Average condoms vs Magnums vs Magnum XLs vs Magnum Twisters
Much earlier in the thread, Sportsguy wrote:
First thing you should understand is that condom size should be determined by your girth.
Anybody below 5” in girth would be fine with a regular sized condom.
Magnums -> 5 - 5.8 inches girth.
Magnum XL -> at or about 6 inches and up.
This is measured from midshaft. Also it could vary, you might need XL’s at 5.5 if you are more comfortable with that size, or regular magnums are interfering with sexual activity. But if you don’t want a busted condom you should definately move up when you are at or about the areas above in girth.
I was looking into this recently; tried the Trojan Magnum Twisters condom, and was curious on how they compare in size to the Magnums and Magnum XLs I’m used to. [Url=http://www.condomania.com]Condomania[url] had some interesting answers for me. While they did not have size specs listed for the Magnum Twisters, they did for the Magnums and Magnum XLs:
Average condom: 190 mm long, 52 mm wide at both the base and head
Magnums: 215 mm long, 54 mm wide at the base, and 60 mm wide at the head
Magnum XL: 215 mm long, 54 mm wide at the base, and 65 mm wide at the head
This has some interesting implications for condom choice based on your shape. I’m thicker at the base, so from that standpoint, the XLs offer me no advantage over the regular Magnums. They are both equally long, so no advantage either way there, either.
So, it’s probably good for informed condom shoppers to realize that, at least in the case of Magnums, XLs and Twisters, ‘more girth’ means more girth at the top, not at the base, and not really a whole lot more at the base than average condoms. (If my math is right, that two extra millimeters translates into eight percent more area to the circle.)
For me, Magnums, XLs or Magnum Twisters are more comfortable, and are marginally more comfortable at the base, but only marginally at most. The extra length over ‘average’ condoms is a good thing.