A post from another friend of TheChainGang.com

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