Don’t play condom roulette….
You are both about to strike gold – wait – do you have a condom that fits? Too large and the condom might slip off during sex. Too small and the condom might break.
Fitted condoms help protect from Sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) and pregnancy, whilst allowing you to enjoy your intimate moments.
The sweet spot
Men often search for a fitted condom but sadly often end up with condoms that are too small or too small. But how do you find that sweet spot? That size that fits your penis just right! Well to do this we first need to measure your penis length and your girth, grab a pen, paper and a tape measure.
Here are the steps you need to follow to size your penis:
- Start your measurement from the base of the penis (this is where your condom would stop rolling) to the tip of the penis.
- Now, let’s measure the girth, measure around the mid-point of your shaft and note the size in millimetres. Tip; Use a piece of string and then measure the string with a ruler
Congratulations, your one step closer to giving your penis the match it deserves – time to go condom hunting!
Now, before you start hunting its important to note that your girth is actually more important that the length. I was surprised to learn this, but it’s because the average penis length is between 5 – 7 inches when erect. Manufactures know this, and thus have opted for average condom lengths of 7 inches to capture a wider market. And actually, it often fits quite well, but if you need you can buy longer or shorter condoms.
Your girth on the other hand is very important when selecting a condom – its crucial to fit!
So, next time you see a condom at the shop or online, pay close attention to the ‘nominal width’ , this width tells you how wide a condom is when it’s laid flat. Now, take this nominal width (millimetres) and double it – Voila! you can now tell if the condom will fit you.
Below is a table showing the nominal widths for each condom size
|Nominal width (mm)
|Girth Fit (mm)
|45 – 50
|100 – 112
|52 – 54
|117 – 121
|54 – 60
|121 – 135
Vegan or allergic to condoms? Or environmentally conscious?
- Allergy to condom does occur, so don’t feel embarrassed about this. Thankfully, there are alternatives such as latex-free condoms.
- You might be a vegan or just concerned about the environment, don’t worry there are suitable alternative condoms on the market.