Clinic pro­vides tape to mea­sure penises

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A Swedish clinic is dish­ing out spe­cial mea­sur­ing tape so that men can mea­sure the size of their penises.

The clinic, in the Scan­di­na­vian coun­try’s cap­i­tal, Stock­holm, is try­ing to com­bat the de­clin­ing use of con­doms, re­ported this week.

Staff at the clinic are hop­ing that by mea­sur­ing their mem­bers, young men can be en­cour­aged to buy con­doms that are the cor­rect size for them. The mea­sur­ing tape – which has been specif­i­cally de­signed to mea­sure how thick their penises are – was handed out for free.

A male nurse at the clinic, Ed­die Sand­strom, told the news web­site: “A com­mon rea­son for a con­dom slip­ping off or break­ing dur­ing sex is that you’ve bought the wrong size. You have to mea­sure the cir­cum­fer­ence of the pe­nis when erect, not the length.

“On our mea­sur­ing tape, you get the mea­sure­ment in mil­lime­tres and a few rec­om­men­da­tions for con­dom types that are suit­able.”

Levels of the sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted dis­ease gon­or­rhoea are in­creas­ing in Swe­den, and lev­els of chlamy­dia are not fall­ing, de­spite a num­ber of aware­ness cam­paigns.

– Staff re­porter

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