How To Know What Size Condoms To Buy

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Condoms are an effective birth control method and provide some additional protection against STDs and STIs. They are widely popular and used by billions of people across the globe.  Condoms are widely available over the counter, and you can buy them online or at almost any convenience store. Condoms come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and widths. The main thing to remember when choosing a condom is that it should fit you comfortably.

An improper fitting condom is more likely to fall off or break during use. It may be hard to tell if a condom is too small or large. However, there are a few different ways to tell.

In this article, we'll be helping you find out which condom size you'll want to purchase, as well as how to check the fit of your condom.

The Problem With Condom Sizing

Finding the right size condom can be daunting, as well as awkward if it's your first time. Condoms come in all different sizes and lengths, and it's important to find the right size for you. The right size will ensure that the condom is comfortable to wear and that it can be used effectively. However, it's also important to know that condoms are not one size fits all. Condoms come in a variety of sizes.

The average length of a condom is around 6 inches, which is close to the average penis size. However, many condoms are longer or shorter than this. Most condoms are also around 2 inches in width, which is close to the average width of an erect penis. However, the width can vary, which can affect the fit of the condom.

Finding Your Size

The first step to finding the right fit is to know which condom size you need. Condom sizes are indicated by the length and width of the condom. For example, a condom might be labeled as "large" or "extra-large". The length and width of the condom is usually listed on the condom packaging. A condom labeled as "large" would be longer and wider than a condom labeled as "regular".

The next step is to know how to check the fit of your condom. This can be difficult if you're not familiar with your penis, but it's not impossible.

The first thing to do is to measure the length and width of your erect penis. To do this, you will need a measuring tape. You can also use a piece of string or mark the circumference of your penis with a marker.

Next, check the length of the condom. Take the condom out of the package and check the length. If the condom is too short for you, it will roll-up. If the condom is too long for you, it will be loose and baggy. Do the same with checking the width.

An ill-fitting condom is a dangerous one, as condoms can slip, exposing the shaft and putting your genitals at greater risk for an STD or STI. A condom that's too small, for example, will not offer the same level of protection or comfort as a condom that's the right size. You should never be afraid to use a condom that is the right size for you.

Condom Sizes

Condoms are available in a variety of sizes and styles from the popular brands—Lifestyles, Trojan, and Durex—as well as from many generic brands.

Condom sizes are typically listed as follows:

  • Extra-Large (Or called “XXL”)
  • Large (Sometimes referred to as “magnum” or “XL”)
  • Medium (Standard Fit)
  • Small (Often labeled as “SnugFit” or “SlimFit”

It's important to remember that condom sizes differ from brand to brand and will vary between different types of condoms.

Average Sizes of Condoms by Penis Length

A large condom, sometimes called XXL or XL, typically fits a man whose penis is 8" or longer, and has a girth of 5" or more.

A regular size condom, sometimes called an "average" or "regular" condom, typically fits a man whose penis is between 5" and 7" long, and has a girth of between 4" and 5".

A small condom, sometimes called a "snug" or "fit" condom, typically fits a man whose penis is between 3 1/2" and 5" long, and has a girth of between 3" and 4".

A snug condom, sometimes called a "skinny" condom, typically fits a man whose penis is between 2" and 3 1/2" long, and has a girth of between 2 1/4" and 3".

How To Tell If A Condom Is Too Big or Too Small

If you're not sure whether a condom will fit you, there are a few things you can do to figure it out.

First off, you can check the packaging to see if they have a size chart. If they do, you can use that to determine what size is appropriate for you.

If it's not listed on the packaging, you can test out the condom and see how it fits on you.

A properly fitting condom is not loose and covers the entire length of the shaft. Properly fitting condoms should also feel snug, but not too tight. If a condom is too tight, it can cause discomfort and make it difficult to maintain an erection. A condom that is too loose can also cause problems. It can fall off during use or come off prematurely.

It's also important to know that different condom brands have different-sized condoms. Just because one brand of condom is a certain size, doesn't mean that another brand's condom is the same size.

The Importance of Accepting Your Real Size When Choosing a Condom Size

The first step in finding the right condom size is to accept your real size. If you're not sure which size condom you should purchase, use our condom size chart to help you decide. You should be comfortable with your condom size and never feel embarrassed or ashamed of your size.

If you're wearing a condom that is too big, it's much more likely to slip off. If you're wearing a condom that is too small, it may be too tight and uncomfortable, and you may have difficulty putting on a condom in the first place. If you're wearing a condom that is too large, you may have difficulty rolling it all the way down to the base of your penis.

There are many different reasons why people choose to wear condoms. Some people choose to wear condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and/or pregnancy. Some people choose to wear condoms because they want to reduce the sensation they feel. Each reason is just as justified as the last, but none of them will be fully realized if you're not choosing the correct size condom.


Condoms are a great form of birth control when used correctly. You should never feel embarrassed or ashamed about your size, and you should never reject a partner for the size of their penis. Choose a condom that's the right size for you, and you're much more likely to have a positive condom experience.

This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Your specific circumstances should be discussed with a healthcare provider. All statements of opinion represent the writers' judgement at the time of publication and are subject to change. Phoenix and its affiliates provide no express or implied endorsements of third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products, or services.

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