Crave a man whose magic stick is, well, verrrrrry magical? Researchers at Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) in New York City may make you think twice before getting it on with a guy whose penis is larger than average.

In a study of 500 gay and bisexual men to discover how the “fit and feel” of condoms factor into their use, researchers found less than 40-percent of respondents said it was “easy” to find condoms that fit them. Moreover, many men admitted to having unprotected sex because they could not find properly fitting prophylactics.

According to Queerty, the results also indicated:

  • Nearly half of the respondents reported condom slippage during sex and almost a third reported condom breakage in the previous three months.

  • There was also an association between condom breakage and unprotected sex, suggesting that some men may have unprotected sex simply because they cannot find proper fitting condoms.

  • Most of the men surveyed indicated their penis length was between 6 and 8 inches, though there was a good amount of variation in both length and girth.

The CHEST study’s findings mirror a 2009 study by the University of Indiana that found that “men were more likely to have ‘negative attitudes” about condom use if they had penises that were bigger or smaller than average.‘”

While some may argue that the CHEST study will unfairly mark men with larger penis sizes, Dr. Christian Grov, the study’s lead author, says this information is important.

“These findings indicate that the fit of a condom matters. A client at an HIV service agency might see a bowl filled with ‘standard’ condoms and have to ask a provider if they have other sizes available. That extra step could make the difference between someone leaving with a condom—the right condom—or going home empty-handed.”

  • Smilez_920

    Idk , I was in CVS a few days ago and seen Magnum and x-large size condoms. When I hear men about condoms it’s usllay about feel not fit . I though the average penis was between 4-6 inches . But hey I could be completely off, but I feel like I see a variety of condom sizes in pharmacies.

    Welp whatever his size is big , small or in between just make sure you get him tested . And if dont let him use the ” my d1ck is too big for the condom excuse , especially of he’s only packing the average size .

  • Say No

    One of my girlfriends and I had this conversation 5 years ago. It is true. The larger they are, the less they want to wear a condom. They will come up with every excuse in the book which is pure nonsense.

  • Blue

    Magnum’s are mainly for guys who have thicker penises, not so much long. Have you ever stretched a condom? Even the regular size gives you enough length. The well endowed guys complain that regular condoms hurt them & squeeze them. Still no excuse not to protect yourself. A few dollars for condom sure beats the money that you will have to spend on a child, doctor bills, or medicines to treat that std.

  • RenJennM

    You almost lost me when I read, “a study of 500 gay and bisexual men.” Uhhh, I’m a straight woman who likes straight men. Am I alone in this? lol

    Anyway, since I decided to read the rest of the article, I have to say that I think there’s some truth to this. Most of the men I’ve been intimate with were well-endowed. Everyone of them used Magnum condoms. But one time, when I was about to get intimate with my “first”, he only had a non-name brand condom he bummed off his boy (lol, hilarious now, I know). He seemed almost (dare I say it?) in pain trying to force it on. I stopped him and told him maybe next time. He begged and pleaded and even tried to get me to do it raw; he got refused with a “hell NAH!”

    The point I’m making is I refused, but not all women refuse. Women often want “it” more than the men do, so we’ll just be like “f*ck it!” I’m guilty of being that gal a time or two. But we as women need to stop succumbing to our passions when the man isn’t strapped. And men need to make sure that, regardless of how “blessed” they are, they are properly equipped, even if their brand is a further drive away and an extra coin to pay. Protection is all of our responsibility. If I make sure I have a condom and he makes sure he has a condom, we help each other and ourselves out.

  • Anthony

    There are two factors going on here: men not wanting to wear condoms; and women wanting the full affect of that lengthy log! At the risk of TMI, some women really dislike sucking on condoms although we all know it is much safer. Personally, I’m just glad I have been off the market for a very long time because the longer you are at it, the odds are greater that eventually something you don’t want to happen in relation to condom use will happpen.

  • AM

    Mmmmh mmmh mmmh…….ya’ll better intemellectualize the hell out of this, I ‘ll just think dirrrrrty…..Aguilera’s {sp?} comes to mind.

  • Smilez_920

    Lol I paused at the ” gay” and ” bisexual” part but kept reading in the name of safe sex.

    I know there has to be a rand of condom out there for longer sized men. Like you stated they might not be located at the closest store or they could cost more money. But 20 box of condoms vs buyin pampers and formula every week or buying medicine / medical bills for HIv/aids treatment , I’ll take the 20 box anytime.

    But lets be really while there are a few 9+ inch brothers out there stretch vaginas world wide , the average well endowed guy probably falls between 6-8 inches hard. Those men shouldn’t try to fake the funk,because I know there are condoms for their size.

    But plz get tested constantly and wrap up.

  • sassybuttclassy

    This is a good read…

  • E.M.S.

    I don’t think it’s an excuse to not wear one. That’s why they made Magnums.

  • apple

    i like this article.. keep the comments coming everyone!

  • Shirl

    Teeheehee :-)

  • mikey kun

    um It’s up to both, it’s your responsibility to protect yourself

  • Anthony

    I don’t know how many guys have gone from being happy they got some to being sick of tdealing with a kid and her Mom. Realistically, people will always do dumb stuff over sex, but it never hurts to think before you have unprotected sex, “do I really want to have to deal with this person for the rest of my life if we make a baby?”

  • Kevin

    They surveyed 500 men with sizes from 6-8 inches. So when did they survey large sized guys….or are they saying 6″-8″ is large. If it were gay and or bi-sexual black men, then this size range would be considered less than average to average. Confusing article…who is the target audience? What about comfort and not size…length vs girth..etc. Still confused by article.

  • http://gravatar.com/chanela17 chanela17

    ;In a study of 500 gay and bisexual men ;

    this makes sense.

    i’ve heard that gay men on average have big penises *cries*

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