Problems with the fit (size) of condoms are really common. 

Multiple scientific studies dating back to 1993 each identified that 40-45% of men suffer problems with traditional 'one sizes fits all' condoms not fitting them properly:

- 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
- a combination of these problems


In turn this causes issues that put many men off using condoms full stop - for example a lack of feeling during sex ("I can't feel anything") or trouble maintaining their erection.

Certainly don't feel embarrassed if you are experiencing an issue with the size (fit) of your condom - it's a common problem. If you read on you can learn about the most common issues with traditional one-size-fits-all condoms, and how TheyFit can fix each one.


Discretion advised: hand drawn illustrations of erections follow below:


Problem: The Condom is too Tight - "I can't feel anything during sex"

AFFECTS:
10-15% of men

CAUSE: the condom is too narrow, so it has to stretch too much to fit the penis. This excessive stretching force causes a feeling of tightness and discomfort.

ISSUES: erection-loss may occur and orgasm may be difficult or impossible to achieve. In extreme cases a red or purple mark may be left in the flesh. Many men who complain they "can't feel anything" when wearing a condom, are wearing a condom that is too tight for them. It's why using a supposedly thinner latex condom doesn't fix the issue - the condom is still too narrow, and the tightness remains.

SOLUTION: use the correct width (wider) of condom - click here to get fitted correctly.





Problem: The Condom is too Loose - "it slips or falls off during sex"


AFFECTS: 15-20% of men

CAUSE: the condom is too wide, so sits loosely on the penis.

ISSUES: during use, the condom may slip or fall off entirely. The sensation of sex is not transmitted correctly. Erection-loss may occur and orgasm may be difficult to achieve.

SOLUTION: use the correct width (narrower) of condom - click here to get fitted correctly.




Problem: The Condom is too Long - "it bunches up at the bottom"

AFFECTS: 60-70% of men

CAUSE: the condom is too long, so inches of unrolled latex bunch up at the base of the penis - in most cases equivalent to 2 or 3 inches of material. This looks odd, and acts like a 'tourniquet' (rubber band) on the penis, causing a feeling of tightness and discomfort.

ISSUES: the excess material can shuffle up the shaft during sex, resulting in the condom hanging off the penis and increasing the chance it falls off entirely. Erection-loss may occur and orgasm may be difficult to achieve.

SOLUTION: use the correct length (shorter) of condom - click here to get fitted correctly.


 

Problem: The Condom is too Short - "it doesn't cover everything up"

AFFECTS: 5-10% of men

CAUSE: the condom is too short, and fails to cover the entire shaft. This may decrease the effectiveness of the condom during use.

ISSUES: the ring at the base of the condom may 'snag' during intercourse, resulting in the condom being pulled off.

SOLUTION: use the correct length (longer) of condom - click here to get fitted correctly




Problem: The Condom is Hanging Off

AFFECTS:
30-35% of men

CAUSE:
the condom is too long, and hangs off the end of the erection.

ISSUES: 
the excess material increases the chance that the whole condom is pulled off during sex. Erection-loss may occur and orgasm may be difficult to achieve.

SOLUTION:
use the correct length (shorter) of condom - click here to get fitted correctly.

Condom is Hanging Off


Problem: Foreskin Drag

AFFECTS: 
10-15% of men

CAUSE: the condom is caught inside the foreskin, and is dragged up the shaft during sex. This may decrease the effectiveness of the condom during use.

ISSUES: because of a poor fit, the foreskin envelops the condom, pulling it up the shaft.

SOLUTION: use a narrower width (tighter) of condom - click here to get fitted correctly




The Correct Fit

So, what is a correctly fitting condom supposed to look like?

The condom should cover the whole erection length without a significant excess of material bunching at the base, or hanging off of the end. Width-wise, the condom size should be 'snug' - not too tight, but not too loose either.

TheyFit's research into condom size (fit) found nearly all men can feel the difference that just 2mm of nominal width makes, to the sensations that they feel during condom safe sex:

Click here to get fitted correctly.


The Solution to Most Condom Issues is Fit (Size)

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
- a combination of these problems

is really easy to fix. 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. 

When your condom fits better, it's going to feel better too. So as well as making the condom fit you 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 requirements.

In fact, we're so confident that you'll absolutely love your new custom fit condoms that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to every customer. If you're not completely happy, we'll refund the entire cost of your purchase, no questions asked. Our guarantee
 applies to our whole range - small condoms, large condoms and 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:

Common Condom Myths

You can learn more about some common myths surrounding condoms, and condom sizes, including that they are supposed to be "one size fits all" by clicking here.

 

(illustrations by Hackett Illustration)