A safer form of genital beading?

Steve Haworth has been playing with a piercing-style method for implanting genital beads with a reduced level of trauma. Normally either a larger gauge incision has to be made and/or a taper has to be used to stretch the holes up to the size of the bead to place it under the skin. Using his “squishy” silicone beads, he reduces the incision size required to place a 1/4″ bead down to 8ga.

The tools: A. a 1/4″ taper for comparison (this is what would normally be required to place the bead), B. a pusher rod which will later be used to push the bead into the skin, C. the bead reducer which will “inject” the bead, D. the 3/16 taper which leads the bead into the hole, and of course E. the silicone beads themselves.

First the bead is placed in the reducer and then compressed down into its tip, squeezing it from round to a nearly cylindrical narrow form.

The bead reducer is then attached to the 3/16 taper.

The taper and reducer assembly is pushed into the fresh piercing (made with an 8ga needle for a 1/4″ bead, or a 10ga needle for a 3/16″ bead) behind the needle, and then release the taper, leaving the reducer in place.

The pusher rod then pops the bead out of the reducer, leaving it under the skin and it expands to its normal 1/4″ form.

Steve is talking about offering instruction in this method at his advanced beading seminars, and may be selling the tools and beads on his eBay store in the future. The only problem that I can foresee from this method is that so far silicone has had an unusually high materials reaction (ie. allergic response) in comparison to titanium, steel, and teflon beads. This reaction is not supported by the scientific literature on the subject, so it’s yet to be determined why silicone from Steve has seen these complications.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

4 thoughts on “A safer form of genital beading?

  1. I have realised, that cutting the skin and pushing the pebble-stones under it on place and sewing with needle and yarn is more exciting and satisfying!

  2. Does anyone know where you can get polished titanium beads suitable for genital beading? I’m in Los Angeles. It seems like the silicone ones can have allergic reaction, and the stainless steel ones would cause problems if you ever had to have an MRI. Sounds like titanium would not have that problem? Anyone know for sure – and where to get surgical implant grade beads? Thanks! acdenning@gmail.com

  3. Well I just had a row of 3 5mm titanium beads done in a line down the top of my penis starting behind the glans and theyre causing massive discomfort for my lady cause they have no give, so im gonna switch em out for some squishy silicone ones instead!!

    A good place to go for beads and other implantables is steve haworths ebay shop, stevehaworth1111.

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