American / European condom sizes

Discussion in 'Sex With a Large Penis' started by chrimbo, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. chrimbo

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    I was recently in America, and it struck me how incredibly common it was to see Magnums and Magnum XLs in the stores over there. It reminded me (and kinda made some sense of the fact) of how often I've seen people recommend them within the forums here.

    What's interesting is that in Europe, it's actually comparatively very tricky to get hold of a larger fitting condom. I'm not by any means a jumbo, and can just about squeeze my todger into a normal size European condom, but prefer the comfort of larger fitting so buy them whenver possible. But here, that means going into a specific store (Sex shop, basically) to get hold of them.

    I didn't have a chance to buy any Magnums or XLs while I was over, but I did try to use a regular Trojan - and for the first time in my life, try as I did, I physically couldn't unroll it onto my dick.

    So I'm wondering - is the average condom size smaller in the US? Which would both explain my experience with the Trojan, and also might explain why larger fitting are so commonly seen - i.e. if the condoms are smaller, a bigger proportion of guys need the Magnums and XLs?
     
  2. Rommette

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    very good point.....it doesn't necessarily mean guys over here are bigger.....it means they request it more. Guys (a good chunk of them in the U.S.) want to pretend like they're so much bigger than they are and often times don't need the magnums but it sure does help their ego. My ex-fuck buddy was very honest when I handed him a magnum......."I don't need this. Its too big. I'll take the lifestyle"
     
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    I think you have some of the bigger is better thinking in the US. We are not going to do anything with common sense only for appearance. Bigger meals, bigger trucks, bigger houses, bigger debts. Now I don't consider myself hung just north of average and I loved the regular Magnums the best. They still fit but the material felt better on my cock and it allowed my head
     
  4. chrimbo

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    Allowed your head to what? ;-)
     
  5. D_Beau_Bromide

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    Yeah... well, getting to England, I searched around multiple stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc., couldn't find any larger sized condoms. I emailed the graduate welfare officer (the mental-health representative/condom+lube passer-out-er I guess is how I'd explain them?) for them, and they said they didn't have any, finally emailed the undergraduate welfare officer and they gave me some despite that they maybe shouldn't :p. Anyways, yeah, "larger sized" condoms are quite difficult for me to find here, with that said, not sure if the American "larger sized" is actually larger sized or not. Maybe I'll compare them next time I go back to America.
     
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    I find that here in Russia I never see Xl or magnum condoms. Was just in Helsinki and they did have them there as well as in Estonia last month. I've now bought condoms in these three countries and find that European condoms (I always buy Durex) are smaller. I find after sex my penis hurts more and the condoms feel tighter on me in a bad way. I'm by no means hung but I do miss my American Durex.
     
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    I'm really surprised you guys can't order them online???
     
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    Last year on my first trip to England I bought some condoms at Boots Drug store, come to think of it I did not see X-Large or XL Large and I have seen a few lad here who need X-Large or XXL. I don't understand why its not market in London. I lived in the states and our XL XXL XXXL large condom are really large length and width. Look like I should be exporting to fit the market for hung lads.

    Cheerio Mats!!!:biggrin1:
     
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    As I said in another topic, I've never even seen a large condom, and since I really have problems getting regular ones on (I can get them on only when I'm semi-soft, even than with some difficulties and then when I get really hard, they just seem like tearing up any moment and my cock like meet squeezed in a plastic bag), I just don't use any. But I have only long term relationships and not too many at all.
     
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    I worked at Tesco in the UK. Most of the stores have began to stock Durex XL. I know my store does. It was even in the national press a few months back (albeit the tabloids).
    So they ARE available guys should you need them.
     
  11. chrimbo

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    Good to know they are in Tesco. But the fact remains I can still squeeze into a normal European / British Durex (albeit with the squashed meat in a bag feel, as Mr D commented :). whereas there was no way on earth the American Trojan was ever gonna go on at all. Should have tried American Durex I guess
     
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    A local porn store sells American imported condoms and they are smaller than standard Uk durex, the larger durex they sell in tesco may be slightly longer than standard but they don't feel any wider.
     
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    Mates are bigger (length and most particularly girth) than Durex. Durex don't fit me well at all.
    Online condom sellers do all sorts of brands/varieties thereof and give you the size of the condom - pretty much next day delivery.
    If you're in London you should find no problem tracking down a sex shop that sells a variety too.
     
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    I'm an American and I've spent a decent amount of time in Europe. I felt like the sizes were pretty much the same. Neither the standard American or European condoms could fit me, and in Europe I ended up using the Durex XL. In the US, Magnum XL works best for me. I'm not crazy long (8") but I'm quite girthy (6.5").
     
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