Several years ago, viral videos abounded showing pranksters putting condoms over their legs, arms and heads in an effort to prove that there’s no such thing as a penis that’s too big for a condom.
While we understand the sentiment, the reality is that until fairly recently, most manufacturers and retailers took an overly simplistic one-size-fits-all approach that left people who need large condoms with very few options.
While we’ve spent the last decade advocating for a wider range of condom sizes in order to improve the pleasure and safety of sex with condoms, almost all condom users will find that their fit improves drastically when given even just three basic size categories to choose from.
As our global condom research has shown time and time again, finding that perfect fit is often the key to taking sex with condoms from lame to “ah-maz-ing".Many (even those who’ve been using condoms for decades) have no idea how to find the most comfortable and pleasurable condom for their needs. This leads to men (and women) suffering through standard condoms that are too big or, in the case of an XL penis, too small.
I receive emails from men who are genuinely surprised that large condoms exist in great abundance.
More surprising still is that using these large condoms truly does make sex more pleasurable than squeezing into a ‘standard’ fit. Others are actually surprised to find that they require a large condom. (And then, perhaps even more surprised, how much more pleasurable their sex becomes once a condom fits.)
R. from GA recently wrote: "Wow. I had just resigned myself to either taking risks or not enjoying sex with condoms. Little did I realize that I am "large! This assortment has helped me realize that there is pleasure in sex with condoms and that there's a world to explore in the different types of condoms available.
The best news is that if your condom is too tight, by just a little or a lot, there’s almost guaranteed to be a large condom out there for you. You simply haven’t tried it yet, which will be able to provide just the right amount of spaciousness for maximum pleasure (and relief).One way to fix that would be to try out Lucky Bloke's Ultimate Large Condom Sampler. You'll receive one of each of these fantastic large condom options, so you can try them all!
If you have been looking for the largest, least restrictive condoms available – your search is over! At 60mm, 64mm and 69mm wide MY.SIZE (truly) XL condoms offer the widest shaft and the most generous option in our globally diverse large condom line-up.
Yes, we here at Lucky Bloke searched the planet for your best widest fit condom option, and MY.SIZE is it.
SKYN Large is the first (and currently, only) premium large condom made from polyisoprene – a scientifically formulated non-latex material that delivers ultimate sensitivity. Polyisoprene provides a softer, more natural feel than latex, combining the strength of latex with the sensitivity of a thinner condom.
New condom materials (read: non-latex condoms) are the next direction for increased safer sex pleasure. Ideal for people with latex allergies or latex sensitivity; however, it is such a great condom many couples simply enthusiastically enjoy it over latex counterparts.
Another plus: no latex odor!
Okamoto is the undisputed leader in Japanese condom technology. This is underlined with the recent introduction of Mega Big Boy (distributed via their sister-brand Beyond Seven) which has a shaft measuring 57 (+/- 2)mm wide and a flared head measuring at 75mm.
These ultra-thin sheaths are made from a superior quality Sheerlon latex. You'll notice the thinness of this condom provides an exceptional feel without compromising strength.
With a wider design and larger dimension than many large condoms, you'll find it offers a comfortable, pleasure-enhancing fit.
This is the largest Japanese condom available in the US. And it's important to point out that, while most "larger" Japanese condoms are larger than the typical US or European standard-fit condom, they're a tad bit tighter and shorter than the typical Western large-fit condom.
Japan has truly perfected the art of the thin condom. Kimono Microthin Large is one of the thinnest large latex condoms available and is the perfect fit for men who are looking for a longer shaft and more headroom than the standard condom. Kimono MAXX Large Flare also offers a longer shaft and (much) more headroom (54mm at the base and 66mm at the head).
Both condoms are on the smaller side for the entire large condom category measuring at 54mm (base). They are perfect for someone who feels standard condoms are only a bit too restrictive.
CRITICAL NOTE: ALL condoms, but especially ultra-thin condoms, require additional lubricant to reduce risk of breaking, enhance pleasure and ensure safety.
Before deciding on the right condom size for Extra Large Skins, the brand recruited a panel of well-endowed men to help. Their panel of judges tried all the available large condoms on the market and together decided on what they felt was the best fit.
The optimum size they arrived at was a girth of 57mm (+/- 2) and length of 205mm (+/- 2). Thus Skins Extra Large were born, manufactured exactly to their recommended specification. Thickness of the material is just 0.060mm (60 microns).
Give them a try and be sure to let us know if you agree. Skins is a UK brand and tested to meet the highest European safety standards.
GLYDE Maxi condoms are the result of patented technology for ultrathin latex condom production; they maximize sensation for both partners, while never compromising strength or reliability.
A socially engaged Australian brand for 20+ years, GLYDE surpasses international quality standards with this comfortable, premium vegan condom for the connoisseur who requires more room.
These are truly superior condoms. Kudos to GLYDE, as they have long provided options in all 3 size categories.
At 60mm wide, this extra-large condom offers a great option for those who find even other large condoms are still too snug. These Pasante condoms provide both a little extra length and girth—most condoms in the large category are 56mm, while Pasante’s King Size is 60mm.
Pasante is the go-to condom brand in the UK and their product is manufactured by Britain's leading condom brand to meet all global safety standards.
The innovation behind ONE The Legend is that not only is it wider and longer than a standard condom, it features a unique shape with a bit of extra room at the base and the tip while maintaining a more secure fit in the middle.
As constriction at the base is a common complaint of the more thickly endowed, The Legend’s construction provides welcome relief. The extra headroom also provides less restrictive movement that many men find quite pleasurable.
Another great perk is the price, as this is lowest priced condom on this list.
Last but not least, RFSU is a premium line of luxury condoms imported from Sweden. Grande is a great option for those who find an average condom just a bit snug. The silky, ultrathin condom is longer and wider with a secure base and a more spacious head.
RFSU condoms are made of the highest quality latex, are silicone lubricated and are also vegan. For all of you condom trivia buffs: RFSU is manufactured by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (translated from Swedish: Riksförbundet för sexuell upplysning - RFSU) – a Swedish non-profit organization founded in 1933.
So you see, there’s a lot more to large condoms than tired old Magnum memes might lead you to believe.
Chose a few off the list to explore and go get lucky. Once you’ve experienced a properly fitting condom your world will truly expand. As for me, my next stop is penning the Globetrotter’s Guide to Exploring Smaller Condoms, of course!This article was originally published on Huffington Post.