No two penises are the same; they come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Luckily so do condom sizes – there are condoms for larger penises and condoms for smaller penises. It is important to find one that fits you, just as you would a pair of shoes.

There are several reasons why condom’s might not be the perfect fit, this could be due to:

  • the condom is too long
  • the condom is too short
  • the condom is too loose
  • the condom is too tight

Finding your perfect condom size leads to safer and more pleasurable sex for everyone. There really is a condom out there for everyone; you just have to find it.

Size matters: or does it?

Durex condoms are designed to accommodate different penis sizes and will stretch to fit different lengths, leaving a little extra length at the tip to allow room for ejaculate.

However, there are certain condoms that are best for particularly large or small penises. Wearing the wrong sized condom can cause damage to the condom or for it to fall off, making it less effective.

If a condom is too long, it will roll up the shaft during intercourse, meaning that the condom is hanging off the penis. Not only does this make the condom ineffective but can also ruin the moment when you have to stop and remove it, meaning that you may lose an erection or find it difficult to reach climax. 

If a condom is too short however, the ring which sits around the base of the condom could snap during intercourse, which can result in the condom being pulled off. Once again, this can result in the effectiveness of the condom being diminished and can increase the risk of STI transmission.

One Size Fits All - What Size Condom Should I Buy?

Condom too loose?

If you feel that your condom always slips off or feels baggy, perhaps you should have a look at a narrower option such as the Durex Invisible Extra Sensitive Condoms, which has a nominal width of 52mm, as opposed to 56mm - the width of many Durex condoms.

If a condom is too loose, you risk the chance of the condom falling off during intercourse, which in turn increases the chances of pregnancy and STIs. If a condom is fitted correctly it should remain intact until removed.

Condom too tight?

Perhaps you feel that every condom you try always feels too tight. Durex Comfort XL are extra-large condoms that have been designed to be comfortable and better accommodate those of you who need it. It sounds obvious, but it is really important to use a condom that is not too small. How tight should a condom be we hear you ask?

A condom should be ‘snug’, and comfortably sit over the full length of the penis and allow room for air in the tip. A tight condom can not only cause great discomfort, but risks the condom tearing during intercourse or other sexual activity leaving you susceptible to unplanned pregnancy and STI transmissions. Finding a condom that fits correctly can massively influence its effectiveness, so you’d be silly not to find the right fit for you.

Condom thickness

You also need to consider the thickness of condoms and the choices you have. Durex Thin Feel, despite being thinner, still provide the same level of reassurance and protection. They're shaped to be easier to put on and provide a sleek fit - an all-round winner.

It really is up to you to find your perfect condom size rather than just buying the first packet you see. The most important thing when it comes to what size condom is right for you is to be honest. Everyone knows it can be hard to open up, especially when it comes to genuine penis size. It’s so important to experience lots of different condoms and lubes and find the one that feels good to you – it will benefit both you and your partner and everyone will be happy.

Condom size chart – which condom should I buy?

If you are uncertain which condom to buy, check out our Durex condom size chart to help you make the right choice:

Condom

Description

Size

Durex Thin Feel Ultra Thin Straight Walled
Ultra-Thin
Pre-Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.04"/52 mm
Length: 7.08"/180 mm
Thickness: 52 µm
Durex Invisible Extra Lubricated Condoms Straight Walled
Teat ended
Transparent
Nominal Width: 2.04"/52 mm
Length: 7.08"/180 mm
Thickness: 52 µm
Durex Extra Safe Condoms Easy-On
Extra Lubricated
Transparent
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Thickness: 75 µm
Pleasure Me Ribbed & Dotted Condoms Textured
Easy-On
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Durex Thin Feel Condoms Easy-On
Transparent
Pre-Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Thickness: 55 µm
Durex Intimate Feel Thin Condoms Easy-On
Extra Lubricated
Transparent
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Thickness: 55 µm
Durex Thin Feel Close Fit Close Fit
Pre-Lubricated
Teat Ended
Nominal Width: 2.07"/52.5 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Thickness: 55 µm
Durex Extended Pleasure Condoms Easy-On
Performa™ Lubricant
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Thickness: 65 µm
Durex Strawberry Flavoured Condoms Easy-On
Flavoured
Teat Ended
Pre-Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Thickness: 65 µm
Mutual Climax Ribbed & Dotted Condoms Textured Performa™ Lubricant Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Durex Intense Ribbed & Dotted Condoms Textured
Desirex Gel
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.68"/195 mm
Durex Latex Free Condoms Transparent
Non-Latex
Pre-Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.87"/200 mm
Thickness: 75 µm
Durex Real Feel Condoms Transparent
Non-Latex
Pre-Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.20"/56 mm
Length: 7.87"/200 mm
Thickness: 75 µm
Durex Comfort XL Large Condoms Easy-On
Extra Large Girth
Extra Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.24"/57 mm
Length: 8.66”/220 mm
Thickness: 65 µm

 

Still unsure of what condom to buy? Take the Durex find my condom quiz to find the right condom for you. Want to know about just how reliable male condoms are? Click here to read more.

Read more: How to Come Together With Mutual Climax Condoms

 

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