A Condom and a Gallon of Water

Condoms come in all different shapes and sizes, it doesn’t matter who you are, there is a condom out there for you. There is one excuse that I get from other students as to why they don’t use condoms which drives me nuts, and that is when they say that the guy they are with says that condoms don’t fit.

Not. True. A condom can hold up to a gallon of water. And if it can hold a gallon of water, it can fit.

Sometimes when we do outreach for PEACH (Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health) at San Francisco State we do a demonstration on how much water a condom can hold to show students that it is a myth that a male doesn’t fit into a condom. Students are always shocked to see that a condom can indeed hold a gallon of water. These pictures below are proof:

Getting ready for our demonstration

Myself along with fellow PEACH Roseanne, with our gallon of water and condom ready.

Start pouring!

Water being to be poured into the condom .

They really do hold a lot!

Still pouring. ..

Success! We proudly hold up the water-filled condom.

Tada! One gallon of water successfully poured into a condom.

See? No more excuses. A certain type of condom may be uncomfortable, or doesn’t fit a male correctly, but there are so many different types of condoms out there, it is just a matter of finding the one that is right for you. Female condoms are also a great alternative to male condoms if a male condom isn’t working for you and your partner. Finding a condom that fits correctly is not only important for pleasure but for prevention, a condom that doesn’t stay on obviously isn’t going to help protect against STDs or pregnancy.

So the next time you hear someone say that so and so says condoms don’t fit, call them out on it. Fill a condom up with water to prove it. It is actually a pretty fun experiment.