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DON’T CALL THEM GAUGED EARS!!! Please comment below to add your two cents. Are you new to the world of ear stretching?  If so, you'd better watch out.  There are a lot of A-holes in this world.  One of the biggest a-holes you will meet is the one that insists that you do not call plugs or tunnels "GAUGES".  They will explain to you how a gauge is a measurement or size used to measure your ear.  This by definition is very correct. I feel that if you are new to this world of stretched ears one should welcome you...

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I have always been intrigued by the social behaviors of humans.  I love people watching.  Sometimes it gets me wondering why people choose to express themselves in certain ways.  The question today is, "Why do people stretch their ears?"  The following is meant to refer to  society as a whole.  (I know there are many varied reasons why an individual may want to stretch their ears.) History has shown us that ear stretching was initially used to show that an individual belonged to a group or a tribe.  It was accepted by the group and they were marked as being "one...

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I've been told that ear stretching is a fashion fad, that it's something everyone's doing because it's popular.  My response is that stretched ears have been around forever.  It's not a new idea, style, or fad.  I see stretched ears jumping from one social group to the next, but never really fading away.  In the modern day it is largely a mode of expression. I have always been fascinated with stretched ears and their origins.  Why did people in our past start ear stretching and how does it relate to why people still do it today?  I wanted to dive...

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