All, I have the PA-5000 and a piercing, and it is the best device I've ever worn for security, comfort and concealability. Where I'm having trouble is duration. So now, I'm writing to see if anyone has any experience with the troubles I'm having, and suggested solution. I hit a wall after about 5 hours of wear, where the plastic dries out, the piercing hole 'sticks' to the plastic, and it causes uncomfortable rubbing/pulling. I can't figure out a way to keep this area lubed, and just squirting lotion or something down there not only doesn't help, but makes the area gross and smelly very, very quickly. Does anyone have any suggestions? It is also possible my device is too small, it seems like I should have some space in the tube when flaccid, but even flaccid the tube is full with a bit of skin pushed out of the slats. Should I order the next larger size? Finally, could I just need to keep at it, slowly trying to add more time in the cage each time? This is similar level pain when I was trying to adjust to a steel belt, where you'd have bad cutting etc, but you can't really 'rebend' a PA-5000 to help, and I'm very afraid of tearing my piercing which requires long healing (been there done that) Thanks for input! My ultimate plan is to switch to custom tube similar in design to the PA-5000 from steelwerksextreme.ca - but I want to make sure I figure out the right way to resolve any PA-5000 problems so I know what to tweak on the custom titanium design.