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Suggested Condom Width In Relation To Penis Circumference

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Every now and then I get a new comment on one of my posts and in most cases a visitor is asking for a condom recommendation, giving his penis circumference and length.
It’s becoming tedious to reply everyone individually, so I’ decided to put here a table which shows suggested condom width in relation to penis circumference.

How this works

  • 1. first, of course, you have to know your size. Read here about how to measure it
  • 2. Once you have your circumference check where it stands on the table below.
  • 3. To the right you’ll see suggested condom width for your size, both in inches and milimeters. Clicking on these numbers will lead you to the appropriate section in the condom size chart.
  • You can use the figures below as a guidance, but be sure to do your own research as well. First hand experience will always be the best judge. Also, I’m not responsible for any misuse :)

    Penis Circumference (inches)Suggested Condom Width (in)Penis Circumference (mm)Suggested Condom Width (mm)
    <41.77 - 1.85<10245 - 47
    4.1 – 4.51.85 – 1.93104 -11447 - 49
    4.5 – 4.71.96 – 2.05114 – 11950 - 51
    4.7 - 4.9 2.05 - 2.09119 – 12452 – 53
    4.9 – 5.12.09 - 2.13125 – 13053 – 54
    5.1 – 5.52.15 - 2.28130 – 14055 - 58
    5.5 – 5.82.28 – 2.37140 – 14758 – 60
    5.8 – 6.12.37 – 2.53147 – 15560 - 64
    >6.12.53 – 2.72>155 64 - 69

    Note: in some cases you won’t find a condom with the suggested width. Then go with the closest you can find.

    How did I get these numbers

    Some of you might be interested to know how I got these numbers. Well, a study published in the International Journal of STD & AIDS tried to find how penis size influence condom slippage and breakage. After conducting their experiments, the authors concluded that the ideal ratio between condom circumference and penis circumference should be from 80 to 90%. More than that increases the risk of slippage, and if the ratio is less than 80% there is a greater risk of condom breakage.

    If we take an average penis girth of 4.9 inches and compare it to average condom circumference (4.1 inches) we see that they’re within the suggested ratio.
    I’ve applied this factor to all (well, almost all) possible sizes and got the above table.

    Would love to hear your comments!

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

bob June 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

oh myyyyyyyyy ggggoooooooooddddddd amazing!


Sakura Moonflower July 12, 2013 at 5:16 am

Very informative, I was puzzling over the answer to this. Thank you for writing this article! My boyfriend informed me that the condoms I’d brought last time were painfully tight. When I looked up condoms and their sizes, I found this informative site, and realized something:
A few things, actually: first of all, condoms do get built around width as well as size, but second of all, they’re meant to be SOMEWHAT tight, at least to prevent slipping, surely? So how tight is adequately tight, and how much is too loose to be safe? I had no idea, he less so. I wasn’t sure how this Google search would work out. Thank you for ending the mystery with proper sexual education, my good man!


Pete July 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I’m happy to help you solve the sizing mistery :) thank you for your comment!


Al October 14, 2013 at 11:40 am

What if the circumference is 7 inches…do they do larger ones for that? I tend to get an either dark purple, or blood-drained … erm, member due to poor circulation du to the ones I get. Not comfortable, or attractive.


Pete October 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm

69 mm is the biggest as far as I know, but it should be enough…you can get them in Europe


John February 3, 2014 at 3:22 am

I have a length of 6.5, but I have a circumference of 5.5-5.6. All the condoms I see (that should fit my girth) are much longer than what I need. Is it okay for the condom to be longer than what I need? What are some good choices for me?


Pete February 3, 2014 at 7:22 pm

well, condom width has a bigger impact on the safety plus comfort/pleasure. It would be better if the length fits as well, of course, but the correct width should be the number one priority


John February 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Thanks for the reply. Are there any condoms that you would recommend to me? I’m in the US, by the way.


Pete February 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm
Dak February 17, 2014 at 6:12 am

I’m a little young, but things have gotten very intimate with me and my girlfriend… So I want to be protected. I have a girth of about 5 to 5.1 and a length of about 5. Anyone mind telling me what size I should need?


Dak February 17, 2014 at 6:15 am

I meant circumference of 5 to 5.1, I don’t know if that is same as girth.


Pete February 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm

it’s the same. you can go with a regular condom (width of 53-54 mm).
lots of choices here (regular size section)


Fred February 17, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Hello, I’m 14 and me and my girlfriend have been dating a loooong time so I think it’s time to carry a condom just in case… I’m still having difficulty finding the right size even after reading numerous sites. My circumference is about 5in and my length is 5.2in.
Any suggestions


Pete February 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm

same as above


Clark February 22, 2014 at 1:10 am

Hey I’m 7.75 in and 5.3 girth. Recommendations? Preferably Trojan..


Pete February 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Magnum or Magnum XL


Hal March 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Hi I have a length of about 7 inches and a circumference of 5.5 inches. Can I get some suggestions about what condoms I should buy?


Gareth pemberton March 20, 2014 at 8:03 am

Hi, I have a length of about 5.6 inch and 4.7 inch girth, which condoms would be the best for me. Thanks


Jake April 2, 2014 at 7:21 am

I’m sorry but this just doesn’t add up to me. You are suggesting a 6.28 inch circumference condom to a kid with a 5 inch circumference penis. Explain to me your logic…. None of those numbers in the table above make any sense.


Pete April 3, 2014 at 10:58 am

Jake, you got it all wrong. A kid with a 5 inch circumference should use a regular condom – width between 2.09 and 2.13 inches.
first column is penis circumference, second column is suggested condom width.
also, keep in mind that circumference is not the same thing as width…
I wrote more about it in this comment:


Sam October 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Even though I’m clear that width and circumference are different, I believe Jake is correct and the chart is off. For example, your chart states that a guy with a 5.8″-6.1″ circumference should use a condom width of 2.37″-2.53″. Circumference equals diameter times pie (3.14). If the “width” of a condom is essentially its diameter, then the chart’s recommended condom width of 2.37″-2.53″ would produce a condom circumference (unstretched) of 7.45″-7.95″. This is a recommended condom circumference that would exceed the 5.8″-6.1″ penis circumference by almost 2 inches. Please explain this. Am I missing something in my math? Thank you for your work on this.


Pete October 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

condom width is not the same as diameter, that’s why your formula doesn’t apply here.
the thing is that the “condom width” is measured when a condom is lying flat (and not inflated).
basically 2 pieces of half oval latex (or whatever material) are lying on top of each other.
so you get the approximate circumference by multiplying that width by 2, and not 3.14…

now, having that in mind lets see your example… a condom with a 2.37″ width has the circumference of 4.74″
As such it will hold tight on a penis 5.8″ penis (girth), but not too tight that there’s a risk of breakage

hope this makes a bit more sense? Let me know if I should try harder to explain the difference between width vs circumference, it seems that this is the most confusing part…


James April 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Any chance you guys could help me find the right size? my penis length and circumference come out to the same. 17.5cm. Tried magnum but they still feel really tight.


Pete April 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

you need bigger. 64mm width at least. the problem is that you can only get such in EU. more info here


John May 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm

My erect measurements are…

What size condom should I wear? I was looking at Durex Comfort XL because of my length and base girth, but most condoms get wider at the head, and my penis is the opposite! Could a Comfort XL work for me? Suggestions?


Pete May 5, 2014 at 9:04 am

Durex Comfort XL might be a bit too snug at the base. you’re from Ireland? if so, you won’t have any problems finding condoms with bigger width (60 mm+). instead of the flared shape, try a straight shaped condom. here are some suggestions


ali khan May 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Sir I have 3.5 inch penis in length and 2.5 inches in girth ….plzz suggest me a condom that would fit my penis will be a great help for me ..


Pete May 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

41mm condom from TheyFit – check it out here


Steve May 13, 2014 at 12:39 am

Mine is 7.75 by 5.8 circumference what should I use?


eZo May 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Hey guys, I have a 5.5 length and 8 girth. What condom should I buy?


Pete July 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

that’s pretty unusual. you have to pick a condom with the 69mm width. your best shot is going for a custom fit


Mike June 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Hey, I’m about 6″ in length and almost 6″ in circumference. I’m not sure what condom to get. I’ve tried a durex brand before, can’t remember the name, it’s was ok with length but almost impossible to get on because of my girth and felt a little uncomfortable. I’m in Canada if that helps.


Pete July 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

hey Mike, you have to pick the biggest that you can find (58 or 60 mm condom width, as suggested in the chart above). durex xl has 57mm width, might be a bit too snug, but it’s also worth trying. if you are able to order from abroad then I’d suggest a custom fit


Mike July 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Wouldn’t it be too long? I’m uncut to. Does that matter?


Mike July 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I was looking at the durex pleasuremax I guess that’s good? The middle is actually the thickest part of my dick. They all mention head and base thickness


Adam August 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Hi, I am 16 years old and I cant find the right condom. Although I know length isnt really that important, my length is around 6 inches and my girth is around 142mm-146mm (keeps changing everytime i measure probably due to sexual activity, arousal level, etc etc.) Can you please recommend something I’d really appreciate it. Thank you. Because the girth keeps changing, could you suggest condoms that I should use when it is 142, 143,144, etc. I will buy all.

Thank you so much.


Tim August 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

hey i got 4.5inched of circumference and 6inches in length suggestions?
im from canada


Pete August 29, 2014 at 8:55 am

hi, as you can see in the chart above, you should look for a condom with a 49 to 51mm condom width (eg. Okamoto Beyond Seven). check out our size chart for a list of suggestions


preston November 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I had a lot of trouble staying hard with condoms. The average run of the mill condom felt way to tight and would flatten the lip or ridge at the bottom of my head. I’m not huge 6 1/2″ and 5- 51/2″ in girth. So I bought Trojan Magnums and hooray LOL I found a condom I can get off wearing! Magnums I do think are intended for a larger size, but they fit me snug enough to stay on. Most importantly they DO NOT flatten the ridge at the bottom of my head and that has made all the difference. My advice is to find that condom for you. As far as designs, a condom with ridges, bumps or tiny rubber fingers on the inside of the head would be great for the loss of sensation. The head of a penis is very sensitive, the difference between direct contact and through a condom can be significant, but you got be safe.


Enrique January 13, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Hey im 15 and a half and i can have sex when im 16 in spain wich is were i live so im starting to look at condoms in advance for when im legal and i could use some help (6.5 in length and 5.4 in circumference) I’d appreciate the help…Thanks


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