Choosing the Best Lube

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Wet Light Liquid Lubricant

In order to enjoy sex to the fullest, it’s important to use adequate lubricants. Any sexual activity, be it intercourse, masturbation or use of adult toys, benefits a lot from using a good lubricant. Do not assume that just because you’re aroused you will be wet enough to make for a comfortable sexual experience. Personal lubricants are your friends.

That being said, it’s vital to choose a good lubricant that is appropriate for your situation. High-quality lubricants come in many different types and offer many advantages, so it’s always possible to choose the best one for your needs.

Advantages of Lubricants

Personal lubricants offer numerous advantages for various sexual activities, so they are a much-needed accessory for any sexual play. Among other things, lubricants ensure:

  • A more comfortable experience.
  • Smooth, pain-free intercourse.
  • Safer intercourse (less tears and other problems).
  • Safe use of sex toys.
  • More experimentation – they allow you to try new, adventurous things.

The best thing about personal lubricants is that they can be used for about any sexual activity you wish to try, be it with a partner or alone. They make vaginal sex more comfortable. The same goes for anal intercourse: lube is a must-have for anyone who wishes to engage in anal sex. Lube is what makes toy use more comfortable. This is true for any type of adult toy you wish to try. It’s particularly important for those who like to experiment with large sex toys or to try more adventurous forms of toy play, such as urethral stretching and sounding. Also, people who like ball stretching and use ball weights to achieve low-handing balls need to use plenty of lube to ensure safe, pain-free experience.

How to Choose?

Since there are so many different personal lubricants to choose from, you may wonder which one is the best. Your choice should depend on your personal needs and the activities you wish to engage in.

As you probably know, there are several basic types of lubricants:

  • Water-based lubes are easy to apply and clean. They may need to be reapplied during use, but they generally make a good choice, especially for those who use them with condoms. Water-based lubricants are safe to be used with latex condoms. One downside to them is that they can be easily washed up in water so they are not good if you wish to engage in some shower fun.
  • Oil-based lubes are thicker and more difficult to clean up. They are NOT safe for condom use, so they should be avoided if you wish to use condoms. These lubes are good for those who like a thicker, oily feel. The trouble with oil-based lubes is that they cannot be used for many types of sex toys and they are not recommended to be used internally.
  • Silicone-based lubes are somewhat in between the first two groups. They are slick and less sticky than oily lubes but thicker than water-based ones. They can safely be used with condoms. They are particularly great if you wish to use them in water (shower, hot tub) because they will not be washed out by the water. One downside is that they cannot be used with silicone toys.

Besides these basic types, there are many specialized lubes made for specific sex acts or for a specific effect. For example, arousal lubes have a warming, cooling and tingling effect, which enhances the experience. Flavored lubes are made for oral sex. There are even desensitizing lubes that can make a man last longer so they are great for those who wish to have an extra-long experience. Also, some lubes are made to mimic the body’s natural lubrication, so they feel very natural during use.

Some lubes are specially formulated for a specific act. For example, those who enjoy electro sex can use a special lube made to enhance the experience of this sexual play. There also lubes specially made for medical play.

As you can see, there are many quality choices out there, and you should pick based on your needs and preferences. Also, don’t forget to consult your partner to see what they like.

Nipple Piercing for Men

Male Nipple PiercingNipple piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world.

While it was once considered alternative and unusual, it’s getting more and more mainstream acceptance these days.

It’s therefore not surprising that there are so many people who wish to get this piercing, and many of these people are men.

Men and Nipple Piercings

While some people think nipple piercings are mostly for women or that they suit women better, the truth is that both men and women can have a nipple piercing without a problem. Sure, there are differences in sizes of the nipple (and often, the nipple’s position), but other than that, a female nipple piercing and a male nipple piercing are very similar to each other.

The placement is made in the same way, at the base of the nipple. It’s important not to get pierced the areola, since it can lead to complications (though not necessarily).

Even the jewelry is basically the same. Most men with nipple piercings, just like women with nipple piercings, wear straight barbells in their piercing. However, some men prefer to wear Captive Bead Rings instead. This is very similar to the way women choose to wear their nipple jewelry. The main difference is that male jewelry will typically be less ornamented. Also, women tend to wear nipple shields more than men, but this is not the rule.

Other than this, male nipple piercings are basically the same as female nipple piercings.

Male Nipple Piercing Info

Here are some important things you need to know about male nipple piercings:

  • The piercing is typically performed in gauge 14 and up. Many men can best accommodate 14 gauge nipple piercing, though some men can use gauge 12 if their nipples are large enough.
  • Typical healing time for male nipple piercing is 4 to 6 months.
  • Nipple piercing will make the nipple more erect, slightly larger and more sensitive.
  • Just like female nipple piercing, it’s important not to make the piercing too deep into the areola. It prolongs the healing time and increases the risk of infections and other problems.
  • Too shallow piercings have an increased risk of migration and rejection. This is why a nipple piercing should never be done near the tip of the nipple.
  • Men can successfully stretch their nipples or wear heavier jewelry pieces in their nipple piercing without a problem.

Tips for New Piercings: What to Do If…

how-to-clean-your-nose-piercingFirst hours and days after getting your piercing done are crucial. This is when you should take special care of your new piercing so it can heal properly. Many people are unsure what to expect during this time, because even the normal, healthy piercings will show some warning signs during this period.

Here are some handy tips on what to do during this time.

Keep in mind that the healing time is long so you’re definitely not off the hook after the first few days. However, these first days are crucial for ensuring success with your piercings.

What To Do if…

… You don’t know how to clean properly

Many newbies do not know how to clean their piercings properly or how to perform adequate aftercare. This can be very detrimental to the health, so it’s important that you know how to care for your new piercing at all times. This is the job for your piercer, so if there is something you don’t understand, do not hesitate to ask them, even if it means going back to the studio to clarify.

The good news is that cleaning and aftercare are not complicated: the most complex thing about aftercare is that it has to be done consistently! Since many piercings take months to heal, many people may skip cleanings or do them sloppily. This is where things get nasty. However, as long as you stick to the recommended aftercare you don’t have to have any special technique for cleaning. In other words, it’s not difficult to clean properly.

There are only a few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to cleaning:

  • Clean as many times per day as recommended (no more, no less)
  • Use only gentle cleaners (saline solution works wonders)
  • Try to disturb your new piercing as little as possible while cleaning. No turning or twisting the jewelry!
  • If you touch your new piercing or jewelry, make sure your hands are absolutely clean

…You notice fluid coming out of your piercing

Some secretion is not uncommon for new piercings. You may notice some fluid coming out of the piercing in the first days after the procedure. This fluid should be liquid, almost clear (or just a bit yellow). It will typically form a crust around the hole and on the jewelry. This is a perfectly normal thing and it’s actually a sign that your piercing is healing properly. All you need to do is to clean your piercing as instructed. It should remove the crusts from the skin and jewelry. However, never scrub hard or try to remove the crusts with force. Just clean the piercing as you always do and leave it alone.

Fluid coming out of the piercing can be a sign of an infection, but it’s usually easy to tell when there’s a problem. You will notice swelling and increased tenderness if that happens. Also, the secretion will be darker in color (darker yellow, white, or another color). This is pus and it’s typically not as liquid as the normal secretion. If in doubt, it’s best to seek medical advice.

… Your New Piercing is Swollen

Tongue_piercingAfter you get pierced, you can expect some swelling. Most piercings will swell right after the procedure and in the following days. This swelling is normal and it’s just a body’s reaction to what happened.

Keep in mind, however, that this swelling should be temporary. It should not hurt much and it should go away on its own within a few days. You should definitely see it getting better every day. This is a good sign of healing.

If, on the other hand, the swelling becomes worse or if you experience pain and discomfort, it is a sign that something is wrong. Your new piercing may be infected. The best course of action in these situations is to consult your doctor, not your piercer. Keep in mind that piercers are not medical professionals. Most of the time, these infections and problems are not serious, but only if you get medical help straight away. Never wait for too long to seek help if you experience any prolonged swelling or other signs of infection.

… Your New Piercing Hurts

Your new piercing will definitely be sensitive in the first hours, if not days, after the procedure. This is normal and you should not worry about it. You may take painkillers to ease the pain, but other than that, it’s not a sign that something is wrong.

However, keep in mind that your piercing should get better quickly. The pain should be gone within a day or a few days. The exact time needed for a piercing to stop hurting will depend on numerous factors, first and foremost, the body part and the type of piercing you have. Make sure to ask your piercer about the normal time in which you can expect your new piercing to be painful. This way, you will know if everything is healing normally or if there is a reason to be concerned.

If the pain persists for longer than normal or if it gets worse, it’s important to seek medical help immediately, because it can be a sign of an infection or another problem. It’s vital to react quickly because piercing infections can progress quickly.

… Your jewelry cuts into the skin

The initial swelling after the procedure can make the jewelry become “tight” so it might cut into the skin. If the swelling is barely noticeable this should not cause any problems. However, it can become an issue if the swelling is more pronounced. It can also be a sign of an inexperienced piercer, because knowledgeable piercers know they need to use longer jewelry to account for swelling.

This is the reason many initial jewelry pieces are longer than the regular ones. The longer ones are used for swelling and the jewelry is changed once the swelling is gone. If you feel you didn’t get proper jewelry and if you feel the jewelry is too short, go back to the studio and demand a longer jewelry piece.

What if you have a healed piercing and the jewelry still cuts into the skin? This should never happen with healed piercings so it’s either a sign of improperly fitted jewelry or a swelling. If your piercing is healthy (no swelling or other signs of infection), you will need to get new jewelry. It is vital for your body jewelry to be long enough to sit comfortably: it should never cut into your skin.

How to Avoid Problems with Cock Rings

Cock RingCock rings are amazing sex toys that can be used for many different things. Their main purpose is to make erections harder and longer lasting, so the man will greatly improve his performance. Also, orgasms are known to be more powerful and longer, so it’s undeniable cock rings provide a lot of pleasure to both the wearer and his partners.

That being said, in order to use cock rings and glans rings safely, it’s vital to know how to use them properly and how to avoid potential problems.

Avoiding Problems

The most important thing to ensure satisfaction is to stay safe while using cock rings. Keep in mind that penis rings are powerful devices and thus should be used according to the guidelines and instructions. They are made to provide great pleasure but they can cause harm if you don’t use them properly.

The first thing you need to know is where the potential danger comes from. Think about how cock rings work. They are worn around the erect penis or testicles in order to “trap” the blood inside the penis, thus making the erection harder and bigger. This is what makes them so powerful: they are among the best toys to improve a man’s erection and his performance in bed.

However, this is also where potential problems can develop. Since penis rings are made to be worn around the penis and provide a tight grip, they can also significantly reduce the blood flow to the penis. They can be too tight and they can cause further problems if they are worn for too long.

Leaving a cock ring on for too long can lead to blood coagulation inside the penis, which makes it difficult to lose the erection. This is a very painful condition and can be dangerous, since it can cause numerous damages to the erectile tissue. This condition requires urgent medical attention in order to prevent even worse consequences. Cock rings that are too tight or sized incorrectly can cause numerous problems and endanger your health.

For these reasons, it’s vital to always wear a correctly sized penis rings and glans rings and to leave them on only for shorter periods of time.

Stay Safe

How to stay safe with cock rings?

As stated above, the best way to avoid problems with cock rings and to stay safe is to always wear a cock ring that is a good fit for your penis. Ideally, a cock ring should provide a good grip without ever becoming too tight for you to wear. To goal is to increase the erection but not to swell up your penis to the point of pain and discomfort.

It’s vital to have a good fit and to find a properly sized cock ring for you. This is the only way to ensure safety.

Another thing to think about is how long to wear your cock ring. Some cock rings, such as leather cock rings, can be worn for longer periods of time, but even in these cases make sure not to wear them for hours and hours.

Metal cock rings, on the other hand, are made only for short-term wear. You should never leave them on for longer than 20 minutes or so. Wearing them for longer is not safe and can lead to numerous problems.

Also, always make sure to put your cock ring slowly and to take it off with care. In case it causes you pain or discomfort at any point, remove it immediately.  In case you notice bruises or other problems make sure to consult your doctor. Follow these guidelines to stay safe and enjoy your cock rings to the fullest.

How to Care for Your Eyebrow Piercing

How to Care for Eyebrow PiercingMany people wonder what is the appropriate level of attention they should give to their eyebrow piercings. The truth is that there is no easy answer to it. Each case is unique because we all have our individual anatomies and different circumstances. That being said, there are some things to keep in mind when caring about your eyebrow piercing.

Why is Eyebrow Piercing Special?

Please note that in many ways, eyebrow piercings are like any other. In this sense, many of the tips proposed for eyebrow piercings will work for any other type of a piercing. This generalized advice is something all piercing enthusiasts should keep in mind.

At the same time, it’s important to know that there are some peculiarities about eyebrow piercings. First of all, one should never forget that eyebrow piercings are surface piercings and thus prone to problems common with surface piercings, such as migration and rejection. Another peculiarity is the fact that eyebrow is a specific body part: it’s near the eyes and covered in hair, so all care instructions need to take these issues into account.

That being said, it’s vital to know that it’s not a good practice to pay over attention to your eyebrow piercing. Performing proper aftercare during healing time is typically enough. Your piercing should not be treated as an anomaly when healed, so it’s best to be aware of it but without paying too much attention and energy to it.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some quick tricks on how to care for your new and healed eyebrow piercing:

  • Get informed even before you decide to go through the procedure. Learn as much as you can about this piercing. Take your time to decide if this is really a good piercing for you.
  • Keep in mind that eyebrow piercings are surface piercings. They are prone to migrations and rejections. Pay a close attention to your piercing in order to notice any developing problem.
  • Since eyebrow piercings are surface piercings, they are not considered permanent. You can prolong their life with proper care, though.
  • Proper care can make an eyebrow piercing last for several years, though a lot depends on your individual anatomy and other factors.
  • If you notice migration and rejection it’s best to retire your piercing. Do not let your eyebrow piercing to grow out. It will leave a scar and increase the risk of infections.
  • New eyebrow piercings tend to bruise and swell. However, this should pass shortly after the procedure. If the problems persist, make sure to consult your medical provider.
  • Perform regular aftercare during the healing period. Use soaks made of saline solution. Make sure not to overclean your piercing.
  • You should not change jewelry until the piercing is fully healed.
  • It’s important to get used to your new eyebrow piercing and not to over-treat
  • You can pluck and shave your eyebrows, but make sure to work carefully around the piercing. If the piercing is fully healed you may remove the jewelry before plucking your eyebrows.

The Advantages of Metal Butt Plugs

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Butt plugs are amazing anal toys specially designed to hit all the right spots. They ensure perfect satisfaction for both men and women who enjoy this type of stimulation. In fact, butt plugs are so popular that they are among the most common adult toys found on the market.

The great popularity of butt plugs means that there are so many different butt plugs to choose from. Whatever strikes your fancy, chances are that there is a butt plug designed to fulfill all of your desires!

The Beauty of Metal Butt Plugs

Butt plugs come in many different sizes, shapes and materials. There is something for everyone, from soft, small anal plugs made for beginners to huge, powerful plugs designed for the most experienced users.

Among all of the butt plugs, metal ones have a special place among all fans of anal stimulation. These plugs are premium sex toys specially made to provide the most intense and sensual anal stimulation imaginable. They are what experienced users and other anal stimulation enthusiasts love the best. That not to say that beginners can’t enjoy metal butt plugs: there are special small plugs made for those who wish to try anal stimulation for the first time.

In case you are interested in anal stimulation or simply love butt plugs, you should definitely have at least one (or a few!) metal plugs in your collection. This is the type of stimulation no other toy can provide.

Metal butt plugs are specially designed to hit all the right spots with the ideal amount of pressure, so they prove to be super-arousing and effective. They work much better than soft butt plugs and since they can be shaped in any way imaginable they can be designed to serve different purposes (for example, prostate stimulation).

If you are a beginner or just a casual anal toy user you may find the idea of metal butt plugs intimidating. After all, they are made of a super sturdy material and they tend to be heavy. However, it’s important to know that they are neither difficult nor uncomfortable to use even beginners, as long as you go slowly and use adequate amounts of lube. In other words, you don’t have to worry about pain or discomfort while using a metal butt plug. Of course, it’s best to start with a smaller model made for beginners and work your way from there. Also, keep in mind that metal butt plugs are often very smooth so they can go in more easily than plugs made of softer materials.

Why Use Metal Butt Plugs?

There are many reasons to choose metal butt plugs above any others. Some of the reasons are mentioned above, but here are some additional ones that will sure make you give these plugs a chance:

  • They are intense. If you truly wish to experience mind-blowing orgasms, metal butt plugs are the way to go. They will provide the most satisfying stimulation, even the little ones. You can go a long way with only a small metal butt plug.
  • They target sensitive spots. Many adult toys are designed for targeted stimulation, but metal butt plugs truly go one step further. Since they are made of a sturdy, heavy material they truly press all the right spots and make you moan in pleasure. This is some targeted stimulation you don’t want to miss.
  • They are super smooth. It’s always a good idea to have a very smooth anal sex toy, since the tissue is sensitive. Not to mention that smooth toys provide more comfort during use. This is why metal butt plugs are so good to wear and prove to be more comfortable than some softer ones.
  • They can be used for temperature play. If you enjoy temperature play, metal toys are your friend. Metal anal plugs can be easily heated to be warm or cooled down if you prefer the cold sensations.
  • They are body-friendly. Metals such as Surgical Steel are body-friendly and safe to use, so you know you are not endangering your health by using one of these.
  • They are beautiful. Metal butt plugs are a work of art. They are elegant and they can provide so much visual stimulation during kinky play between partners.

Nostril Jewelry Fitting

Nostril Jewelry FittingNostril piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world, so it’s not surprising there are many beautiful jewelry pieces to go with it. You may choose between several different nose jewelry styles that are specially designed for this type of piercing or you may use multifunctional jewelry that will accommodate almost any piercing. When choosing your nose jewelry, however, you need to make sure that the chosen jewelry piece fits your requirements. Here are some tips on how to ensure that.

Know Your Size

The most important thing is to know the gauge you are pierced with, because it will determine the size of the jewelry you need to get. Of course, if you have a stretched piercing you will need to know your current gauge. Whatever you do, knowing your gauge is absolutely needed because you won’t be able to find the appropriate jewelry that fits if you are unsure about the gauge.

If you don’t know the gauge you may take your older nose jewelry and use a gauge wheel to measure it. If everything else fails, go to your piercer to consult them about the gauge size you need to buy.

Another measurement to keep in mind is the length of the post. Most nostril jewelry pieces have a post so you need to know how long it has to be to accommodate you. This size is individual and jewelry is made to accommodate most people. However, there are also some jewelry styles that can be easily customized if general sizes don’t fit you.

How to Ensure a Perfect Fit

Here are some additional tips on how to ensure a great fit or your nostril piercing jewelry:

  • If a jewelry piece leaves a gap between the flesh and the top of the jewelry, it means that the post of the jewelry is a bit too long for you. The decorative top of the jewelry should be just at the nostril u4level. If it sticks out, it means you need a bit shorter post.
  • Similarly, if decorative part of jewelry sinks in, it’s a sign that the post is too short. You will need jewelry with a longer post.
  • If the end part of the nose screw sticks out at the bottom of the nostril, it means you’ll need a bit shorter jewelry. If it’s not possible for your to find a shorter nose screw you can use a different jewelry type, such as a nose bone.
  • If your piercings starts to feel a little sore, it might be a sign that your jewelry is not properly fitted or that you need to try a different style. Experiment with different jewelry types until you find what works the best for you.
  • In case it’s very difficult to find any jewelry type that fits, the problem may be in your piercing. You might be pierced too high or too low, which makes it difficult to find appropriate jewelry. Also, unconventional placements sometimes make it tricky to find jewelry that fits. If this is your case, consult your piercer for tips on how to choose the best jewelry for your unique piercing.

Genital Piercings Made to Stimulate Erogenous Zones

coupleThere are many people who are fans of piercings but do not like genital piercings. On the other hand, there are many people who adore these types of intimate piercings.

One might wonder why someone might want to get a genital piercing, especially since these piercings are known to be painful.

While it’s true genital piercings are among the most extreme and painful piercing types, there is usually a great payoff: many of the genital piercings enhance sexual pleasure. This is a great reason to get a genital piercing: increasing arousal for both you and your partner is a great thing.

In other words, genital piercings are largely functional piercings, that is, they have a purpose beyond aesthetic function. However, this is not the only reason why someone might get a genital piercing. Some genital piercings do look good, so aesthetic is one of the main reasons to try one of these piercings.

Aesthetic or Pleasure?

You may wonder how to tell a difference between a purely aesthetic genital piercing and the one that brings pleasure. This may be an important factor when deciding which type of piercing to get. While there are not straight and universal answers that will suit everyone, it’s important to know which piercings are known to bring pleasure – and in what way.

Keep in mind: different genital piercings are made to stimulate different erogenous zones. Some will benefit the wearer’s partner only, while the others are made to increase pleasure for both partners.

Piercings and Erogenous Zones

Here are some common genital piercings and erogenous zones they are made to stimulate:

  • Penis head stimulation: Prince Albert, Reverse Prince Albert, Apadravya and Ampallang. All of these male genital piercings are great for glans stimulation and can increase pleasure for the wearer.
  • G-spot stimulation: Apadravya is the best piercing for this purpose. Other good piercings that can be used for G-spot stimulation are Prince Albert (PA) and Reverse Prince Albert. Ampallang can be pleasurable in some cases but it’s known to be too intense during vaginal stimulation.
  • Prostate stimulation (P-spot stimulation): Ampallang is known to be a great piercing for anal stimulation. It can also be used for prostate stimulation. Another good piercing for prostate stimulation is regular PA (reverse PA may also work but it may prove to be too intense for some users).
  • Clitoral Stimulation: Vertical Clitoral Hood Piercing (VCH), Triangle piercing. These two are known to enhance the pleasure for a woman. Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing (HCH), on the other hand, is more aesthetic than practical. True Clitoral Piercing may also enhance pleasure for some women but it’s often known as too intense for most people.
  • Added stimulation during intercourse: Some genital piercings can provide added stimulation during intercourse, even if they are not fully effective at enhancing pleasure on their own. For example, inner labia piercings can increase pleasure during initial stages of penetration for both men and women.

Lip Piercings: The Basics

lip piercingLip piercing is one of the most popular piercings in the world, and also one of the most common facial piercings. It’s relatively easy to perform, but you need to find an experienced professional and a reliable piercing studio.

This is typically one of the first piercings a person will get. It’s more adventurous than a simple earlobe piercing but not as intimidating as nipple or genital piercings.

However, nothing prevents you from having a lip piercing as your first and only piercing, if this is what you want. Remember: there are no rules and “good” vs “bad” when it comes to personal preferences! The only thing to remember is how to stay safe.

Placement and Procedure

Lip piercings are often known as “labret piercings”, even though labret is just one of the many possible placements for a lip piercing. Lip piercings are very varied since there are many different ways and spots to pierce one’s lip. This is why there are numerous different lips piercings known under many names. The basics, however, remain the same.

With a lip piercing, what is actually pierced is not the lip itself (save for a few specific cases). Rather, what is pierced is a skin near upper or lower lip. The piercing hole itself doesn’t extend to the lip itself in most of the cases. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule but these general guidelines are true for most of the cases. One of the main reason is to allow for normal talking and eating without jewelry getting in the way. As usual, there are types of lip piercings that may violate this rule so it all depends on the particular placement. Most of the time, however, the piercers try to keep the jewelry away from the mouth itself, even though the inside part of the piercing (and jewelry) will usually be inside the mouth. This is why lip piercings are considered both facial and oral piercings, which dictates the aftercare and safety instructions.

It’s possible to pierce a lip almost anywhere, so this is one of the main reasons there are so many different lip piercings. Both upper and lower lips can be pierced. The piercing can be made centrally or to the side, depending on the wishes and individual anatomy. Typically, each of these placements has a different name (Labret, Monroe, Jestrum, etc.)

The procedure doesn’t last long. Your piercer will make marks on the desired area and make sure you’re happy with the placement. Most piercers will use forceps to stretch out the lips and keep them in place during the procedure. The piercing itself is done with a piercing needle and it’s pretty straightforward. After the piercing is done, your piercer will put the jewelry and instruct you on proper aftercare.

Lip piercing is not particularly painful. In fact, a standard lip piercing is one of the least painful piercings, so it’s one of the reasons why it’s often chosen as one of the first piercings a person will get. However, it all depends on the type of the lip piercings. Some more extreme lip piercings tend to be more painful.


Typical jewelry for all lip piercing is a labret stud. It is also commonly used as initial jewelry for all lip piercings. Labret studs are small and easy to use so they don’t cause much trouble. However, it’s vital not to twist or turn your labret stud during the healing time.

While labret studs are very popular, some people prefer to use a Captive Bead Ring for their lip piercing. It is particularly common for piercings done near the mouth, because the loop of the ring can go in and outside of the mouth in a very effective manner.

Keep in mind that your initial jewelry will usually be a few sizes larger, to account for initial swelling. After the swelling is gone you should go to your piercer to get the proper jewelry that will ensure a good fit.

Additional Info and Tips

  • Lip piercing has a long history among many cultures. It’s popularized on the West in the late 20th century and it remains very popular to this day.
  • Different lip piercings have unique names so they are often identified as special names. One of the most popular lip piercing is Monroe, which is done on the upper lip, at the place where Marilyn Monroe had her beauty mark. A similar piercing done on the other side is called Madonna. These are just two examples of many lip piercing varieties.
  • While most lip piercings are done through the lip (the hole going from the outside to the inside of the mouth), horizontal placements are also possible. Horizontal placements are rare and they include piercing of the lip itself and include the bar going through the lip’s surface. It is considered a more extreme type of a lip piercing. The most extreme lip piercings have a hole starting out at the lip and going thought the mouth to exit on the lower edge of the jawline. These piercings also tend to be the longest of all lip piercings.
  • Keep in mind that a lip piercing is both a facial and oral piercing. It requires two types of aftercare: general aftercare for the outside part and oral aftercare for the part of the piercing inside your mouth. It’s vital to use saline solutions and other products that are specially made for oral piercing aftercare. Never use harsh chemicals inside your mouth!
  • Lip piercings are typically done at 14 gauge, but other sizes are also possible.
  • It’s very important to ensure a proper placement. A bar that is too short can sink into the lip, causing numerous problems. Also, it’s important that the jewelry doesn’t rub on the gums or else it can cause it to recede. In order to achieve the best placement you need to find a knowledgeable piercer who’s experienced with lip piercings. Never allow to be pierced by a friend or another non-professional!
  • The healing time for most lip piercings is between 1 and 3 months. However, more complex lip piercings or multiple lip piercings will take a longer time to heal.

Apadydoe Piercing

ApadydoeApadydoe is a very advanced male genital piercing, and it’s very rare.

This piecing is a combination of an Apadravya and Dydoe piercings.

It is a complex piercing, typically done in pairs and it’s not for the faint of heart.

The Piercing

Apadydoe is a very striking piercing, so it sure makes for a very attractive sight. It is an advanced piercing, so it’s reserved for those who truly want to go one step further. Apadydoe is a combination of an Apadravya and Dydoe piercings connected with a single jewelry piece, typically a ring.

This piercing was first promoted by Erik Dakota in Fakir Musafar’s Body Play magazine. To this day, it remains very rare, but there are men who are intrigued by it and interested in getting one. If you wish to get this piercing it’s vital to do your research and find an absolutely experienced piercer. This is an advanced piercing so it has to be done carefully.

Needless to say, it’s also considered one of the most painful male genital piercings and penis piercings out there, but this should not stop those truly interested in Apadydoe to get one.

A typical jewelry for an Apadydoe piercing is a ring. Most commonly, Captive Bead Rings are used, but it’s possible to use some other type of the ring.

Two Piercings in One

Technically, Apadydoe is two piercings in one: Apadravya and a Dydoe. Many experts recommend treating it as such, that is, to get an Apadravya and a Dydoe first, and to connect them with jewelry later. This approach has its advantage. Since both Apadravya and Dydoe are serious piercings on their own, it’s wise to let them heal them first than to perform Apadydoe all in one go.

By treating this piercing as two you are also minimizing the risk of complications. Some experts recommend to get one piercing first (for example, an Apadravya), let that one heal and then get the other (Dydoe). Once the second one is healed, you can proceed to get them connected in an Apadydoe. This approach minimizes the pain and risk for infections because it’s always easier to perform one piercing at a time and to do aftercare on it before moving to the next one.

There is another advantage to this approach: by letting both Apadravya and Dydoe heal, you are ensuring a perfect fit for your Apadydoe. Only once your piercings are healed you can see how big the jewelry should really be. This is the best way to get the ring of the appropriate size that suits your anatomy perfectly. It also eliminates the need to change jewelry soon after the swelling is gone.

However, there is a disadvantage to this approach, especially if you’ve done your Apadravya and Dydoe before thinking of connecting them in an Apadydoe. For the best results and the most comfortable placement, your Apadravya and Dydoe have to be made in a certain way. Namely, the Apadravya has to be crooked and off-center so it can nicely connect to the Dydoe with a single jewelry piece. Also, Dydoe should also be off-center. Also, it’s best for both piercings to be done with a curved rather than a straight needle in order to accommodate round jewelry.

Additional Tips and Info

  • This piercing is so rare there are almost no photos of it to be fund, save for the specialized magazines.
  • Since two piercings (Apadravya and Dydoe) are connected with a ring that goes all around the penis, Apadydoe can be considered an orbital piercing.
  • Apadydoe piercings are typically done in pairs. It means you will get one ring on the right side of your penis and the other on the left. It also means you will need to get two off-center Apadravyas (one on the each side) and two Dydoes.
  • Apadydoe, just like Dydo  e, is said to provide stimulating effect to both partners during sex.
  • One of the reasons why Apadydoes are so rare is that Dydoe piercings are prone to migration and rejection, especially when faced with added pressure from the jewelry connected to another piercing. To minimize this problem, it’s advisable to wear your Apadydoe only temporarily and to let the piercings rest for a while by wearing separate jewelry in your Apadravya and Dydoe.