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Mr.w
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Alrighty

I did some research and apparently the average condom size is around 52 mm. I'm about average length, but girth wise I'm pretty skinny. My question is: condoms stretch out, but do they also constrict inwards when you unroll em? I'm gonna figure out how to use em' on my own, but I don't want to waste cash on condoms that are too big for me when I need to go for a "snugger fit" condom. Any responses would be appreciated.

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logic_grrl
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Condoms don't "shrink to fit", but they don't stretch any further than they have to.

You might find this thread relevant - http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000226.html . As it explains, many sites like Condomania.com list info on the exact length and width of different brands.

To be honest, though, your best solution is going to be buying a few different types and experiment with them on your own. It's not "wasted cash" because it's a really good idea to do this anyway - it helps you get comfortable and confident with condoms before you try using them with a partner.


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KittenGoddess
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quote:
Originally posted by logic_grrl:
To be honest, though, your best solution is going to be buying a few different types and experiment with them on your own. It's not "wasted cash" because it's a really good idea to do this anyway - it helps you get comfortable and confident with condoms before you try using them with a partner.

When you're trying to find a condom you like, you don't have to buy in bulk, ya know. So it really doesn't have to be all that expensive. Many times you can buy condoms in regular stores in boxes of three. Or many online retailers (like condomania.com) offer "samplers" that have several different types or fits of condoms included for one price. For example, right now I'm looking at their site and for the price of a regular box of condoms (plus the shipping), you can order a condom sampler that contains 12 different condoms...there are also brand specific options where you can get 3 each of 4 different condom styles, etc. Also, some adult specialty stores have sections where you can buy them by the condom...one or as many as you like (although they may be a bit more expensive that way). The bottom line is that like it or not, you're going to just have to try things out until you find something you like.

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