Extra small Condoms for boys age 12

JL - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )




Condoms in 'extra small' for boys age 12 set for Britain's shelves soon

By Alexandra Williams

Extra small condoms for boys as young as 12 could soon be on our shelves.

The Hotshot condoms are going on sale in Switzerland after research found that not enough 12 to 14-year-old boys were having protected sex.

The condoms are likely to end up on sale in Britain, said their manufacturer Lamprecht AG.

Campaign: Extra small Hotshot condoms are being produced in Switzerland for boys as young as 12.

A spokesman said the UK would be ‘top priority’ if the company expanded abroad, considering it had the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.

Nysse Norballe said: ‘At the moment we are only producing the Hotshot in Switzerland.

‘But the UK is certainly a very attractive market since there is a very high rate of underage conception.’

A standard condom has a diameter of 52mm in comparison with the Hotshot’s 45mm. Both are the same length – 190mm.

According to a study of 13 to 20-year-olds, a quarter said that a standard condom was too large.

Hilary Pannack, of teenage pregnancy charity Straight Talking Peer Education, said: ‘We know young people are having sex and if this is what it takes to protect them, we need to go along with it.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnew...

So Is this a good idea or a bad idea..............12 year olds are having sex and getting pregnant.

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Jocelyn - posted on 03/04/2010




Bahaha OMG I totally know a man that could use these!!
Anywho... I think that it is a good idea. If we can't stop them from having sex then we can at least make sure that they are being safe (no slippage)

Tah - posted on 03/04/2010




you know what i do...and i do tell them..i am hard but because i had them so young i understand..i tell my son what all his looks mean and what he's thinking and he says how you know...because i was 13 2 days ago..he finds that hilarious...and yes send them over,,lol....also..had my daughter's uncle found a 18 year old with her(or my nieces, the 18 year old would have been calling and running at the same time..and that is no exaggeration...either way..the cops would have had to come..lol...

Jess - posted on 03/04/2010




Well I'm off to email the above to a few guys I've known.... I think they would appreciate their new options ! hehehe

Now if my daughter is ever bad, im going to send her to Tah ! Its sounds like you have amazingly respectful and mature children. And I bet they are very sensible too, I really hope you tell them how proud you are of them, everday ! Good kids need rewarding ! If my daughter even thought the word Sex at 12 I would lock her up and throw away the key... she would never leave the house ! It took me 9 painful months to grow that tiny babies body and over my dead body am I going to allow her to just give to any boy who cames along. If I found an 18 year old with my 12 year old, I would have been callling the police and he would be answering to them. There is no good that can come out of that situation. And that is the same age difference as between myself and my partner but we are both adults !

Tah - posted on 03/04/2010




yes..i kind of cleaned it up, but i told him i better not catch his ass hanging around her, i asked him he knew she gives blow jobs and and did she do anything to or with him...he of course thought it was funny but he said no..so i told him about the 12 year-18 year old girls and guys at the public health clinic i worked at..how they would come in pregnant and with std's about how we had to tell a 17 year old boy he had almost every std including HIV..and about the 12 year old girl with the clap whose mama brought her in because she could smell her and her panties looked somebody drug them through the mud...he was so enthralled and the way his face was changing was crazy..i think he may become a monk..I asked him how he thought those mothers felt when they got that news, esp that your 17 year olds days are numbered....

My son and i are honest..sometimes he is too honest..lol..but i dont tell him that because i would rather have him tell me everything and i figure what is what then he say nothing..like today i told him not to have any kids until he was done his phd and at least 25 -30...he said 21..i said okay..get a pen and some paper.

I said ok..lets say your working for nasa like you want to through the air force(he wants to join after he has his PHd) so lets say you make 6000 after taxes(being generous)

mortgage 2000(being nice cause you don't want crack heads sleep in your bushes)

car note 600(wife wants her toyota cause she takes risk)

utilites 300(still being generous)

insurance(250..your young and a minority, studies show you pay more)


cell phone(300)

daycare(1400,i said this because he said ideally he wants to meet his wife in school and wants her to work..subject to change)



i told him i tacked on some dollars because this is the future and nothing is going down..he said ok...i'm not having none...i said kids are a blessing..but they gonna cost ya..lol

Dana - posted on 03/04/2010




Tah, I'm curious, did you straight out tell him she was a whore who would be best left alone? I just wonder because as my son is still quite young I'd probably tell him that and then tell him of all the crap she could be carrying in her mouth and what it could do. Maybe I'd be a bad older mom. lol We'll see I suppose....

Tah - posted on 03/04/2010




you are right..because i keep my children so close you would think they were the apple logo on my apple bottom jeans...like tonight. my son asked if he could go out with his friend, ok, your friend needs to make an appearance..so here comes angelo to the front door, i asked him if her has a record or did any drugs and threatened him that i would bring home a test from work for verification when i first met him. So they went to the park and i saw them from my bedroom window and his sister was with him(i was gonna take her but that just isn't cool formom to be at the park while he was there so he took her instead, no prob, i got my eye on you...so they brought her home when it was near dark and i gave him a good 30-45 minutes when it was really actually dark he had left the park i got him on his cell and said the street lights are on..bring it in..."yes ma'am..end of story..

Now my neighbor has a 13 year old who gives blow jobs and she said..and i quote "well if Becca is doing what everybody says she is doing then that will come back on her"..i started to say you ignorant c$$T...so when your daughter has herpes in her throat then i guess you'll say i told you so here is a halls....now if that was sydney....i would sew her mouth shut and put a chalkboard around her neck...but hey, i actually love my daughter, that goes for my 2 nieces also who have 11 immediate boy cousins and a truckload full of uncles, when we gave her clothes for her b-day they actually shined a flashlight on her shirts to make sure they weren't see through...lol...i mean,it scare me what these children do..

when i saw my son with the blow job princess)they go to school together...i talked to him and was she basically lives on the other side of my carport..I asked him point blamk are you screwing..."no mom,i promise"..what is your relationship to her...we just go to school and she came up and wanted to play ball..yeah i'm sure thats what she wanted to do..i don't want to see you with her, she isn't someone i want you around..roger that..and i haven;t seen anything but hi and bye..and if i don't see it, then everyone is safe....

Jodi - posted on 03/04/2010




I'm just wondering WHERE these 12 year olds are having sex!!!!!. Because there's a damn good chance that the 12 year olds who ARE having sex have parents who don't give a shit (or aren't around to give a shit), and are unlikely to have educated their 12 year old about the condoms available to them anyway, so as a result, it is highly unlikely that the 12 year old is going to use condoms......especially if the girl he is having sex with is his own age, and she has no friggin' clue either!!

Krista - posted on 03/04/2010




If they really wanted to get men to wear condoms, though, they'd word it differently -- give it vanity sizing, so to speak.

You know how at Starbucks, a "Tall" coffee is actually the smallest coffee on the menu?

Well, they can make condoms in sizes "Impressive", "Intimidating" and "We're Gonna Need More Lube and a Shoehorn".

Rosie - posted on 03/04/2010




aren't these out already? at least i think they are in the united states, xtra small to MAGNUM (imagine the manly echoing voice in the background!)

i think it's a good idea for all, not just 12 year olds. i know some adult men that could've used a smaller condom,it's much safer for them to have one that fits correctly.

Sara - posted on 03/04/2010




I've actually met adult men that this might be appropriate for!

Anyway, that's ther reality of life. 12 year olds have sex...it's not ideal, but I'd rather a 12 year old use a condom if they're going to have sex anyway.

Irene - posted on 03/04/2010




12 years old and having sex? ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME? That's disgusting! Seriously, what happened to GI Joe and Pacman? LOL!

Honestly, if my son was having sex at 12, I would have to remove him from that sexual situation. Meaning, boarding school, military school...something.

Amie - posted on 03/04/2010




If it's going to protect children then yes it's a good idea. It's not an ideal situation for any parent but at least they can be safe about it. I know men who had sex as boys, some younger than 12. =S The youngest I know of was 10. Though each of these boys had parents who were not overly involved too. They had sitters, their parents worked way too much and even though they "knew better" they didn't have the proper supervision or relationship with their parents to talk to them about sex. It's just one aspect though, I'm sure there are other stupid reasons kids have sex, like it being the "cool" thing to do at the moment.

Either way I still think it will be one they regret as time goes on. At least let them be safe about it so on top of the regret they don't have to deal with a disease or baby to raise.

Jenny - posted on 03/04/2010




If there's a need for protection it should be provided regardless of how icky it makes the parents feel. I was having sex very young but we were lucky enough that the regular sized condoms worked.

If anything Jon Gosselin could use them.

Esther - posted on 03/04/2010




The thought of my son having sex that young is just mortifying to me. Hell, the thought of him having sex PERIOD mortifies me. If I caught him having sex at 12 I would never leave his side again until he was 35. Prom? Mom will be happy to dance with you honey. However, the only thing that would be more horrifying is to have a 12 year old son who has sex AND caught an STD or got some little girl pregnant. So purely from that perspective, I don't think it's bad that it's available. I hope to God though that I will be able to raise my son in such a way that the thought of doing anything that stupid won't even cross his mind.

Tah - posted on 03/04/2010




my neice is the exact same age as my son..i mean..my sister was in the room next to me and both gave birth on xmas and to look at her you yould think she was 18..she is in a D cup and will probably be in a Double by the time she graduates middle school in 1.5 years. She has curves i just got yesterday, she is quiet and shy and goes nowhere without family, but i can not imagine her having sex either, esp at that age, now my friends daughter got caught with a boy in the house, i mean he was outside the house with his pants unbuttoned..he ran out the other door when they heard the uncle ring the door up front..he was 18 and she 12 or 13..he said he was using the bathroom, wow was she too, because her pants were unbuttoned as well, ok, i would have had him handled and i would have handled her...so sad children that young are having sex...

Lady - posted on 03/04/2010




OMG my son is going to be 12 in a few months - the though tof him having sex is horrendous. Thankfully can't see it happening - girls are still something of a mystery to him - alright as friends but the thought of kissing one yech!!

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2010




*resists urge to joke that some grown men could benefit from smaller condoms........*

Tah - posted on 03/04/2010




i can't say....i would have to lock my son away, get him a ankle monitor and alarm the window..but i would...he knows not to bring any babies in here esp at 13....smh

JL - posted on 03/04/2010




If I caught my kids having sex at age 12..I would bring chastity belts back in style.

Krista - posted on 03/04/2010




The thought of 12 year olds having sex just really depresses me. There obviously needs to be more education about the merits of respecting yourself and waiting until you're ready to deal with the potential repercussions of having sex.


I remember doing some pretty heavy petting when I was only 13. So I can see how it could happen. If they're going to be having sex, then anything that helps protect them is a good thing, in my book.

But if I catch Sam having sex at age 12, I'm sending him to live in a monastery.

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