One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How to Know Your Real Condom Size
The age-old question, does size matter? We are here to tell you that yes, it does, but only for your condom use 😉 Learning about sex ed is very different to engaging in sex. They provide you with the basics of what a condom is used for, how to put it on, how to dispose of it etc, but there’s never the follow up education of condom fit, sizes and preference.
We are here to bridge that gap for you.
Nobody wants that feeling of your condom being too tight or slipping off! If your condom is too short, the chance of it snapping during sex is very high which makes it completely ineffective when it comes to protecting you from STI’s. If your condom is too long, it is likely to roll down and have excess hanging off the shaft. Both situations aren’t conducive for safe, or pleasurable sex.
Here is our checklist when it comes to the perfect fitting condom:
1. Measure your penis
For an accurate measurement, take a measuring tape to your penis or get someone else to assist you 😉 Either way, make sure to get the width and length of your penis, measuring at the base to the end to ensure you’ve covered it all. Once you have these measurements you can go on our website lifestyle.com.au and find which condoms are made for your size, we have plenty of styles to go around.
2. Leave your ego at the door
Most men have the XXL complex, always thinking they need to be the biggest, but like we said earlier, it isn’t about penis size, it is about condom size and if the dom fits, that’s all that matters.
As recorded by The British Journal of Urology International, an average male penis size is 3.6 inches long (flaccid) and 3.7 inches wide, so we’re all in this together.
3. Buy it and try it
Woo hoo! You now officially know your condom size and have reached the ‘try on’ step of the checklist. A lot of people use the one and done approach; buying one condom style and continue to use that style indefinitely. Not you, you deserve to try them all and find what gives you the most pleasure during sex. Dotted, flavoured, extra lube, closer fit, or glow-in-the-dark – the list is endless so have fun with it!
4. It takes two, baby
Sex is a two-way street, when choosing your preferred condom make sure to include your partner in this decision as well. At the end of the day, you and your partner need to both enjoy the experience and this keeps communication open for you both to have a say.