The importance of condom fit has FINALLY hit the mainstream and many websites are now sharing this as the first step in finding a condom that you and your partner will actually enjoy using.
At Lucky Bloke we are delighted to see this progress. Especially as our mission has always been shifting condom education to include talk about condom sizes and proper condom fit for heightening both condom pleasure, as well as safety.
For us it has really been a no-brainer, you need to love your condom to insure that you use it as it is meant to be used: from foreplay to climax. And how can you love a condom that doesn't fit?
What we’ve noticed though, is many websites have created condom calculators and condom size charts to “help” you determine the condom you need. The problem is, we’ve also noted that these calculators and charts are full of inaccuracies and misinformation.
These sites will often categorize condoms as small (or slimfit) when they absolutely aren’t. The same is true for large condoms, which would never be truly categorized as large.
On some sites, they even go so far as to list inaccurate measurements for specific condoms to justify their unreliable claims. Basically they tell you a standard condom measures smaller than it does, or measures larger than it does to make their chart look more robust.
For true fit that provides genuine pleasure AND safety, you have to step beyond these labels and really at condom size where it matters- and that’s not by measuring the length of your penis.
So truly, buyer beware!
(Aka) Why we use our cheeky toilet paper roll method for determining your condom size category...
Why? Well, the best condom for you is not going to be found by measuring your penis and looking for condom in the exact measurements noted.
This is true for a few reasons.
First, all penises are shaped differently as are many condoms. The size at the base of your penis may be more narrow than your shaft. The head of the penis may be smaller or larger than others who share the same shaft width or penis length.
Second, different condom shapes and materials will fit differently (and be more or less enjoyable to you).
Simply put: You won’t be able to determine the best condom for you based on the results of a measuring tape or ruler.
Instead, you want to have a general understanding of the girth of your penis and then begin exploring in the size category determined by your results. This is why we have created top-rated condom assortments which allow you to sample our customer and condom reviewer favorites in each size category. We have taken the guesswork out of condom shopping, offering you the highest quality, most pleasurable condoms (from around the world) in each size category. (Yes, you can try 12 condoms without buying 12 boxes of condoms!)
Here’s the basics.
One, always pay attention to your body. If the condom slips, bunches or slides it is too large.
If the condom is too tight, not in that “all condoms are too tight” way of thinking --your condom is too narrow and there is a good chance it will break when you need it most.
Two, don’t be afraid to try new condoms. The ones you found at your local drugstore or 7-11 may be easy to get on the fly, but by no means are they the best fitting or feeling that you can find.
Three, remember that different partners desire different things in a condom. In this part of the discussion, we’re talking more about how the ribbing or edges of the condom feel to your partner.
Have you ever asked if it’s pleasurable to them?
Sometimes by simply having more condom options available to you, you can encourage your partner(s) to spend extra time in the bedroom exploring what feels good, and what feels GREAT. All in the name of research, of course!
So, unless you’re in the moment, with only one condom available, the best rule of thumb is that if you don’t like the way your condom feels to you or your partner, immediately switch to another one. (Another good reason to have a condom assortment or variety of options on hand.)
If a more satisfying sex life is on your priority list, having the right condom, or selection of condoms available really does matter.
This is why Lucky Bloke offers the best condom samplers in three size categories:
Snug fit, secure-fit, smaller condoms (needed by 35% of men)
Standard fit, medium condoms (needed by 50% of men)
Wider fit, larger or XL condoms (needed by 15% of men)
To know what category is right for you, you do need to know with some certainty, which category you’re in. To find out, try out our condom size chart. Then, if you feel like you might be between size categories, or you have multiple partners who like different kinds of condoms, we have a solution for that too: Perfect Fit Finder / "Not Sure What Size to Buy" Condom Sampler.
Finally, don’t forget the lube. After proper fit, the secret to improving your safety and pleasure while using condoms is a high quality, body friendly personal lubricant. No matter your age or how turned on you may be, condoms can dry you out leading to discomfort and possible rupture. If you are looking for a favorite lube, our lube samplers are a popular and affordable way to begin.
In the world of condom sizes, lots of sites flatter your ego by giving you great names for your condom, huge, magnum, XXL, but fail miserably in giving you a condom that actually fits your body and feels great to your partner. We don’t do that.
Instead, we want you to have condoms that lead to greater pleasure, coupled with safety, that you can rely on again and again. When you’re ready, our gift to you is this code: BEST-FIT-20. Enjoy 20% off of your next purchase of condoms, lube or erotic gifts for you and your partner(s).