From Black Voices — I want to talk a little bit about size — penis size. Here’s the story. We know that a lot of men are self-conscious about how big their penis is or isn’t. It turns out that some brothers with good old average size penises are packing magnum-sized condoms to impress their partners, potential partners, and the guys they hang out with.
They leave them out on the table by the bed, flash them when they go to take money out of their wallets, and worse, wear them when they are having sex. This is kind of cute, but it’s a real problem. If a condom is too loose, it will slip off during sex and leave both partners without protection. Wearing the wrong-sized condom – too big or too small – is a bad idea no matter how impressive the packaging may be!
Here’s background on this story.
There was a time when condom manufacturers operated on the premise that one size fits all. This made for condoms that had too loose a fit for smaller guys and too snug a fit for bigger guys. Not only were they uncomfortable for a lot of men, they were more likely to fall off or break because they didn’t fit well. A lot of guys decided that condoms just weren’t worth the trouble. This led to a lot of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Today, manufacturers make condoms in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Not all sizes are marked on the package, so men have to experiment with different brands and styles to find the condom that is the best fit for them – which is not a bad way to spend time.