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Wolf & fellow members.
i’ve had a traditional PA for many years.  it never seemed to take long to stretch up to the next size & (pardon the pun), but i was excited when the next bigger size slipped in!

i have always stuck with surgical steel for all my piercings (currently including 8 ga and 4 ga).  For several years now, i have been able to use a 00g curved (banana) barbell but it does still get touchy when i leave it in for a while or if play gets heavy.  i’m assuming because of the weight of the jewelry. i even toned down the actual length of the bar but that’s still a lot of weight on a tender, thin spot.

Should i switch to titanium (like the metal look) which is lighter or get myself pierced out the other side?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as i love the larger size PA.  BTW, any hints on stretching a reverse PA would be great as well.  Still cant get anything larger than the original piercing (12g?) in even tho it’s been months now.

boy jerry

PA Stretching Advice subbmitted by Wolf

Hi,
Concerning PA stretching, especially for larger gauge (00 and beyond), – a painful pleasure as it simply is-, the utmost sensitive skin in the PA piercing will likely be irritated and possibly somewhat inflamed upon successful
insertion of the new, heavy jewelry.

The day after the stretching could become uncomfortable with sometimes extremely slow progress for less pain in days to come when jewelry moves or is bumped.
With heavy PA jewelry, wearing a jock strap with the jewelry nested down at the balls (rather than up) also helps manage less movement.
It is important to shower/bath jewelry morning and evening, for some type of tiny crust could develop and cause serious pain upon movement.

I also elected to use anti-inflammatory Ibuprofen 200mg 2x a day, and may be another one later in the night.

This does help amazingly but should not be taken with major alcohol consume; a small amount is ok and kidneys won’t “give up”.
My PA is actually an Apadravya  (vertical through gland) and lends itself to heavy jewelry. A regular PA may not take the weight over time and rip open as it may migrate.
The Apadravya piercing therefore would be my recommendation in order to achieve higher, extreme goals.

WOLF

Body Jewelry Chain Gang Customer