Hmm. But have you noticed what is happening in American dress sizes? They used to be 4, 6, 8 etc. But now there are new racks of 1s and 2s. And it turns out they are super-sized. I’m guessing that would distort your hypothesis…
“The researchers will be photographing the erect penises …The measurements of the organ’s length and width will be obtained automatically on computer after digital imaging using special software …”The idea is to have two to three optimal sizes and shapes of condoms which could cover the population,” said Professor Guha.”
Small, medium or large – I can’t see the marketing of three sizes of condom taking off anywhere in the world. What man is going to go through the supermarket or pharmacy checkout with a supply of ‘small’ sized rubber johnnies. And calling them large, XL and super sized wouldn’t stop the sniggers of the checkout girl when passing through some diminutive ‘large’ size rubbers. What do you think, Elizabeth – and mark too?
Actually, condoms already do come in three standard sizes (49mm, 51mm and 53mm, by girth)though of course they are not marketed as S M L (even Starbucks doesn’t call small small!) The major manufacturers distribute the various sizes largely by geographic area — I’ll leave you to guess which goes to which continent.
Re the BMJ letter you cite – my colleague John Gallwey, who knows a thing or two about condoms and penises, remarked at the time that you could skip the digital imaging and just give guys a piece of card to hold next to their dicks, making a tear in the card to mark its length. I guess the Indian researchers rejected this low-tech approach because they tought men might feel the need to inch up their tears a little?
“Actually, condoms already do come in three standard sizes (49mm, 51mm and 53mm, by girth … The major manufacturers distribute the various sizes largely by geographic area — I’ll leave you to guess which goes to which continent.”
The superior sized condoms will obviously go to the US – even the Vice President is known as Biggus Dickus.