hey guys... anyone heard of these? they are silicone spacers that go in ur ear and help stretch ur ear slowly but painlessly. Ive heard some impressive results and decided to give them a try. They are kind of expensive for the larger gauges, but I want my ears back up gauged. I used to have them at 1/2 inch and i did that the old fashioned way, tapering pin every couple of weeks. but I had to take them out to get a job and they shrunk a lot. so I bought these and ive got a pair of 00g in right now and they are doing the job. Ive got 3/4ths to put inch after these are all stretched out. So yea... pain wise... no pain at all really, just pressure. I can feel my lobes constantly, but there's no uncomfortability. Irritation... not really any, unless ppl wanna play with 'em and squeeze 'em. anyway... Im gonna give these a week or so and see how they do and then slide the 3/4ths in and see if we can't get some real stretching going on.