Condoms Sizes Chart – Size Really Does Matter!

What more can you want other than a better and safer sex life? I have been told that finding the perfect fit can sometimes be pretty tricky, when it comes to condoms. Why is that? Probably because we have such an array of choice when it comes to picking and choosing them – and because they come in so many different shapes, sizes, colours and even flavours! But once you have, a highway of pleasure will open for you.

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GO FOR THE PERFECT FIT

The size of your condom is essential for making sure that your condom is effective in preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs) and pregnancy.

Here are my tips on things not to do!

Okay, so you may be feeling a bit nervous and self-conscious about the size of your penis. You would like to impress your partner! You come up with a cunning plan! You will buy a condom that is too small, which will inevitably make your penis look bigger! Voilà – problem solved. Um, no – this is complete fiction. The only thing that is likely to happen is that your condom will break.

Your partner will be anything but impressed – and you risk the chance of either getting an STI or getting your partner pregnant (if you are heterosexual). Let’s face it, if you are using the condom, you are using if for one of the above reasons – so having your condom break, is really a scenario to avoid at all costs!

You may be feeling rather optimistic, and may be thinking of buying a condom that is too big. Again, a big no, no. It can slip off the penis during sex. Again, something you want to avoid.

The fact is that an ill-fitting condom will just feel downright uncomfortable during sex, and will not serve the purpose that it is intended for.

In this article, we are going to have a look at the Condoms Sizes Chart. This will enable you to do three things:

  • To choose the right condom based on your penis length and girth.
  • To measure your penis
  • To consider all relevant factors when buying your condoms

Condoms sizes chart

Image Credit: Stephen Kelly, 2018

CONDOM BRANDING SIZE – GENERAL RULE

Manufactures base the condom size on both the length and the width measurements.

Most condoms are longer than necessary. But, if you find that there is too much roll left at the base, then you will probably need a more ‘snug’ fit. If there is no roll left at the base, you will need a bigger condom.

Girth is more important than the length when it comes to a fitting for a condom. The girth is the thickest part of the erect penis.

Get the measurement right for the perfect fit

LET’S MEASURE YOUR PENIS!

Before you can choose which condoms you should be using for the ultimate experience, you will first have to measure your one-eyed trouser snake!

Grab a tape-measure, ruler, meter stick – for the well-endowed gentlemen, and let us get started.

First thing, when taking measurements to work out your condom size, you will have to make sure that you are, um, how can I put this? You will have to be standing at attention or basically have a rocket in your pocket!

You are going to want to take two measurements – the length and the girth. First, to measure the length, measure from the base of your penis (where the condom stops rolling) to the tip of your penis.

Secondly, to measure the girth, measure the midpoint around the shaft of your penis and note the size in millimeters. You can use a tape measure for both.

Now that you have your measurements, we can go shopping for your ideal condom!

BRAND GUIDE CHART FOR YOUR IDEAL CONDOM

SNUG FIT CONDOMS

Typically, these condoms range between a nominal width of 45 – 50mm, meaning they will fit those with a girth of around 100 – 112mm.

BRAND FEATURES
LifeStyles Snugger Fit Special shape, lubricated, reservoir tip, short and snug fit
Beyond 7 with Aloe Water-based lubricant with aloe to prevent irritation, Latex
Glyde SlimFit Certified ethical and vegan. Non-toxic, latex lubricated, tight and snug fit
Caution Wear Iron Grip Snugger Fit Smaller width, silicone-based lubricant, reservoir tip
Trojan ENZ Latex, lubricated, tighter fit, straight-shape, reservoir tip

REGULAR OR STANDARD FIT CONDOMS

BRAND FEATURES
Kimono MicroThin Ultrathin, unscented, latex, straight-sided shape – easy to put on
Durex Invisible Latex, lubricated, ultra-thin, straight shape,
Lifestyles Skyn Made of polyisoprene, unscented, thin, lubricated
Crown Skinless Skin Latex, slightly lubricated, ultra thin
Trojan Ultra Thin Latex, lubricated, reservoir tip, thin

 

 

 

LARGE FIT AND CONDOMS

BRAND FEATURES
Trojan Magnum Ribbed Latex, lubricated, spiral ribbing for heightened stimulation, and has a reservoir tip
Trojan Magnum Latex, tapered at the base, lubricated, reservoir tip
Lifestyles SKYN Latex, lubricated, extra large
ONE Legend Made of Sensatex (a form of latex), extra wide
Kimono Microthin Large Latex, ultra thin, flared shape for extra headroom, regular base

ALLERGIC TO LATEX?

People who have allergies to condoms are generally allergic to the product that many condoms of made from – latex. But the good news is that there are plenty of alternatives out there to latex, such as polyurethane, polyisoprene, or lambskins condoms. So, do not be sheepish and please ensure that you do use one!

alternatives to latex condoms

STORING YOUR CONDOMS

I am not sure if you were also told in high school biology class not to store condoms in your wallet. Well, turns out that it is actually not a myth to scare you into celibacy. Your condom will be subject to all sorts of bending and friction, which, of course, can cause tiny holes, making your rubber totally useless!

In addition to this, if you keep your wallet in your pocket, your body heat can also degrade the sheath.

Just make sure that you keep your newly purchased prized possessions in a dry place away from sunlight or heat – well, until the heat of the moment of course! 

PLEASURE AT ITS BEST!

So, now that you know exactly what size condom is needed and which ones you should be using, there is only one thing left to do – get out there and use them!

The right sized condom seriously can make an enormous difference to how much you enjoy sex. Make sure you are stocked at all times. And remember: the right size is YOUR size!

Always have safe and protected sex!

Most of all, Love Yourself, respect and be respected!

Would love to hear your thoughts and which brand was the best fit for you!

8 Replies to “Condoms Sizes Chart – Size Really Does Matter!”

  1. Hi Renée! First of all, I love that sentence: the right size is YOUR size! That is so true. Everyone can be made feel guilty about the size of their boobs or the size of their penis. Unbelievable! Second, I think your article is very educational, considering the fact that some people still have unprotected sex, using as an argument the fact that there is some medication against AIDS. Thank you so so much for this article. I wish I read it 30 years ago!

    1. Dearest Anso,

      I am so glad that you found the article informative and useful. It is never about quantity always about quality that is for sure! Thank you so much for visiting Love Yourself and I cannot wait to see you back on the site!

      Kind regards

      Renée

  2. This is one topic that most people don’t take with utmost seriousness, till now, I believe some people still don’t know these ramifications of choosing a condom that you’ve listed and explained in this article. Pleasure should always come with safety, the moment it’s off, it gets dangerous. Its good to have a perfect suitable fit of condom in order to avoid unwanted circumstances. Thanks.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments KingAndrea!  I agree with you, I also think that people do not understand the consequences and the fact that they are missing out on fabulous and safe sex!

      Hope to see you again soon

  3. We now have various and numerous products of condoms in market nowadays and this has made it difficult to know which and which to go for. About the size, this information I believe is new to some people, it’s very common among the teenagers to get into dangerous situations because of wrong size of condoms. I’ve read about people have allergies of latex, it’s good that they’ll be aware of possible alternatives.

    1. Hello Wildecoll,

      Great to see you on Love Yourself.  Thanks for your comments, and hopefully this article will enlighten others like yourself!

      Kind regards, Renee

  4. Thank you for this article I never realized there was that much difference. Why wasn’t this taught in sex Ed ?? I had the habit of putting in my wallet… wow.. plus I am glad you talked about the safety of pregnancy or diseases … very informative.. showing exactly how to measure is helpful …,I thought length was the most important thing … 

    Tim

    1. Dear Tim

      Sex Ed was non existent in my school days!  I am so glad that you found the article helpful! And I am delighted to see that you are a man of protection!  Great!

      Kind regards,

      Renee

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