By lex, on May 30th, 2010
A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.
The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.
This is a climactic issue, and the thrust of the problem here is that explosive overpopulation and underemployment are hard on growth. The temptation is to craft overarching policies that rectify the problem over a long span, but in my opinion it’s time to think small here.
One way to get atop these conjoined issues would be to erect a domestic industry that caters to the specific needs of Indian men. Given the diminutive nature of private capital on the subcontinent – not to mention the general flaccidity of the manufacturing sector – it will doubtless require government intrusion in the form of seed money for the private sector to ensure that the rubber meets the road as the people push towards a solution.