Double flared plugs and flesh tunnels are among the most beautiful jewelry types for stretched earlobes. These jewelry pieces look very attractive when inserted in your piercing. Even the simplest double flared ear plug, earlet or flesh tunnel looks great in your stretched earlobes, so it is not surprising that so many people choose these jewelry pieces for their piercings.
That being said, double flared plugs and other double flared jewelry pieces can be difficult to insert or take out. This is why you need to be very careful and to go slowly in order not to hurt your piercing or cause additional problems.
Potential Problems with Double Flared Jewelry
Double flared ear plugs, flesh tunnels and earlets are great not only beautiful but also very effective. Since they have flares on both sides, they don’t require O-rings to keep them inside the stretched piercing. This produces a more elegant look. Furthermore, since there are no O-rings you don’t have to worry about losing them or your whole jewelry piece in the process. This makes it more convenient and comfortable.
The tricky thing is to insert your double flared jewelry and to take it out. These jewelry pieces are not smooth: they have flares on both ends that prevent jewelry from slipping out of your piercing. The flares are raised and thus a bit bigger than the rest of the jewelry.
They are slightly bigger than your piercing hole, so this is where it gets tricky. While the added thickness keeps jewelry inside it may be difficult to insert this type of jewelry and to take it out.
Essentially, it means you need to stretch your piercing slightly so it can accommodate the flare. This is not real stretching – you are not stretching your piercing to a new gauge. It is only a minimal, slight stretch so you can insert the jewelry. The same goes for taking your jewelry out. As mentioned above, this can be tricky so it is not surprising that many people wonder how to do it properly and without pain. However, with a bit of practice it is possible to insert and take out your double flared jewelry so it’s not much of a problem.
How to Insert Double Flared Jewelry
Many people wonder about how to insert double flared jewelry. Here is a full article on this:
Short instructions: It is important to prepare your ear first, by making the piercing stretchable and elastic. This can be done with hot water. You should also use a bit of a lubricant, such as Emu oil. Massage your ear slightly until it’s relaxed. After this, you may use a taper or try to insert the jewelry straight away.
Work your way slowly but consistently. If your ear is properly relaxed and skin stretchable, you should be able to insert your jewelry without much trouble or pain. If it feels sore or uncomfortable, try massaging your ear more or use more lube.
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Removing Double Flared Plugs
Many people interested in jewelry for stretched earlobes encounter double flared plugs. Those who wish to wear these jewelry pieces usually get informed about how to insert your double flared jewelry.
However, taking your plugs out may also be a trouble, and not many people think about it until it’s time to remove their double flared jewelry and it feels stuck. If this happens to you, it’s important not to panic. Yes, the jewelry may seem stuck but it is possible to unstuck it from the piercing hole and take it out.
Just like with insertion, or maybe even more, you need to be patient. Removing double flared plugs is not always easy, so you need to go slowly. This is very important when it comes to handling your double flared jewelry, or any other piercing jewelry piece.
To remove your double flared plugs, you need to make your piercing relaxed. You should repeat the same process you did for inserting your jewelry. Apply warm water on your piercing. You may pat it with a towel inserted in warm water. While it’s still warm, dry your ear and massage slightly around the edges of the piercing.
You may also add some lube. Lubricants such as commercial lube or Emu oil do make things much smoother. Make sure to apply it on both sides, all around the edges of the jewelry. Massage around the jewelry and slowly try to make jewelry move within the piercing hole. Keep in mind that this may take some time, so be patient and re-apply lubrication if needed. It is important not to use force and to go slowly, but consistently.
This should make your jewelry move within the piercing hole. Once you feel it, do not push or make any forceful movements. Continue until the jewelry moves more. Only then you can try to apply a bit of a pressure to push it from the piercing hole. If you feel a resistance, apply more lubricant and massage more before you try again.
Eventually, you should be able to gently push jewelry out of its hole. It is important to be patient and not to use any force, so prepare that this will take some time. However, you should be able to remove jewelry after doing this for a while.
Keep in mind that you might not be able to do all of this in one go. You might need to massage your ears with lube for several days until the jewelry starts to move. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to be patient.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your ears need to be completely healed before you attempt to insert or take out double flared jewelry. If you hurt your ear in the process of inserting the plugs or if your ear is not completely healed, the jewelry may stuck inside the fistula. This is possible to heal and remove jewelry but it will take even more patience and effort. Remember, you should never use force to tear the sensitive tissue and always take your time. Again, inserting and removing your double flared jewelry requires some skills but with a bit of practice you will be able to do it without a problem.
Donna Carlson is a staff writer for TheChainGang. She combines her love for body piercings with adult fun, such as sex toys, BDSM and other forms of pleasure. She says: “Piercings and sex toys often complement each other in the most sensual ways. I am happy to help you discover new ways to pleasure yourself and your partner. With a bit of practice, anyone can learn how to enhance their love life. And with a bit of courage, anyone can enjoy body piercings”. In addition to intimate piercings and adult toys, Donna also writes about body jewelry and other piercing adornments.