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artvandeleigh
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Does anybody know what general size the penis needs to be to require a larger size condom, such as the Magnum? Just checking before going out and trying multiple brands and kinds.
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Gumdrop Girl
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I've seen some girthy phalli fit comfortably inot smaller-width condoms. And I am aware of narrower penes that prefered a looser fit. But it does depend on what the guy finds to be comfortable so long as it is not so loose that it falls off. Buy a variety pack -- rubbers are cheap, see what you and he like.
http://www.condomsexpress.com/express/condoms.html

This is a online condom retailer. They list the diameters of each of the condoms they sell. And no, you do not need to be 18 to access the site. Nor do you need to be 18 to purchase condoms from the site. if you choose to purchase condoms online, we recommend you buy them from the ST Shop (help us out). but all's fair for using CondomsExpress' product stats.

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And check out these threads:

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/000375.html
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000054.html


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artvandeleigh
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Thanks for the help.

I came across another question and figured I would post it here and see if anyone replies before I start another thread.

I have read many threads and am aware of the problems with spermicide. But with those aside, will it reduce the effectiveness of the spermicide to add extra lubricant to inside of the condom? I read about the suggested procedure of using a couple of drops of, say, Astroglide inside the condom and then the desired amount on the oustide. Will adding more lube to the condom damage the spermicide, or is it even necessary to add more lube to the inside?-(wondering if spermicide itself is suitable for the lubricant on the inside) Thanks.


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Gumdrop Girl
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we don't recommend using spermicide!

spermicide kills sperm by dissolving them. it's like detergent, and it can irritate you and your partner. some people are allergic to it, and believe me, that's not a fun place ot have an allergic reaction. spermicide can also cause microscopic tears in the vaginal lining, which can actually make a woman more susceptible to infection and STDs.

get non spermicidal condoms, use a drop or two of astroglide inside (too much, and the rubber will slip off) and then use as much astroglide as you want on the outside.

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Sorry, I guess I didn't make it that clear in my last post, but I am well aware of all the valid reasons for the dislike of spermicide on the scarleteen boards, and I also know you guys do not recommend it (I have read many threads on it from the safer sex faq). But with the problems aside and not focusing on them right now, I was just wondering if adding extra astroglide to the condom would hurt the effectiveness of the spermicide?

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KittenGoddess
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Well, here's the thing though...spermicidal condoms don't have enough spermicide on them to make a difference anyway. I know that probably sounds a bit odd, but it's true. There's certainly not enough on there to kill all the sperm (or even most of the sperm), but there is enough to cause a nasty allergic reaction. So I suppose the answer is kind no, the Astroglide won't mess anything up...there's not enough spermicide there to accomplish anything (other than irritation) to begin with.

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