Hi ladies and gents! Drai — one of your favorite sexperts. I have received several messages asking about condom sizes. Ladies who are dating guys, your man is likely clueless about this one too. If I teach you, you can teach him. Just to let you know, condoms are sized in length and girth width or thickness.
A two-year study by the Indian Council of Medical Research found that more than half of the Indian men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms. Now there are calls for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more readily available in a country which already has the highest number of HIV infections of any nation. Over 1, volunteers from the length and breadth of the country had their penises measured precisely, down to the last millimetre, according to a report on the BBC news website. Doctor Chander Puri, a specialist in reproductive health at the Indian Council of Medical Research, told the BBC there was an obvious need in India for custom-made condoms, as most of those currently on sale are too large. Currently around one in every five times a condom is used in India it either falls off or tears, an extremely high failure rate.
But don't go in for just any condom! Although length is often the same across different brands and types, width and girth are the most important aspects when selecting a perfect condom for you. Using the right condom size is extremely important for comfort, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and for effective birth control. Therefore, wearing a condom that is too big may cause it to slip off.
Image credit: Bill Haney, Trying to weed thru every condom in any store is a time consuming and frustrating undertaking, so a condom size chart is the perfect solution to this problem. If a condom is too small, it can be constrictive and hamper a man's performance in the bedroom. If a condom is too big, it can cause bigger problems if it leaks fluid or slips off during intercourse.