I've worn my 8mm horseshoe for around 3 weeks, and today just slid my 9mm curved barbell straight in, with no pain nor pushing.
9mm of steel in my boy is amazing.
I was always uncomfortable with the way a ring or a horseshoe swings around, and this seems the perfect answer. It just fits perfect.
I just got a PA with a 8ga 3/4" captive bead ring a couple weeks ago. Really enjoying the new hardware, but having to sit to take a piss right now kind of blows. Healing well but still sore. So far no regrets. Obviously the worst part was the piercing itself. I had my nipples (14ga) done a few weeks prior and I thought that was pretty excruciating. Boy I was wrong. The PA hurt so fu**ing bad I literally shook in pain. Didn't help they stretched it to 8 immediately afterwards, but I asked for it lol.
OK, Guys. I am delighted to report that my 1 ga ring is back where it belongs. Seems that the shrunken fistula can be re-stretched just by wearing incrementally-stepped gauges only a few hours. That happened night of 16 Feb, so it has only taken 3 days (might possibly have been quicker if I had tried the larger jewelry at shorter intervals). Which beggars the question : What could be used as retainer the next time the PA needs to be removed for a few hours?
After lurking on here for over a year and considering a PA piercing for even longer I finally went ahead and got my first piercing ever on Sunday night.
I was pierced with a 14 gauge CBR which was smaller than what I initially planned on. Ideally I wanted to start with a 10 and if that wasn't possible, 12 was the smallest I was going to go. I inquired about the gauge and the piercer told me he usually pierces at a 14 but asked if I wanted something larger. I then saw the needle for the 14 on the table and it looked quite big enough so I just went with that.
I am just back home from the first no-holds-barred intimacy since getting the PA. First date, and not wanting to traumatize my new partner prematurely, I cautioned him that I had jewelry and offered to remove it before I arrived. He said that he had heard of it, but never seeen any, and for me to leave it in place so he could see it. Turns out he was expecting a glanz ring or etc. and had never even heard of a PA! So it was a "thoughtful" moment, to say the least.
So we went to see my fiance's parents this weekend. A nice casual Sunday brunch at their house, I'm in shorts. While in the kitchen visiting with "mom", wanting to make a good impression of course, I hear something fall on the floor. I look down to see my PA barbell, (less one 3/8" end ball), on the kitchen floor. Fortunately, I was able to pick it up discreetly and show my find to my fiance without any other notice, now the question is, where's the missing ball?
Like a lot of the contributors to this site I had considered a PA long before I actually got one. I remember plucking up the courage about 20 years ago and actually sitting in the waiting room of the piercing studio before getting cold feet(?) and making my excuses and leaving. Roll on to 2013 aged 54 and having recently graduated from university I made my mind up to get a PA. I plucked up the courage and having taken a deep breath entered Punktured in Brighton. I made my request at the desk to be informed that they only had female piercers and so they couldn't do it for me.
I had been thinking about getting a PA for a long time and finally did it 5 weeks ago. I love it. Should have done it sooner. Healing has been uneventful, but I quickly discovered that the CBR was a little too small. I was pierced with a 10 gauge, 5/8 inch ring. I was waking up at night in pain because I'd have a hard on and the CBR would be pinching me. Since I replaced it with a 3/4 inch ring, no more pain! Can't wait to up-size to an 8 gauge. My piercer suggested waiting until the 2 month mark.