The government of Uganda has to deal with a “huge” problem; many of the condoms distributed to their people are too small.
Ugandans are issuing urgent calls for larger sizes.
Lots of Ugandan men have complained to MPs that the condoms are too short and do not fit their sexual organs. These smaller condoms can create pressure during use, which could lead to unexpected bursting.
HIV/AIDS is a big problem in the central African nation, with around 80,000 people dying of AIDS every year.
Condoms are one of the most effective precautionary measures in the battle against HIV. This is why the MPs in Uganda are taking the people’s complaints so seriously.
“Some youth are complaining that the condoms they are being given, some of them are too short, their organs can’t fit in them,” MP Merard Bitekyerezo said at the NTV Uganda News channel.
Tom Aza, another MP, continued: “When it comes to action, when they’re having sexual activity, of course with the pressure, it bursts. [Some men] have bigger sexual organs and therefore should be considered for bigger condoms.”
Average condom sizes all over the world are somewhere between 6.9 and 8.5 inches. However, one can find XXL condoms in sizes of 9.25 inches.