Her response went viral
Her response went viral

Teenage girl gives perfect response to boys who say they're 'too big' for condoms

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

Rose Troup Buchanan
Wednesday 15 November 2017 10:16

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.

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