The time has come for me to answer all of your intriguing questions! I do believe I can even fit them all into one entry! Here are the questions – check the extended entry for the answers.
why would anyone pierce a piece of furniture?
oh, cooch piercing. i thought it said “couch”.
yeah, let’s hear about that.
Posted by mikey at August 13, 2003 12:08 PM
whats your shoe size?
Posted by spark at August 13, 2003 12:51 AM
everyone lately seems at a loss for what to write about, myself included.
you should write about sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Posted by p at August 12, 2003 04:26 PM
a tame one:
why do you have your own site on your Blogroll?
Posted by colin at August 12, 2003 04:14 AM
tell us something personal about ya! all us people who don’t know you IRL are at a loss…
Posted by col at August 11, 2003 11:12 PM
What donna said.
Posted by Kyndra at August 11, 2003 08:44 PM
I want to know more about your cooch piercing. 🙂
Posted by donna at August 11, 2003 06:55 PM
spark: my shoe size is 7 (although sometimes it’s an 8), and I recently bought some shoes that are 6.5 because they were on sale, and so cute
colin: I’m not sure why my own site is on my blogroll, except that I’ve seen other people’s sites on their own blogrolls, and I figured it was the right thing to do.
p: -sex: 3-5 times per week, start with him on top, finish with me on top, average 20mins per session, usually just before bed.
-drugs: I had a nasty cold a week or so ago, I took copious amounts of dayquill and got to have that fun medicine-head high
-rock’n’roll: I’d like to throw rocks at my upstairs neighbour children, then roll them down the face of the Chief
col: I’m too smart for my own good, and have unrealistic expectations for myself most of the time, although through some strange miracle and a lot of stress, I usually manage to live up to them, which sets the bar even higher for the next time. As a result, I have little to no tolerance for people who are lazy or ever utter the phrase “I can’t”, because a lot of the time I’ve been there, and I could, and it was damn tough, but definitely do-able.
mikey: I regularly pierce my couch. It’s an older one that I inherited from my parents, and it’s got those button things all over it. Sometimes the buttons get caught on a pocket or something and pop off, which requires that I pierce into the cushion with a crochet hook, and fish around for the little string to hook the button back on to.
donna/kyndra/mikey: In a fit of late teenaged rebellion, I got my nipples pierced for my 19th birthday. It all worked out ok, and still seemed like a good idea a year later, so I got my navel pierced for my 20th birthday. Come birthday #21 I wanted to get something else done, but am absolutely averse to any facial piercing (including tongue) and doing an ear thing was just too tame for my tastes. I did some research on the interweb, and decided that I was going to get my clit hood done. It also seemed like good timing, because my boyfriend was going out of town for 5 weeks, so I’d have plenty of time to heal.
As for the process, it was basically the same as any other piercing. I sat in the chair, some guy with a lot of tattoos and piercings of his own (Micah, at Next on Granville, who was really really sweet) gave me some lavender essential oil to sniff at while he made the appropriate markings and got his tools in order. The only difference was that for the hood they use a tube instead of a clamp to pierce into. They insert the tube under the hood, and push it against the skin so that it’s obvious where it’s poking up from. This is when I got the warning “as long as you don’t kick me in the head I should get this in straight”. The piercer then jams the needle through the skin and into the tube, which prevents the needle from damaging the love button. The rest of the procedure is the same, where the jewelry is inserted through the needle, the needle is pulled out, and the jewelry is left and the end screwed on.
I got a barbell, and I’m quite pleased with it. It’s reverse threaded, which means the “male end” of the barbell is on the balls, not on the rod, which makes it less likely to pinch or come loose.
Aftercare was also a breeze – it was the fastest healing piercing, and is the most well-behaved one I’ve got in terms of not getting irritated or anything like that. I haven’t noticed any increase in sensation in particular, but I definitely get some interesting (in the good way) sensations when I’m wearing really tight pants, and when I ride a horse (or similar activity).
Well folks, I suppose that’s all your answers. Hopefully I’ve satisfied some of your curiosities, and If I’ve sparked some new ones, ask away 🙂