The Top 10 Reasons Guys Refuse to Wear Condoms — Debunked!

In one shape or form, you've heard it: the reason a guy has tried to justify not wearing a condom. YourTango is here to tell you the top 10 excuses guys have — and how to convince them otherwise.

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How many of these (lame) excuses have you heard?
Got a guy who won't wear a condom? You've probably heard a few reasons why he won't.

Here are the top reasons guys refuse to wrap their rascal along with some ammunition for you to convince him otherwise.

1. He thinks condoms reduce pleasure.

The number one reason for men refusing to wrap their willies is that they say it doesn't have the same pleasurable sensation as going bare. This may very well be true for a lot of men; however, that's no excuse to skip wearing a condom. Brands like Durex Natural Feeling Lubricated Condoms and Trojan Bareskin offer you and your lover the protection you need without compromising pleasure.

2. He can't find condoms that fit.

According to, 30 percent to 35 percent of men require a smaller than standard or more tailored-fit condom while half of men require a medium or standard condom.

Medium-sized condoms are the most readily available and are found in most stores, handed out for free in clinics and passed out at universities. Only 15 percent to 20 percent of men require a larger condom, which means 80 to 85 percent of men do not actually need that glorified Magnum.

3. He relies solely on free or cheap condoms.

If your man only relies on freebie condoms, then he won't be likely to run to the store and even less likely to care about his health. If he isn't willing to dish out four or five bucks for a condom, you can protect yourself by keeping an intimacy kit or insert the good ole saying "No glove, no love" at the appropriate time.

4. He's clueless about how to find the right condom.

With everyone using search engines like Google and Yahoo, there's tons of information out there on just about anything; that includes tips on how to find the right condom.

If he's unsure what size to buy, use sites like and to help him find the perfect match for his preference.

5. He thinks it's an interruption when you two are in the heat of the moment.

Taking a few seconds to put on a condom won't deflate the mood if you both are hot and heavy.

Wearing a condom prevents an unwanted pregnancy, and it can prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from spreading. If your man cares about his health and yours, he'll do whatever is necessary to make sure you both are having the safest sexual experience possible. (If he doesn't care, should you really be sleeping with him?)

6. He's too well-endowed.

A man will believe that because he is well-endowed that he can't possibly wear a condom. It isn't uncommon, but it's an excuse.

If you and your partner just can't keep your hands off each other, Trojan Magnum XL, Trustex, and Atlas all provide larger sizes that are meant to comfortably fit your man's deluxe package.

7. He's comfortable with you.

Guys will sometimes forgo using condoms if they feel comfortable enough or feel like they know their partner's track record. I think it's safe to say that this one is also an excuse.

Even some married couples use condoms for the life of their marriage as a form of birth control and/or other reasons.

8. He won't use a condom because his partner appears "clean."

Just because someone appears clean does not mean there shouldn't be a condom in the mix. STDs like HIV, HPV, chlamydia and herpes can go years without showing telltale signs.

It's never a good idea to assume someone doesn't have a sexually transmitted disease based on looks alone.

9. He doesn't have a condom.

Guys don't always have condoms handy. But there's nothing wrong with you storing a stash in your purse or nightstand.

10. He's drunk and careless.

This is where you come in (if you're the sober one). In these instances, be the responsible one and carry a trusty little friend in your purse just in case things heat up.

If you yourself are intoxicated and do not have a condom, it's probably best to refrain from having sex altogether to prevent having any regrets the next morning.

— Erynn Haskins

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