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Embrace the Cheese: A Funny Blog About Ear Cheese and Ear Stretching

by Lisa Wills 05 Jul 2023 0 Comments
Embrace the Cheese: A Funny Blog About Ear Cheese and Ear Stretching

Okay, let's start by acknowledging that "ear cheese" isn't the most pleasant-sounding term. But if you're an ear stretcher, chances are you've encountered this phenomenon at some point in your stretching journey. So, let's get real and talk about the hilarity (and downright grossness) of ear cheese.

 First off, what is ear cheese? Essentially, when you wear plugs or tunnels in your stretched ears for an extended period, sweat, dead skin cells, and sebum can build up inside the jewelry. Over time, this buildup can create a "cheesy" texture and odor. It's not harmful, but it can definitely be a nuisance.

 Now, let's talk about some of the funny (and gross) things that come with ear cheese:

 1. The smell. Let's be real, ear cheese doesn't exactly have the most pleasant odor. It can be pretty overpowering, especially if you haven't cleaned your jewelry in a while.

 2. The texture. Imagine feeling a squishy, cheese-like substance in your ear - not the most enjoyable sensation, right?

 3. The look. Ear cheese can also create a noticeable buildup around the edges of your plugs or tunnels, making them look discolored and dirty.

 4. The cleanup. Cleaning ear cheese can be a process. You'll need to remove your jewelry and soak it in warm water, then use a gentle soap or saline solution to clean it thoroughly.

 5. The embarrassment. Let's be honest, there's nothing like trying to explain to someone why your ear jewelry smells like cheese. It's definitely not the most glamorous conversation topic.

 All that being said, ear cheese is just another part of the ear stretching journey. While it may be unpleasant at times, it's not harmful, and it's certainly not a reason to give up on wearing your favorite plugs or tunnels.

 The good news is that Wood Plugs & Tunnels are such a great choice for preventing ear cheese from happening in the first place. Because it's porous, wood allows your skin to breathe, which helps to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells and other debris that contribute to ear cheese.  Wood also absorbs moisture. One of the leading causes of ear cheese is moisture buildup in your earlobes.

 So, if you're an ear stretcher, embrace the occasional ear cheese and make light of the situation. If someone asks why your jewelry smells a little funky, just laugh it off and explain that it's all part of the ear stretching process. And if all else fails, just keep smiling and nodding - because let's be honest, we've all been there!

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