This Is How Big Your Junk Really Needs to Be to Require a Magnum Condom


Perhaps you bought one as a joke. Perhaps you had a roommate who casually left them all over his room in a passive-aggressive (and literal) dick-measuring contest. Perhaps they're all you buy. 

But how large does your penis actually have to be to need an XL condom? Well, The Condom Depot Learning Center (which provides a fit guide on their site for pretty much every brand of condom you could imagine) found that the average XL condom is 2.25 inches wide and 8.1 inches in length, Metro UK reports.

Small condoms are on average 1.75 inches wide and 6.3 inches long, and regular/average condoms are usually about the same length, with an occasionally varying width. 

That said, all of the men who want to claim they need a much larger condom (which can be risky because if the condom is too big, it could slide off) should know that numerous studies have been done to find out what women really think about penis size and it's probably different than what they imagine. In one recent study on what men think is average for a man's penis size (which, FYI, is about 5.2 inches) and what women think is average, women thought the average was about 5.4 inches and men thought it was about 5.5 inches, so they were both close, but men assumed it should be larger than women did. 

Our friends at also polled 1,100 readers (96 percent women, 4 percent men, between the ages of 18 and 34) in 2015 and found that 56 percent of the respondents guessed their partner's penis size was average and only 3 percent thought it was "very large." Even more noteworthy, 89 percent of them said they weren't concerned about their (typically average, according to respondents) partner's penis size at all. 

So lesson learned, unless you are extremely well-endowed, you're absolutely normal and should wear a condom that fits, for everyone's benefit, because most women don't care.

From: Cosmopolitan US

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Lane Moore
Lane Moore is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and musician based in New York City. Her first book, How To Be Alone: If You Want To And Even If You Don’t became a #1 bestseller and was praised as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, Good Morning America, Fast Company, Marie Claire, and many others. Moore also gave a TEDx Talk based on the book, called How To Be Alone. Her comedy show “Tinder Live!” is regarded as one of the best comedy shows in New York City and has been praised by The New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, CBS, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. She has a monthly sold-out residency in NYC, and also tours rock venues and colleges worldwide. As an actor, Moore plays Kelsey on HBO’s Search Party, and has a recurring role on Rooster Teeth’s What Do You Know? and had a memorable role on season 5 of HBO’s Girls. She also frequently appears on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, truTV, and IFC shows. As a musician, Moore is the front person and songwriter in the band “It Was Romance.” In her time as the the Sex and Relationships Editor at Cosmopolitan, she won a GLAAD award for her groundbreaking work championing diverse, inclusive coverage. Moore also hosts the live streaming comedy show How To Be Alone on Twitch, which she calls “PeeWee’s Playhouse for lonely adults.”
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