Buying condoms and figuring out condom sizes can be a very confusing and stressful experience. From ribbed, studded, lubricated, and flavored, there are a lot of choices out there on the market. There are also the classic magnum condoms, for those with a larger penis. However, even someone without a very large penis may need a different sized condom! Condoms are marketed as a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. However, penises are not all the same size, so in reality, condoms are not one-size fits all. Just as you buy different clothing sizes, buying the right condom sizes can be crucial to ensuring a safe and proper fit. After all, if the condom doesn’t fit properly, how can you expect it to protect you?
If a condom size is too large, it can slip off during sexual intercourse. You then may need to consider emergency contraception. If it’s too small, it can break during intercourse. The same thing goes for that scenario – emergency contraceptives such as Plan B may be needed.
We choose condoms to have safer sex, so make sure you’re choosing the right condoms. There are multiple condom brands and options for people out there.
Condoms That Are Size-Inclusive. The Best Condom Brands.
Lelo luxury condom brand makes a unique condom with a hexagon design. These are gynecologist recommended, and come in two sizes: the standard, and the Respect, which is the extra large variation. This is not XL condom size in the sense of a magnum, but a little larger for those who may be more than the “average penis size”.
My One Condoms come in many sizes! With 10 length options, 9 girth choices and over 60 condom sizes, you’re sure to find the right fit. They even have a measuring guide available to help you find the perfect fit for you or your partner. According to their site, Condoms sold in stores properly fit only 12% of condom users. This means that many people are putting up with ill fitting, uncomfortable condoms.
Glyde one of the best condom brands, also sells multiple condom size options. Glyde has a leg up, as they are vegan, ethical, and fair trade, which is a huge selling point for many. They offer Ultra, Maxi, and Slimfit condoms, to help you find the perfect option. They also have flavored condoms for those looking to have a little fun.
So how can you figure out your size?
Easy peasy – grab a ruler, and make sure your cock (or your partners!) is hard. Since a condom goes on to a hard or erect penis, it’s important that you measure that size.
Measure the length using a ruler or measuring tape. Make sure it’s starting at the base, which is where the penis is attached to the body. Press in, because fat can make the length hidden and incorrect. Measure all the way to the tip.
Next, we measure girth. Girth is easiest to measure with a soft measuring tape, such as the one tailors and seamstresses use. Wrap it around the thickest part of the erect penis, and this will give the penis girth. The width or diameter can be determined by taking the girth number and dividing by 3.14.
Now that you have an idea of your penis size, you can easily compare it to an average penis size. Since the average erect penis is between 5.5 – 6.3 inches long and has a girth of 4.5 to 5.1 inches, this will allow you to accurately figure out if you need a larger condom or smaller. If you’re close to those measurements, the standard should be pretty accurate.
Condom Size Guides.
Most condom sizes are on average a width of 1.75 to 3 inches, and anything under is a snug or slimfit condom, and over 2 inches is a large sized condom. Going by length isn’t necessarily the best option, as they all have fairly large varieties on what’s standard or extra long length.
Remember that condoms should have room at the tip for the ejaculation to go in as well!