Cosmopolitan: I Measured My Penis for Custom-Fit Condoms and Here's How They Felt During Sex
"I realized I didn’t know what an ideal-fitting condom would feel like on my penis, because until recently such a thing didn’t really exist. I wondered why condoms hadn’t always come in more sizes — like shoes, suits, or fitted hats — because a guy’s penis size generally means much more to him than the size of literally anything else on his body. And penises come in all kinds of sizes, so why wouldn’t condoms?"
"To find your size, all you have to do is engage in some good old-fashioned dick-measuring with a printable device called a FitKit, send them the results, and wait for your sample pack of perfect fitting condoms."
"I took a fleeting look at how the condom seemed to fit like a one-handed glove, nodded my head in approval and then commenced fornication. There was no bunching or sliding off, which have been issues for me with store-bought brands. The best part, though, was that the fit was snug, but not constricting. It was freeing—like latex was no longer attempting to kill my boner."
Healthline: Do We Need Different Sizes of Condoms?
“Although previously existing condoms had some variability in length, there were very limited options for girth,” Davin Wedel, the founder and chief executive officer for Global Protection Corp., told Healthline.
“That means if someone has a thicker than average penis, they won’t notice a significant improvement with existing XL condoms,” he added.
PlayBoy: Can Bespoke Condoms Finally Win Over Men?
A Boston-based company by the name of ONE Condoms is hoping to curb these concerning figures with the launch of myONE Perfect Fit condoms, bespoke condoms that are custom fit to your penis like a tailored suit. According to internal research, the company found that more than half of men have lost an erection due to poor fit. “The number-one complaint we hear is that condoms don’t fit and are uncomfortable,” ONE Condom’s CEO, Davin Wedel, tells Playboy. “Which is why we believe proper fit is the next evolution in helping increase both condom use and pleasure.” Wedel adds that standard condoms properly fit only 12 percent of men.
New York Times: A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters
“If they bought a small condom before and it was still too big, it’s horrible for men to have that experience,” said Mr. Wedel, whose company owns myONE condoms. Within hours of going on sale, he said, customers had ordered condoms in all 60 sizes.
One customer, Shawn Reimund, 34, of Austin, Tex., ordered B17. With standard condoms, “the length was frustrating because you would get a lot of sliding,” he said, and excess latex would be “cutting off your circulation. I compare it to an anaconda wrapping around you.” Also, “sometimes the girth just wasn’t enough.”
New York Times: Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject
When writing the story, my goal was to be straightforward but not racy. Sex stories have occasionally made some editors squeamish, and sometimes sexual vocabulary has been sanitized. But discussing sexual health with clarity can help people learn things they may be uncomfortable asking about. It can help remove tinges of shame or salaciousness from a basic human behavior.