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January 16, 2009

Penile Size May Cause Men to Be Negative Toward Condom Usage

According to a new report, men with short or relatively large penises are more likely to have negative attitudes toward condom fit and feel, aidsmap.com reports.

About 1,661 men were recruited from adult web sites selected based on their geographic diversity and disproportionate prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Data were collected on condom fit and feel through self-reporting by the men, who took measurements of their genitals.

The men were then categorized by size (short, medium and large). Men belonging to the “larger” group described condoms as too short, not rolling down enough and feeling too tight along the penile shaft. The opposite was true for men in the “shorter” group, who reported unrolled latex at the base of the penis.

The study, conducted by the Centre for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University in Bloomington, offers insight into the challenges of preventing STIs. Investigators called for condom manufacturers to expand the variety of sizes, and they conclude the data may help sexual health workers better discuss condom use with men.

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mb, St Charles, 2009-01-22 07:40:26
Yes I agree the condom manufacturers need to make different sizes in length and width and don't need red, yellow, purple etc, just clear, milk color, light brown and black, for each race

cd, ny, 2009-01-21 20:46:47
I am a true 10x7 and even the "XL" condoms are tight on me. I simply cannot get a full hardon with a condom. They are too tight and constricting. So when I decide to use them, even with Viagra, I do not get as hard as I would without them.

Scubapro, So. CA, 2009-01-21 16:34:40
I think part of this is bunk since there are larger length and girth size condoms available for purchase. It could be that most freely distributed condoms are only in the regular size. I am 6" and thick (6" around) and though condoms are snug they don't prevent me from having enjoyable sex since its like a layer of skin.

Paul Bridgewater, NY, NY, 2009-01-21 13:01:04
I dated a fellow whose penis was the size of my first digit (finger) and Googled, Small Condoms. 16 pages came up with special"Snugger Fit." I was referred to Condomania.com which offers a "Fit Kit" and sells condoms specifically made to accomodate all (or close to) all shapes and sizes of man.

James Loewen, Vancouver, 2009-01-21 11:02:33
For men with larger penises the "female condom" can be very comfortable.

Dale, Minnesota, 2009-01-21 10:48:57
Anyone who has unrolled a condom completely knows that length is not the issue, it is girth. Those who are feeling the squeeze should try a female condom. Granted they are more expense, but the cost of male condoms will rise if more sizes are to be made available.

dsiple, Hollywood, CA, 2009-01-18 17:51:14
For men with smaller penises I suggest unrolling the condom and stretching it around the scrotum as well as the penis. The unrolled portion then acts as a cockring and takes up the slack.

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