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Author Topic: Size is Everything with Condoms  (Read 5795 times)

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Offline AldousOrwell

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Size is Everything with Condoms
« on: August 07, 2006, 02:54:53 PM »
Size is important, says Family Planning Association


UK Health Service Journal Article:

The Family Planning Association is calling on the NHS to provider a wider selection of condoms in different sizes and shapes to help tackle sexually transmitted disease.


Research commissioned by the FPA shows that 35 per cent of condom users have experienced a condom splitting or coming off, and 25 per cent said they had no idea that condoms are available in different sizes.


The study has been released to mark Sexual Health Week, which begins today.


Read more about the campaign here
 
7 August 2006

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 03:08:58 PM »

Offline lydgate

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 03:35:30 PM »
And the material matters too. Defintely prefer polyurethane over latex.

Any users of the "female" condom, men as well as women, want to give us a report?

Jay
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 04:31:18 PM »
I use GIANT condoms!  :o
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006, 04:56:25 PM »
I use GIANT condoms!  :o

I've always liked those who wear giant condoms..   ;)
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Offline Grasshopper

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 06:04:14 PM »
I use GIANT condoms!  :o

That's why you keep loosing them   ;-)

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 06:08:38 PM »
I find the Maxum and Maxum XL to be very comfortable.

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006, 06:17:04 PM »
I don´t loose them because I use to buy them. My boyfriend wears them.  :-[
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2006, 06:29:11 PM »
A finger cot does quite nicely.
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2006, 09:03:19 PM »
I find airing out my condom before use leaves you with this feeling of total freedom..  Not recomended during high winds however. ;D

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Offline Eldon

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2006, 09:52:46 PM »
Oh Eric, don't you think that's a little exagerating?

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2006, 11:19:01 PM »
Eldon,

You mean you don't know the truth about Eric?  Willbur!

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2006, 11:24:59 PM »
Not to be big headed, but I can only use trash-can liners. They are the only ones big enough. Or something. It was funny when it was in my head..

R
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2006, 10:59:19 AM »
All kidding aside... God did not bless me with super smarts... However.. ;D

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2006, 11:06:55 AM »
WOW... when I get hard im LUCKY to hit the back of my zipper!
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2006, 07:41:48 PM »
Hey Eric....Come sit next to me.  Wanna a cookie? :P
We can talk about that big problem you have ::)
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2006, 07:46:46 PM »
hehehehhe...  Chocolate chip? ;D

Offline Jeff64

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2006, 10:27:49 PM »
Oh, please...as if latex does not stretch enough already.

The average cock is like 6 inches...who are these people demading larger sizes and do any of you have their phone number?

I find the whole thing amusing, but if mr. johnny 6 inch thinks he is 8, give him an 8 inch condom if thats what it takes!

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2006, 10:33:26 PM »
Sure, latex stretches, but an overtight condom feels AFWUL. Just sayin'  ::)

So I read some stuff about the female condom. One gay guy's comment: it's like fucking a plastic bag. Inter-est-ing.

Check out the Large Penis Support Group. A lot of discrimination bravely suffered.

http://www.lpsg.org
« Last Edit: August 08, 2006, 10:39:12 PM by lydgate »
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Offline Eldon

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2006, 10:38:38 PM »
Eric, what is your favorite cookie?

Offline Life

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2006, 11:05:36 PM »
Ooo... thats a secret....

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2006, 11:31:20 PM »
Lol!

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2006, 02:23:28 AM »
I actually like the female condom.  I never really enjoyed using a regular condom, which is why I guess I am here.  But, anyway, I find to the female condom is much better for the top than a regular condom
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2006, 02:29:44 AM »
How does a man "apply" such a condom ?  ???
Pardon my lack of imagination

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2006, 07:55:18 AM »
Hi Grasshopper,

There is information on the use of the female condom for anal intercourse available through the condom link in my signature line. As it's a different page than the one linked to, I'll post it here for you.

Female condoms for anal sex

My partner and I use them occasionally and we both like them. They can be expensive and difficult to find though. The ones we had were bought in Amsterdam from a place called the Condomerie Check out the condom sizing charts on their website.

I like to encourage women to try them because they give us some control over condom use - an aspect that many people overlook. A female condom can be put in place before things get too steamy - a time when it can be difficult to get a man to put one on. They can be fiddly to learn to use, but if you can use a tampon you can use these with a little practice. There are also women's instructions on the site I linked to earlier.

Hope that helps!

Ann
(who doesn't believe in this "size doesn't matter" malarky. It does.)  ::)

(edited to fix broken links)
« Last Edit: August 09, 2006, 12:12:44 PM by Ann »
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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2006, 08:55:11 AM »
Ann,

 :o

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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2006, 09:48:56 AM »
Ann: That's a great link. Thanks. It says Although female condoms are essentially not designed for the purpose, some gay men have used them and it seems they do provide an effective barrier during anal sex.

Don't re–use the female condom. Some gay men are reported to have used a female condom as a semi–permanent barrier to HIV, being fucked by multiple partners. The female condom is designed for vaginal sex and for single use. If you use it more than once for anal sex, we don't know the strains that it could put on the sides of the sheath, which might easily tear. And if you get a lot of semen in the female condom, we don't know how effective it is in holding it in, or whether any seepage into your rectum could take place. It is likely that fucking in somebody else's cum would also be dangerous for your partners.


 :o

Again, thanks! I'm all for trying new thingies  8)



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Re: Size is Everything with Condoms
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2006, 10:50:00 AM »
Great advise... But don't discount "mrhappyhat".  He protects you in the event of torrential rains or a blizzard..  Keep at least two in your back pocket!

 


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