Here’s a picture of my ears. :D I started stretching them last Saturday. They’re 12g right now. The first picture is my right taper with the rubber ring thing on it. The second picture is it without it. I apologize for my ear looking funny. Heh.
Get some 12g CBRs and pop them in there, girl. :) You can get them at walmart, I’ve even seen them at Sallys beauty supply, and of course hot topic and spencers. You dont want to wear tapers as jewelry- your fistula will become uneven! Enjoy stretching! :)
uhm. I bought these to start stretching, and I’m wearing them until I size up with bigger tapers. I’m not going to buy plugs or anything now and wear them until I size up in a week or two when I’ll barely even wear them and I’m going to size up again soon. that’s a waste of money. I know you don’t wear tapers as jewelry. but I’m just wearing them until I’m to the size I want to be at, then I’ll buy plugs and wear them from then on. thanks anyway.
So. You acknowledge that you are wrong, but will continue to do the wrong thing because of money? Okay, two things; Stretching isn’t a cheap thing. Second, You shouldn’t be moving up sizes within like one week. So, I like that you know that tapers aren’t supposed to be worn as jewelry, and I quite like that you acknowledge my knowledgable-ness…. but for you to be all “herp derp I’m gonna go do the incorrect, unsafe, wrong thing, kthxbai!” just blows my mind.
Enjoy your blowouts.
One more thing; At this size, tapers aren’t necessarily in any aspect. You could have simply bought the next size larger CBR and lubed those up and put them in
This afternoon, I was working on a Bio 131 lab experiment where I determined the environmental footprint one Cali had on the earth. My per capita footprint was 6 hectares, which I discovered if there were 7 million (aprox population of our planet) Calis (or dear God), then our planet would not be able to sustain them all. Fascinating, considering how I live in a first world country and am not (currently) in great poverty or am being trafficked. There is a hint to my initial problem with this assignment. Alright, so for the final question of my assignment, my professor asks:
The environmental footprint of the average American is about 12 times larger than the average inhabitant of India.
So the 4.1 million babies born in the U.S. this year will have almost the same impact on the earth as the 27.6 million
babies born in India. How do you feel about that?
Immediately the flags in my little activist head goes up. How do I feel about this? Well, allow me to explain.
One has to realize that the poverty these Indian babies are living in is not a good thing. The people in India are NOT living more “eco-friendly” as the question suggests, but they are dying from the lack of food and shelter in their homeland. Furthermore, babies in India are being born compared to American babies at a near identical ratio of the difference of their environmental footprint. While I am not arguing against the fact that Americans use too much energy, I quite agree with that, I am stating that the overpopulation in India is the root cause of what APPEARS to be their “small” environmental footprint but is in fact a false fallacy. India does not have enough resources at their disposal to sustain their population. I feel like this question is misguided and has more of a political standpoint than a biological one. In fact, I think this question can almost be reversed and be debated that while each individual of India may indeed have a smaller environmental footprint, the 1.21 billion people of India actually are using more resources than the 312 million people of America. See the huge numerical population difference there? In conclusion, I think we need to work on building more educational systems in India and educating them specifically on things like how to use birth control properly so their population does not exceed what their environment can supply for them. Similar to China, except they get into the whole issue of eugenics where they off infant females in a sick way of preventing them to mother more children in the future, and now China has a population 1.331 billion, and a very similar argument for THEIR environmental footprint like the India one could be used but since the question just asked about India and I already went far too into the inner depths of it, I’ll end my answer right here.