I was on the phone with my BFF Heather,and we were talking about giving our kids “the talk.” Both of us are huge advocates of repeating “You must always wear a condom.” Until our kids ears bleed. This got me thinking that I should update my stash of condoms. While I feel, and have told my son, if he’s man enough to have sex, then he’s man enough to buy his own condoms. I want to make sure he has them because come on— teens don’t always make the best choices.
So back to the point of updating my condom stash, it suddenly dawned on me at 38 that condoms come in different sizes, and how does one tell what size condom he needs?
Is the extra large on the box just an ego trip, or does it really mean something?
So I went to all mighty Google and Googled “How do I tell what size condom to buy?”
Apparently, there is a size chart.
Sssoooooooo, does this mean I need to have my son measure himself so I can buy the right sized condoms, cause that’s not information I want to know.
Should I let him know there is a sizing difference? Do I say this to him, or just send him a link in an email? I think posting it on his Facebook wall would be tacky.
And did you know how many different types of condoms there are? They even have ones you can get pictures printed onto. I have a deep heartfelt feeling that if I was single and some guy put on a condom with a picture printed on it, that I would no longer be interested in having sex with said person.
For lots of condom fun check out this website-
Well, gee. I’m still learning things at my age…
I know right- I was surprised.
Wow. Pictures. I really don’t want to have a condom size conversation with my son. Ick.
Yep- not fun. Apparently Logan knew and I simply mentioned there was a chart online and left it at that.
Oh No! Different sizes? How do I approach that subject with my son? If you figure it out, let me know, will ya?
LOL- Mine already knew- I’m guessing from sex ed at school. I just told him about the chart online and reminded him that if he needed me to get condoms I would.
LOL. What I want to know is who buys condom on clearance?
Seriously! OMG they had so many different kinds and the ones with the faces printed on them yuck!
Funny! And no – not a conversation I’d want to have. Just send him the link to this post. 🙂
Thats a good idea. I’m all for making sure he has the info but some things are better figured out privately.
I agree with Rhonda. Just send him the link to this. Ummm, I have no reason to know the answer to this, but….. I don’t suppose they come in variety packs?? different sizes, textures… flavors??? hmmm… better educate myself before I have kids…. So far I have a niece and a goddaughter…. not having the condom size conversation with either of them either…
They do! The website had several different variety packs- I was going to get one for Logan when I realized that there was a size difference! Go check out the site it was fun 🙂 The condom talk with girls is easy- “If he doesn’t love himself enough to wear a condom there is no way he is capable of loving you!”
Yeah…think I will leave that up to my sister and brother in law in the case of my niece… as for my goddaughter, well…. that one might fall to me. I have at minimum half a dozen years to figure that one out….
LOL- you have some time to drink and sort it all out 🙂
yeah….. and to purchase a double barrelled shot gun. I think I might just skip the explaining and scare those boys… they’ll start coming to pick her up with a reciept from the drugstore…
My rule- my daughter can’t date until she can kill with her bare hands. Every laughs I have her learning martial arts, and not competition level but practical street bad ass stuff.
One size does seem to fit a wide range though, I know when one of my daughter’s boyfriends said he was just too big for condoms, i put one on a wide mouthed glass and rolled it all the way down and then I left it with my daughter, saying if he is bigger than this we’ll find something else…
LOL- I love it! I will practice in case this comes up.
my second son told me to buy him king size, I laughed in his face and told him not to be silly, I sleep with his father , on a serious note I bought the variety pack to begin with and replace want went missing , I also have a condom poster in our tiolet that says “Don’t be sillywrap your willy” my kids friends think I”m hilarious
LOL- I love it, and I am all for condoms being easy to get to!
I would just mention on your condom talks that they come in sizes- more likely due to girth than length.
ACK- I don;t know that I can say girth to my son- and I normally don;t flinch at the sex talks. I’ll just print out the sizing chart and buy him his own measuring tape.