So don't let him hit you with that "condoms don't fit me" line anymore. One of the the most common excuses among men is that their package is too big to wear a condom, followed by an epic amount of side-eye over the years. Some have even taken to social media to debunk this belief—like when singer Zara Larsson Instagrammed a photo of a condom stretched over her foot and nearly up to her knee. But still, for those who insist a condom just doesn’t fit their statistically average size member, a Boston-based company may have the solution: custom-fit condoms.
The condoms, called my ONE Perfect Fit, are available in 60 different sizes, with 10 different lengths and nine circumferences.
“After years of dedication and hard work, we are thrilled to announce a condom that will finally address complaints about fit,” Davin Wedel, president of ONE Condoms, said in a statement. “You might be able to squeeze your large hands into a size-small glove, but that doesn’t mean it will be comfortable to wear.”
The Food and Drug Administration classifies condoms as Class II medical devices, which is the most common class and includes items such as some pregnancy tests and powered wheelchairs. For years, the agency required the standard condom to be a minimum of 6.69 inches long. However, this recently changed, as studies have found the average erect penis to be more than an inch shorter. In a study on 1,661 sexually active men in the United States, the researchers found that the average erect penis was 5.57 inches long.
Previously available condoms only fit 12 percent of men, according to a statement. The most common fitting complaints were that the condoms were too: long, short, wide (loose), or tight. But, the new line of rubbers will fit 9 out of 10 men, the company boasts. Since the condoms went on sale in the U.S., customers bought all of the sizes within hours, Wedel told The New York Times.
Wedel hopes his product will help address the public health issue that not enough people are using condoms to protect against unintended consequences.
“MyONE has the potential to change people’s perception of condoms and ultimately, reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and STI occurrences,” Wedel, who founded the company in 1987, said. “We’re committed to bringing a smart solution to market by offering comfortable condoms at affordable pricing. In fact, we’re giving away 1 million condoms to help men find their fit.”
Only a third of men in the U.S. ages 15-44 wore a condom during their last sexual encounter, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—a number which Wedel hopes to change, one customized rubber at a time.