We have a date for punching a hole in my dick. It’ll happen in a little over 3 weeks.
Finding a date for piercing has a surprising amount of logistics to it. Not too soon, because Bear wants to sit with the decision to get me pierced. Not too late, because there’s an obstacle course coming in early October. And allowing enough time to stretch to 4ga for the late May date of getting a locking curved barbell. With the date we chose, I’ll have 6 weeks to heal for the obstacle course, and 7 months to stretch from 8ga to 4ga. That should be plenty on both counts.
The piercer I chose will pierce at 8ga, but not 6ga. He confirms that a bigger initial piercing means a faster healing time. I’ve been given the usual cautions regarding sexual activity after piercing, and been advised to wear supportive underwear “the day of,” and maybe bring a maxipad. So noted.
Oh, and I learned that there is no significant difference in healing time between choosing a curved barbell or a ring for initial jewelry. Bear will pick out jewelry while we are there. I intend to get the 6ga and 4ga pieces as well while we’re there, so I don’t have to travel again to stretch the piercing.
I am looking forward to being pierced, and expect the first few days after will be full of discomfort.