These Magnums Aren’t Condoms

In South Africa, Magnums aren’t condoms (or if they are, I didn’t see them in the store). Rather, Magnums are ice cream bars. Here’s one I gobbled up at the airport on our way from Joburg to Cape Town a week or so ago.

On a related note, Trojan Magnum condoms aren’t much bigger than standard condoms. Men who are larger than average may be more comfortable in a condom like the Trojan Magnum XL. And if they’re thicker than average, the Trojan Ecstasy line may be a good bet as it’s roomer in the shaft.

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  • Audrey

    The Magnum line of ice cream bars are now available in the US. Saw them at my grocery store last week!

  • Kate

    Magnum ice cream bars are quite popular in Australia too. Interestingly, the US seems to have a greater variety of condom sizes than Australia. I’ve never seen an XL size in a store here, though I’m sure you could get them online.

  • Debby Herbenick

    I don’t even mean this in a sexual way, but the Magnums were not as “creamy” as I hoped. I love the chocolate/almond covered Haagen Daaz bars but they just weren’t the same. The chocolate was good though!