After looking at a few stretching stories on the net, and finding out people actually go get their ears stretched several gauges AT ONCE, I've decided to put in the next gauge. Hey, I've had the 14s in about two or two and a half weeks, that should be plenty of time, ja? So I put them in, and voila! A tiny pinch was all I felt! They fit just fine, no pain at all! Tapered plugs are so much easier to get on O_o.