Are There Condoms for Small Sizes
Condoms come in many sizes, including smaller sizes for men who prefer a snug fit. Finding the right fit is important for safer and more pleasurable sex

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.

Table 1: Available condom sizes and corresponding penis size
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
Table 2: Penis circumference and suggested condom width
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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Medically Reviewed on 11/23/2021
References
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Condom-Sizes.org. Condom size guide. https://www.condom-sizes.org/condom-sizes/condom-sizes#4

Teens Health. Condoms. https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/contraception-condom.html?ref=search