Germans too small for condoms?

Ja, says Munich's Focus magazine. Compared to the rest of Europe, one size does not fit all.


J.A. Getzlaff
March 6, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

"Too big" was the pronouncement of the Munich magazine Focus, in a recent article about German genitalia. Sadly for the men implicated, the article was talking about the size of standard European condoms, not the men who wear them.

In 1996, in order to promote economic and cultural exchange throughout Europe, the European Union decided upon a standard size of condom -- 6.63 inches in length and a range of 1.7 to 2.2 inches in width, to be exact.

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According to Focus, a study conducted by the German condom manufacturer Condomi found that the standard European condom fell off of half of the men polled.

"The average German penis is about 3.5 to 4 millimeters (0.13 to 0.15 inches) too narrow for the standard EN 600 condom," said the magazine, proving once and for all that size really does matter.


J.A. Getzlaff

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