I had problems with my PA and searched therefore on the internet if the problems were normal to the healing process, and found the forum of Tribalectic the most interesting.
I read all your experiences, comments and see the photo’s. I noticed that the comments are often placed by a small group off active tribe members. I felt inappropriate/unfair to read your posts, comments and see your photo’s and that I didn’t post something. So I signed in, made a profile and here is my story.
I got my PA on July 3rd. Its my only genital piercing. I got both my nipples done the same time. The piercer asked if I wanted to go straight to and 8 gauge and since I'm looking to get up to a 4 eventually, I said go for it. I had the nipples done first so they were a little tender while my dick was getting done and helped distract. I didn't have any sort of numbing agent, just old fashioned getting pricked in the prick. The actual piercing didn't hurt at all, I barely felt it. However when it was stretched up to the 8g from the 16g it was pierced with, I felt that.
A week ago I decided to take the plunge and get a PA. It looks like the piercing went through my frenulum but off to the side, however, and I think it's slowly tearing its way through. The frenulum area has been on fire since the piercing and the slightest movement of the ring against my clothing varies from uncomfortable to outright painful.
I hit my 2 week mark of my PA yesterday and all is good. I had changed from a BCR to barbell because of irritation and it being too tight but the barbell at 19mm was still a little too short. I asked advice and opted for a circular barbell. Ordered the same gauge (10ga) however when it arrived they'd delivered an 8. Well what do you know but it slipped in and I am so happy with it. Looks much better, happier with the gauge size and overall much more pleased with it! Happy to be part of the tribe. Pictures to follow!
Hey Tribe, just sharing an undershot my 2ga. I’ve had it for a few months now. The horseshoe is really starting to feel at home now. I gave up on wearing undies and go commando most of the time now just so it has room, otherwise its boxers when needed. I’m seriously thinking about making the jump to a 0ga here soon!
So I had been thinking about this for a while and really enjoyed reading the experiences section of Tribalectic's website. May of these posts helped me decide to go forward. I originally intended to just pay a visit to the piercing shop to get information. After talking with Evan, I decided that there was no time like the present. The shop was very careful to explain how they sterilized everything used as part of the process.
For many years I've been thinking of getting a piercing, in particular a PA, even to the point of walking into a place dropping my trousers and being told that they couldn't do it due to too many veins. That was 18 years ago and thank god I didn't get it done then. In the meantime I've researched and learnt about it all a little so that when I have at last got pierced I am prepared for the aftercare, etc. However I've waited too long for various reasons - family, anxiety, selecting where to go, did I really want this.
Anyway recently everything has fallen into place.
Just curious as to what people tend to use for stretching their PA. Also looking to stretch my nipple piercing. Previously pierced my right, retired it, then left, retired that one then re pierced the right because I missed it. I've left it alone for 2 years and so happy with it. So just wondering what I could use and could I use the same thing for both my nipple and PA
So after 5 days, I have had to go back to my piercer at Holier Than Thou due to several sleepless nights due the pain I was having during nocturnal erections. Turns out the diameter of the BCR was too small and not leaving enough room for things to swell. Now changed to a curved barbell and the difference is incredible. It feels so much more comfortable. I very nearly took it out completely this morning out of impatience but all is good and the guys at the studio were more than helpful. Hopefully a good nights sleep tonight will follow. Pics to follow. Just waiting for approval from moderators