How to Clean Your Jewelry Depending on the Material

clean jewelry You sure want to keep your body jewelry shiny and in a perfect shape. To achieve this, it’s important to take a good care of it and to clean it regularly. The type of appropriate care and cleaning instructions will depend on the material.

Different materials (surgical steel, titanium, gold, organic materials, etc.) require different care and cleaning instructions you should follow.

Surgical Steel

Surgical Steel is a high-quality steel that’s safe for body use. Unlike stainless steel, it doesn’t cause allergies and other problems. It should be noted that some people can wear stainless steel jewelry without a problem, so you shouldn’t completely forget about stainless steel if you don’t have allergies. However, surgical steel is a superior material and it’s much safer for body use.

This is why it’s strongly advisable to purchase body jewelry and sex toys made of surgical steel. Chances are that you have at least several jewelry pieces made of this material. Another advantage to this material is that it can easily be cleaned and maintained.

To keep your surgical steel jewelry in a perfect shape, all you need to do is to wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water. Make sure to leave your jewelry to fully dry before you insert it into your piercing or before you store it for later use.

Titanium

Titanium is a premium material and it’s ideal for body jewelry. It is completely body safe so it’s great for people for allergies. Another great advantage to titanium is that it’s lightweight. On average, steel jewelry is twice as heavy as titanium jewelry. This is very important for larger jewelry pieces or jewelry worn in stretched piercings (the so-called “gauges”). Plus, titanium comes in many different colors (there are even multi-colored pieces), so it’s very fun to wear. It’s true that it costs a bit more than steel jewelry but it’s worth it.

To keep your titanium jewelry in perfect shape, simply wash it with antibacterial soap and a warm water. Leave it to dry before you use it or store it. Make sure not to use alcohol or harsh cleaners on your titanium jewelry – it can damage it.

One word of warning: colored titanium jewelry may fade after a while, especially if used for oral piercings. This is not dangerous and it will not damage your jewelry or hurt you in any way.

Gold

Gold jewelry is beautiful, elegant and classy. However, keep in mind that 14k gold is the most appropriate for body jewelry. Also, certain gold types contain nickel, which can cause allergic reactions. This is why it’s advisable to only use body jewelry made of nickel-free gold.

To take care of your gold jewelry, wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water. Leave it to dry before use or storing. It’s important to only use mild soap. Never use alcohol or other harsh chemicals on your gold jewelry. Gold jewelry can appear worn out after a while so gently buff it to make it regain its original shine.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is beautiful, but it should never be worn in new piercings. It’s also important to wear silver jewelry only if you’re not allergic to it.

To clean body jewelry made of sterling silver, use antibacterial soap with warm water. Leave it to dry before use or storing. Never use alcohol or harsh chemicals on your silver jewelry. Keep in mind that silver can tarnish over time (turn brown). To give it back its former shine, lightly buff it and it will be as good as new.

Acrylic

Acrylic jewelry is great because it’s very lightweight. Another advantage is that you can wear it in situations where metal jewelry is not recommended. The downside is that it can be used only for healed piercings (this goes for stretched piercings, too – never use it for newly stretched piercings). Also, acrylic jewelry is not the best material for oral piercings.

To take care of your acrylic jewelry, gently wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water. Leave it to dry before you use it or store it. Never clean your acrylic jewelry with alcohol or other harsh chemicals.

When handling acrylic jewelry, you have to be careful. This is a gentle material that can easily break if it’s handled harshly. Also, it can warp on high temperatures so never leave it in direct sunlight.

Silicone

Silicone is body safe and lightweight, so it makes a good body jewelry material, especially for situations where wearing metal jewelry is not recommended.

To clean your silicone jewelry, make sure to use mild antibacterial soap and warm water. Let it dry before use or storing. Never use alcohol or other harsh chemicals because they can damage silicone material and ruin your jewelry.

Niobium

Niobium is a beautiful metal that’s completely body safe. While it’s a bit heavier than steel it’s a good alternative because it doesn’t cause allergies. Another advantage to niobium is that it can be colored, so there are many different colors available for your body jewelry.

To clean your niobium jewelry, simply wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water. Let it dry before you insert it into your piercing or before you store it.

PVD Coated Jewelry

PVD coated steel or titanium jewelry requires a bit of extra care. It’s important to keep the PVD coating intact, so it’s important never to use any harsh chemicals (such as alcohol) on the PVD coated jewelry. Stick to antibacterial soap and warm jewelry. It’s important to take care of your jewelry to prevent PVD coating from chipping.

Organic Jewelry

Cleaning organic jewelry will depend on the material (wood, stone, horn, glass, etc.) Keep in mind that this jewelry is made only for healed piercings. Organic jewelry is sensitive to extreme conditions (sun, warmth, water, etc.) so it’s best to store it in dark and cool place.

Wood: To keep your wood jewelry in a great condition, make sure to oil it with natural plant oil about once per week. Never get your wood jewelry wet for a long period of time. It’s best to remove it before swimming or showering. It’s also advisable to sand your wood jewelry with sandpaper and polish it afterwards (it’s best to polish your jewelry with a soft cloth).

Stone: Stone is best cleaned using a warm water and a bit of mild soap. Make sure to dry it before use or storing. Stone jewelry can break if you drop it, so make sure to handle it with care.

Buffalo horn and bone: It’s important to clean the jewelry before use. Clean it quickly with mild soap and water. Rinse and dry it straight away. To make your jewelry last for longer, lightly oil it with coconut oil about once per week – it will prevent cracking. Polish your jewelry from time to time with a soft cloth to keep it in a great condition. It’s also recommended to take horn and bone jewelry out before swimming or showering. You should not get it wet!

Glass: Glass jewelry can be cleaned with antibacterial soap and warm water. Make sure to let it dry before use or storing. Glass jewelry can break if you drop it so handle it with care.

The Cock Lock Intruder

Cock Lock Intruder

Once you try a Cock Lock Intruder you won’t want to take it off. Yes, it’s that good.

This is a unique toy made to satisfy both the wearer and his partner. It is a perfect combination of a sturdy cock ring and an anal plug. It provides all the best sensations and hits all the right spots. This is a great addition to any kinky session but you may use it for all sorts of games and activities. As usual, the limit is your imagination!

The toy is carefully designed to press all the right spots. It includes a firm cock ring made for enhancing your performance. The ring is sturdy and strong enough to provide a firm grip around your cock and balls. It will make your erection super-strong and long-lasting so you can finally experience that endless sex session you’ve been dreaming about. The ring is large enough to be positioned in a few different ways, depending on your preferences. Whatever you choose, it will make for a great sex session. Get ready for super erection and intense feeling you won’t be able to resist.

The anus plug is made to be big enough to satisfy even more demanding users while staying perfectly smooth and easy to insert. The ball on top is made to press all the right anal spots and bring instant arousal. You will enjoy the feeling of perfect fullness and intense pressure only a metal butt plug can bring. The plug will stay deep inside your anus and stimulate you while the ring makes your erection super hard. It’s a perfect setup for the best sex you can imagine.

There are different sizes of balls you can use for different sensations. When ordering your Cock Lock Intruder, think about the ball size you want to order. Larger balls are made for advanced users who need their butt plugs to be truly intense. These balls are hard, sturdy and provide the perfect pressure for all true lovers of anal stimulation.

You will experience many different sensations during penetration. The ring will make your dick super sensitive and rock hard. The butt plug moves slightly during sex so it massages all the sensitive spots and it presses your P spot. This way, you will receive the best arousal and deep pleasure on both ends.

The best thing about this Cock Lock Intruder is that it benefit both partners during sex. It makes your erections strong and it stimulates all of your anal spots. For your partner, it brings more intense penetration, be it vaginal or anal. It feels so good to have the ring going in and out during sex. It truly makes for a special experience no other toy can bring. Not to mention that a harder erection and long-lasting sessions sure make for a great experience.

The Cock Lock Intruder is made of premium surgical steel so it’s body safe, comfortable and perfectly smooth. It’s polished to perfection so it’s easy to insert and it feels very comfortable inside you. The Cock Lock Intruder is durable, perfectly designed and made to suit a male anatomy perfectly. Ideal for those who like sturdy toys, intense stimulation and experiencing pleasure on all sensitive spots at once. This amazing toy will make for an unforgettable time for both you and your lover.

Is Ever OK to Wear Unsafe Body Jewelry Materials?

Internally Threaded Double Gem Set Curved Barbell

Internally Threaded Double Gem Set Curved Barbell

With so many different materials around, it’s sometimes difficult to choose the right jewelry. You’ve probably heard about body-safe materials and the importance of choosing them for your body jewelry. It’s crucial that you pick jewelry made of materials that are safe for you to wear. Meaning: materials which don’t cause allergic reactions, infections or other problems.

It’s well-known which materials are body-safe and frequently used for body jewelry: surgical steel, titanium, bio-plastic, and more. However, it’s also important to know when it’s crucial that you wear jewelry made of these materials and when it’s ok to wear other materials. There are certain types of jewelry or parts of jewelry that can safely be made of other materials without compromising your health. This way, even if you are sensitive, you will be able to wear hybrid and composite jewelry pieces made of several materials.

When to Use Safe Materials

Using body jewelry made of body-safe materials is crucial for numerous things, first and foremost, your health. Certain materials are not suitable to be worn as piercing jewelry because they can cause allergic reactions and infections. Of course, it’s important to note here that a material known to cause allergies can still be worn by you if you are not allergic. However, for initial piercings and most piercing jewelry types, using safe materials (surgical steel, titanium) is the best way to go.

What about hybrid jewelry made of several types of materials? Are they ok to wear? The answer will depend on several factors, one of them being your allergic reactions. As a rule of thumb, however, it’s ok to wear composite jewelry made of different materials as long as the “unsafe” material doesn’t go through your piercing and/or it doesn’t touch your skin.

In practice, it means that the part of the jewelry (barbell, captive bead ring, etc.) inserted into the piercing must be made of a body safe material. It’s best to use popular body jewelry materials, such as surgical steel (not stainless steel!) or titanium. Surgical steel is probably the most popular material used for body piercing and it offers numerous advantages. It’s reasonably prices, smooth, durable and easy to clean.

Titanium is another highly-recommended material. It’s hypoallergenic, very strong but light and it can be anodized to make a wide variety of colors (blue, purple, rainbow, etc.) Titanium and surgical steel are ideal for initial piercings and can be used for all types of piercing jewelry.

Some other materials are also good to use. Bio-plastic, for example, is a very flexible and it’s a good choice for initial piercings, particularly facial piercings. Gold is also a good (safe) material, but it’s not recommended for initial piercings and its downside is a high price.

When to Use “Unsafe” Materials

Generally speaking, unsafe materials should never be used for body jewelry. However, it’s still possible to wear jewelry partially made of these materials as long as the material doesn’t go through the piercing hole and as long as it doesn’t touch your body.

A good example of this are various gems and other ornaments worn on the balls of straight or circular barbells. These materials can add color and beauty to jewelry without compromising health because they don’t come in touch with the piercing itself. Same can be said for various chains, pendants and other ornaments made to highlight different body jewelry styles.

One of the most popular materials of this type is Sterling Silver. It’s very beautiful and soft, so it’s suitable for making many elaborate designs and unique patterns. However, Sterling Silver should not be inserted in any part of the body so any jewelry containing this material should have a basis (shaft) made of surgical steel or titanium.

Are you Naughty or Nice?

Naughty Xmas  Penis Plug

Naughty Xmas
Penis Plug

Santa is coming to town so have you been naughty or nice. If you’ve been a good boy maybe you can have a Naughty Penis Plug for Christmas. After all, it is shaped like a Christmas Tree. So get ready to HO,HO, HO, or should I say oh, Oh, OHH!

The Naughty Penis Plug is made for just that, naughty boys, looking for a naughty good time or naughty sex. This little penis treasure is sure to provide hours of urethral stimulation and pleasure. The surgical steel is beautifully polished and perfectly molded to get any man off to a good start or an amazing finish.

It starts out at 5mm at works its way through 6 humps to almost 12mm. You can have a little or a lot. Once you have reached the widest part you will be ready to reach climax. You will have to work your way to wearing it as jewelry for hours at a time, you will be able to hold your cum a little longer too. And what man doesn’t want longer, more intense #orgasms. No one wants to blow his wad early.  But the truth is with the Naughty #Penisplug you can tease yourself, your partner can tease you, or you can tease your partner to sustain your hard on and make that oh so good feeling last.

If you are thinking there is no way you would ever stick something steel up the head of your dick, you probably are not alone. It sounds crazy as hell doesn’t it? Guess what? If it didn’t feeling so fucking good, there wouldn’t be thousands sold everyday. Cum on baby, don’t be chicken, get to stickin’. You won’t be disappointed. Looking for the Naughty Penis Plug? Try thechaingang.com. They have it, plus hundreds more in stock and ready to cum to you.

Tighten Up Girls!

OK. Are you exercising regularly? I’m not talking about jogging or pilates, I’m talking about exercising your vagina with a British Vaginal Barbell. If you don’t know that you have muscles down there that can be tightened up and toned for a better sex life, then let me help get you in shape.

First of all, do this for yourself. Often us ladies think just about our partners pleasure, but do this for you, and I promise, the effects your partner will have will shock you. Exercising your vaginal muscles improves your sexual health and general health. It helps relax you, insures bladder control, and makes your partner go boom boom.

This can be used for your kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder, so even if you are not looking for a better sexual experience, this is a great piece to have. Once you become a regular exerciser , you will notice the difference right away. During sex you will be able to squeeze your man at will. He will never know when it is going to happen and it drives him wild.

This versatile piece is not just a barbell, it can also be used as a dildo. Now don’t let that embarrass you. Fact is, once you start using it, the relaxation you will achieve when  reaching orgasm will make it worth the time and money. This piece is surgical steel and highly polished for a beautiful look and comfortable feel. It has three balls on one end and two on the other. It is approximately 6 3/4″ long, the largest ball is 1 1/4″ wide. This piece is so versatile, you will wonder what you ever did without it.

If you are looking to tighten up and get fit, it’s a simple process. Lube the British Vaginal Barbell well before inserting. Next slowing insert, enjoying each ball as it enters. Now, as you lay in the bed, simply tighten with your vaginal walls (your butt cheeks should tighten too). Do this over and over and you move the British barbell in and out. Do this for a few days, and you and your partner will be delighted. To get one just go to thechaingang.com. They also have other vaginal barbells in stock. It’s a great sight for whatever you need in body jewelry.

 

Brand New Item – Vibrating Penis Plug

Vibrating sceptre Penis Plug

Vibrating Penis Plug

 

The Vibrating sceptre Penis Plug is about 2 Inches in insertable length and is about 3/8″ wide at its largest insertable point. This plug is made out of 316LVM Surgical Steel and has a textured end for you to hold securely.

It is battery operated and the battery is included with the plug.

This is a sure way to bring you an incredible amount of pleasure because your urethra is endowed with a ton of nerve endings and the vibration will wake them all up.

Spiky Segment Ring

Spiky Segment Ring

The Spiky Segment Ring’s are an eye catching piece. This piece contains three spikes to get attention from others. This piece is made out of  Surgical Steel and would be extraordinary piece to add to your Body Jewelry Collection.

The Right Jewelry Materials for New and Old Piercings

The materials used in body jewelry is very important to the healing process. While some materials irritate the piercing and prolong the process, some others make the healing comfortable and accelerate it. What you wear in a new piercing is crucial for its proper healing and overall well-being. But what you wear in a healed piercing is just as important. Bad and low quality materials can irritate a completely healed piercing. This can lead to swelling and oozing and even infection yet again!

Investing in good body jewelry is as important as getting pierced by a professional. It is important to buy jewelry that is made from safe high quality materials. They might cost a little more to begin with, but Continue reading

Cross Curved Barbell from The Chain Gang’s Collection – Wear Your Attitude!

Curved barbells are the hottest body jewelry right now. Perfect for almost all piercings, curved barbells are fashionable and attractive. If a piece is hot, you can bet that it is available at The Chain Gang Body Jewelry Store. With a large collection of designer pieces for all body piercings, we have successfully been in business for well over a decade.

Latest addition to our already teeming range of attractive curved barbells is the Cross Curved Barbell. A designer piece, this is a definite must have for all jewelry lovers. It is simple yet elegant and looks exceptionally good in navel piercings. Made from 316LVM Surgical Steel, the Cross Curved Barbell will keep both old and fresh piercings safe and keep allergies at bay. It is very reasonably priced $14.99. Continue reading

Surgical Steel Serpentina – Look Good and Keep Your Piercings Safe!

Every once in a while, there comes a body jewelry piece which is so irresistible that jewelry lovers must own it. At The Chain Gang, we strive towards providing you with such pieces more often than not. The latest addition to our range is the designer Surgical Steel Serpentina. Made from 316LVM Surgical Steel, this piece promises to keep both fresh and healed piercings safe.

The Surgical Steel Serpentina is reasonably priced at $28.99 and backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. This piece is so unique and attractive that no one will be able to resist looking at it. Adorn your piercings with the Surgical Steel Serpentina and be the center of all attention!

The Chain Gang has an array of other such attractive and designer pieces. When you shop at our online body jewelry store, you can rest assured that you will get the best customer service and highest quality of body jewelry. Free shipping on orders over $150!