How to choose the correct condom size

If you put on a condom that is too large, it may slip and if it is too small, it may break. Condoms should be the right size for maximum comfort and protection.

This article explains how to find the right condom for your penis. It also describes some of the design features you may want to consider, such as condom materials, shapes, and lubrication.

Measurements

The size of the condom depends on the width and length of the penis. The size of your condom depends on the size of your erect penis . To determine the length and width of an erect penis, you must:

  • To determine length: Take one side of a ruler or tape measure at the pubic bone and measure the distance to the tip of the penis.
  • To determine the width (girth): Take a soft string or tape measure and wrap it gently around the thickest part of the erect penis. Measure the length of the string or tape measure.

After you have taken these two measurements, check with different brands to choose the condom that most closely matches the size of your erect penis.

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Condom sizes

Condom manufacturers use slightly different terms to describe the size of the condom. This can make it difficult to select the correct size.

As is often the case with clothing, one brand may refer to a large condom and another may refer to a condom the same size as a standard one.

When comparing brands of condoms, consider the length and width of the condoms. You will need both.

Condom width

It is important to consider the width of the condom because it affects how well the condom fits. Also, a condom that is too tight can be uncomfortable and break easily.

Use the following general guidelines to determine the width of a condom:

  • Standard condoms are 1.75 to 2 inches wide.
  • Tight-fitting condoms are less than 1.75 inches wide.
  • Large condoms are over 2 inches wide.

Condom length

The length is also important because the condom should cover the entire penis and leave room for ejaculation .

Use the following general guidelines to determine condom length:

  • Standard condoms range in length from 7.25 to 7.8 inches.
  • Tight-fitting condoms range in length from 7 to 7.8 inches.
  • Large condoms range in length from 7.25 to 8.1 inches.

Types of condoms

Once you have selected several brands of condoms that fit the size of your penis, you may need to purchase several to try them on. This will give you a chance to find out which condoms are best for size, comfort, and sensitivity.

Regardless of the size you choose, never let selfishness or insecurity about penis size prevent you from getting the condom that suits you best.

In addition to size, there are a few other features of the condom that you may want to consider.

  • Material: Condom materials include latex , polyurethane , polyisoprene , and sheepskin . You may find it helpful to try several condoms made of different materials to find the one that is most comfortable.
  • Design: Condoms come in a variety of textures and shapes , and you may prefer one over the other.
  • Built-in Lubrication – Many brands of condoms, such as Trojan Double Ecstasy Condoms and LifeStyles Turbo Condoms , use lubricants . These materials can increase sensitivity and pleasure for you and / or your partner.

You can also add lubricant to the condom to improve the sensation and comfort of your partner. Just apply a lubricant like Astroglide or KY Jelly to the outside of the condom after putting it on.

If you are using a latex condom, choose a water-based or silicone lubricant. Oil-based lubricants can destroy the latex material of a condom.

Be careful not to use too much lubricant, as this can cause the condom to come off.

Summary

Once you know the length and width of your penis, you can choose the correct size condom that is comfortable and provides complete protection. Because condom size descriptions can vary from brand to brand, you may want to purchase several types of condoms to compare how well they fit.

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If you do n't want to use a condom , you probably used the wrong size condom. Sizing a condom is an important aspect of convenient and effective condom use.

It may take time for you and your partner to choose the right condom. If you are not completely sure how to use a condom, practice putting it on your penis beforehand so you don't have to worry or worry when the need arises.

Frequently asked questions

  • Most are 7 "long and 2" wide. This is because condoms are FDA-regulated medical devices, so they must meet certain international standards.

  • Not really, because penises come in a variety of lengths and widths. For example, in a study of 820 men, penis size ranged from 2.5 inches to just over 10 inches in length and from just over 1 inch to 7.5 inches in circumference.

  • It can break or slip. For example, in one study, the risk of breaking a standard condom increased between 50% and 100% for each additional centimeter of penis girth. A condom that is too large is more likely to come off.

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