I've been stretching my ears since November, with ears starting 12g. It's now March and I'm preparing to go into 8g.
Before, I would use tapers to introduce the plug, but this time the taper hurt. Curiously, putting in the 8g plug itself is fine, no pain or discomfort. However If i put the 8g taper in, it hurts 3/4 way - has this happened to anyone else before? I just found it strange.