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November 3rd, 2006, 14:00
hi- im reading up on restoring and plan to get started- does anyone who's restored/restoring have a prince albert? if so how has that affected procedures?
November 6th, 2006, 00:44
....nobody has a PA?
November 6th, 2006, 07:22
There was a guy, at the original TLC Yahoo group, that had a PA and was successful at using the TLC for restoring; he was frequent user of that email forum. I think I remember 1 email, or did he post more pics??, from him at the Smartgroup TLC group, but we didn't hear from him much. I don't know if he made the transition to this group.
Not much help I know... but I know enough to let you know you aren't alone in wanting to restore with a PA and use the TLC.
November 6th, 2006, 19:31
....nobody has a PA?You can try asking at the Yahoo group called TLC_Adult:
The group owner has self pics of his restored skin and piercings right on the group's main page.
April 2nd, 2007, 17:58
I've been wondering about this too. I have a PA and have some limited experience restoring mainly using tape. As a previous poster said, I would usually place the ring on one side or the other. I'm somewhat torn between really wanting to keep my PA and wanting to restore as well. I'm about to start trying the TLC Tugger, which looks like it may accomodate both the ring and the tugger, so we'll see.
The other option I'm considering is tugging on alternate days. This will allow the skin to rest and regenerate, and will also allow me to remove the PA on tugging days (which will coincide with gym days) and replace it on non-tugging days. I'm not sure how this will affect the stretching though. Some say that the skin needs resting periods, while others advocate more or less constant stretching. I don't want to slow my progress too much either! What do people think?
April 4th, 2007, 00:24
I also have a PA and am new to restoring with the TLC Tugger. I started with removing the jewelry during the hours I was using the Tugger. However, I found the daily removal starting to cause an irritation. I changed the ring, my prefered jewelry, to a plug. The Tugger works fine with the plug in place, you may want to give it a try. By the way, I am at 0 gauge.
April 4th, 2007, 01:54
You know, I can't even remember what guage I'm at. I stretched up a little about 4 years ago, but I haven't removed the piercing since then except once for about 2 minutes. I think I must be around a 4 or 6g, so probably not big enough for a plug, although that sounds like a good possibility. What I DON"T want is my PA getting stretched too much. I love my PA though; my goal is to have flaccid coverage including of the PA.
April 7th, 2007, 15:48
Hey folks ... new to this forum but not to restoring.
I got a PA about 8 months ago and quickly moved up to a 0 gauge. I have experimented with a bunch of rings, barbells etc. which brings me to why I am posting this.... you don't have to stick with using a ring to keep the hole open. Seems to me you could use a plug of sorts. I bought one that is probably a 4 gauge and it is very low profile. These are used mostly for ear piercing and come in glass(Pyrex) stone, wood and metal that i know of . I would stay away from the wood and stone as these are very porous and can harbor bacteria easily . The one that i have is about 1/2 " tall made of Pyrex .... smooth rounded on one end and flared on the other so as not to pull through. They are sold with a very small washer that is put on the rounded end to stop it from slipping out of the hole. If you insert the rounded end into the PA hole from the outside, the skin should/does just roll right over the top of it. I wouldn't bother with trying to put the washer on the rounded smooth part that is inside of the glans. Once the loose skin is rolled up over the glans I don't think there is much of a chance of it going anywhere. BUT I have not done it yet...I am expecting a TLC through the mail in a couple of days as well as a catllQ .... Hope this helps who it may .... ridgerunner
May 26th, 2007, 05:38
My personal experience has been, it depends on the device, person, location, etc... However:
O-rings are okay, with just a pa that is a curved barbell, but really no other piercings.
T-Tape is fine with all most all piercings, except a frenulum and less pedestrian piercings, and the fact that the piercings can make the inner tape come off faster.
Tugger works fine with a pa that has a ring (has a tendancy to make the hole bigger) or stud, no curved barbell without modification and I'll have to get back to you on that after I have finished mine. No other piercings play nice with it, without modifications.
Cannister is a NO on all counts...
Or, just swap them out at an interval you are comfortable with. I take my Tugger off and put my piercings back in if I am going out for the night, getting ready to have sex, and/ or at least once a week, just to keep the holes from closing up.
If, you are wanting to get a penis piercing, if you can just wait until you have restored, or stop restoring until it has healed and then proceed from there.
Now that you know more information about me then you might have wanted to know, and the origin or the moniker ... Feel free to drop me a line if you have further questions, comments, or to tell me I am wrong.
March 13th, 2008, 14:40
I tried removing the jewellery, but found the constant removal and reinstallation caused irritation. Maybe that would decrease with daily attempts, but I'm not sure.
I had been planning to change to a bent barbell, but recently stretched to a larger guage, and could only find a curved barbell, so I'm back where I was before.
Anyway, I write this because I took a long break from tugging and have gone back to it, with once again frustrating results. I find it difficult to get the skin up over the cone, possibly because of the ring or a lack of skin or a combination of both, and while I don't find it too uncomfortable to keep the tugger on, it does usually force the ring into the glans, often leaving a visible pressure mark -- not really a situation that's desirable in the long term.
As I don't want to take out the PA, a plug could be an option; I'll have to check into it.
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