LifeStyles Skyn - male condom by Ansell - review by indiebutt

I Love My Strong, Silky Skyn

This latex-free, lubricated condom is soft, smooth, and very strong. The Skyn feels natural for both vaginal and anal sex. Extra lubricated and large versions of the original Skyn are also available. Highly recommended but the price can be a deterrent.
Latex-free, lubricated, very strong, stretchy, smooth, feels natural, silent, odorless, flavorless.
A little pricey.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
I've used dozens of condom brands and LifeStyles Skyns is my absolute favorite. Upon receiving rave reviews from a friend, I first tried the Skyn years ago when I still slept with straight boys who complained about condoms. Since then, I've upgraded my bedfellows but I've found my perfect match in the Skyn – I always keep these babies within reach.

The Skyn is packaged in a simple, cute gold foil with black lettering and I'm very happy with how easy it is to open. Seriously, in the heat of the moment, if I can't tear it open with my teeth like a bag of chips, I don't think you should call it convenient.

When used correctly, the Skyn is a very strong condom. I have tried and cannot break this thing. The material is super stretchy when compared to cheaper barriers I've used. The Skyn is also available in a larger size.

At the same time, the Skyn doesn't compromise strength for sensation – the material feels thin enough to preserve sensation for both partners. Soft, smooth, and flexible, I like the way the Skyn material feels inside me. Several of my male partners have commented on how natural the Skyn feels compared to other condoms.

Made from polyisoprene, the Skyn is latex-free and ideal for those with latex allergies or sensitivities. Even though I don’t have these allergies, I would still choose the Skyn over other condoms.

The condom is lubricated for increased comfort. The lube feels smooth, not chalky, like cheaper products. Unlike other reviewers, I personally haven't found that the Skyn dries out with use. An extra lubricated version of the Skyn is also available. Silicone and water-based lubes are both safe with this product. Personally, as with any condom, I like to add a drop or two of my preferred silicone lube on the inside of the reservoir tip just to reduce friction for my partner. I prefer non-lubricated or flavored condoms for giving blowjobs, but I've used the Skyn for this purpose and have no complaints.

The only deterrent is the price. For a pack of 12, LifeStyles Skyns retail for up to $20. In my experience, you get what you pay for where condom quality is concerned. I'm personally willing to pay a premium price for a superior barrier.
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My LifeStyles Skyn tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Can be worn during intercourse
    • Sex
    • Strap-on sex
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Stretchy
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Genitals
    • Good for anal
  • General
    [ ? ]
    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Feels natural
    • Soft
    • Strong
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    Thanks for the review!
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    Thanks for the review!
  • Trysexual
    Excellent review. I totally agree.
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  • ryse
    thanks for this review
  • Anna Mattingly
    great review
  • LuckyLady
    thanks for the review! quality is definitely important when it comes to condoms!
  • Becky Lee
    thanks for the review .
  • Wicked Wahine
    Thanks for the review! I'm allergic to latex so I'm very sad to see these discontinued!
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