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Condoms 'too big' for Indian men By Damian Grammaticus

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_42330633_203condoms-ap.jpg There is a "lack of awareness" over condom sizes A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.

 

The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.

 

It has led to a call for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more widely available in India.

 

The two-year study was carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

 

Over 1,200 volunteers from the length and breadth of the country had their penises measured precisely, down to the last millimetre.

 

The scientists even checked their sample was representative of India as a whole in terms of class, religion and urban and rural dwellers.

 

o.gifstart_quote_rb.gif It's not size, it's what you do with it that matters end_quote_rb.gif<br clear="all"> Sunil Mehra The conclusion of all this scientific endeavour is that about 60% of Indian men have penises which are between three and five centimetres 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.

 

The issue is serious because about one in every five times a condom is used in India it either falls off or tears, an extremely high failure rate.

 

And the country already has the highest number of HIV infections of any nation.

 

'Not a problem'

 

Mr 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 sizes all around the country.

 

"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 Indian men need not be concerned about measuring up internationally according to Sunil Mehra, the former editor of the Indian version of the men's magazine Maxim.

 

"It's not size, it's what you do with it that matters," he said.

 

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

 

"With apologies to the poet Alexander Pope, you could say, for inches and centimetres, let fools contend."

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the funnniest thing about this is this story is 4 years old and has somehow become the most popular shared story for the last week

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My condolences go to Yoyo, Daredevil, AG and Naman, and the rest of the indian people.

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lol they should make little condoms that no one would buy (like 2 inches long), and call them "regular-size" condoms. Then have 3 inch long condoms called "extra large", and the Indian men would be proud to ask for the extra large condoms. Problem solved.

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lol they should make little condoms that no one would buy (like 2 inches long), and call them "regular-size" condoms. Then have 3 inch long condoms called "extra large", and the Indian men would be proud to ask for the extra large condoms. Problem solved.

 

Smart Idea PHANT, go into the Indian condom industry, and use your profits to run FA ;)

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Smart Idea PHANT, go into the Indian condom industry, and use your profits to run FA ;)

 

lol we could start our own brand called "Brahman". Have a picture of some Bollywood hottie on the package, and have them made in China for a penny each. Then sell them for ten cents each (whatever that is in rupees) in India. Then funnel the profits into a margin account for Dare to learn how to daytrade with.

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Sounds like a plan to me! Lets stuff this girl on the front of the package..

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We will make millions!

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My condolences go to Yoyo, Daredevil, AG and Naman, and the rest of the indian people.

Dare is Indian?

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Dare is Indian?

Let's hope for his sake he's only 99% Indian :D

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It's all good man. Since I'm in the medical field I have some hookups that might help my indian friends out. Finger cots!

 

 

 

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with the second highest population at 1.1 billion people, i dont think the condoms are working very well... or they holes in them 0_o

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with the second highest population at 1.1 billion people, i dont think the condoms are working very well... or they holes in them 0_o

 

The article said they fall off because they are too big.

 

Lol

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Sounds like a plan to me! Lets stuff this girl on the front of the package..

esha_deol_dhoom-girl.jpg

We will make millions!

Clearly that is a man. You don't see this?

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