The Right Condom Size

November 6th, 2015

Found this post on Fetlife today, and I thought it was a good one, with important information.

OP: gutsyfish

A whole lot of guys, when it comes to condom size, are like a whole lot of women, when it comes to bra size. They complain it’s uncomfortable, but then don’t change the brand or size of the condom they’re buying. No one seems to want to actually measure themselves (with measuring tape instead of a ruler, so they can get the circumference and the length) or do any research. They just want to buy the brand they’ve always bought. Or they think about the length of the condom and don’t really consider that condoms come in different girths as well.

Some guys are probably wearing condoms that are too large around for them, but that doesn’t seem to be as widespread a phenomenon as larger guys who think they have average or small cocks (possibly because they’ve watched too much porn) and are trying to squeeze themselves into condoms that are just too small and then don’t understand why they can’t keep an erection while their cock is being strangled or why they still have skin exposed after rolling the condom down as far as it will go.

It’s important to pinch the very tip of the condom (at the part that looks a little like a nipple) while you’re unrolling it down the shaft, so no air gets trapped at the top, which is the most common cause of condom breakage. You or your partner should also hold the condom at the bottom ring as you pull out, so it doesn’t come off and stay inside your partner, especially if you don’t pull out as soon as you orgasm or if you are no longer completely erect when you pull out.

Here’s a list of condoms on the market right now arranged by length. They vary from just under seven inches to just over nine inches in length and their circumference varies from just over three inches to just over four inches (excluding the female condom, which has a much larger circumference since it is not made to be worn externally).

(The condoms with an astrix next to them are non-latex.)

6.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Trustex Mint Non Lubricated
6.87″ long / 5.74″ around – FC2 Female Condom*
7.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Kameleon Tri-Color
7.37″ long / 5.00″ around – Trojan NaturaLamb*
7.50″ long / 3.74″ around – Fantasy Rainbow Colors
7.50″ long / 3.74″ around – Kimono MicroThin Large
7.50″ long / 3.74″ around – Kimono MicroThin Ultra Lube
7.62″ long / 3.74″ around – Durex Avanti Bare Latex
7.62″ long / 3.74″ around – Lifestyles THYN UltraGlide
7.62″ long / 3.74″ around – Trustex Mint Lubricated
7.62″ long / 4.00″ around – Durex High Sensation
7.62″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan ENZ
7.62″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan ENZ Non Lubricated
7.62″ long / 4.00″ around – Trustex Non Lubricated
7.75″ long / 3.50″ around – Caution Wear Iron Grip
7.75″ long / 3.88″ around – Durex Extra Sensitive Ribbed
7.75″ long / 3.88″ around – Durex Extra Sensitive
7.75″ long / 3.88″ around – Durex Real Feel*
7.75″ long / 3.88″ around – Okamoto Zero Zero Four (004)
7.75″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Bare Skin
7.75″ long / 4.00″ around – Contempo Bareback
7.87″ long / 3.60″ around – Lifestyles Snugger Fit
7.87″ long / 3.60″ around – Lifestyles Turbo
7.87″ long / 3.60″ around – Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive
7.87″ long / 3.60″ around – Lifestyles 3SUM
7.87″ long / 3.74″ around – Impulse Sweet Indulgence Flavors
7.87″ long / 3.74″ around – Durex Extra Strength
7.87″ long / 3.74″ around – Kimono Rainbow Colors
7.87″ long / 3.74″ around – Trustex Chocolate Flavored
7.87″ long / 3.74″ around – Beyond Seven Sheerlon
7.87″ long / 3.80″ around – Lifestyles WYLD
7.87″ long / 3.80″ around – LifeStyles SKYN Extra Lubricated*
7.87″ long / 3.80″ around – Lifestyles Non-Lubricated
7.87″ long / 3.80″ around – Lifestyles Ultra Lubricated
7.87″ long / 3.80″ around – Contempo Wet n Wild
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Ultra Thin w/ Spermicide
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Beyond Seven Studded
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Beyond Seven Aloe
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Class Act
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Durex Enhanced Pleasure
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Impulse Bare Pleasure
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Contempo Mega
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Kyng Ribbed
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Pleasure Shaped
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles SKYN Intense Feel*
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Extra Strength
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles KYNG Blue
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles KYNG Gold
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Trustex Assorted Colors
7.87″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles King Size XL
7.87″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Double Ecstasy
7.87″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Enz w/ Spermicide
7.87″ long / 4.24″ around – Trustex Extra Strength Vanilla
8.00″ long / 3.50″ around – LifeStyles Ultra Lube Plus
8.00″ long / 3.74″ around – Lifestyles Flavored
8.00″ long / 3.74″ around – Impulse Plum Crazy
8.00″ long / 3.74″ around – Lifestyles THYN
8.00″ long / 3.74″ around – Impulse Midnight Orchid
8.00″ long / 3.88″ around – Crown Skinless Skin
8.00″ long / 3.88″ around – Lifestyles Ribbed
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Caution Wear Mission 707 Studded
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Trustex Loves Sensitive
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Ultra Ribbed w/ Spermicide
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – LifeStyles SKYN*
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Durex Intense Sensations
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Fantasy Lubricated
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Impulse Sweet Indulgence: Chocolate
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Tuxedo (Black)
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Midnight
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Ultra Thin
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Colors
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Everlast Intense
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Black Label
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Thryll
8.00″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Ultra Thin
8.00″ long / 4.24″ around – Durex Natural Feeling
8.00″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Her Pleasure w/ Spermicide
8.00″ long / 4.24″ around – Durex Pleasuremax
8.00″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Supra
8.00″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Extended Pleasure
8.00″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Bareskin Non-Latex Supra*
8.12″ long / 3.74″ around – Caution Wear CAMOX PPE
8.12″ long / 3.74″ around – Durex Performax
8.12″ long / 3.74″ around – Kimono MicroThin
8.12″ long / 3.74″ around – Kimono Thin
8.12″ long / 3.88″ around – Caution Wear Classic
8.12″ long / 3.88″ around – LifeStylesTHINZ Extreme
8.12″ long / 3.88″ around – LifeStyles Vibra-Ribbed
8.12″ long / 3.88″ around – Contempo Rough Rider Studded
8.12″ long / 3.88″ around – Caution Wear Black Ice
8.12″ long / 4.00″ around – Caution Wear Mission 701
8.12″ long / 4.00″ around – Fantasy Assorted Flavors
8.12″ long / 4.00″ around – Kimono MAXX
8.12″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Ultra Ribbed
8.12″ long / 4.00″ around – Trustex Extra Strength
8.12″ long / 4.00″ around – Trustex Dual Color
8.12″ long / 4.00″ around – Kimono Thin
8.12″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Magnum Ecstasy
8.12″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Her Pleasure Ecstasy
8.12″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Intense Ribbed
8.12″ long / 4.24″ around – Durex Performax Intense
8.12″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Magnum
8.12″ long / 4.50″ around – Trojan Magnum Ribbed
8.12″ long / 4.50″ around – Trojan Magnum Thin
8.25″ long / 3.74″ around – Impulse Pale Rider
8.25″ long / 3.74″ around – Trustex Lubricated
8.25″ long / 4.00″ around – Caution Wear Wild Rose
8.25″ long / 4.00″ around – Trustex Ribbed & Studded
8.25″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles Fun Bumps
8.25″ long / 4.24″ around – Durex Rainbow Colors
8.25″ long / 4.24″ around – Durex Tropical
8.25″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Stimulations Ribbed Ecstasy
8.25″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Pure Ecstasy
8.25″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Her Pleasure Sensations
8.25″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Intense Ribbed
8.37″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Fire & Ice
8.37″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Charged
8.37″ long / 4.00″ around – Trojan Magnum XL
8.50″ long / 3.86″ around – Trojan Thintensity
8.50″ long / 4.00″ around – Durex Super Thin
8.50″ long / 4.00″ around – Kimono Textured Type E
8.50″ long / 4.00″ around – Night Light Glow in the Dark
8.50″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Magnum Fire & Ice
8.50″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Her Pleasure Warming
8.50″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Magnum Armour w/ Spermicide
8.62″ long / 4.00″ around – Lifestyles SKYN Large*
8.62″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Magnum Warming
8.62″ long / 4.24″ around – Trustex Extra Large
8.80″ long / 4.24″ around – Caution Wear Grande
8.80″ long / 4.24″ around – Trojan Fire & Ice Ecstasy
9.25″ long / 4.24″ around – Durex XXL

*I used the information from Condom Depot’s size chart to make this list, but simplified it and reconfigured it in a way that made it easier to read/use.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CONDOM SIZES
The reason that there is not a wider range of sizes for condoms in the US is that, after the AIDs epidemic broke out, the FDA put stricter regulations in place on the manufacture of condoms and one of those regulations included the size condoms could be. This was because their testing machinery could only test condoms that were in a certain size range. These regulations are still in place today. Condoms in other countries come in a broader range of sizes, but are not allowed to be marketed in the US because of those FDA regulations.

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