Updated May 20, 2011
Finding the best condom is really about finding the one that fits best. If you find regular condoms fit too tight (either causing discomfort or breakage), you may want to experiment with large condoms. Large condoms may be longer, wider, or both. And while the differences between large condoms and regular condoms may only be a fraction of an inch, those fractions can make a huge difference in comfort. Below you’ll find a selection of large condoms and, where available, measurements.
Kimono condoms, manufactured by Mayer Labs, tend to be thinner than most major U.S. brands. The Kimono Maxx was one of the first thin large condoms available. Maxx is both slightly longer (195 mm, +/- 10 mm) and just a little bit wider (52 mm, +/- 2 mm) than an average condom. It is also slightly thinner than average (0.05 mm along shaft, 0.085 at tip). It is contoured and wider at the head which can be more comfortable for some.
Statistics and image provided by manufacturer Mayer Laboratories.
Lifestyles Kyng is the newet large condom offering from in the Lifestyles line (formerly it was Lifestyles XL and then Mega). Lifestyles Mega is both longer (190-210 mm) and wider (56 mm) than an average condom. The thickness of the latex is about average (.06-.07 mm).
Statistics and image provided manufacturer Ansell Healthcare Products. LifeStyles is a trademark of Ansell Healthcare Products LLC or an affiliate.
Sir Richard's is what you might call a boutique brand of condoms, marketed with an ethical twist; for every condom they sell, they donate a condom for distribution in a developing country. According to their website they are working with Partners in Health to distribute condoms in Haiti. They are also the only vegan latex condom available in larger sizes (for a different ethical interest). They are wider than some other large size condoms (56 mm, +/- 2 mm), a little bit thicker than most (0.084 mm), and a little bit shorter than other large condoms (although still longer than average at >185 mm).
Statistics and image provided by Sir Richard's Condom Company
The new version of the female condom, called FC2, is made of nitrile, giving it more stretch and safety than the original polyurethane material. The Female Condom is 184 mm long, 76 mm wide, and the thickness is 0.04 mm. While the Female Condom is considerably more expensive, because it is so large, and worn by the person being penetrated, it can be ideal for guys with very large penises.
Statistics provided by Condomania, image provided by PriceGrabber.