulation. They can be used for a number of erogenous zones. They are great for massaging vulva and perineum, and they are also very pleasurable for stimulating anal opening.

Men can use these vibrators, too. Egg and bullet vibes are great for massaging testicles, penis shaft and penis head. Many men find these vibrators very enjoyable. For example, these vibes can be used to provide additional stimulation to testicles or penis during masturbation or sexual intercourse.

Egg and bullet vibrators are also great for nipple stimulation. They will make nipples rock hard in no time!

These vibes are small, handy and very discreet, so they can be used almost anywhere. They make a great way to reach all the most sensitive spots and bring your pleasure to the fullest.