How Many Condoms Can You Wear at Once?
Some of you may have heard of the practice of “double bagging” – wearing two condoms during
sex for extra protection (something not recommended by most condom manufacturers) . Taking
this idea to its ultimate extreme, we set out to answer the question “How many condoms can you
put on your dick?” However, since we were unable to find anyone with a penis willing to undertake
this assignment, we had to settle for answering the question “How many condoms can you put on
a dildo?” The answer: a lot. Hundreds. Tons. Or at least a couple of pounds worth. See what
happened as we layered on the latex.
We began our experiment with a bare dildo and a box of bulk
condoms. The condoms were Durex “Natural Feeling” unlubricated
condoms, regular size and thickness. The dildo used was a rubber
Doc Johnson realistic dildo with suction-cup base, which is 7 ½” in
length from the base to the tip.
The first 100 or so condoms went on quite easily, and added abouttwo inches of length to the dildo. When unrolling the condoms ontothe dildo, we made every effort to eliminate any air pockets in thecondom tip. However, after 200 condoms had been applied, itbecame obvious that the condoms’ reservoir tips were stacking up,
giving the dildo a distinctive, missile-like shape.
Piling Them On
By the time we reached the 300 condom mark, the dildo had become so top heavy it could not
stand upright unsupported. Only the suction-cup base kept it from toppling over altogether. As we
kept adding condoms, the length of the dildo continued to extend, while its girth at the widest point
began to approach the diameter of a soda can.
As we continued to stretch condom after condom onto this monument to safer sex, we wereamazed at the durability of each tightly stretched rubber, and even more amazed at how hundredsof thin layers of latex added up to more than double the length of the original dildo. Unfortunately,we had to terminate this portion of the experiment when we exhausted our supply of condoms.
However, we are one step closer to answering the question “How many condoms can you put on adildo?” At least 625.
We set about to examine the results of our work in detail. First we measured the length of the
finished specimen, which now measured 17” from base to tip. The condoms added 9 ½” of length,
more than doubling the dildo’s original length, and representing an increase of more than 125%.
Measuring around the thickest part of the condom-wrapped dildo, we found the girth was now 10
¾”, an increase of 5 ½” over the original circumference of 5 ¼”. Again this represents an increase
of over 100%.
The condoms also added an impressive amount of weight to the dildo. Pre-condoms, the baredildo weighed in at just over 1 pound -- about 1 lb, ½ oz. In contrast, the condom-covered dildoweighed in at a hefty 3 lbs, 5 oz. The condoms added a full 2 ¼ lbs.
Taking It Apart
Curious about what the layers of condoms would look like on theinside, we undertook the task of dissecting our work. First we cut intothe tip of the condoms vertically with a utility knife. As the bladepunctured the surface, the outer layers quickly peeled back. Plungingthe knife in further, we found that the many layers of condomssomewhat resembled an artichoke heart, and were very denselycompressed toward the center, becoming more difficult to cut into aswe proceeded.
With its pointed top laid open, the pale and rubbery latex-encaseddildo was beginning to resemble a giant squid being filleted. We tookto it with a hack saw next, to examine a cross-section. The rubberproved to be quite solid and offered a fair amount of resistance as wesawed through it. We began sawing at the thickest section of thecondom layers, at a spot that we estimated to be above the tip of the
dildo. However, upon dissecting further into the layers, we did in fact come into contact with thehead of the dildo, which we subsequently sawed through. We hypothesize that the externalpressure exerted on the dildo by the condoms was sufficient to squeeze the dildo laterally anddeform it, making it longer and skinnier.
The cross section reveals the dildo encased within the solid layers of hundreds of condoms. Thethickness of the condoms around the dildo was approximately 1 1/8”. The total diameter of thedildo plus its condom encasement measured about 3 ½” total. It should be noted that without thecondoms on it, the dildo has a diameter of 1 ½”. However, when encased in the condoms, it thediameter of the dildo itself appeared closer to 1 ¼”. Again, we hypothesize that the extremepressure exerted inward on the dildo by the condoms caused the dildo to compress and actuallychanged its shape and length.
Based on our experiment and our findings, we were impressed with the durability and tensile
strength of the latex condoms used. Given that the dildo reached a circumference of 10 ¾”, and
that the condoms were still able to accommodate that girth as well as over half of the length once
the dildo had grown to 17”, we are lead to question the necessity of “extra large” condom brands.
However, we acknowledge that use of larger condoms may be a matter of individual preference
Our observations show that, when applied in large quantities, latex condoms which individuallyappear thin, insubstantial and practically weightless, can accrue into a solid mass that is dense,heavy, and thick. Although merely a fraction of a millimeter in thickness, when layered in sufficientquantity, condoms can form a solid barrier over an inch thick, and substantially alter and enlargethe size of an object, in this case, a dildo. However, given the amount of time, effort, and financialcost involved in employing hundreds of condoms, if you want a huge dildo, we suggest you justbuy a larger one rather than using hundreds of condoms to make your average-size dildo bigger.
Finally, and most importantly, based on our findings, we must issue a strong warning against any
attempt to duplicate this experiment using an actual penis belonging to a living male subject. The
results of our experiment indicate that putting a large number of condoms on an actual male sex
organ would most likely result in severe penile injury
. First, the pressure exerted by the condoms
would result in constriction of circulation in the penis and probable tissue damage. Second, if left
unsupported, the weight of the condoms would pull the penis and scrotum downward and could
possibly result in injury to the penile shaft or base of the organ and groin. Again, we repeat, do not
attempt this experiment with an actual penis
-- severe injury may result.
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