As you can see, there are a lot of great options out there for men who have larger penises, so you can be sure to find the right condom for you. However, if this is your first time purchasing a condom or you’ve never heard of these brands before – it can be confusing knowing which one is the right one for you. Often, it’s down to personal preference as well as what feels right for you at the moment.
Please note that large condoms are completely the same as normal condoms aside from their sizing, so they will be safe to use with water-based lubricant only and can also be used for oral sex, penetrative vaginal sex as well as anal sex. If you use the wrong type of lubricant the condom could break, so if this happens then read this article: “What to do when the condom breaks“.
It’s super important to be safe when having sex, especially if you have more than one partner. We’ve listed a few things for you to consider below to help you with your purchase.
Why Condom Sizes Matter
Men are different – so are the condoms!
Finding the right-sized condom will raise your comfort level whilst wearing it. This may result in more fun and less condom excuses. It also helps to know how to put on a condom to figure out the size that you will need.
Even though latex condoms are super stretchy, if the condom is not the right fit, there is a possibility that you might still feel distressed. Not to forget to mention – there is always the chance of breaking.
Condom makers have attempted to address this issue by making different kinds of condoms in which the width of the most important part of the body is just like the regular condoms, however, the size of the condom tip is expanded. By maintaining the entire body of this condom smaller and extending the reservoir tip, the condom is less likely to slip off during intercourse.
Having a larger reservoir tip is great for secreting excess fluids and semen, and it will reduce and even eliminate the chance of the fluid escaping the condom – which can sometimes happen if you aren’t careful. You’d be surprised how much condom size can affect your overall experience of sex.
Searching For Your Perfect Condom Size
Before you are able to decide upon what condom size you require, you have to first quantify your vertical penis size, the length and girth. Use that measurement for a guide in choosing condoms which would have similar measurements.
To find the ideal condom, you might need to try out many kinds of condoms before finding the one which supplies you with the very best fit and the maximum comfort. Purchase individual condoms or even the smallest package accessible so that you will not waste money on the ones who don’t do the job nicely.
Most condom manufacturers have their own definition of what’s regarded as standard and large condoms. Generally, condoms can be found in snugger fit sizes, regular sizes, and large (XL or XXL) sizes.
Condom material is also one of the important factors you may want to look into before purchasing a pack of condoms. Today, most condoms are made from latex and come with an allergen warning. If you are sensitive to latex, then latex-condoms are definitely not your preferred pick. Why am I saying this? Safety comes before fun. Condoms should be safe so you can enjoy sex with peace of mind. For people that are sensitive to latex – pick latex-free condoms!
Next comes lubrication. People have different preferences when it comes to lubricants. Some couples enjoy a slip-sliding sex experience, while others do not. It is quite important to check if the condoms come pre-lubricated or not. Moreover, if you are using a sex doll, choosing a silicone-lubricated condom is not the wisest idea. Silicone sex dolls can be damaged from silicone lubes, so if a night with a sex doll is ahead – unlubricated condoms are your ideal pick.
Please note that your erect penis may vary depending on how excited you are, as well as alcohol consumption which can affect the length and girth of your penis before sex. We recommend taking more than one measurement just to be sure – and having two slightly different sizes to cater to the varying sizes that your penis can be. It’s not a “one size fits all” approach.
Make sure your condom is safe to use
You found your right condom. Now you can enjoy some wild and hardcore bedroom sex. Not so fast, though! Before jumping straight into sexual intercourse, you should always consider a few factors and check if the condom is safe to use. Some of the important things you need to check are:
Condoms come with an expiration date attached to them. Usually, the expiration date is printed on the box or the wrapper. If your preferred pick of condoms has been staying for quite some time in the bedroom drawer, before you take one out and put it on your cock, check the expiration date. Never use a condom that has expired. Using a condom that is out of date may end up tearing or breaking. And I am sure you don’t want that, right?
Condoms can have defects too. If you notice that your condom is sticky – don’t think twice and toss it away. The same goes for condom odor and discoloration. If you see that the condom has a strange color or smell, throwing it away and getting a new one is the smartest move you can make.
Signs of Friction
Friction on the wrapper means friction on the condom! If you notice discoloration on the wrapper, the chances of the condoms inside being worn down are quite big. Check carefully before you make your purchase.
Which brand is the best for me?
Everybody is different, so we can’t recommend a universal brand that would be the best for you. However, what we do recommend is finding a brand that is the right length, width and thickness to keep you protected whilst also allowing you to feel pleasure.
Please note that if you’re practicing anal sex, to read our guide on the best condoms for anal sex as we have a completely different buyer guide there. If you’re still struggling to decide, we’ve created a separate guide on things to remember when choosing a condom.
Finally, if your problem is lasting longer in the bedroom, we’ve also made a guide on the 10 best condoms for lasting longer.
If my penis is bigger than 8 inches, what should I do?
If your penis is only bigger by a half or whole inch, then you would still be OK using an 8-inch-long condom, as most latex condoms stretch slightly. If you are exceeding an additional 3 inches, we would recommend going up a size. If your penis size does fluctuate (which is completely normal) then you can always buy two different sizes, so you don’t feel constrained to one.
What is a reservoir tip?
The reservoir tip is at the end of the condom. The tip is designed to collect excess fluids during intercourse. Condoms made with reservoir stop fluids leaking from the inside of the condom. Today, most of the condoms come with reservoir tips. It is very rare to have a condom without a reservoir tip as it’s not actually safe.
Will my condom break?
In very slim circumstances your condom may break. This could be due to using the wrong lubricant (always use water-based), rough intercourse, an out-of-date condom or the condom being too big/small. If your condom does break then make sure that you and your partner both get tested for STDs, and if you have had sex with a woman ensure that she takes a pregnancy test. Remember to be vigilant and if this does happen – don’t turn a blind eye to it. It is always better to be safe than sorry!
I’m allergic to latex, what do I do?
We have a buyer guide specifically for the best non-latex condoms. Have a read! Please note that if you are allergic to latex to also check the type of lubricant that you have, as this may also affect your allergic reaction. If in doubt, always use a water-based lubricant as these are the most sensitive.
How do I know my penis girth?
It is not just about the length when buying large condoms, as the girth or “thickness” of your penis will also influence whether you need a larger condom or not. If you’re unsure what type of large condom you need, the best way to try it is by putting a normal-sized condom on and feeling where the tightness is. If it’s around your shaft, then you’ll need a girthier or wider condom. If it struggles to reach the bottom of your penis then it’s the length. If it’s both, there are a range of condoms out there that cater to girth and width, so have no fear.
How do I put on a condom?
Yes, if you are a newbie in sex, then putting on a condom can be quite the challenging and terrifying task. However, no one is born knowledgeable, and we all learn things as we go. Thankfully, with the advanced technology that we have today, learning new things is just a click away. There are plenty of videos, pictures and blogs with detailed steps of how to put a condom correctly. Have fun learning!
If you are still struggling to put on a condom you can visit your local sexual health clinic where a professional will be able to show you how to do so properly, so you can have safe, pleasurable sex.
Condoms are made for a reason. They come as a first method for successful birth-control. Plus, they are the only form of protection against the spread of STIs. And being protected whilst having sex allows you to fully enjoy the intercourse. Have a peace of mind while you dive into a wild sexual night.