FYI Your Boyfriend Probably Doesn’t Need To Wear Magnum Condoms
When you’re hooking up with a guy for the first time and he pulls out a shiny gold square of foil, you almost understand how Charlie felt in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
“Yes! I’ve got the golden ticket,” you think to yourself — your new boy toy obviously has a big weiner under those boxer briefs if he’s wearing Magnums… right?
But, how big do guys really need to be to wear magnums? Is your new fuck buddy who says he “can’t wear Lifestyles” just super well endowed? Or is he like those girls who swear that Victoria’s Secret bras aren’t cut smaller than every other bra brand in the world and they really are a DD?
After consulting The Condom Depot Learning Center, Metro UK reported that the average size of an XL condom was 2.25 inches by 8.1 inches. That may not sound huge, considering that every guy on Tinder claims to pack an eight-incher, but let’s remember that the average penis size is actually 5.2 inches.
On the other hand, the average small condoms are about 1.75 x 6.3 inches, with regular condoms generally being 2.1 x 7.9 inches.
You may think that your dude wearing condoms that are most likely too big for his average sized dick isn’t hurting anyone, and if you tell him the truth you risk bruising his fragile masculinity/ego. However, something tells me that you protecting yourself from pregnancy and STDs is a tiny bit more important. What if that too big condom falls off? It may seem unlikely, but it’s not.
In fact, 13.1 percent to 19.3 percent of participants in a 2012 study reported condom slippage, which means that the condom fell off mid-sex. In the study, done by The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University, it was found that the reason that condoms can be so ineffective is because people don’t use them correctly.
Nearly 25.3% of people said they unrolled the condom before putting on the condom instead of unrolling the condom on the penis (which is what you’re supposed to do). Almost half of the respondents said they didn’t leave room at the tip of the condom for the ejaculate. And, 75% of men and 82% of women didn’t check condoms for damage before using them, according to CNN.
If you’re wondering why condoms have a 85% success rate when they should have a 98% success rate according to the World Health Organization, this is why.
Aside from the fact that your man’s too big Magnum condom might fall off his dick, Magnums are actually slightly more expensive than other condoms. We’re not sure quite how to tell your dude that he really doesn’t need to be wearing XL condoms, but if you do, you could be saving yourself from an accidental pregnancy and saving your guy money so that he can spend more of it on you. Sounds like a win-win to us.