One of the main concerns people have about genital piercings is whether they can damage condoms or not. Or, rather, if it’s possible to wear a condom if you have a piercing. This is a good question. Safe sex is important so it’s vital to know if your body piercing can cause condoms to break.
The good news is that for the most part, you don’t have to worry. Condoms can be used even if you have a piercing. However, it’s important to follow some precautions.
Will Condoms Break?
The unfortunate things about condoms is that they break from time to time. It’s not always the user’s fault, but it’s important to know how to decrease the chance of condoms breaking.
Body jewelry typically used for genital piercings cannot make condoms break on their own. It’s due to the shape of jewelry made for genital piercings. Since comfort is important for piercings placed on the penis and other parts of genitalia, the jewelry used is typically smooth and without rough edges. It means that it can fit inside a condom easily without causing any damages to the condom. The sex can then proceed normally without a problem.
It means that you don’t have to worry. Condoms will not break due to body jewelry made for genital piercings. While accidents may happen here and there, the experiences of many people prove that condoms are safe to be used with genital piercings.
In fact, condoms are recommended in some cases. This is particularly true for new piercings at the early stages of healing. A new piercing is basically an open wound, so it’s recommended to use condoms during sexual activities. Condoms will not only prevent sharing of bodily fluids, which is increased with new piercings, but will also protect the piercing itself from being hurt or damaged.
It is important to take a good care of your new piercing in the early stages of healing in order to prevent infections and other problems, so condoms can help with that.
Advice on Using Condoms with Piercings
Here are some tips on how to ensure that condoms don’t break if you use them with genital piercings:
- Make sure to always use smooth jewelry without rough edges. It is the most important thing to ensure safety.
- The jewelry has to fit nicely under the condom. It shouldn’t be too loose and it shouldn’t move under the condom.
- It’s best if the jewelry is not made in a very small gauge. Small gauge jewelry tends to be sharper and can damage condoms more than large gauge jewelry. The good news is that genital piercings typically don’t use jewelry of the smallest gauge.
- Experiment with different types of condoms until you find the ones that fit you perfectly.
- Complicated jewelry or decorated jewelry is best to be avoided while wearing a condom.
- Same jewelry rules apply for any body part that comes in contact with the condom. If you engage in oral sex, make sure to wear only smooth tongue and lip jewelry. Women should also wear smooth jewelry pieces in their genital piercings to avoid damaging their partner’s condom during intercourse.
- If you are scared that your jewelry may damage condoms, you may consider removing it during intercourse. Make sure to put jewelry back after sex because genital piercings tend to close quickly.