View Full Version : When did you start sleeping with plugs out?

06-17-2006, 10:58 AM
When did you start sleeping with your plugs out of your lobes?

That's all, just kind of a poll.

06-17-2006, 11:01 AM
It was probably around 0ga /emoticons/emotion-1.gif

06-17-2006, 11:12 AM
8g... and most of the times my plugs would just fall out of my sleep.

06-17-2006, 12:32 PM
6 or 4 or so, like dope said the plugs would fall out in my sleep.


06-17-2006, 12:50 PM
I'm at 2g and still don't take my jewelry out when I sleep.

06-17-2006, 01:00 PM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">Quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by myxjustification

I'm at 2g and still don't take my jewelry out when I sleep.
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same. mine close up too fast

06-17-2006, 01:38 PM
Ditto. Just leaving them out at the pool is bad enough, I always bring a taper to make it easier.

06-17-2006, 03:45 PM
I took 'em out to sleep around 0g or so, when it became really uncomfortable. I hardly wear jewelry at 5/8", though, haha.

06-17-2006, 03:49 PM
Strangly... mine just came out for the first time in my sleep last night. I am at 2g... and I have no idea how it happened because its never happened before. Anywho... thats all

06-17-2006, 11:17 PM
I'm at 00g now and I don't sleep without plugs in. Most of the time I switch to KAOS's to sleep in. I DO take them out for anywhere from 1hr to 4 hrs after a shower at home too /emoticons/emotion-1.gif

06-18-2006, 01:33 AM
I started taking them out at 2g and I still do now at 00g. It really does help with blood flow and thickening, not to mention comfort

06-18-2006, 02:29 AM
now and then I take them out but I wasn't able to until I hit 3/4" without them shrinking down considerably.

06-18-2006, 02:53 AM
Yep, all my piercings close ridiculously fast. If I take out my 8g flatbacks, clean them, and go to put them back in, they won't go in. I have to bust out the taper, and it even hurts.

06-19-2006, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the replies everybody.

06-19-2006, 02:32 PM
i dont ever take mine out. i wear 2g DF eyelets so in dont have a problem with them fallin out. also, they are mighty comfortable. i dont even notive them in, unless i am pulling, twisting them, or checkin for ear juice.

other than wearing organics, is there any other way to get rid of the ear sweat?

06-19-2006, 02:48 PM
..Clean them regularly? Organics are your best bet, as they tend to just absorb the funk since they're so porous.

06-19-2006, 05:03 PM
I never take mine out except to clean them, and I'm at a 1g. I actually bought a memory foam pillow because it makes sleeping on big earrings a lot more comfy.

06-20-2006, 05:44 AM
That's a really good idea! /emoticons/emotion-1.gif

06-20-2006, 06:35 AM
Not until 00g, but then I left them out for like 6 weeks and stretched to 7/16"

06-20-2006, 06:51 AM
i hardly ever sleep without my plugs in and im at 3/4'' i just dont feel comfortable doing so. i have had earings in for so long i almost feel naked without them

06-20-2006, 08:13 AM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">Quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by infectious_underground

Not until 00g, but then I left them out for like 6 weeks and stretched to 7/16"

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6 weeks?
How'd the stretch go? I would imagine that your hole would shrink without anything in there for... 6 weeks.

06-22-2006, 11:00 AM
Toward the person that is having pain re-inserting at 8g. That's fairly odd to hear. I think the only time I had any problems with any 8g re-insertion was after I lost my Apadravya 2 months into healing...ouch. But aside from that 8g should slide in fairly easy.

However you mentioned cleaning making me think I should note something that isn't talked about often. If you clean plugs off well and have clean or even wet ears, there is a good chance that the very soft tissue of your ear will grab a little. If I were you I would think about using some Vitamin E (Form of 'liquid') or Jojoba oil.

Sorry about the wonder twins joke.

06-22-2006, 02:37 PM
yeah 6 weeks is a long time to keep something out of your ears, and them stretching them, from a 00g to a 7/16, after that. maybe it was a typo, but that seems kinda of painful and unhealthy if you ask me.

06-22-2006, 03:46 PM
3/4th is when i started to sleep with them out... but its not necessary... just put some kaos plugs in.

06-22-2006, 04:00 PM
I don't remember what size I was; I saw a picture of a man whoes ears were pinched in his sleep. The circulation was damaged resulting in him losing his ears. It scared me so now I do not sleep with anything hard in my ears. Kaos or nakid.

06-22-2006, 08:20 PM
I'm at a 7/16" and I tried sleeping without plugs in for the first time two nights ago. It was really comfortable...until the next morning when I almost couldn't get them back in. Heh, guess mine close up pretty fast...but I do still take them out for showers for what little it's worth.

06-23-2006, 03:14 PM
I'm still nervous about trying to sleep without my plugs in

06-28-2006, 11:22 AM
I take mine out when ever they feel too loose.
bc i play with them alot and i like them to be a little tighter. but that was at 0 i have just stretched to 7/16 and they are healing so i only do to clean

06-28-2006, 01:04 PM
I'm at 0g since 6 months and 4 months, and I only remove them for cleaning/shower. For sleeping, Kaos are my best friends. [:-smile_green]