Condoms come in many sizes, including smaller sizes for men who prefer a snug fit. Small condoms should be used if the penis is:
- Average or above-average in circumference but shorter in length
- Average in length but smaller in circumference
- Shorter in length and smaller in circumference
More than the length of the penis, it is the circumference that matters when it comes to condom size. The width of a smaller condom may range between 45-51 mm.
Is finding the right condom size necessary?
Finding the right fit may be tricky, but it’s important for safer and more pleasurable sex. A condom that is too loose at the tip can slip off during sex. However, a condom that is too tight at the tip can break. Both increase the risk of accidental pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
Condom sizes differ according to brand. For example, the regular size of a particular brand may be large in another brand. It is necessary to know your penis size to buy the correct size from any brand.
How can penis size be measured?
Penis size can be measured by:
- Measuring the circumference of your erect penis at its widest point using a string
- Placing the string on a ruler to note the measurement
- Recording the measurement
You can also use an online condom size calculator: https://www.condom-sizes.org/condom-sizes/condom-calculator
What are the different condom sizes available in the market?
There are three basic condom sizes available, based on the circumference of the penis. Standard condom length is typically not an issue for most men because condoms stretch lengthwise without breaking.
Most standard size condoms have a width of 52 mm or 2.05 inches. The circumference is twice the width size, which is about 4.1 inches.
|Condom size||Condom width||Penis circumference|
|Snug||<52 mm or 2.05 inches||<4.7 inches|
|Standard||52 to 54 mm (2.05 to 2.13 inches)||4.7 to 5.1 inches|
|Large||>54 mm (2.13 inches)||>5.1 inches|
|Penis circumference(in)||Suggested condom width (in)||Penis circumference (mm)||Suggested condom width (mm)|
|<4||1.77 to 1.85||<102||45 to 47|
|4.1 to 4.5||1.85 to 1.93||104 to 114||47 to 49|
|4.5 to 4.7||1.96 to 2.05||114 to 119||50 to 51|
|4.7 to 4.9||2.05 to 2.09||119 to 124||52 to 53|
|4.9 to 5.1||2.09 to 2.13||125 to 130||53 to 54|
|5.1 to 5.5||2.15 to 2.28||130 to 140||55 to 58|
|5.5 to 5.8||2.28 to 2.37||140 to 147||58 to 60|
|5.8 to 6.1||2.37 to 2.53||147 to 155||60 to 64|
|>6.1||2.53 to 2.72||>155||64 to 69|
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