You wouldn’t buy gloves meant for thumbs half your size, so why suffer
an unbearably small condom? Yet many safety-conscious studs do: Their
average rubber is too loose or too snug. A lousy fit hikes pregnancy
risk—and both partners’ odds for HIV and other sexually transmitted
“Thousands of men have anxiety about wearing
condoms,” says Adam Glickman, CEO of Condomania, a retailer of all
things latex and safe. “They’re afraid it will slip off and humiliate
them or it will be tight, uncomfortable and break. It affects their
ability to perform and their attitudes toward safer sex.”
Glickman’s custom-fit rubber: TheyFit—found only at Condomania’s New
York City store (212.691.9442) and website (www.condomania.com). After
a 2003 debut, TheyFit expands its offerings this February, from 55
lengths and widths to 95. Condoms range from modest (3 inches) to
If you’re worried about pinpointing your right
size, start with a three-pack ($4.95). If it fits just right, you can
blow your wad on a 12-pack ($11.95). And relax: Your size stays
confidential. (TheyFit assigns each size a random code.) So now the
“it’s too tight” excuse for ditching protection in the bedroom fits as
poorly as O.J.’s glove.
Find your size of TheyFit condoms and have fun doing it—by measuring!
1. Drop by the Condomania website (www. condomania.com) to download and print the Fit Kit.
Ask your partner to follow the instructions for measuring your Mr.
Man. You’ll be most aroused and get a more accurate read with her
or him around.
3. Order away—then unwrap, unroll and get busy.