Sunday, December 10, 2006

From the Department of Wishful Thinking ...

... Comes this bit of silliness (with a serious subtext).

News Ltd's veteran South Asian correspondent, Bruce Loudon, reports that Indian men are using condoms at least 5cm too large for them. The resulting failure rate is causing chaos with HIV/Aids prevention programs as well as birth control efforts.

Apparently a two year study by the Indian Council of Medical Research "showed 60 percent of men in the financial capital Mumbai had penises about 2.4 cm (one inch) shorter than those condoms catered for. For a further 30 percent, the difference was at least 5 cm (two inches)."

5cm! What's going on there? Who was kidding who when they agreed to adopt the "international standard" for condom sizes? I mean, 90% of the male Indian population is out of range - so to speak.

Maybe the condom importer got a cheap deal from Jamaica?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Had this study been conducted a couple of decades earlier, maybe Indians wouldnt have this population problem today. Wonder what else India needs to find out about themselves...