The reason so many guys ask, What Condom Size Am I is because condom sizing and how to measure ourselves is not very clear. There is not one condom out there that will suit every individual or couple.
And yet using the right condom is essential. The wrong size increases the risk of breakage, slippage, and pain. Experimenting and finding the correct condom is the difference between those who enjoy sex with condoms and those who hate them and put themselves and others at risk.
So how do you answer the question…..
What Condom Size Am I?
The first thing you need to do is measure the size of your penis. This isn’t hard. There are three main measurements you need to take. First from the base of your penis which is the part where the condom would stop rolling (no need to put the condom over your testicles!) and measure up to the tip of your penis….This is your length.
Then measure the girth of your penis at the thickest part of the shaft. You can wrap a tape measure around the shaft or you can use a string and then measure the string with a ruler.
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What Sizes Exist?
Now you have the measurements you can go over to our article called Condom Size Chart. There you will find charts with measurements for each condom brand and be able to see what exactly “Snug” “Regular” and “Large” mean and find what fits within your personal measurements. We offer updated size charts based on the top sold brands: Trojan Condom, Lifestyles, Durex, Kimono, ONE Condoms and Caution Wear. More brands to come!
The average condom length in North America is 7.5″/190.5mm. Since a vast portion of men are between 5.1″ – 6.5″, most do not need to be concern with length. If length is your concern, check out our condom fitting solutions chart for recommendations to specific needs.
Girth or “thickness” is also crucial. The average condom is made to fit a 5″/127mm girth. That equals 2.0″/50.8mm base wide (width is measured by the condom lying flat; it is not the circumference).
However, this does not solve all problems. What if you are skinny and long, short and wide? You will also need to think about shape and material (latex, polyisoprene, etc.), especially if you find you’re in between sizes.
A common complaint is that condoms are too tight around the head. So, many condoms companies have now designed condoms with oversized head room, including flare shape design and extra bulbous head. Here are the top North American brands:
LifeStyles Pleasure Shape (Bulbous head)
LifeStyles WYLD (Bulbous head)
LifeStyles THYN (Flare shape)
Trojan Her Pleasure (Flare shape)
Trojan Pleasures Ecstasy Fire and Ice (Flare shape)
Trojan Stimulations Ecstasy (Tapered flare)
Trojan Magnum (Tapered at the base, flare at head)
ONE Condom Pleasure Plus (Roomy pouch at the head)
ONE Condom Tantric Pleasures (Wider base/head, tapered along the shaft)
ONE Condom Pleasure Dome (oversized head, regular base width)
Durex PleasureMAX (wider base and head)
Kimono Maxx (Wider head)
There are also condoms which are longer than average, but regular or smaller width.
Or how about wider shaft, but close fitting head:
Elasticity. Latex or Poly or the other Poly?
There are two new non-latex options available now. Polyurethane was first introduced by Durex in the 1990s. This material is less elastic than latex and polyisoprene, and is slightly thinner. So it can be ideal for those who prefer less skin-tight condoms that clings to every contour of his tool, and instead prefer a bit of give in the condom.
The most popular polyurethane condom in North America is Trojan Supra.
Polyisoprene is the latest non-latex material for male condoms, introduced by Lifestyles in 2008. This material is more soft, elastic and form-fitting than both polyurethane and latex. This material is ideal because it can stretch more comfortably over shapely parts of the penis. So this may be a better option if you are in between sizes then the uniquely shaped condoms. Polyisoprene is available in North America by Durex Avanti Bare and Lifestyles SKYN.
The best thing to do is keep experimenting to find the best condoms for you (and your partners).
Just make sure you don’t engage in oral or penetrative sex if a condom does not fit! So, firstly, answer the question “What Condom Size Am I?” for yourself and then check against the size charts and get a hold of your best fit.
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