The Food and Drug Administration has admitted that there is a need for smaller condoms based on the fact that the average condom, 6.69 inches in length, is too big for the average American penis which is 5.57 inches. A study by Indiana University on nearly 2,000 men revealed this average length.
The FDA hopes the new sizes will help lower the rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies and has made a policy change to allow companies to make condoms of all sizes.
myONE Perfect Fit, a custom brand of condoms made by Boston company Global Protection Corp, which has been lobbying for a change for more than seven years. Data collected by the company has found that the current condoms on the market only fit 12 percent of men. It coincides with the scientific results found by Indiana University. The research team at the college also found that the size of the erect penis varied depending on how it was achieved. Oral sex proved more arousing than masturbation or being stimulated only by sexual fantasies.
Dr. Debby Herbenick gathered the information on penis length by simply asking the men who were involved in the test. She trusted the men to give accurate measurements because “If they reported a bigger-than-reality size to us, they would get a baggier condom. If they reported a smaller-than-reality size to us, the condom would be too tight.