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Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by newera93, Sep 12, 2011.
I am 7.4x5.5
If the regular ones are too tight then try the mag's
from the infos I have gathered in years of net surfing I 'd say magnum would fit great for you.. magnum xl needs 6 inches of girth
Mags should be fine I'm 6 1/2 in circumference a little tight but works
Agree, I'm 6 ins girth and the mag XLs are great. For years I struggled fitting into 'normal' condoms and had a few split.
7.4 x 5.5 ??? You must be a surveyor, to be measuring in tenths of inches!
It doesn't really fucking matter. Be safe, have fun, have an orgasm, make your partner cum. Leave the ruler out of it.
Yeah, at 5.5 girth magnums are a nice fit
I love magnums I don't have a huge girth or length but all around thy just feel better go further down not so tight that they cut off blood flow etc... as long as it isn't slippin off go for em
To me it's a matter of comfort. Do normal condoms feel too tight? Do you have trouble getting them on? If so, move up a size. I spent years trying to roll a regular condom on and dealing with the discomfort of it being too tight before I tried magnums. It made a big difference to me and I've never looked back.
I'm 8 x 5.5 and I wear mags...never tried mag xl. I find that normal condoms are too tight
Try them and see.
I’m an 8 x 6 ½ and find the Mag XLs tight; leaving me with an indentation at the base of my cock. If I’m fucking for a prolonged period of time I have to stop and roll it back or forth because it becomes slightly painful and very annoying.
I HATE Magnums! They smell AWFUL imo... Esp the Ecstasy... Recently tried the Mag Thins definitely much better than all of the other Mags I've tried; I'm ~8x6.75 and the regular mags fit kinda tight.
I'm going to try out the Crown Skinless which are claimed to be the "pornstar's condom of choice," and or the Durex Extra Sensitives... Can't feel a damn thing with regular Mags :-(
This exactly. My penis is not super impressive, but the girth is substantial enough that I'm no longer constantly breaking condoms or having my dick strangled by a too-tight balloon since I've switched to magnums.
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I remember reading somewhere that anyone over 5.75 girth should be using Magnums, but whatever feels good for you is fine!
Magnum and Magnum XL have the same girth or width at the ring, which is 2 mm bigger than a normal sized condom. The Magnum XL is a good deal bigger as it goes towards the tip than the regular magnum...think baseball bat shape. The Magnum ecstasy is my fav, if I must wear a condom. It has the same base or ring size as the other 2 but a much bigger pouch at the head, actually the pouch of the Ecstasy is the almost the same size throughout as the magnum XL gets at it's widest.
They're all around the same size at the base, so nobody really needs to worry about slippage. You can post your dimensions, but penises aren't just perfect cylinders, so you can only get an approximation. If you're thinner at the top but really thick at the base, then a magnum could be too wide. Shape effects how it rolls on, and circumcision really changes it. The best advice is to just shell out a few bucks, try a bunch of larger sized condoms on (just masturbate lightly) and see which one feels the best.
I think whoever said 5 3/4" girth is the _minimum_ for a magnum is just reading that off of a Yahoo! answer (I just looked up someone saying the same thing), but really I'd say just above 5" around would be the minimum. For condom sizes, the 'width' isn't meant to compare to the width of your dick - is the width flattened out, so 2 x width = circumference. A magnum is 2.5" at the maximum around the head, and tapers off quickly towards the base, so as long as you're a little above 5" around it should fit alright and not be nearly as tight as a regular condom.
So a standard condom's width is 2": that's 4" around. If a regular condom is supposed to fit most people, it would make sense to assume someone a little below the average would be fit just fine, so 4.5 or 4.25 would wear standard without trouble. If a magnum's 5" around (at the max, and really closer to 4.5" around for most of it), then 5.25 would be about where you'd expect it to fit just fine, and 5.5 would be where you really would be much more comfortable in a larger condom.
I'm about 7 1/4" long and 5 3/4" around, and switched to magnums after I trying a big sampler pack and finding that the trojan intense ribbed felt way better than anything else (never bothered to measure anything -- tried it blind first so I would actually pick the best one), except that I really hated those ribs along it that just flattened against my dick and felt uncomfortable. I looked it up and saw that the magnum was exactly the same size, just without ribs, so I tried it and it was great.
I tried a Magnum XL too. It fits nicely along most of the way, but the top fifth of my dick head is a little loose. This is why you really need to just try them on, since that fit problem is more about the shape of my dick than anything else, since dick heads vary wildly in size and shape, and depending on how it tapers off towards the tip it will change the overall feel of the condom a lot.
But everybody here is right: the lubricant stinks and is tough to wash off. It is, however, really effective lube and does a good job. Most girls complain about the smell too.
My favourite protection is monogamy with a girl on BC, but that's not for everyone. Nothing beats skin on skin.
May I suggest Trustex XL. They are wider and more comfortable than all the others I've tried. I'm 6.5+ as well. Good luck.