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  Life   Health  14 Oct 2017  American men need smaller condoms

American men need smaller condoms

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 14, 2017, 4:30 pm IST
Updated : Oct 14, 2017, 4:31 pm IST

FDA backs move to make 'bespoke' condoms as size of 6.69 inches is too big for US males.

According to a study conducted by Indiana University, the average penis size for American men is 5.57 inches, which is about an inch shorter than the standard condom size. (Photo: Pixabay)
 According to a study conducted by Indiana University, the average penis size for American men is 5.57 inches, which is about an inch shorter than the standard condom size. (Photo: Pixabay)

Apparently the average size of condoms, i.e 6.69 inches is too big for most American men and they keep slipping off.

A company is now gearing up to address the issue by making smaller ‘bespoke’ condoms for American men.

Recent CDC figures condom use revealed just a third of single men use protection, mostly, because they keep on slipping off.

According to a news published in The Daily Mail, a study conducted by Indiana University, the average penis size for American men is 5.57 inches, which is about an inch shorter than the standard condom size.

The FDA has now conceded that there is indeed a need for smaller condoms in a desperate bid to lower the rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.

The agency has made a policy change to allow manufacturing companies to make condoms of all sizes.

One of the companies who are elated by the news is myONE Perfect Fit, a custom brand of condoms made by Boston company Global Protection Corp, which has been lobbying for a change for more than seven years.

According to data collected by ONE Condoms, they found that the average condoms only fit 12 percent of men. The rest have varying widths and lengths that are not catered to by the one-size-fits-all approach which is in line with scientific research.

The research team also found that the size of the erect penis varied depending on how it was achieved. Oral sex proved more arousing than masturbation or being stimulated only by sexual fantasies.

To buy a bespoke condom, men need to measure themselves or go print of a measuring kit from the ONE website. They can also order sample sizes of one bigger and one smaller than their size, in case the measurements were a bit off.

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