Condom Size Explained – Everything You Need to Know

September 25, 2020 3 min read


When you think about any item or clothing or footwear, we always shop around to make sure we get a size that fits us. Too small or large and things can get pretty uncomfortable. But many of us don’t put in the same amount of thought to our choice of condoms. We pick the one-size-fits-all option and make do, even if it doesn’t feel great. But does condom size matter? What brands and types are available? And how can you know which size is right for you? We take a look at all of these questions in detail.

Does condom size matter?

The short answer to this question is yes, condom size does matter. On a closer look, there are plenty of reasons why this is the case. Getting a comfortable fit is one of the main reasons. You may encounter people who claim that condoms ‘don’t feel right’. Often, this is simply a case of them not having the right size.

Of course, condom brands aren’t oblivious to this fact. The average penis size is around 5-7 inches long and 3.5-6 inches in circumference. Many brands (often in line with regulations) design their standard condoms to fit these sizes. As such, most condoms work fine for most men. However, there are plenty of brands that offer a variety of sizes.

Choosing the right size of condom can help protect against slippages, breakages, and people not using them because they’re uncomfortable. And, as we know, condoms are an essential part of practising safer sex, so the size and fit clearly matter.

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Many brands have taken matters into hand when it comes to choosing the right size. There are several brands that offer larger and smaller sizes than standard, giving you the chance to find one that’s most comfortable for you or your partner.

On Condoms are one such brand, offering an extra-large pack among their range. Similarly, Glyde offers both slim fit and maxi condoms alongside their regular fit. What’s more, Glyde condoms are all approved by the Vegan Society. It’s not just smaller brands either, condom giants Durex provide an extra-large bundle.

However, perhaps the leader in this field is the brand MySize. They offer a broad range of sizes (seven to be exact) which range in terms of length and width. So, no matter what size you need, you’re sure to find a comfortable fit from a brand you can trust.

How do I know which size is right for me?

Of course, it’s not always that easy to know which condom size is going to be the right fit for you. Although most of the available sizes included in their description, it can seem fairly arbitrary unless you measure.

Luckily for you, there are several options available. You can check out the free MySize measurement guide, which gives you information on how to take a measurement and what it means for the MySize condoms.

You can also check out our condom sizing guide, which gives details of the different brands, their products, and how they measure up. It’s an excellent place to find out about the various features on offer, as well as whether or not they’re the right fit for you.

Final Thoughts

Clearly, condom size is important. As well as making sex more enjoyable with a proper fit, it also makes it safer in the long run. Many brands are aware of this fact, and the choice in terms of length, width, and thickness is greater than ever. All it takes is a quick measure, and you can enjoy better sex with a condom that fits properly.

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