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Ear Stretching Difficulties

So recently I got my ear pierced, so I can start stretching it, and after reading over my college’s extensive guidelines for uniform, they established that I can have a single stud. So, asking the piercing place, they suggested these pretty plain white plugs, with the black o-ring grips to keep them in place, and well, I’ve had difficulties stretching them, and taking them out/putting them back in.

And I was wondering whether it’s just me.

I’m on my third plug now, I’m not sure how big it is, as I got a pack of nine, taking me from 1.6mm (I think…), all the way up to 10mm.The piercing stud was a pain to get out, why was it so difficult, I have no idea why they make them damn things so hard to take off! But the plug went in easily enough, until I tried to get it through the back, and I’m not sure whether it’s a common thing, or whether I got it pierced slightly wonky, but I had to wiggle it slightly to the left? right? ur, towards my head, to get it in. Then I faced my second dilemma, the back hole was smaller than the front. I’m not sure how, but I had no problem getting it in, or all the way to the back, I could feel the plug at the back of the hole, but I really did have to force it through that last layer and out. And it bled a little bit, but nothing major.

After that, all was fine, and once I got used to the peculiarities of the wiggling to get through, I had no problems, and moving up to what I suspect was a 2mm plug was fine too, it went through the back no problems either, no blood, very little pain.

But this time when I upsized, not sure how big, but significantly bigger, it hurt quite a lot, and I had to numb the back with ice before I dared push it through, and it still hurts a little, a day later. I know I probably scaled it up too quickly, but I’m impatient, it didn’t really bleed, and it’s been fine apart from a slight pain. And now, thinking of my next upsizing, I’m dreading the part where I have to wiggle it around to get it through, because it hurts, and I’m wondering, surely there’s got to be a point where the hole is stretched big enough that I don’t need to wiggle it?

If any of my readers have any advide, tips, stories or personal experiences, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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