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Menthol
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Do various peircings of the male anatomy have a significant effect on the liklihood of a condom breaking?

Does this vary with the type of peircing or size/type of jewelry? (barring the obvious like barbells with conical ends)

My google-fu isn't gleaning any facts... every source says something different.

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conan
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Don't you think common sense would indicate that any metal object inside of a condom that is under stress from being stretched and moved might cause it to break? I would also think that a piercing on a females genitals might cause a condom to break as well.
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Menthol
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I'm not asking for your conjecture or condescension... or your conservative bias, if your previous posts are any indication. I seek facts.

Nevermind that most body jewelry is smooth, with no sharp edges to catch the latex. And if done properly, there isn't enough room for jewelry to wiggle about freely.

My question stems from the fact that on occasion i have put on latex gloves while still wearing rings and noticed what appeared to be a chemical reaction between the metal and the latex.

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In Love With My Baby
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My sister works at a tattoo nd piercing shop...i will be sure to have her ask so i can post here
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JamsessionVT
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From the Unversity of Texas @ Austin website, Safer Sex/Health page:

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Men who wear penis jewelry should use condoms with larger receptacle ends...Lubricating the jewelry as well as the inside of the condom greatly reduces the risk of tearing.
I'd venture to guess that wearing average sized genital jewelry wouldn't affect a condom too much, permitting the male chooses a condom with a larger recepticle end to allow room.

[ 01-21-2007, 12:30 PM: Message edited by: JamsessionVT ]

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ghostie
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You can aquire barbell-ends that are shaped rather like Smarties, and are flat and smooth-edged.
This means that there is a lot less stress put on the condom and there aren't any edges which may catch it and cause tears [Smile]
Lubrication also helps greatly.
I have heard personal experiences of this so..yeah [Big Grin]

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Menthol,

I don't have any peircings, but I was thinking about your question and thought, hey, how about a "test run." If your curiosity has got the best of you, purchase a few of your favorite condom brands and experiment on your own to see if the condom tears, slips, etc. You can try different combinations of pressure, pace and lubricant amounts to see what works best. Plus, the worst case scenario when practicing yourself is.....well, there is no worse case scenario! Excellent!

Just a thought. Good Luck.

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stacia
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nah it wont break unless u no if its like a spike or something cuz i had the same question and asked my cuzin she is a professional pericer hope i helped

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