Study Reveals Penis Size Linked To Condom Usage

While one researcher concedes the findings are “politically volatile,” a recent study of gay men in New York City shows the larger a man’s penis is,the less likely he is to use a condom, Pink News reports.

Researchers at Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) culled responses to surveys of about 500 attendees at local community events. According to Queerty, some respondents in the survey said they had unprotected sex because they couldn’t find the right condom fit, and just 40 percent said they were easily able to find condoms to suit their length and girth.
While larger-sized condoms are available in stores, the one-size-fits-all variety are more readily available — and often free from health clinics in New York City, the study found. (Poor New York City, my graduate school, which is in the South, always had Magnum condoms free at the student clinic.)

The risky behavior revealed in the study’s data appears to go against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s long-held conclusion that “consistent and correct use of latex condoms is highly effective in preventing sexual transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.”

But the findings are in line with a 2009 Indiana University study indicating that men were more likely to have “negative attitudes” about condom use if they had penises that were bigger or smaller than average.

“This type of public health research is very important, no matter how politically volatile,” Dr. Jeffrey Parsons, CHEST’s director, wrote on the organization’s blog. He added that the findings would enable researchers to better meet the health needs of gay and bisexual men.

The study, “Self-reported penis size and experiences with condoms among gay and bisexual men,” will be published in the February 2013 issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior.

I don’t care how big or small you are, WEAR A CONDOM!!!

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7 responses to “Study Reveals Penis Size Linked To Condom Usage

  • Johnny Clinn

    That's crap because all condoms are designed to stretch. I saw a kid hang one out his car window as he drove and it filled up with air to a size that could accommodate his entire lower body. Another time, my bf's teacher took one out and stretched it over her entire arm. That argument is ridiculous, and clearly uneducated. Never fall for it.

  • Jack Scott

    Not crap at all. With my cock at 7.5" and 6" around I found plenty of condoms that I simply couldn't get on.Usually these were the fancy colored or fashion type condoms. Luckily just the plain old classic Trojan always fit fine. So in that regard, I think it is crap that a guy can't find a condom that will fit relatively easily.Far as I know Trojans are available in every drugstore in the U.S.Jack Scott

  • SEAN

    It's not about fitting. It's first about fitting correctly so that it works properly and then it's about comfort so that it is used.Imagine if there were only two sized of sweat pants available for all men to wear. Most would look fine, a small percentage would look amazing but the rest would be so wrong sized that they would be uncomfortable, unable to wear them comfortably and have them work effectively.It makes sense that the size ranges should be adapted to four or six sizes based on length and width or girth (like pants) – small, med, long length by reg, wide. Even if someone was small length and small girth chances are that a small/reg would fit better then what is available now beside – aren't most small guys btms? I kid, everyone knows that the guys with big dicks are usually wasted on btms.

  • gerry

    I've got to agree with Jack on all points. In my prime I topped out at 8.5" and 7.5" around. The only brand that I could use was the plain old classic Trojan. It stretched and while the original could be a little snug, later versions fit fine.I never found a colored, textured or flavored condom that was comfortable. Don't even mention the cheap ones in the vending machines in bar restrooms. The result Trojans in the glove box of the car, the bedside table, and the shaving kit in the suitcase.

  • Jay M.

    I swear I think people just sit around stoned and come up with ridiculous things to study. Everyone knows everyone lies about dick size anyway, so there's no validity to the study at all! HAHAHAHAHAHA Who knows, at least someone got money for doing something sexy, important or not.Peace <3Jay

  • silvereagle

    If it does not fit, then just use your hand…a perfect fit each time and safe as well!!!

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