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L.A. Men Insist That They Need Extra-Large Condoms

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Gentlemen of L.A. you are either extremely blessed or extremely delusional. According to L.A. County, which operates the L.A. Condom Mobile, men who visit the vehicle regularly insist that they need extra-large love gloves in order to practice coitus safely.

In a statement released today, the County announced that they will abide the request:

The official L.A. Condom campaign officially announced today that based on overwhelming demand that it will now offer extra-large condoms as part of its free condom distribution program.

However, they're doing so with a fair amount of side-eye. In the same statement, they revealed that the truck that serves as the Condom Mobile, which drives around the city providing free prophylactics, is in fact slightly shorter than what they originally said:

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When the L.A. Condom Mobile first made its debut last month to give away free condoms at events throughout Los Angeles County, the vehicle was reported to measure 40-feet long. However, it has now been revealed that the L.A. Condom Mobile may actually be 2-3 feet shorter.

They're coming clean with the truth about their own length, they note, in the hopes that it will inspire other men to be honest, too:

Our hope is that our honesty about the L.A. Condom Mobile's size encourages all men to be truthful as they decide which size best fits their needs...