A condom is a sheath of material used to cover the penis during sexual activity, designed to minimize the risk of disease and accidental pregnancy for both the wearer and partner(s). It can be made of latex rubber, polyurethane, or sheep intestine.
Safe Sex should be practiced after any modification procedure and during the entire healing period to avoid any contamination or spread of bodily fluids. For male genital modification procedures, ensuring a proper fit is essential, as a poorly-fitting condom can rip, or irritate the piercing or other modification. There are several brands of condoms that offer varieties with more "headroom," which are especially ideal for healing piercings. Examples are the LifeStyles Dual Pleasure, Inspiral, and Trojan Very Sensitive, all of which feature a bulb-shaped head.
Genital piercings have the potential to rip condoms if there are jagged edges in the jewelry or if the balls in a CBB or BB are not closed tightly.
Some condoms are lubricated with spermicide such as nonoxynol-9, which can be irritating to new piercings, tattoos, or other modifications.