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.
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
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.
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.
|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
|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
|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!
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!