What size condom is right for me?

What size condom is right for me?

What size condom is right for me?

No two penises are the same; they come in all shapes and sizes. Luckily, so do condoms. There are condoms for larger penises, there are condoms for smaller penises, and there are condoms for those in between.

It is important to find the condom that fits your size, just as you would when buying a pair of shoes. With this in mind, condoms have been designed to make it simple to find your fit, size and feeling because, when it fits right, it feels right.

Before you find the condom that is perfect for you however, it’s also important to remember that there are several reasons why your condom might not be the right fit. This could be because:

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

Finding the 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 room at the tip to allow for ejaculation. However, certain condoms are best for particularly large or small penises.

If a condom is too long however, it will roll up the shaft during intercourse, which may leave the condom hanging off the penis. Not only does this make the condom ineffective but it can also ruin the moment when you have to stop and remove it.

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

Looking for the perfect condom for you? You need to know how wide your condom should be. Get a condom that is too wide or too narrow and it just won’t feel right.

Condom too loose?

If you feel that your condom always slips off or feels baggy, perhaps you should look at a narrower option such as Durex Invisible Extra Sensitive Condoms, which have 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, however, it should remain intact until removed

Condom too tight?

Perhaps you feel that every condom you try always feels too tight. Durex XL Power 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. Finding a condom that fits correctly can massively influence its effectiveness, so you’d be silly not to find the right one.

Just as important as condom width is condom thickness. Let’s talk about how thin you would like your condom to be:

Condom thickness

It really is up to you to find your perfect condom size rather than just buying the first packet you see. It’s so important to experience lots of different condoms and lubes and find the ones that feel good to you – remember, when it fits right, it feels right, helping you to have the best experience with your partner.

Find the perfect condom thickness and you can really get the most of sex.

You’ve got the right condom width, you’ve found the perfect thickness to match your preference, now you need to think about the lubrication of your condom:

Condom smoothness

Condom smoothness refers to the lubrication of your condom. Durex condoms come pre-lubricated, some of them extra lubricated, meaning that as soon as you open the pack and safely put your condom on, you are ready to get down to business.

Condom size chart – which condom should I buy?

Know your width, length and thickness? It’s time to choose the perfect condom for you. Check out the Durex condom size chart to help you make the right choice:

Condom Shop now Description Size
Durex Invisible Extra Lubricated Condoms Ultra Thin Durex Invisible Extra Lubricated 12 Pack Luvero Straight Walled
Teat ended
Transparent
Extra Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.04″/52 mm
Length: 7.08″/180 mm
Thickness: 52 µm
Durex Extra Safe Condoms Safe and Strong Durex Extra Safe 12 Pack Condoms Luvero Easy-On
Extra Lubricated
Transparent
Nominal Width: 2.20″/56 mm
Length: 7.68″/195 mm
Thickness: 75 µm
Durex Thin Feel Condoms Ultra Thin Durex Thin Feel 12 Pack Condoms Luvero Easy-On
Transparent
Pre-Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.20″/56 mm
Length: 7.68″/195 mm
Thickness: 55 µm
Durex Pleasure Me Ribbed & Dotted Condoms Stimulating, Ribbed, Warming Durex Pleasure Me 12 Pack Condoms Luvero Textured
Easy-On
Transparent
Pre-Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.20″/56 mm
Length: 7.68″/195 mm
Durex Intense Ribbed & Dotted Condoms Stimulating, Ribbed, Warming Durex Intense Ribbed And Dotted Condoms 12 Pack Luvero Textured
Desirex Gel (outside)
Mint Flavoured
Transparent
Nominal Width: 2.20″/56 mm
Length: 7.68″/195 mm
Durex XL Power Condoms Large and X-Large Durex XL Power Condoms 12 Pack Luvero Easy-On
Extra Large Girth
Extra Lubricated
Nominal Width: 2.24″/57 mm
Length: 8.66”/220 mm
Thickness: 65 µm