What sizes are traditional condoms? Are condom sizes 'one size fits all'? You might think that condoms are already available in a wide variety of sizes; indeed it's a view shared by many people:

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But this perception owes more to clever marketing of things like 'XL' or 'Magnum' condom sizes than any significant difference in their actual dimensions.

Before TheyFit, most traditional condom sizes were 8.1" (205mm) in length. In fact, all condom sizes were at least 7" in length - even the supposedly 'small' ones.

Take a look at our table of traditional condom sizes below - you might be surprised by the results:

 

As you can see from the table, most traditional condom sizes are actually extremely similar. All of them are at least 7" long (most are 8"+), and the vast majority of the nominal widths are clustered around 52-56mm. Also, the 'XL' and 'Magnum' condom sizes are more or less the same length and nominal width as regular condom sizes are.


The Reality of Condom Sizes
Condoms are too long for nearly all men, and lots of men find that condoms are too tight, or too loose. Indeed clinical research into the issue of condom sizes has found that 40-45% of men experience issues with traditional condoms not fitting them correctly. In turn this leads to things like:

- the condom is too long
- the condom is too short
- the condom is too tight
- the condom is too loose
- the condom is difficult to put on quickly
- the condom slips or falls off during use
- erection loss
- reluctance to use a condom
- difficulty reaching orgasm when wearing a condom (often described as "I can't feel anything")
- a combination of these problems

All of these issues can be fixed by using the correct condom size. By comparison to traditional condom sizes, TheyFit condom sizes start from just 3.1" in length, increasing all the way to 9.4". These lengths are matched with nominal widths from 41mm to 69mm. Never has such a wide variety of condom sizes been made available before. Every guy can now find the perfect fitting condom.


TheyFit Condom Sizes vs. Traditional Condom Sizes

TheyFit Condom Sizes

Why do we offer so many different condom sizes?

Because feedback shows that a condom that fits better, feels better during sex. And when condoms feel better during use, guys are more likely to want to use them in the first place. Pretty obvious, right?


Nominal Width
What exactly is nominal width, and why is it so important? 


Nominal width is a condom industry term that most people have never heard of. It measures the diameter (width) at or near the open end of a particular condom size, when it is laid (squished) flat. It is printed on the box of every condom sold in Europe and, if you know how to interpret it, will let you find the perfect fitting condom size for your requirements.

Unfortunately very few young people are taught what nominal width means, or how important it is, when receiving formal sex education. That's a shame, because it's the single most significant aspect when choosing the correct condom size for your requirements. Get the nominal width right, and you'll go a long way to achieving the perfect fitting condom size (which will stay securely in place) and having enjoyable safe sex. When young people enjoy condom safe sex, they are more likely to use a condom in the first place.

To be very clear: you need to use the correct nominal width of condom size, for the circumference (girth) of your erection. Too big, and the condom will slip or fall off. Too small, and the condom will feel tight & uncomfortable and you won't feel much during sex. The difference in nominal width - between enjoying wearing a condom, and not - that nearly all men can feel? Just 2mm (two millimetres).


The Correct Condom Fitting (Size)
Most erections are widest (have the greatest circumference) at their base, which is where the opening of a condom rests during sex. So you can immediately see how the nominal width of the condom size you choose is directly correlated to this part of your erection. This base area of your erection is also critical for comfort and the sensation that you feel during sex because it's where all the nerve endings and blood vessels exit back into your body.

Condom Size Too TightIf you choose a nominal width condom size that is too small (see image, right) then the condom will be too tight a fit at the base. It's a bit like putting an elastic band on your wrist - it will feel tight, leave a red mark and hurt. Most men who report that they "can't feel anything when wearing a condom" are actually using too small a nominal width condom size. The condom is pressing into the flesh of their erection, cutting off the blood supply and squashing the nerve endings - that's why they can't feel much during sex.

Typically, most of these men then try to fix the issue by buying "thin" condoms - but if the nominal width of these is still incorrect, the problem will remain. In turn, a lot of these men will be put off using a condom full-stop. That's a shame, because the fix (get the correct nominal width of condom size) is so simple.

On the other hand if you choose a nominal width condom size that is too large (see image, left) then the condom will be too loose a fit at the base - during sex it will probably slip a little, or even fall off all together. It'll do a poor job of transmitting the sensations of sex correctly and again these men are unlikely to enjoy using a condom during sex.

The fix this time is equally as simple - choose a condom with a smaller nominal width condom size. The problem here is that as we saw from the table earlier, the condoms that are marketed as smaller aren't actually that much different in terms of size.

Remember - all condom size fittings need to have at least some element of 'snugness' to ensure that they stay in place during use. But too much snug (too tight) and wearing the condom will not be pleasurable - you won't feel much and might lose your erection as a result. However - too little snug (too loose) and the condom will slip or in the worst case fall off entirely.

Were you surprised to learn this about condom sizes? Did you know what nominal width was, or how important it was to enjoying condom sex? If you'd like to see more condoms added to our size table, or have any other questions, please do get in touch and we'll be happy to assist.


The Solution to Nearly Every Condom Issue is Size (Fit)
The problem of:

- the condom is too long
- the condom is too short
- the condom is too tight
- the condom is too loose
- the condom is difficult to put on quickly
- the condom slips or falls off during use
- erection loss
- reluctance to use a condom
- difficulty reaching orgasm when wearing a condom (often described as "I can't feel anything")


or a combination of any of these issues, is really easy to fix by finding and using the correct condom size. We can say this, because it's exactly how we have helped many thousands of men enjoy condom safe sex. If you struggle with condom sizes, or find that you can't feel anything when you wear a condom, try a TheyFit custom fit condom on for size. 

TheyFit condoms fit your erection perfectly - both in terms of length, and circumference (girth). When your condom fits better, it will feel better too. So as well as making the condom fit properly and feel more comfortable during use, you're going to enjoy using it more too. It's really obvious when you think about it - a brand-new, common sense approach to finding the correct condom size for your size requirements.

In fact, we're so confident that you'll absolutely love your new TheyFit custom fit condoms that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to every single customer. If you're not completely happy, for whatever reason, we'll refund the entire cost of your purchase - no questions asked. Our guarantee
 applies to the whole 95 TheyFit condom size range - the small condoms, the large condoms and the medium-sized ones.

We're the only condom brand that can offer such a satisfaction guarantee, because we're the only condom brand that make custom-fit condoms.

But we don't find many people ask for their money back:



You can learn more about why a poor condom fit can cause problems during sex here including more of our condom/erection diagrams.

And why not take a look at how TheyFit condom sizes compare to some popular Durex condom sizes by clicking here? Durex is a very popular condom brand in Europe, similar to Trojan in the USA or Okamoto in Japan.

Or if you're ready to try out your own personal TheyFit condom size, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, please click here to get started.