Here Is The Real Reason Why Men Don’t Like To Wear Condoms
They are the most effective barrier protecting us against STIs, but you only have to look at the stats to realise an alarming number of men aren’t using condoms.
Condoms get a lot of grief – principally from men, but not exclusively.
The most common excuse given for not using condoms is that they can negatively impact sexual pleasure, that they diminish sensation and can even cause discomfort but the real reason why men don’t like to wear condoms is a little bit embarrassing.
A recent report by the New York Times , however, has shed some light on the real reason men aren’t overly enamoured by condoms.
It’s to do with size and it may not go down well with some.
Apparently standard condom sizes are too big for the average penis .
Studies have shown the average penis, when erect, to be 2.5cm shorter than standard condoms, which have to be at least 6.69 inches (17cm) in length.
As for why this discrepancy occurred, and has been going on so long, Debby Herbenick, a sexual health expert at Indiana University explained: “The idea was it had to be long enough to fit most men, and excess length could just be rolled.”
In a study of 1661 men which Herbenick published, a whopping 83 per cent of them were found to have penile lengths shorter than standard condoms. The average length was 5.57 inches (14.15cm
This has enabled them to start selling what are essentially tailor-made condoms for men, the New York Times reports.
The custom condoms, marketed under the brand name myONE Perfect Fit, come in lengths of 4.9 (12.45cm) to 9.4 inches (23.88cm) and circumferences of 3.5 (8.90cm) to 5 inches (12.7cm). Standard condoms are typically 6.7 (17cm) to 8.3 inches (21.1cm) long and 3.9 (9.9cm) to 4.5 inches (11.43cm) in circumference.