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Condoms Too Big for Indian Men

Survey has found  standard international condoms too big for Indian men. A two-year study by the Indian Council of Medical Research found that more than half of the Indian men measured had penises shorter than international standards for condoms.

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It has led to a call for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more widely available in India, where over 2 million people are estimated to live with HIV.

Over 1,200 volunteers across the country had their penises measured precisely, down to the last millimetre, according to a BBC report.

The scientists concluded that about 60% of Indian men have penises 3-5cm shorter than international standards used in condom manufacture.

Doctor Chander Puri, a specialist in reproductive health at the Indian Council of Medical Research, told the BBC there was an obvious need in India for custom-made condoms, as most of those currently on sale are too large.

Currently around one in every five times a condom is used in India it either falls off or tears, an extremely high failure rate.

Puri said that since Indians would be embarrassed about going to a chemist to ask for smaller condoms there should be vending machines dispensing different condom sizes all around the country.

He said: “Smaller condoms are on sale in India. But there is a lack of awareness that different sizes are available. There is anxiety talking about the issue. And normally one feels shy to go to a chemist’s shop and ask for a smaller size condom.”

But Sunil Mehra, former editor of the Indian version of Maxim magazine, retorted: “It’s not size, it’s what you do with it that matters.

“From our population, the evidence is Indians are doing pretty well.”

 

Source:  Condoms.fm

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