Sometimes who heard that condoms continue to get a bad rap. Guys tend to complain about discomfort with them, as well as lowered sensations and a poor fit. However, recent government studies have discovered that they are used by just a third of all American men.
Custom Fit Condoms?
We are now seeing changes brought about by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other industry standards groups are opening the door to condoms that fit better. A company out of Boston has started to sell condoms that are custom fitted. They are offering 60 different sizes, a combination of 10 various lengths, and finally 9 different circumferences.
Could this huge improvement boost the overall appeal of condoms? This would be good because they are about the only birth control technique that also provides protection against most of the sexually transmitted diseases out sure. It seems that public health officials are not sure at this point how popular this approach will be to men overall.
Previous Condom Improvements Have Deflated
In the past, there have been lots of ideas to improve condoms which have fizzled. Sometimes these efforts have been restricted by FDA requirements, who view condoms as a medical device. Then there was a 2013 competition which was sponsored by none other than the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who were seeking new ideas for condoms that were more pleasurable, but none of these have been brought to the public as of yet. While there are a few winners that are still pushing prototypes, most of them have given up the cause.
This brand new approach that the Global Protection Corporation who wants to offer custom fitted condoms is pressuring the FDA and other like associations to accept their for changes. One of their key priorities was to offer smaller sizes, stated the president of the company. It used to be that standard condoms were required to have a length of least 6.69 inches, but recent studies have discovered that the actual average erect penis size is about an inch shorter than that.
“The idea was it had to be long enough to fit most men, and excess length could just be rolled,” claimed Debby Herbenick, who is a sex health guru from Indiana University. She and her associates posted a study which involved 1,661 men who lived all over the United States. They found that roughly 83 percent had penis lengths which were than existing standard condoms. The average length turned out to be 5.57 inches.
During these studies, some of the men whined about “condoms that keep slipping off,” noted Ron Frezieres, who happens to be a vice president for research and evaluation from Essential Access Health, who claims to be a nonprofit. And there were also occasions where condoms that were too large had felt tight since ”shorter guys had big rolls of latex gather at the bases of their small penis.”
These custom condoms will be offered in lengths ranging from 4.9 to 9.4 inches, and circumference range from 3.5 to 5 inches. The templates that guys were given to measure their manhood did not include centimeters or inches. They instead used randomly assigned numbers and letters. For instance, one guy might have a measurement of E99, while another might have Z22. This kept the male ego out of the equation.