Genital Piercings

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footboy42
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Re: Genital Piercings

Postby footboy42 » March 6th, 2012, 10:37 pm

bobbyballsack wrote:I was a bit uncomfortable sleeping with it last night. I guess it will take some getting use to.

6 weeks to heal completely in my experience.

bobbyballsack
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Re: Genital Piercings

Postby bobbyballsack » March 6th, 2012, 10:42 pm

That sux. Just did it on the 18th.
--> 1mm seems insignificant until you try to stretch a piercing or your urethra <--

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Started stretching 12/14/2009

johnjacobdoe
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Re: Genital Piercings

Postby johnjacobdoe » March 14th, 2012, 10:55 pm

As far as I understand, you shouldn't stretch a) too quickly or b) with weight.

Personally, I'd recommend leaving it at the gauge it is for 6 months or so. You may find that after the initial healing, you can just pop in the next gauge.
I had my PA until it was a 0, then took it out because the skin there was getting pretty thin and I wanted an apadravya.

I know how tempting it is to stretch a PA quickly. Stretching a PA is tricky—it stretches quick on its own, it's a small amount of tissue (so there's not much to push through if you force a taper too soon), and there's not a lot of pain in that area (making it harder to tell if you stretched to quickly or not).
I went without a taper from 10 to 8, needed a bit of help from a taper to 6, 6 to 4 was a painful quick stretch (1/2 hour), and up to 0 was a bitch with multiple hours of stretching.
I don't like to quickly taper piercings, and with a PA I never had to.

I now have a 6g apadravya. I was told that I was the second "best" piercee (apparently the "best" (and by this I mean showing the least amount of pain) was a very old asian man). It felt weird (I could feel it pushing through), but the pain was overtaken by the endorphin rush so quick I just let out a little murmur (partly because I felt like cumming).

And now after some vigorous activities, I'm waiting for a tear in the fistula to heal. :evil: I wasn't doing anything obviously wrong (not to me, at the time), just my girlfriend held on a bit too tight. This is even after the initial healing (and after having sex without this happening).
I'm hoping I don't develop any scarring (and it looks promising), but you should try to avoid hurting yourself by stretching too quick so you don't end up on the bench like I have.

I forget the reason you shouldn't stretch with weight—I think it's something to do with uncontrolled migration of the piercing (migration being generally bad, and what you're causing using weight).

I wish I could elaborate more, but I've got to go—just wanted to drop a note to tell you to be careful with your junk!

bobbyballsack
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Height and weight: 6 foot 1 270 lbs
age: 46
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Re: Genital Piercings

Postby bobbyballsack » March 15th, 2012, 9:27 pm

I had to look that piercing up.....OUCH!
--> 1mm seems insignificant until you try to stretch a piercing or your urethra <--

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Started stretching 12/14/2009

bobbyballsack
Posts: 185
Joined: January 9th, 2012, 7:10 pm
Time stretching?: 7 Years
Your hang: right at 4 inches
Stretching intensity: From time to time. Wear weights during sex always.
Your relationship status: Married (officially or otherwise)
Are you pierced?: Yes
Height and weight: 6 foot 1 270 lbs
age: 46
Other sexual practices: Ass play, ureathra play
Location: Ponchatoula, Louisiana USA
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Re: Genital Piercings

Postby bobbyballsack » March 16th, 2012, 8:45 pm

So the distance between my piss hole and PA hole is a little over half an inch. If thats getting too dangerously close I need to know. Im at a 6g I took out the chunk after reading your advice and just have a curved barbell in. Any idea the length of time from fresh piercing until the hole is permanent and will not heal back at all?
--> 1mm seems insignificant until you try to stretch a piercing or your urethra <--

http://www.pornhub.com/users/bobby_ballsack

Started stretching 12/14/2009

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footboy42
Posts: 74
Joined: February 6th, 2012, 5:03 pm
Sexuality: Gay
Time stretching?: over 5 years
Stretching usage: various weights. Forcer. Silicone.
Stretching intensity: Overnight. It was getting too obvious during the day!
Your relationship status: Permanent relationship
Are you pierced?: Yes
Height and weight: 170cm, 69Kg
age: too old!
Other sexual practices: Enjoy electrostimulation.
Location: North Island, NZ

Re: Genital Piercings

Postby footboy42 » March 17th, 2012, 9:57 am

bobbyballsack wrote:So the distance between my piss hole and PA hole is a little over half an inch. If thats getting too dangerously close I need to know. Im at a 6g I took out the chunk after reading your advice and just have a curved barbell in. Any idea the length of time from fresh piercing until the hole is permanent and will not heal back at all?


Half an inch is a bit close. You will have to be careful with that. I have just checked mine. It is more like one inch.
Like I said before, 6 weeks to heal completely, when the skin has healed right through the hole. And that was with no stretching etc

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Re: Genital Piercings

Postby johnjacobdoe » March 20th, 2012, 11:40 pm

Distance from piercing to the exit of the urethra will differ depending on your anatomy.
My exit wound on the bottom piercing is a little less than 1/2" (though an apadravya is anchored much differently).
Now that I think about it, I was irritated because my first piercer gave me too small of a ring when I began—when I got erections it would try to stretch the skin (and did). I probably had another 1/8" or so, but the exit of my urethra stretched (rather than the piercing migrating or stretching). It's pretty much back to normal now, after a long time of not having jewelry through there.

My skin was thinning (probably from the weight—a 0 gauge ring is HEAVY) along the piercing (skin from the piercing to end of urethra) when I eventually took it out.
If you're noticing the hole moving towards where the weight has been applied, that's migration—and not good for the health/longevity of the piercing.

6 weeks is a good middle of the road initial healing time for a PA. They heal quick!
This has a lot to do with how you take care of it, and there's just some natural variation in healing times as well.
However, "healing" and a time at which you can stretch a piercing are different. Initial healing times (which in this case is ~6 weeks) is different than a fully healed piercing that's ready to stretch.
As you know, the act of piercing is creating a wound with an object through it. Your skin will heal with the jewelry in it, but as the process continues and the piercing matures you develop a fistula—a ring of scar and fibrous tissue forming a tube around your jewelry.
It is this fistula that you do not want to injure. Too much stress on this forming tissue can result in unhappiness (blowout, hypertrophic scarring, infection, etc). Stress can be in the form of sudden impact (hit it on the toilet seat yet? ouch!), stretching too quickly, too much weight, etc.
If you mess with the developing fistula too much, you risk the injuries above and a longer healing time, scarring (which increases healing time, time between stretches, possible pain, etc).

You should be well healed between stretches. If this is your first piercing (I forget, and I don't want to re-read or assume too much :P ), I'd give it a good two (at the very least) or three months after the initial healing period. (You may find that you're stretching naturally without having to taper—in my case it was probably a couple months until I noticed the hole loosening, then probably 4-6 from the initial piercing that the next gauge up fit right in.)

I really don't want to freak you out (and don't freak yourself out!), PA's are a very easy piercing.

Also, a tip that I've recently learned: when people say don't spin your jewelry when you clean, don't. I'm pretty sure this irritated my hurt piercing—I don't think it caused the hypertrophic scarring, but it certainly didn't help it heal quicker. A week or two after my initial "oh shit it's not healing back up normally" when I a) changed to boxers all the time and b) got back into regular two-a-day sea salt soaks and the irritated tissue is shrinking back to normal.


Talking about this always makes me feel more worried and makes me feel like I'm shouting "fire!", but because I can't give specifics about your piercing I'd rather say more than less.
If you have any concerns, questions, pain, etc, etc, talk to your piercer! (That's what they're there for. I'm just an idiot on the internet.)
In fact, talk to your piercer about stretching it (this may be easier for you, though I was able to upsize without stretching at first). You can have them stretch it, or at the very least advise if you should attempt to stretch it yet.


You may want to check out bme's wiki: http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Main_Page
as well as bme in general: http://www.bme.com/
I HIGHLY recommend going to an APP piercer: http://www.safepiercing.org/

Don't freak out, pay attention to your body, and talk to your piercer.
If they aren't willing to help you (and some aren't—my first one was a bit crotchety and squeamish of penises... I never went back (and shouldn't have gotten pierced there)), they're not worth your time or money—you can find a better one through APP.

Damn, I'm long-winded.

edit: typo

bobbyballsack
Posts: 185
Joined: January 9th, 2012, 7:10 pm
Time stretching?: 7 Years
Your hang: right at 4 inches
Stretching intensity: From time to time. Wear weights during sex always.
Your relationship status: Married (officially or otherwise)
Are you pierced?: Yes
Height and weight: 6 foot 1 270 lbs
age: 46
Other sexual practices: Ass play, ureathra play
Location: Ponchatoula, Louisiana USA
Contact:

Re: Genital Piercings

Postby bobbyballsack » March 21st, 2012, 12:08 am

Well I have 3 in my ear and both nipples. The nipples are at 4g right now, ear is from fron to back 2g,4g,6g. Im going to try to snap a picture later tonight of the hole and urethra without a ring, post it, and see what you think.
--> 1mm seems insignificant until you try to stretch a piercing or your urethra <--

http://www.pornhub.com/users/bobby_ballsack

Started stretching 12/14/2009

johnjacobdoe
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Joined: February 3rd, 2012, 6:44 am

Re: Genital Piercings

Postby johnjacobdoe » March 21st, 2012, 6:28 am

bobbyballsack wrote:Well I have 3 in my ear and both nipples. The nipples are at 4g right now, ear is from fron to back 2g,4g,6g. Im going to try to snap a picture later tonight of the hole and urethra without a ring, post it, and see what you think.

Ah, you're no newbie—nipples are much bitchier than a PA (nipples get (probably more) constant irritation from clothing, a similar risk of sudden impact—and without the benefit of frequent sterile flushes (urine)).
You'll get some stretching at the exit of the urethra (is there a term for this part of the anatomy?) depending on your jewelry, which is more or less unavoidable depending on your anatomy and your choice of jewelry.
Just pay attention to your body, and don't stretch it too quick (which is so tempting with a PA!). If you've stretched your ears and nipples without complications, the PA will go fine.
All that being said, as a general rule you shouldn't stretch with weight (once you get into bigger gauges, stainless jewelry is pretty heavy by itself). People do it, and it could go fine for you, but I wouldn't take the risk. Wearing weight temporarily feels nice, and, again, it's just a matter of paying attention to and taking care of your piercing.

For your convenience, APP's aftercare recommendations: http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/
Personally, I stopped using soap to clean my PA (and have never used it on my apadravya) because it was irritating and actually lengthening the healing process. I do regular salt water soaks and switch in clean jewelry (though initially you should keep the jewelry in to avoid hurting/irritating it when it's fresh), and my piercers actually recommended this over soaping the piercing directly.

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Re: Genital Piercings

Postby mc5161 » March 21st, 2012, 1:29 pm

This is the brutal handling of the scrotum will be very painful?


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