The Texas Male Catheter is simple and reliable, this soft latex catheter comes with a wide stretchable, single-sided adhesive strap to hold in place. With a Gizmo catheter you roll the catheter sheath directly onto your penis, then wrap the adhesive strap over the outside of the sheath, no adhesive ever comes into contact with the skin. The catheter’s double-thick bulb and stem prevent kinking and twisting for greater comfort and assurance.
The Texas Male Catheter was the first external male catheter to be introduced. Many professionals still today refer to a condom catheter as a Texas Catheter. Many improvements have been made since this original style came out. Many men did not have a successful experience with these and would experience a “blow off”. Meaning the male catheter would come off.
For many men the adhesive strap wrapping around the outside of the catheter was not enough to keep it on. Also because it 100% latex some men would develop a rash due to the latex. So the Male External Catheter got a bad first impression.
Today there are silicone external catheters that have an adhesive lining on the inside so that it creates a seal on the skin. This eliminates the leaks and blow offs.
Still there are a few men who had success with this style of male catheter and it is still used today by them.
When trying to choose the right male external catheter it is suggested to use a silicone male external catheter. They have the highest success rate.
Finding the right size of external male catheter
Print out the measurement guide and cut out the half circles. Rest the guide across the penis in a relaxed state closest to the body. If you find yourself in between two sizes it is best to size down. The Gizmo Male Catheters only come in 3 sizes. Small, Medium, and Large. If your size is not one of the 3 you should look into a silicone catheter.
For more information on which type of catheter is right for you see our Types of Male Catheters page.