Swiss Offer Small Condoms —for 12-Year-Olds They complained regulars were too large By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Mar 3, 2010 3:38 PM CST 14 comments Comments Switzerland is introducing condoms for 12-year-olds. (Shutter Stock) (Newser) – Switzerland is now offering extra-small condoms for 12- to 14-year-olds to encourage safe sex. The move comes after a government study turned up two nuggets: more teens are having sex, and many go without protection because regular condoms are too large. The Hotshot is 1.7 inches wide, compared to the usual 2 inches. "The result that shocked us concerned young boys who display apparently risky behavior," a researcher tells the Telegraph. "The results of this study suggest that early prevention makes sense."