Feb 16th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
45 percent of men report bad experiences with ill-fitting rubbers.
Researchers from the Kinsey Institute surveyed 436 men who had used a condom while engaging in vaginal sex sometime in the last three months
. Almost half complained of rubbers that didn't fit; those respondents were also more than twice as likely to report breakage, slippage and an overall lack of pleasure. In addition, they suffered five times the rate of penis irritation as those who reported that their condoms always fit snugly.
To encourage men to use proper-size condoms
, the researchers suggest prophylactic makers label their smallest size
as "large," their medium size as "extra-large," and so on. That way, most of you don't have to be embarrassed to buy them
We doubt this strategy will work, but if they stick with it long enough the English language will be graced with fantastic new words like "gigantinormous
" -- which will be condom code for "totally average and unremarkable."