Her response went viral / Rex Features

Tweet has gone viral with almost 20,000 retweets and favourites

A teenage girl has posted the perfect response to a boy’s claim he was “too big” to use a condom.

Emily, an 18-year-old from Utah, tweeted an image last week showing her entire hand and lower forearm inside a condom.



She captioned the image: “If a boy ever tells you he’s too big for a condom, please send him this”.

The three attached images went viral, generating almost 20,000 retweets and winning the anonymous teen legions of online fans.

Although the tweet was initially intended as a joke, as the reach of her message grew Emily – who goes into schools to talk about contraceptives – told Buzzfeed that it has provoked a number of questions over condom size myths.


She added that while the message has been predominantly positively received – especially by women – some men have been defensive about her post.

Emily, who later posted that her “awesome parents” thought the tweet was “funny”, added she did not mean that all condoms fitted – merely that men needed to find the correct size for them.