After my last attempt at a PA piercing stretch turned out rather unpleasant, I figured I’d get better tools this time. I got a threaded taper and a horseshoe barbell to go with it, 4ga in size. I use sterile lube packets and a sterilizing wipe, to reduce the risk of infection. UTIs are the devil.
This went much better. I gave it a go on a Sunday and got the taper about halfway in before it moved from “that pinches” to “that hurts.” I let it be and tried again when I felt ready three days later. That time, it went in reasonably easily to about halfway. I got it to three quarters through with patience, lots of lube and some deep breathing, and then it slid through the rest of the way.
The way these tapers work they, unfortunately, have a bit more of a gap between the taper and curved jewelry than you’d want, so moving the jewelry through after the taper was through took a bit of care and adjustment of angle to avoid pain.
About a week after that, Bear offered to tease me and I really wanted that, so I didn’t say a thing when his ministrations didn’t feel so tender. I paid for it the next day. Owch. My cock is pissed off with me. I’m sure it’ll recover with proper rest.
My local piercing studio would do the stretch for me, and it’d cost me a lot less than buying these tapers. But: From what I read, a professional piercer will basically jam the taper through there. That does not sound like fun. I’d rather do this at home, where I can take 5 minutes, and can stop and try again a few days later if it doesn’t feel right.
My experience with larger jewelry has been good so far. I got pierced at 8ga, and even after 4 months of healing, that could still feel “pinchy” when Bear stroked me. With 6ga, that feeling was just about gone (after a few weeks of letting the stretch heal). I’m assuming 4ga will feel even better once it’s healed again.
The Internet tells me 2ga and a curved barbell with a large ball on top is the “sweet spot” when penetrating a partner. Large enough to be pleasurable, not painful for either party, and nothing that can snag on anything. I don’t penetrate, but it’s good to know :).
I’m not one of those guys where the PA stretches naturally, at least not within 2 months. I ordered a taper and barbell to stretch to 2ga. It should take 1-2 months to get here, and I’ll likely attempt another stretch in 2-3 months.
I’m not quite sure where I’ll end up. Bear is still interested in a hollow barbell. The ball on the 4ga jewelry disappears pretty easily into my urethra, and that ball’s the equivalent of 0ga. I don’t want to piss past a hollow barbell, that sounds messy. I’ve sent a note to Chris at Steelwerks Extreme on sizing advice.
Piercing my dick still has been the best thing I’ve done for it. I do love the PA. Can’t recommend it highly enough – as long as it’s safe to get the piercing, of course.