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Why Do Condom Size Matters?
Condoms have been around for hundreds of years; however, they were used in the past to prevent unwanted pregnancy only. Today, the reason of using condoms is changed. Now, they are used not only to prevent unwanted pregnancy, but also to protect you and your partner from STDs (Sexual transmitted disease). But to achieve full effectiveness of condom, not many people know that in fact condom size is a very important factor to consider when choosing a condom. Most people put other factors such as brands and price into their considerations first. So remember, size does matter when it comes to buying a condom.
Why Condom Size Is Important?
The size of the condom is the most overlooked consideration, because many people think that there is only one standard size. Yes, it was definitely true previously; however, it is not true today. Many people may not be aware that wearing a wrong size condom can in fact lead to lot of problems during their intercourse and affected the overall experience. Here are some examples that you might encountered in the past, for example if the condom is too small, it can lead to discomfort feeling and even breakage because the condom is in fact too tight. Using bigger or too large condom is also not beneficial as it can slip off during intercourse. That is why it is always suggested to wear a condom that properly fits.
Condom Fit Is A Common Problem
One of the research shows that more than 40% of the male being interviewed claimed that they have experience slippage or slip off previously. This proved that this is a very common problem and every men should know about their penis sizes so that they can find their perfect fit more accurately. In a survey of more than 3,000 respondent of condom user, approximately 50% of the people think that regular condoms do not fit them properly. Around 15% feel that the condom they are using is too loose. Another 35% of people think that the current condom is too tight or too small. Once you have find out that condom size indeed is a problem that interrupt your best sex experience, you should definitely start in search for another size of condom and try it out next time.
Have you or your partner try out different condoms to find the perfect fit?
Condom Size Chart
If you are one of those people who completely have no idea about condom sizes, then certainly you should learn about it. Basically, condom sizes are classified into three main categories: Snugger Fit (small), Regular size, and Large size. Keep in mind that these are basic classification only, nowadays some manufacturer even create custom size condoms to fit every individuals. Below condom size chart shows the approximate size of each kind of condom:
6.3 - 7.6
7.0 - 7.8
7.0 - 8.8
1.7 - 2.0
2.0 - 2.05
Additional things to check before using a condom
To make sure the condom you will be using is fully effective, it is very important that you check the following before using it:
- Check the expiration date before using a condom
- Store your condoms in a cool and dry place that is away from heat and sunshine that may damage the latex of the condom. Avoid putting your condoms in the wallet for a long time.
- Do not open the packaging of the condom with sharp cutter or scissors which may possibility cut the condom.
- Check if there is any leakage on the condoms.
- Use a new condom everytime
The Right Way To Put On a Condom
Alright, now you are not skeptical about the condom sizes and you will probably buy the one that perfectly fits on you. However, the concern of effectiveness is still present. One should know how to put on the condom perfectly for complete effectiveness. Follow below steps:
- Open the condom packaging without tearing the actual condom.
- Hold the condom tip with your thumb and index finger (use your left hand if you are right handed) to ensure there is no air trapped inside the tip.
- Now place it over the tip of your erected penis.
- Use your right hand to roll the condom down over your erect penis while squeezing the tip with your left hand's index finger and thumb.
- Make sure there is no air trapped at the top of the condom.
- That's it.
If you are still skeptical about it, then watch a video on YouTube to get a better understanding.
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