Another Reason Guys Hate the Condom: Bad Fit

Men not exactly tripping over selves to buy 'small,' 'medium' sizes
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2010 7:50 AM CST
Research shows that if it doesn't fit, he won't wear it.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – If you think ill-fitting shoes chafe, then it's easy to imagine that ill-fitting condoms that reduce pleasure, slip, or break might result in people not using them. A study in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections links poor fit to reduced usage. The kicker? Condoms often don't fit because men won't touch anything labeled 'small' or medium'. Efforts to improve fit are worthwhile, say researcher who hope to improve use in developing countries.

To get the low down on fitting, the team studied 436 men aged 18 to 67. Nearly half said they'd used a poorly fitting condom in the previous three months. These men were 2.5 times more likely to report breakage and two times more likely to say using condoms reduced sexual pleasure, Reuters reports.

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