Top 5 Simplest Piercings

First PiercingNewbies often wonder about the best first piercing placements for beginners.

If you don’t have any piercings yet, or if you only have a few, you might wonder what is the best piercing type for newbies.

In other words, what is the best first piercing?

Here is a list of top 5 first piercing suggestions. These piercings are simple, relatively painless and typically risk-free, which makes them great choices for newbies.

  1. Earlobe

Earlobe is a logical first step for most people. A regular earlobe piercing is so socially acceptable that it’s popular even among people who dislike other piercings. In fact, it is considered so mainstream and inoffensive that it’s often not even counted as a “real” piercing.

Despite this reaction from the public, earlobe piercings are real piercings just like any others. Therefore, they should be treated as any other piercing, with the same aftercare instructions and approach to procedure. Meaning: it’s important to get pierced at a real piercing studio and it’s vital to be pierced by a professional using a piercing needle. Never allow to be pierced with a piercing gun or by a someone who is not a professional piercer. Keep in mind: earlobe piercings may be relatively simple and painless but they should be treated like real piercings.

That being said, earlobe piercings make an excellent choice for a first piercing because of several reasons. They are simple and quick, so they do not cause much pain or discomfort. They are also very popular and, as stated above, socially acceptable. It means you can try piercings without much risk. If you are interested in piercings it is recommended to start with earlobes even if this is not your most desired piercing type. An earlobe piercing will help you prepare for the whole experience better than going with a more extreme piercing first.

  1. Nostril

Another light and simple piercing you can get without much trouble. While not all nose piercings are painless and easy, a simple nostril piercing is a good choice for newbies. It is not particularly painful so it makes for a relatively easy experience.

Another advantage to nostril piercings is that they tend to be small and discreet. If you wish to have piercings other than those on your earlobes, starting with something small makes sense. Nostril piercings are easy to hide, which is yet another advantage of this piercing type.

  1. Eyebrow

Eyebrow piercings are very stylish and popular. The best thing is that they are not complicated to perform, which makes them a good choice for those who wish to get piercings but want to start with something simple enough.

One thing to remember about eyebrow piercings is that they are actually surface piercings. In fact, they are the most popular surface piercings in the world. It makes for a simple and relatively painless procedure, but it also means these piercings are not permanent. While not all eyebrow piercings will migrate or reject, this is one risk associate with this piercing type, so it’s important to pay attention to that.

  1. Navel

Navel piercings are among the most popular piercings in the world. They make a perfect candidate for a first body piercing. If you wish a piercing that is not on your ears, navel makes a great place for a simple yet very effective piercing. It is therefore not surprising that many newbies choose this piercing type.

Navel piercings are great because they are typically easy to perform and maintain. Another huge advantage is the number of different jewelry styles you can choose to wear in your belly button piercing. Curved barbells are standard jewelry types for navel piercings, and many of them are very richly ornamented. On the other hand, you may choose a different jewelry style, such as a circular barbell or a Captive Bead Ring.

  1. Other Ear Piercing (not cartilage)

Ears make a good placement for beginner piercings. While earlobe is the obvious choice, some other placements are very popular with newbies. You may opt for a helix piercing or for a more unusual placement such as a rook or a daith piercing.

There are some words of warning, though. If choosing an ear piercing that is not located on the earlobe, make sure you are familiar with the exact type of the piercing you want to get. Keep in mind that ear cartilage piercings may be painful, so proceed with caution. That being said, ear piercings, especially when they are done at smaller gauges, are very popular and a good choice for newbies.

How to Stretch Urethra for the First Time

Stretch UrethraUrethral stimulation is still considered somewhat rare and almost taboo, so there is not enough information available to those who are interested in trying it for the first time. This lack of information can make the whole learning process more difficult, not to mention dangerous. So, how to stretch urethra safely?

Keep in mind: urethral stimulation is very exciting, arousing and rewarding, but it’s important to be informed about it in order to make the experience completely safe. For this reason, it is absolutely important to know how to approach urethral stimulation.

First things first: if you are interested in trying this type of stimulation, you will need to know how to stretch your urethra.

Why do you need stretching?

You might wonder if stretching your urethra is really necessary. After all, the urethral canal is already there and there are small urethral toys made for beginners, right? Well, you need to understand that an untrained urethra is typically very small and narrow. It makes inserting objects difficult or even uncomfortable.

For this reason, it is strongly advised to stretch your urethra before you truly start practicing urethral stimulation and using toys for pleasure. This stretching process, also known as “training” is a good way to get to know your body and understand how urethra should be treated. Training is also a perfect opportunity to find out what feels good and what you find pleasurable. So fear not: while urethral stretching and training can be a somewhat time-consuming process, it is also sexy and pleasurable, so chances are that you will enjoy every minute of it!

There are several things you can do to stretch your urethra, and some are better and safer than the others. Whatever you do, it’s important to be informed and to know the potential dangers that may arise. Urethral stretching is a very pleasurable activity but it’s not something you want to do without being informed about it!

Bad Ways – Do NOT Do This!

So, let’s discuss those good and bad ways to stretch your urethra. Let’s start with some very bad ideas, such as:

  • Inserting random objects into your urethra, “just to test the feeling”. Items such as pens or knitting needles should never go anywhere near your penis. It is dangerous to even think about it.
  • Inserting dirty fingers into your urethra. While using your pinky finger with lots of lube is not dangerous, it’s important that your hands are completely clean. Never insert anything into your urethra unless it’s properly cleaned!
  • Trying to insert something without lube. Proper lubrication is vital for a success! It is advisable to use lots of lube to help you out. Keep in mind that the lube you use has to be sterile.
  • Inserting unclean toys. Any toy you use should be properly sterilized and clean. The same goes for your hands or your partner’s hands – any body part that comes in contact with your penis or a toy has to be perfectly clean!
  • Using too large toys to stretch. You have to start small and build your way from there.
  • Using too small toys. Smaller toys are generally easier to insert but make sure they are not too small/narrow or there is a risk for them to scratch your urethra.
  • Forcing something down your urethral opening. You should never use force! The moment you feel pressure or any form of pain or discomfort, it’s a sign that you should stop.

Okay, so these are some of the bad ideas on how to stretch your urethra. Here are some better ideas on how to do it:

How to Stretch Properly

Before you start, you need to understand a few things about your urethra. It is a narrow opening so you need to proceed with caution. The tissue is very sensitive so it’s important to go slowly in order not to make any damage or cause any problems. Also, keep in mind that urethra is a bit sticky so it’s vital to use a lot of lube before you start.

Another thing you need to understand before you begin is that stretching your urethra is not a one time, quick deal. It is a process, so this is why it’s called “urethral training”. Be prepared to work slowly and invest some time into this. Chances are that you won’t be able to stretch properly in one go. That is okay. Just give your body enough time to get used to this new feeling. You can do it in several sessions. Give your body some rest (like a day or two) between sessions and then try again. Eventually, your body will get used to the feeling and the whole process will become easier.

So, here are some tips for the first timers:

  • Be patient and go slowly. This isn’t something you can do in a rush.
  • It’s best to use specialized training toys and urethral stretchers. These toys are specially designed for beginners who wish to try urethral stretching for the first time.
  • If you can’t get a specialized trainer toy, make sure to choose a urethral toy suitable for beginners. It should be smaller so it doesn’t go too deep into the urethra. Some people, however, prefer to start with the smallest urethral sounds available. This is also a valid option but make sure to never go too deep.
  • Before you use your toy, make sure to sterilize it. Needless to say, all body-friendly and safe urethral toys are made of surgical steel, so they can be sterilized. Boil the toy to sterilize it. Rubbing it with alcohol before you start is just not enough! Also, once the toy is sterilized make sure not to contaminate it. Use rubber gloves to hold it and don’t touch it with dirty fingers.
  • Keep in mind: any bacteria or dirt from the outside can come down to cause problems, such as urethral infections. This is why you need to be extra careful. Sterilize your toys. Wash your penis and your hands. Use rubber gloves if needed. This is something that requires a very clean environment.
  • Give yourself enough time. This is crucial. Urethral stretching is not something you can do in a rush.
  • Use plenty of lube. This is the only way to ensure comfort. Choose surgical lube or another type of sterile lube.
  • Start by slowly inserting the tip of your toy in your urethral opening. Hold your penis with one toy and gently insert the tip. If this is all you can do for the first session, don’t worry. It will get easier after several sessions.
  • Your body needs to get used to this new sensation, so don’t expect your training to be super-arousing at first. At the same time, it should not hurt or cause major discomfort. Pain is actually a big warning sign that you should stop!
  • If you manage to insert the tip of your toy without a problem, wait some time for your body to get used to the feeling, then try going a bit deeper. The goal is to make the toy slide inside – it should never be pushed or forced.
  • In order to make the process easier, it may be useful to hold the tip of you penis gently and to stretch the opening with one hand while sliding the toy with the other.
  • If it starts to feel a bit “dry” or sticky, take out the toy gently and add more lube before you try again.
  • Never try to go too deep, especially for your first time. You should train your urethra for stimulation and stretch it enough to be able to accept toys without a problem. The goal is to make your urethra wider, not to go as deep as you can. Deep urethral sounding is reserved for more experienced users.
  • It’s best if you are not erect the first time you try to insert the toy, but some people feel it’s better if they are erect. There is not a wrong way to go about this, unless the toy is curved, but these toys are not recommended for beginner users anyway, so you should not use them straight away. Experiment to see what feels best.
  • You might want to masturbate to see how it feels with the toy inside. This is a good way to see what feels pleasurable and what kind of stimulation you like. However, do not focus on masturbation or pleasure too much – your first goal is to stretch your urethra so it can accommodate toys. Therefore, focus on training your body to get used to this new feeling. There will be plenty of opportunity for arousal later.
  • On the other hand, if it feels really pleasurable, nothing prevents you from masturbating, but make sure to go slowly and gently!
  • After each session don’t forget to wash your toy properly. It’s also advisable to urinate after using urethral toys in order to wash your urethra and get rid of any potential bacteria. However, even if your toys are properly washed after use you will still need to sterilize them before you use them the next time!

Have fun stretching your urethra and discovering new pleasures! Make sure to be safe and always use only specialized toys made for urethral stimulation. This is the only way to ensure a great time!

Nasallang Piercing

Nasallang PiercingNasallang is a special nose piercing made horizontally through the nose. It is also called a “tri-nasal” piercing since it goes through three points on the nose.

Despite this complexity, a nasallang is considered to be a single piercing.

This is one of the rarer nose piercing types.

Piercing and Placement

Nasallang piercing is made out of three different piercing holes performed on the nose. One is made on the right nostril, the other on the left nostril and final on the septum. All these holes are treated as a single piercing and they use the same jewelry piece.

This is a horizontal piercing that goes through the nose, from one nostril through the septum to the other nostril. It can be understood as a pair of nostril piercings and a septum piercing combined into a single piercing.

Nasallang can be understood as a sort of an Industrial piercing, only through the nose instead of the ear. It is also similar to Ampallang – horizontal penis piercing.

This piercing was publicized by Cliff Cadaver in the 1990s. This piercing was first seen on Bobby Brady.

Jewelry

A Nasallang piercing is connected by a single jewelry piece. Typically, nasallang uses on straight barbell as jewelry. The barbell has to be long enough to accommodate all three holes (both of the nostrils and septum piercing).

Therefore, it’s best to use long, Industrial barbells for Nasallang piercing. After all, nasallang is a type of Industrial piercing, so Industrial barbells are best to be used for this piercing type.

Additional Info and Tips

  • Nasallang is typically made low on the nostril, since the same jewelry piece has to go through both the nostrils and septum. However, placement varies from person to person and depends on the individual anatomy.
  • Even though Nasallang connects three piercing holes, it will look like two nostril piercings on the outside, since the septum part of the piercing and jewelry will typically not be seen.
  • Nasallang is usually performed all at once (all three holes at the same time), though it can be performed one by one (doing one hole at a time). Doing one hole at a time is not recommended since placement has to be perfect to connect Nasallang into a single piercing, and small migrations can happen. For this reason, it’s best to perform all three piercings at the same time.
  • Since there are three holes to heal it takes this piercing a bit longer to heal than nostril and septum piercings individually.

The Top 5 Easy to Hide Piercings

Easy to Hide PiercingsAre you looking for some easy to hide piercings and piercing options? There may be many different reasons to hide your piercings, such as job, education and other factors.

Of course, the easiest way to go is to choose a piercing that is normally covered by clothes, such as a navel or a nipple piercing. Also, genital piercings are very easy to hide in everyday situations.

What about piercings located on the face and head, however? They are more difficult to hide. If you really wish to have some discreet facial and oral piercings, here is the list of the top 5 piercings that are easy to hide:

  1. Tongue Web

Tongue web piercings are performed on the thin piece of skin under the tongue. This tissue is also known as tongue frenulum. This is not the most popular piercing out there, mainly because it is hardly visible, unless the person truly wants to show off the piercing. However, the fact this is a difficult to see piercing also helps it with hiding. In other words, this is probably the easiest piercing to hide, if you do not count piercings that are normally covered by clothes.

  1. Smiley

Smiley is another unique oral piercing that is also easy to hide. It is performed on the thin web of skin that connects the upper lip with gums. This tissue is very thin and easy to piece, so it’s considered one of the easiest piercing types out there. The main downside to this piercing is the fact that it’s not really visible – in fact, the only way to see it is if the person smiles widely (hence the name). However, this downside can work to your advantage if you with to have a piercing that is easy to hide. Smiley can be worn without a problem and chances are that nobody will notice it.

  1. Septum

Septum piercing is probably the easiest facial piercing to hide. You may think it’s a very obvious piercing, since it’s placed in the middle of your face, but the placement itself allows for easy hiding. All you really need is an appropriate jewelry. See, the easiest way to hide a septum piercing is to simply turn the jewelry up your nose. Just turn it up so the ends of the jewelry sit inside your nostrils. When done this way, septum jewelry is almost invisible, so this is definitely a good piercing to choose if you need something that is easy to hide. However, make sure to wear a jewelry piece with open ends, such as a circular barbell. Fully closed jewelry pieces, such as Captive Bead Rings, are not good for this purpose.

  1. Tragus

Tragus is probably the easiest ear piercing to hide. It is done on the part of cartilage just in front of the ear opening. There is a little flap that can accommodate small jewelry. It makes tragus piercing very discreet, especially if you wear jewelry that is not too flashy or ornamented. Also, tragus piercing is easy to hide with hair. All you need to do is to cover it with a bit of hair, and the best thing is that it’s so small it can be covered even if your hair is in a ponytail. It makes it a very convenient ear piercing to hide.

  1. Tongue

You may think of a tongue piercing as a very prominent one, but it’s actually pretty well-hidden. It does not really show much when you talk, so it’s easy to miss, especially if you don’t wear large or colorful jewelry. In fact, the main reason this type of piercing is spotted is because people have a slight lisp during the healing time (especially in the first few days). So it’s actually the lisp and not the piercing itself that might give it away. The tongue piercing itself, however, is relatively easy to hide, so this is definitely one of the more popular piercings you might want to get if you need a piercing you can hide easily.

How to Speed Up Ball Stretching Process?

ball stretching fastMany new ball stretching enthusiasts wonder how long the actual stretching process takes. In other words, when can you expect to have your balls stretched? How long does it take? How to speed up ball stretching process? This is one of the most popular questions men ask in relation to ball stretching.

How Long Does it Take?

Short answer: it depends. This is the only correct answer to this question, because there are many different factors to take into account. In other words, there is no one, universal answer or one specific time to give when it comes to ball stretching.

A bit of a longer answer: ball stretching will take as much time as needed to achieve desired results. If you wish to merely experience the feeling of stretching without any effective or permanent results, ball stretching will not take much time. If, on other hand, you wish to achieve those impressive low hangers, you will need to be patient and take much more time.

In other words, it is all individual and depends on your desired results and goals. The main factors determining the time needed to stretch your balls are:

  • Desired results. It takes shorter time to stretch a little. More stretching requires more work and more time.
  • Devices you use. Some types of ball stretchers and ball weights provide more effective results, which also means they speed up the stretching process.
  • Your anatomy. Stretching results will also depend on the size and shape of your testicles. Some men have a bit of a stretch naturally so it usually means it’s easier to achieve low hangers (though it’s not a rule!) Other men will have to take more time, but they can achieve very impressive results even if they don’t have much of hanging at the beginning.
  • Stretching frequency. How often do you wear ball weights and for how long? This will influence the speed of stretching and the time needed to achieve good results. That being said, stretching often and wearing weights for a long period of time is not always the best way to speed up the process, so be careful.
  • Stretching exercises. There are certain exercises you can use to speed up the stretching process.
  • Additional factors. Some other factors should also be taken into account, such as the type of lube you use, your clothing choices, injuries, and some other factors.

Speed Up Ball Stretching Process?

If you take a look at these factors, it’s clear you need to take them into account in order to speed up your stretching process. While you cannot influence some of these factors (for example, your anatomy), you have a great deal control over the others. So, in order to speed up the stretching process, it is important to make a good stretching strategy that will maximize your efforts.

The best way to go is to choose your stretchers wisely and to know how often to use them. Usually, this is all you need to do in order to speed up the stretching process. However, there is a catch: bigger is not always better.

What does it mean? It means that you must resist the urge to take the biggest, heaviest metal ball stretchers in hopes of achieving low hangers quickly. This is dangerous and it is not how safe ball stretching should be performed.

One possible way is to start with softer, leather ball stretchers. They will not help you stretch your balls overnight, but they will make your body get used to the feeling and will perform the initial stretching. Once you are used with these ball stretchers you can move to bigger and harder metal ball weights. However, it is still recommended to do it slowly. When moving to metal ball stretchers, make sure to start with the smallest one and build our way from there. Once you are a veteran in stretching you can use heavy ball weights or even special parachute ball stretchers you can use to hang additional weights to speed up the process and achieve even more impressive results.

However, it is vital that you go slowly. Hanging heavy weights or wearing stretchers for long periods of time can be counter-productive and dangerous. Instead of stretching your balls quickly, it can lead to injuries and other problems that will only prevent you from stretching for a while. This is why it’s highly recommended to go slowly and stretch in smaller bits. Never leave your ball stretchers on for too long. As soon as you feel pain and discomfort, remove the ball stretcher and try again once your body is healed and fully rested.

This is the only proper way to speed up the stretching process: it may sound counter-productive but going slowly is the way to go! Be careful and introduce new weights gradually and you will see great results over time. Try to go quickly and you will only injure yourself.

Keep in mind that ball stretching is not something you can achieve quickly. Even small hanging takes time, so be patient. The only way to achieve those low hangers and get impressive results is to listen to your body, be patient and give ball stretching the time it requires. The good news is that ball stretching as a process is often pleasurable and highly erotic, so you will enjoy that time.

Top 5 Rare but Easy Piercings

Top 5 Rare but Easy PiercingsThere are many different types of rare and unusual piercings. Some of them are very difficult to get and can lead to numerous problems. Many rare piercings are also very extreme, which is one of the reasons why they are rare and unusual in the first place.

However, there are some original piercings that are not too complicated to get. If you wish to have a more effective and original piercing than the simple and common piercing types, check out these 5 rare piercings that are also easy to get.

  1. Madison Piercing

Madison piercing is rare and unusual but not really extreme. It is a surface piercing done one the jugular notch. This is a place on the neck directly above the collar bones. It got its name after a pornstar who made this type of piercing famous.

This piercing is not really complicated and the procedure is easy. As a surface piercing, however, keep in mind that it’s prone to migration and rejection. It is also not a permanent piercing, so you will probably need to retire it at some point.

That being said, Madison is an interesting and unusual piercing you can get if you wish to have a more original piercing that is not too extreme. Just be careful not to get it snagged on clothes since it can lead to tearing and other problems.

  1. Horizontal Lip Piercing

Horizontal lip piercing is one of the rarest lip piercing placements. It’s also a great way to get a rare and unusual piercing without going too far. If you don’t like extreme piercings but would like to have a more original piercing, horizontal lip piercing might be a good way to go.

This is considered a unique lip piercing placement. It goes through the lip horizontally. Typically, lower lip is used for this piercing, though there are some people who choose to have a horizontal piercing through the upper lip.

One potential problem with this piercing is that it goes through a lot of flesh. This is a long piercing so it requires a lot of care. Also, the jewelry for this piercing needs to be long enough. Long straight barbells are the best jewelry types for horizontal lip piercing.

This is a very effective piercing type that will sure draw a lot of attention. One possible drawback is that it may affect the functionability of your lower lip. It will make the lip less flexible, which can interfere with certain functions. However, if your piercer is experienced and knowledgeable most of the problems can easily be avoided.

  1. Finger Piercing

If you wish to have a relatively small piercing that is still very unique and rare. There are many different ways to pierce a finger. Horizontal piercing through the fingertip is one of the more popular variants, but there are many more. Also, you can choose which finger you wish to have it pierced.

As with any other unusual piercing, it is important to find an experienced, knowledgeable piercer who will know how to perform the procedure without a problem. One of the most important things is to avoid hitting the bone in the finger, which is why it’s important to find a piercer who has some experience with this type of piercing.

While you may choose any finger you want, it’s probably for the best to go with a finger you rarely use. Also, it’s better to use your non-dominant hand for a finger piercing. All these things will help you minimize the risk of infections and other problems.

  1. Neck Back Piercing

This is another rare piercing form that is not too extreme, so if you want something unusual, neck back piercing might be the right choice for you. A neck back piercing is another form of a surface piercing and as such, it brings all the usual risks associated with surface piercings. This piercing is prone to migration and rejection, so this is something to think about. Also, as any other surface piercing, neck back piercing is not made to be permanent, so it’s another thing you need to keep in mind.

Neck back piercings can be done alone or in pairs. Some people even choose to do them in groups. Whatever your preference may be, it’s important to find an experienced piercer who is knowledgeable enough with this piercing type. That’s the only way to avoid infections and other problems associated with rare piercings.

  1. Eyelid Piercing

This is a very unusual piercing and some people consider it more extreme than others presented on this list. Luckily, it is not really complex but it’s vital to find a knowledgeable piercer who knows how to perform this piercer properly.

Since the piercing is done so close to the eye it is a risky procedure that can lead to numerous problems. In order to stay safe you need to get pierced by an experienced piercer.

One good thing about this piercing is that it’s actually relatively easy and painless. The eyelid piercing is thus not really extreme in the true sense of the word. The skin is thin and it doesn’t require a lot of time to get pierced. In that sense, eyelid piercing is not the most extreme piercing type you can get.

However, there is a reason why this is a very rare piercing. The jewelry will sit next to the eye and rub on it, which can pose a problem when blinking or sleeping. The jewelry can rub against the eye, which can be uncomfortable and risky. For these reasons, eyelid piercing is not for everyone. If you want to get this piercing it’s important to be informed about all the potential dangers and drawbacks.

How to Avoid Pain During Ball Stretching

How to Avoid Pain During Ball StretchingMany people are interested in ball stretching and ball weights but are unsure about potential discomfort and pain. After all, stretching one’s balls may look very painful and as something that requires a lot of sacrifices. It also looks like something only those into bondage and cock & ball torture would be into.

The good news is that ball stretching doesn’t need to be painful. It doesn’t even have to be uncomfortable. In fact, ball stretching can be very erotic and arousing. Of course, if you prefer painful pleasure you can make it so, but ball stretching doesn’t need to be painful at all. So, if you are interested in ball stretching but are scared of pain there is nothing you need to worry about!

In order to avoid pain and discomfort during ball stretching, however, it’s important to follow some simple tips and instructions.

How Does Stretching Feel Like?

It’s a bit difficult to describe the feeling of ball stretching since it’s a unique feeling you need to experience for yourself. What is important to note is that even though it looks like something more extreme, it doesn’t produce pain and discomfort. In fact, pain is a sign that you are not doing the stretching right. In order to avoid it, it is important to use only ball weights and other devices specially designed for this purpose.

So no, ball stretching should not be painful. Sometimes, you may experience a bit of soreness or slight discomfort after wearing your ball stretchers for a longer period of time, but it should not go beyond that. Ball stretching should never become truly uncomfortable or painful.

In fact, ball stretching can be very pleasurable. While you probably won’t be able to orgasm on stretching alone, it does produce pleasurable sensations. Sometimes, it takes a bit of adjusting but once your body gets used to the sensation you will sure appreciate it.

The best way to describe the feeling of ball stretching is “pleasurable tingling”. You can expect to feel this tingling in your testicles when you wear ball weights or another type of ball stretching device.

Keep in mind: ball stretching should be fun!

How to Avoid Pain?

Here are some tips on how to avoid pain and discomfort during ball stretching:

  • Always use only specialized ball stretchers designed for this purpose. Never use random household devices or other objects to stretch your balls. Using random items and devices not designed for ball stretching is not only risky but can also cause pain and other problems.
  • Know your ball stretchers. The best way to start is with leather ball stretchers and weights. Leather stretchers are super comfortable and suitable for beginners who wish to try ball stretching for the first time. While these stretchers do not produce as effective results as metal ball stretchers they are still good enough to achieve some initial stretching and to make your body get used to the feeling of stretching.
  • To achieve true low hangers and to maximize the effect of ball stretching, it’s best to use metal ball stretchers. When choosing a metal ball stretcher make sure to go after high-quality devices that are specially designed to produce effective results without pain and discomfort.
  • Keep in mind: if it hurts, burns or causes major discomfort, you are not doing it right. If you experience any of these problems make sure to remove your ball stretcher immediately.
  • If you experience prolonged pain and discomfort it’s best to consult your doctor. This is the only way to make sure that everything is fine and under control.
  • A ball stretcher might pinch you a little or it may get caught between pubic hairs. This is not problematic but it may cause slight discomfort. To avoid this problem, you need to be extra careful when putting your ball weight and taking it off.
  • Make sure not to go too fast when stretching. You should not keep the ball stretcher on for too long. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should go slowly when increasing the weights and pressure. Do not start with many stretchers at once and do not add new weights before you are completely used to the feeling of ball stretching.
  • When adding new weights, always add only one at a time. You cannot put too much new pressure to your scrotum. If you put on many new weights at once it can lead to pain, discomfort and other problems, so make sure not to overstretch your scrotum with many weights at once.
  • In order to minimize pain and discomfort when stretching make sure to use enough lube. Shea butter and other similar lotions are great for ball stretching and should be used to avoid pain and discomfort.

Oral Piercings

tongueOral piercings are those piercings located fully or partially inside the mouth.

When a piercing is fully located in the mouth, it means that both the enter and exit holes, as well as jewelry, are placed inside the mouth.

The most typical of these piercings is tongue piercing.

However, this is not the only way to have an oral piercing. A piercing can only be partially located in the mouth while the other side is located on the outside, such as on the lip or cheek.

Oral piercings require special aftercare and close attention because of the sensitive tissue and heightened risk of infections. It’s vital to perform aftercare with great care and to monitor your piercing for any potential problems.

Oral piercings include:

  • Tongue piercing.
  • Smiley piercing.
  • Some rare piercings, such as frowny, uvula and other rare oral piercings.
  • Various lip piercings can also be classified as oral piercings, because they are partially located inside of the mouth.
  • Cheek piercings can also be considered oral piercings if they are partially located inside of the mouth.

Tongue Piercing

Tongue piercing is among the most popular piercings and by far the most popular oral piercing. This piercing is performed on the tongue, and the placement can vary slightly based on person’s wishes and anatomy. One of the best things about tongue piercing is that it’s relatively painless and it heals quickly.

While it may seem complex or traumatic tongue piercing is actually one of the less stressful piercing types. However, to ensure satisfaction and safety, it’s vital to get pierced by a knowledgeable, experienced piercer.

Typical jewelry for this piercing type is a straight barbell or a Captive Bead Ring. Tongue piercing, just like all of the other oral piercings, require special aftercare.

Smiley Piercing

Smiley piercing is performed on the frenulum of the upper lip, that is, on the thin piece of skin in the middle of the inside upper lip. The skin here is very thin so it pierces easily. When positioned correctly, jewelry is made to sit on the upper lip and partially on the upper teeth.

Typically, this piercing is not visible unless the person smiles or opens mouth wide enough, so this is why it’s called a smiley piercing. Indeed, it can be best seen when the person smiles.

Since the skin is so thin the procedure is quick and this piercing heals quickly. However, it’s important to follow all aftercare instructions carefully in order to prevent infections and other problems.

Typical jewelry for smiley piercing is a small gauge Captive Bead Ring.

Rare Piercings

There is a number of rare and unusual oral piercings. Some of them are not actually rare among piercing enthusiasts, though they are certainly not as popular as the most common oral piercings. These piercings include frowny, uvula and some more unusual oral piercings.

Some users like to get creative and always seek the way to find new places to be pierced and new, unusual placements. Oral piercings are among those unusual types, though the anatomy of the mouth often makes it difficult to invent new piercing types easily.

Lip Piercings and Cheek Piercings

Most lip piercings are partially located inside the mouth while the other end is located on the outside. Piercings such as labret, Madonna and Monroe, as well as many so-called “bites” piercings (Angel bites, Snake bites, Dolphin bites, and more) are also partially located in the mouth.

What makes these piercings tricky is that they require double aftercare. The part of the piercing and jewelry that lies outside requires aftercare suitable for general piercings while the inside part, the one that lies in the mouth, requires special aftercare suitable for oral piercings.

Cheek Piercings are another type of piercing that resides partially inside the mouth. Similar to lip piercings, part of the jewelry is outside the body, this time located on the cheeks, while the inside part is inside the mouth and it’s considered oral piercing.

Gem Cuts and Body Jewelry

Gem CutsThere are many different ways to shape a gemstone. These different designs are also known as cuts, since this is what they basically are: different ways to cut a gemstone. Each of these cuts produces a unique shape and gives a special aesthetic to the stone and to the entire jewelry piece.

Many of these cuts are used for body jewelry. In order to choose the best jewelry piece for yourself, it’s important to know what these cuts are, how they are shaped and how they can be used to emphasize the beauty of any jewelry piece.

Popular Gem Cuts

The most popular gem cuts include:

  • Round cut is probably the most popular of them all. It is specially designed to emphasize the gem’s brilliance. Typically, a round (brilliant) cut has 57 or 58 facets. This is a very common gem cut but it doesn’t make it “ordinary” in any way, since it amplifies the gem’s sparkles.
  • Oval cut is a symmetrical design shaped as a faceted oval. It is particularly effective on rings since it elongates the hand. However, it also works great in body jewelry and can be used in many different ways.
  • Marquise cut is a very elongated design with pointed ends. It is said to be inspired by the smile of the Marquise de Pompadour, as commissioned by Louis XIV who wanted a gem that resembles her smile.
  • Pear (Teardrop) cut. This is a very effective shape, a combination of the oval and the marquise cut. It is actually shaped as an oval on one end and marquise on the other, which makes a pear shaped gem.
  • Emerald cut is a special rectangular shape with uniquely cut corners. The whole design of the gem’s sides sometimes resemble stairs. This is a very old cut used by royalty in the past. This cut can emphasize any faults in the gem, so it can reveal a high-quality stone as the opposite of an inferior one.
  • Triangle cut produces a triangle gem. This is a very brilliant cut that makes gems striking and unique. This cut makes triangular gems usually with truncated corners. This may seem like a simple design but it’s very effective and striking, especially for body jewelry.
  • Princess cut is a rectangular or shaped design with many sparkling facets. It requires special cutting procedure and craftsmanship to make it truly brilliant. Princess cut is known as “Square Modified Brilliant cut”. This is actually a square version of the round brilliant cut. This cut produces elegant yet striking stones and gems for body jewelry.
  • Heart shaped is a less common cut, but it’s very popular with certain body jewelry types. The heart shaped design is actually a pear-shaped cut with a cleft on top. This is a great shape for cute and romantic jewelry pieces. Since heart shaped gems are very complex and difficult to make, it’s a sign of a quality jewelry piece to have a beautifully shaped heart gem.
  • Trillion cut is a complex design originally developed in Amsterdam. There are some variations in the design depending on the gem’s characteristics or even the artist’s individual preference. Trillion gems are often triangular with pointed corners.

How Old Should You Be to Get Pierced?

Older Man PiercingsMany people are interested about the best age to get your first piercing. It’s important to note that there is no one, universal good answer to this question.

Everybody has their own, individual life path and maturity, so what’s good for one person might not be good for the other.

There are, however, some legal and ethical issues to take into account. As a rule, there is no such a thing as being too old for your first piercing – but there is such a thing as being too young.

Legal Aspects

Before you decide to get your first piercing, you need to make sure it’s legal. There are numerous rules and regulations when it comes to clients’ minimum age to get pierced. These rules vary from state to state (and country to country), so they are not universal and not the same everywhere. If in doubt, make sure to check local rules and regulations in your area.

Generally speaking, minors cannot get pierced without parental consent. Usually, the youngest age to get pierced is 16, but you need to have your parents’ consent. Typically, it’s possible to get pierced without parental consent once you’re 18 (though in some places it can be 21 – this is why you need to check).

These general regulations, however, differ when it comes to certain types of piercings, such as genital piercings or nipple piercings (in some areas). Generally speaking, you need to be 18 years old in order to request this type of piercing.

There are some controversies about parents allowing their minor children to get pierced. Basic earlobe piercings are very popular even with young demographic, so it’s usually the first piercing a person will get. Some parents want their children, even babies, get earlobe piercings.

Different piercing studios have different ideas about this. There are some ethnical issues about performing piercings at such young children, even with parental consent. What can a baby or an infant know about piercings and aftercare? Will they like to be pierced or is this just their parents’ wish? These are just some of the questions about piercing and minors.

All in all, it’s important to know that there is such a thing as being too young for your first piercing. Sometimes, this age is regulated through laws and rules, while sometimes it’s a grey area and it’s more related to ethnical issues and individual piercer’s decision.

If you are a teenager who wish to get pierced it’s important to know that you’ll probably need your parents’ consent. If they are unwilling to provide one, it’s important to wait until you get their consent or you’re old enough to get a piercing without parental consent.

Under no circumstances should you agree to get pierced by a friend or do it alone: piercings are a serious matter and they should be done by professionals. Never endanger your health for this! It’s much better to be patient and stay healthy than risk a traumatic and dangerous experience.

Am I Too Old?

On the other hand, you may feel you’re too old to get your first piercing. There are, after all, many people in their 40s, 50s or 60s without any piercings. You may think you’re past the age when piercings are cool.

If you are intrigued about piercings, fear not. There is actually no such a thing as being “too old” to get you first piercing, provided that your health allows it. Piercings are always cool if you like them, so there is no reason to get your first one in your 40s, 50s, 60s or even later!