Even though choosing the right-size condom sounds simple, men oftentimes tend to choose wrong. Choosing the perfect condom size for you is important, not just to satisfy your ego but to ensure that you are fully protected and safe when wearing it.
By choosing a wrongfully sized condom, you usually risk it becoming too tight against the skin and popping, or it being too loose and sliding off. Personal preferences aside, here is how to choose a condom based on size, material, and effects.
1. Measure Yourself For The Perfect Condom Fit!
It might sound cheesy, but measuring the length and girth of your penis is important before choosing a condom. With one hand, use the ruler from the root of the penis and measure all the way to the tip. For width or girth, wrap measuring tape around the thickest part of your penis.
2. Available Sizes!
After you have measured yourself, it is time to look at the condom sizes available. When looking at sizes, always compare the width between two condoms with yours. Manufacturers made sure they have plenty of condom width sizes to choose from, as follow:
- Standard condoms, with 44.45 to 50.8 mm width
- Snug condoms, with 44.5 mm width or lower.
- Large condoms, with over 50 mm width.
As for length, which is also important to take into account, here are the measurements you can choose from:
- Standard condoms, with 184.15 to 198.12 mm length
- Snug condoms, with 177.8 to 198.12 mm length
- Large condoms, with 184.15 to 205.74 mm length
3. Material and Design For The Perfect Condom!
Just like choosing a condom based on length and girth, you should also be looking at specifics, such as material, additional performance boost, and design, all detailed below:
- Materials: Condom materials include latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene, and lambskin.4
- Design: You can choose from a variety of condoms in different shapes, and with different textures, including ribbed condoms, flavored condoms, etc.
- Lubrication: some condom brands like Trojan have pre-lubricated condoms which can heighten the pleasure and sensitivity.
4. Think of Lubricants
Regardless of their lubrication, all sexperts suggest that you use additional lubricant when wearing a condom. Aside from creating sensational arousal and sensitivity, a lubricant works well with most condoms. However, latex can sometimes be unsuitable if using silicone or oil-based condoms. Therefore, make sure you learn all about the different types of lubes and choose one that won’t hurt the structure or endurance of your condom.
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