Today’s Vegas Money-Saving Tip: Skip the Magnum Condoms

We’ve lost count of the times we’ve seen guys buying Magnum condoms during their Vegas visit. It seems to be a time-honored Sin City ritual.

We get it guys, you’re huge. But here’s the thing. You’re also big dopes.

You're in for a rude awakening.
You’re in for a rude awakening.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Magnum condoms are a marketing ploy. Trust us, Las Vegas knows a thing or two about marketing ploys.

Here’s the skinny. A box of 12 regular Trojan condoms sells for about $6. A box of Magnums goes for about $8. That’s a hefty mark-up, especially when you consider they’re virtually the same product.

See, regular Trojan and the Magnum are each two inches wide at the base. A regular Trojan condom is 7.8 inches long, as opposed to 8.12 inches for the Magnum. That’s a mere 0.32-inch difference.

The only real difference between regular and Magnums is the width of the shaft end, and it’s not much of a difference at all.

Regular Trojans are two inches wide and Magnums are 2.5 inches. Given that the length and base widths are virtually the same, that difference really only amounts to Magnums having a strange shape, not any real accommodation for a guy’s perceived awesomeness.

By the way, real men don't litter.
By the way, real men don’t litter.

Fun fact: Trojan has never advertised Magnums, because it doesn’t need to. Guys are swift like that.

So, save your self some bucks and skip the ego trip during your next trip to Las Vegas.