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vivahate
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Quote vivahate Replybullet Topic: Stretching lip piercings
    Posted: March/10/2012 at 10:16am
2 similar questions really:

Can you use "normal" plugs in a stretched lip piercing? Are plugs designed for ears ok to put in there or will they be too big/small to fit the thickness of your lip properly?

Is wooden jewellery OK for lip piercings or does the moisture of your mouth screw them up? I mean, I'm not permanently dribbling or anything, but I know generally wood and moisture are not best friends.

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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: March/10/2012 at 2:45pm
I don't see why you couldn't use single flare styles as long as they fit right!
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Quote cryptorchild Replybullet Posted: March/10/2012 at 7:03pm
yea but might as well just get proper jewelry, if your gunna stretch teflon is a nice material and not expensive.
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Quote jakethejake Replybullet Posted: March/10/2012 at 10:21pm
At smaller sizes you can easily get away with single flare plugs, as long as they have a long enough wearable.

around 2g and up, you'll probably want to switch to a tback, which will be much more comfortable.


As far as wood, the short answer is it depends.. Some people like it, some don't. For stretching, of course it's a big fat no!

my experience with wood labrets in healed lips is that they tend to dry out quite a bit, very quickly. My only positive experience has been when I was removing the piece every 2-3 hours to add more oil.

Denser woods certainly work better, but you will still have slight drying.

Now, this is just my personal experience. I know people who wear wood in large labrets, but for me personally my first choice is always stone.

Wood wouldn't be practical until at least 4g-2g ish, so I would say when you get around there, give it a try with an open mind... but make sure to keep it oiled!


Stretching wise, polymer/delrin/teflon is your best bet for decently priced/good stretching materials. You can get labrets made from that from Aestheticsbodymod.com, and they're quite good with making deals for stretching sets.
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