LifeStyles Skyn - male condom by Ansell - review by Teagan Shepard

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LifeStyles Skyn

Male condom by Ansell

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The Hubby and I really like these, we've been using them for a few years now. I just wish EF carried larger packs of this style!
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Pros:
snug fit, latex-free
Cons:
Too snug for some, not for large penises, only come in 3-packs here.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
These hypoallergenic polyisoprene condoms from Lifestyles are great for those with latex sensitivities: Skyns are latex free! They are sized "regular," but are nice and stretchy; they fit my hubby like a glove! Well, really they fit better than a glove, but they have plenty of stretch so that we don't worry about breakage and they don't slip and slide around like larger condoms do. There's not a bulbous reservoir tip, but there is a little pocket at the end. They fit so well that I don't notice that there's a condom with the exception of not having to clean up semen at the end of the sack session. I particularly enjoy the fact that as Hubby is pulling out, it doesn't feel like he's dragging a snake skin out with him. Since the end doesn't have the wider head room, it grips to the head of the penis and stays in place when he's thrusting and when he's pulling out. It is also nice that if we use these for shower or tub play, he doesn't have to worry about getting water inside the condom. All that makes it a lot more pleasant for me, and if I'm happy, he's happy!

These would also be great to use as toy covers since they fit snugly. Just make sure, however you use it, you don't use oil-based lube: this will break the condom down and it will not be as effective against STDs and pregnancy. We know I always recommend a good water-based lube anyway, right?

Hubby really likes these. He doesn't feel like they are any thinner than "regular" condoms, but he likes the polyisoprene material better. He also likes the fact that they fit better than others we've tried. We've actually been using these for a few years now, and prefer them to anything else.

The only downside I have to purchasing these condoms from EF is that EF only carries the three-packs. I really wish they carried larger packs, because we prefer to buy a month's worth (at least) at a time and I don't like having lots of little boxes floating around.
Follow-up commentary
So, we've tried a few other brands of condoms between when I wrote the review and now. But we always come back to the Skyn ones. They simply feel better. We always go for the "ultra thin, barely there" types, and this brand just simply feels better. These also don't have a latex-y smell.
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  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Great review, thanks!
  • ellieprobable
    ellieprobable  
    This is a really helpful review. I'm always watching out for new condoms.
  • Teagan Shepard
    Teagan Shepard  
    you're welcome!
  • Eva Schwaltz
    Eva Schwaltz  
    Thanks for the review. Do these condoms smell funny like some latex ones do? Are they lubricated?
  • tim1724
    tim1724  
    I love these condoms, too. They fit me well and feel better than most condoms.

    Buying them 3 at a time is silly, though, especially when buying them online. I too wish EF would carry larger packages.

    Also, for those who need a larger condom, Lifestyles has come out with Skyn Large, but EF doesn't carry them yet.
  • Teagan Shepard
    Teagan Shepard  
    @schwaltze - yes, they are lubricated. no, they don't smell funny.

    @tim1724 - thank you! I ordered a huge pack really cheap from another online store. i wish EF would carry the big packs, for real.
  • Andrey2052
    Andrey2052  
    Great review, thanks!
  • JoshJosh123
    JoshJosh123  
    Great review thanks
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