If you’re a guy, you’ve probably 1) measured your penis; 2) wondered “Am I large or small?” and 3) probably worried about whether you’re large or small. Penises come in all shapes and sizes. In the same way, condoms come in different shapes and sizes as well, so any man can find a condom that’s right for him.
Finding the Right Fit
A regular condom–one not labeled as having a larger or tighter fit–will work for just about any man. Condoms have the ability to stretch, and can usually accommodate even the stoutest guy.
Men aren’t always happy with the way a condom fits, though. One study found that while most men are okay with how condoms fit and feel, a significant number reported having an issue with either the length (too long or short) or width (too loose or tight) of condoms. This is a problem because lack of satisfaction with fit is one factor associated with not using condoms.
The good news is that condoms come in a variety of styles and sizes to meet the needs of all different guys. So try different ones and experiment! It is important to note that a standard variety condom will work for most guys, but if you are unhappy with how the condoms you use feels there are more options. Condom sizing stretches beyond length and width, condoms also have different shapes: some are straight, some are flared with extra room at the head, and some are snug at the base.
And an aside about penis size: Smaller penises can satisfy a partner just as well as larger penises.. For straight couples, studies have shown that the majority of women do not orgasm from penetration alone, so penis size is just one of many tools that can be used to please a female partner. The same goes for LGBTQ partners— your partner is likely more concerned with how you utilize your member rather than the size of your penis alone. So don’t fret, everyone can be “good at sex” and please their partners regardless of penis size. The important thing is to cover it with a condom, each and every time you have sex, to protect you and your partner from sexually transmitted infections and as a form of birth control.