The Psychology and Marketing Behind Magnum Condoms

Magnum Condoms

Just because you see him packing the gold wrapper doesn’t mean he is packing the golden rod.   Magnum Condoms Magnum Condoms 

Marketing.

If by the time this blog comes out and I a missing, just know the illuminati of average sized men that all buy Magnum condoms got me.  

When Magnum condoms were first introduced to the world, I was young and told myself, “So yea, pretty much I will never have the need for those.”  Although I hadn’t had sex, I did buy a condom from a dispenser once and tried it on just to see what it was like.  Truthfully, this was probably the first time I realized I had a normal penis and told myself, “Hey, my penis must be normal because this fits fine.”  I just assumed the gold wrapper was for those chosen few.  And remember, in the 90s, all condoms came in silver or white wrappers. 

Years later, horny and wanting to masturbate differently, I went to the store and figured I would masturbate with a condom on just to see what it felt like to cum in one. As previously stated, I had tried one on, but didn’t have the perverted mindset to think of enjoying it back then. I was still a virgin so it felt kinky to me, almost like it would be a step closer to sex. At the same time, I could see how it felt to cum inside a condom while I was wearing, and how it felt afterwards if I kept stroking using the cum as lube (it felt great).  Nervously I grabbed the Magnum pack and palmed it so no one could see.  As I stood in line, I noticed the lady in front of me blushed a bit.  My heart was racing and I felt like I was announcing to everyone around my actual dick size. As it was my turn to be rung up, the cashier also blushed and had a big smile on her face.  I consider myself a pretty realistic person, not someone who sees false reactions based off how I feel.  I am a people watcher.  And I am telling you, the women that saw the box back in those days had the same exact assumption I had, if you had the Magnum, you were packing a huge dick.

Marketing.

 

 

Oh yea, did I mention that the box was all black with gold writing and a huge XL on it?  And when you take the condom out, it had the most bling I had ever seen in my life.  A solid gold condom!  It was almost as if this was the new way to brag to the world.  A “I’m the man” type vibe.  Someone at Trojan got a huge raise and came up with the most brilliant marketing plan the industry had ever seen.  

The hamster wheels turning at Trojan:  “You mean, you can sell men condoms that advertise to the world that he is bigger than MOST MEN…. and MOST MEN will buy the condom for that exact reason?   Well, first things first, let’s make sure this thing is slightly bigger in some places, but still stays nice and snug on MOST MEN.”

When I got home and thought to myself, “Well, this is what it is going to be like sticking my dick inside of a clown balloon……here goes nothing.”  I was shocked to find out, that this thing almost felt snugger than the cheap vending machine condom I grabbed out of a truck stop bathroom years ago.  I sat there looking at this condom on my dick like, “Wait, what, how can this be?”

I grabbed the box again because I had to read the label one more time.  Yup, it had XL written in huge gold letters on the front.  I said to myself again, “Guess what boys, your old pal Ryan is packing a hog in his pants!”  I have never purchased another Condom brand since, why would I?  If I don’t buy a Magnum I am announcing to everyone around me that I am average.  Who the hell wants to be average?  If I buy the Magnum, I can humble brag as if I am packing the hogoso, knowing I am still protected the same.  If there are differences, I can’t tell.  Even if you roll out the condom, the bottom has a rubber roll that looks like there is more condom left.  And after you cum and start getting flaccid, the condom sags off the head of your penis, filled with semen.  It feels just as snug, if not more snug.  In my experience, and in my opinion, this was more of a great marketing plan to lead women on to believe, the Magnum means he is packing.  And men to believe, if you are buying this, your dick is huge.  If you accidentally let her see the Magnum, it may spark enough curiosity to get her into the bedroom.  It wouldn’t be the first time a man brags or lies about his piece to get a piece, or for a company to target and make money off peoples insecurities.  

Below is an article regarding the actual size difference of Magnum condoms compared to the normal.  

Magnum condoms, and other condoms marketed as larger than your average rubber ― have huge appeal. 

Between 2001 and 2010, Magnum sales grew over 14 percent. By the start of this decade, Magnums made up 18.8 percent of overall condom sales in the U.S. (not including Wal-Mart).

You have to wonder, though: Are there really that many well-endowed dudes who need to go big when it comes to protection? Are average-sized men buying them for an ego boost? And how much larger are they than regular condoms?

Below, the answers to those questions and more. 

What size does your penis have to be to fit into a Magnum condom? 

Magnum condoms are slightly larger than the standard Trojan condom. According to Condom Depot, Magnums measure 8.12 inches long with a width of 2.12 inches. By comparison, Trojan’s standard ENZ condom measures 7.62 inches long and 2 inches wide. 

Then, there’s Magnum’s even longer big brother, the Magnum XL, which measures 8.37 inches long and 2 inches wide. 

Which one is the best fit for you? The only way to find out is to sample a variety of condoms on your own, said Stephanie Berez, the group brand manager for Trojan. (By “on your own,” we mean while masturbating; it’s not a good idea to try out a new, possibly too large or small condom with a partner.) 

“The Magnum consumer generally prefers larger condoms for comfort, but it’s really about finding the condom that’s right for you,” Berez told HuffPost. “You want the most satisfying experience for you and your partner.”

How will I know if a condom is the right fit? 

According to San Francisco-based sex therapist Keeley Rankin, a properly fitting condom will feel snug, but not too tight, and will roll all the way down the shaft. 

“You want it to feel comfortable in the fit as well as pleasurable in the sensations,” she told HuffPost. “It is best to try out different styles and types. I often recommend getting a sampler pack from Lucky Bloke or Condom Depot. Each manufacturer has a slightly different take and will feel different.” 

Will your partner really care whether or not you’re a Magnum man?

Sure, there are some size queens out there who prefer men on the larger side, but you should never feel like you “need” a Magnum-sized member just to impress someone in bed. 

“Not everyone demands a large size, and some people actually prefer smaller penises,” Rankin said. “If you are smaller than average, you are a poor sexual fit for a size queen ― and if you’re larger than average with a partner who doesn’t enjoy this sensation, you two are also a bad fit.”

“It’s good to know their preference sooner than later,” Rankin added. “Your condom choice and size is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.”    Source: RSS Feed Huffingtonpost

 

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