Saturday, December 09, 2006

Are Indian men too short for condoms? - By William Saletan - Slate Magazine

Hey, I'm a normal sized Indian man!

Are Indian men too short for condoms? - By William Saletan - Slate Magazine: "(For the latest Human Nature columns on gluttony, cybersex, and police shootings, click here.)

The Indian Council of Medical Research says Indian penises are too short for standard condoms. Condom failure rates in India range up to 20 percent; to figure out why, the council has 'just concluded an extensive two-year study of the penis sizes of Indian men.' Council researcher: 'As per international standards, most condoms are 150 mm to 180 mm in length and 44 to 56 mm in width. But data collected in Mumbai till 2001 showed that 60% of the participants measured 126 to 156 mm in length and 30% between 100 and 125 mm.' Translation: Thirty percent of Indian men are 1 inch short, and another 30 percent are 2 inches short. Proposed solutions: 1) shorter condoms. 2) Spray-on condoms. Skeptical reactions: 1) The failure rate is lower in clinical trials, and many complaints are about tearing, not slippage, so the main problem is proper use, not size. 2) 'Will there be takers for the smaller-sized condoms?' (For a previous update on penis size, click here. For spray-on condoms, click here. For Human Nature's take on the first penis transplant, click here.)"


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