I'm working my way up to a 00 gauge, and I've run into a problem.
I purchased a 0 gauge captive bead ring, anticipating my next stretch.
I've discovered that I cannot open the ring, working as hard as I can with the correct ring opening pliers.
So my question is, how do I get this ring open? Are there ratcheting pliers or compound pliers which reduce the manual force required?
Related question: Some companies sell a captive ring which has a spring-loaded snap-in ball. Does anyone have experience with these? Do the snap-in balls stay in place during sex? (It's a non-starter if it cannot be worn during intercourse.)
In the meantime, I'm looking at switching to a curved barbell. It's easy enough to unscrew a ball.