This is one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to buying condoms! We know that each penis has a different shape and size and, luckily, the same is the case with condoms, so if you are wondering what size condom to use, you have come to the right place. It is not enough just to know how to put on the condom, choosing it is also key to a good experience.
Whether it is because the times you have experimented with condoms you have felt that they do not adapt well to your anatomy because they are too tight or too loose, or simply because you do not know what size condom to use, finding the appropriate size allows you to enjoy sex with comfort, avoiding annoying accidents such as the condom breaking or coming off.
That is why in this article we will explain what you should take into account to buy condoms that suit you. Most Durex condoms are designed to fit different shapes and stretch to cover different lengths, leaving a little extra room at the tip for semen to ejaculate.
Why choosing the right condom size is important
The condom should offer comfort and not cause discomfort, but choosing the right condom size is not only a matter of comfort, but also of safety.
If the condom is too big for you, it is possible that it will come off, exposing both you and your partner(s) to a greater risk of unwanted pregnancy, in case of having heterosexual relations, or of contracting an STI. On the other hand, if it is too small for you, in addition to being annoying during sex, it is possible that it breaks due to excessive friction.
So, as you can see, finding the right type is key. The good news is that there is a condom for everyone; you just have to find it. But before you even start thinking about a size, you may be wondering “how do I know how big my penis is?”. We explain it to you below.
How to measure penis
To understand what size condom to use, it is important to first know how long your penis is, since you will need this measurement when choosing a condom based on its nominal width, which is the measurement associated with each condom.
To measure it you must:
- Have a fully erect penis and have both a ruler and a tape measure handy.
- Preferably with a ruler, measure your penis from the base, resting the ruler on the pubis, to the tip. This measurement will represent the length of your penis.
- To measure the width, go to the widest part of the penis below the glans and wrap the tape measure around it to get the girth of the penis. This measurement is important because it will allow you to choose the right condom based on the nominal width of the condom.
With both measurements you will already be able to know how big your penis is.
What is nominal width?
When it comes to knowing what size condom to use, the nominal width is an important measurement, since it is what determines the width of the condom so that you can choose the one that is most comfortable for you.
The nominal width is measured in millimeters and corresponds to the width of the condom. In practical terms, the nominal width is half the perimeter of the condom.
For example, if when measuring the width of your penis with a tape measure its perimeter is 10 centimeters, it is advisable to choose a condom with a nominal width of 52 millimeters, which corresponds to 5.2 centimeters, approximately half the perimeter of your penis.
What size condom to use
Now that you know the size of your penis and that you understand what the nominal width of condoms is, it’s time to know what size condom to choose.
Next, we give you some recommendations to choose it:
Nominal width 52 mm, the narrowest option
If you think your condom is slipping or too loose, you should look at a narrower option, such as Durex Sensitive Full Contact with a nominal width of 52mm and a nominal length of 180mm or 18 centimeters. It is a super thin condom to offer you greater sensitivity where you need it most.
And at 54mm nominal width and 190mm nominal length or 19 centimeters, you can find the Durex Invisible Extra Lubricated , it’s Durex’s thinnest condom, which helps increase sensitivity and allows the condom to fit more snugly. It’s slightly wider than 52mm, but still narrower than standard condoms, so it can also be tailored to your needs if your usual condom size is too loose for you.
This option is perfect for thinner penises, providing protection without sacrificing enjoyment.
Nominal width 56mm, the standard size for Durex condoms
Most Durex condoms have a nominal width of 56mm and a nominal length of 195mm or 19.5 centimetres. This size fits most penises due to the elastic design of Durex condoms.
Among the alternatives with this size we can find a condom like Durex Naturals, a thin condom with a lubricant of 98% natural origin, a condom to seek new experiences like Durex Intense Orgasmic, with dots and grooves, and a stimulating gel to provide sensations of heat. , freshness or tingling during penetration or Durex Perfect Connection, which has greater thickness and a silicone lubricant, making it the ideal condom for anal sex and of course they can also be used for vaginal and oral sex.
Nominal width 60mm, the largest condom option
Do you feel that all condoms are too tight? Then the ideal option for you is Durex Natural XL. This is our option of extra large condoms, ideal for those who have a larger penis and want to enjoy comfortable encounters, since its nominal width is 60 mm and its nominal length is at least 200 mm or 20 centimeters.
It’s up to you to find the perfect condom size instead of buying the first package you see. The most important thing when choosing is sincerity to identify the condom that best suits your anatomy and provides you with the greatest comfort during sexual intercourse.
And if you also want to enhance the experience and have a smooth and pleasant encounter, then we invite you to read our article How to choose a lubricant to discover which one is the most appropriate according to the type of sexual encounter you fancy.