Size Does Matter

AIDS

“60% of Indian men have penises which are between three and five centimeters shorter than international standards used in condom manufacture.”

That’s according to a two-year long study carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

So why is this a big deal?

Because it means “one in every five times a condom is used in India it either falls off or tears”—a failure rate disastrous for a nation that continues to struggle with epidemic-levels of HIV infection.

Go here for the full BBC report or visit today’s Gawker for an analysis of the, um, Rise of Taj.

December 8, 2006
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