Despite condoms being a product that is used by both men and women, it is a multibillion-dollar industry primarily dominated by men, leading to a lack of consideration for women’s needs and preferences. 

There are several reasons why the condom industry has been primarily run by men. Historically, condom production was linked to the production of other male-oriented products such as condoms for military use. This early association with male products led to a male-dominated industry. 

The lasting perception of condoms as a “male” product resulted in a lack of innovation in female condoms and a lack of attention paid to female-centric concerns such as our safety and pleasure. This has real-world consequences. For example, studies have shown that women are more likely to use condoms consistently if they have direct access to them and are comfortable to use. The standard packaging of condoms usually contains three or twelve condoms in a pack, and often includes only one size. This raises the question: why are condoms not sold in multiple sized packages? 😏

Many condom manufacturers produce condoms in only one size, typically between 7 to 8 inches in length and 2 inches in width, which is the standard size that fits most men, but it’s not suitable for everyone. As we say at Indulgēre, all men were not created equal. Many require condoms that are smaller or larger than the standard size, and this can lead to discomfort or slippage during sex, which can result in decreased effectiveness and increased risk of pregnancy or STIs.

The male-dominated nature of the condom industry has led to a lack of representation and diversity in condom marketing. The industry has traditionally marketed condoms towards men, using hyper-masculine and sometimes sexist advertising campaigns. This has created a culture where women are often shamed for carrying or suggesting the use of condoms, contributing to the stigma around women’s sexuality.

However, there is a growing demand for condoms in different sizes. Many people are recognizing the importance of properly fitting condoms, as well as women taking control of their sexual health. There are a few companies that offer that fishbowl sized condom variety pack that includes all types of crazy flavors and designs, or even a smaller variety that is geared toward guys being able to figure out their appropriate size and preferred fit, but there were zero multi-sized condom packs marketed to women, until now. Sexual health, pleasure, and protection is everyone’s business. Indulgēre recognizes that women should be involved in the design and marketing of condoms to ensure that they meet our desires, so we’ve brought our own chair to the table. Move over fellas! 💼

Be sexy. Be safe. Be confident.