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 Cosmopolitan.com 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