I recently lost part of some jewelry from one of my piercings. So, the next day, I went out looking for a replacement. One shop refused to carry that style because it was fragile, and another place refused on safety grounds. Yet another place just didn't carry acrylic stuff at all. All the while, mind you, I'm trying not to stare at proprietors who resemble human swiss cheese. All the safety/practicality lectures started to grate, 'cos I'd had this item for a couple of years with no troubles... Finally, I returned home in disgust, and complained to my wife about the general holier-than-thou attitude.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)