LifeStyles Skyn - male condom by Ansell - review by Trysexual

Our New favorite condoms-non latex too

These are excellent condoms. The best I have tried. They are thin and offer the best sensation I've felt with condoms. I prefer larger sized condoms and these fit well. They are priced higher than others, but worth it.
Thin, lubricated, non-latex, transmit sensation and body heat, fit well
expensive compared to some others
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
Lifestyles Skyn is a condom made from Polyisoprene, ideal for those with latex allergies. They are lubricated and have become my new favorite condoms. My Girlfriend brought these home recently, because Target was out of our usual condoms (Lifestyles Ultra sensitive) that we had been using for a while and come in 40 packs for a reasonable price. Those were a nice compromise from others we liked and had a good shape and decent fit (Not quite as good as Trojan Magnum thin), but felt good overall.

It's not easy to get excited over a condom, because no one really enjoys having to use them, but I gotta say I am impressed with these. They do feel darn good and there is a definite increase in sensation for me during sex. I've tried other non latex condoms before like Trojan Supra (tight/breakable/not stretchy), Trojan natural lamb (expensive, not as safe for STDs), Beyond 7 (very tight), Avanti and others that don't come to mind and these are easily the best I've ever used. Hands down.

I don't enjoy having to use condoms, but it's a necessity for us and these will be our new go to condoms. Sadly, I just got a 40pack of the Ultra sensitives for Christmas, before I had a chance to try the Skyn's. I had no idea they would be that good. I expected a small/tight fit, but they go on pretty comfortably and most regular condoms are too tight on me. It used to seem like you had to go for large (magnum) and thick or thin and tight, but now there are more choices thankfully and you can have the best of both worlds.

I'd imagine these wouldn't be bad for oral sex being so thin and heat transferable, if you required them for that, but we did not need to use them for that.

Pro tip
I always use extra lubricant with condoms, both inside and out. In our case, probe silky light, which works wonderfully and doesn't need reapplication and cleans up well. Additional lubricant really makes a difference in sensation for me and lack of friction for her. I notice a lot of condom reviews gripe about the lubricant or lack of lubricant and I highly recommend using your own.

Like with all condoms, do not use oil based lubricants that can damage them.

I give these 5 outta 5 stars.

I just now noticed online that Skyn even come in Large and extra lubricated versions and 48 packs, so I will have to give those a try in the future as well. And I didn't think these could get better! Gotta try the large for sure. Of course, as seems to be the usual case, when you find a special variation (large, Magnum thin) that is a large and thin condom, you usually can't get the larger quantity packs and are limited to 12 or 3 packs.
We are part way through our first dozen and have had nothing but positive experiences. No breaks or anything and each time feels as good as the last. I was satisfied with our current condoms, but after trying these, I think we are going to have to stick with them for good.

If you are looking for something that is non-latex due to allergies or just to avert the latex smell then look no further. These should fit most men comfortably, but they do offer a large size for those really well endowed or who prefer a loose fit (EF doesn't carry sadly). They are stretchy and transmit body heat well. They claim Polyisoprene is stronger than latex too if you are concerned with strength.
Follow-up commentary
We continue to use these all the time and are still our favorite condoms. I later discovered that they come in large size, but they are hard to find, other than online. These do pretty well for endowed men though, anyway. Not too tight and really transmit feeling better than other condoms I've tried. I strongly urge men to put lube inside any condom for better sensations.
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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?
    • Sex
    • Solo
    • Strap-on sex
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Genitals
  • edeneve
    great review - like your style.
  • Isabel0329
    I love my Skyn condoms. Use them exclusively now.
  • chantalgiardina
    thanks for the review!
  • Trysexual
    Thanks for the comments
  • Zandrock
  • Allstars316
    Thanks for the review!
  • Mamastoys
    nice review!!! thanks for sharing!!! they sound awesome!!
  • TrenchcoatHunters
    thanks for the review
  • leatherlover
    Thanks for the great review. These sound great!
  • amenti

    Thank you for your helpful review! I've been looking for a good non-latex one.

  • Wicked Wahine
    So glad I found your review! Good to know they're better than I expected.I'm allergic to latex & many ingredients in lubes, so I bought some of these, but haven't yet had a reason to use them -- hope springs eternal You gave me info I won't find on the description page & I love your effortless writing style; it's like we're sitting down & talking. (How anyone gave your review a "worth reading, but not useful", I'll never understand! I think if you vote that way, you should mention in the comments what info you were hoping to find & didn't; you know, constructive criticism.)
  • Trysexual
    Thanks for the nice comments. I know who the down voter is WW. Don't know what his issue is.
  • Marie Hanna
    Thanks for the review
  • tctink
    Since these are discontinued now, have you found another go to non-latex condom? Lots of Latex issues here, and finding a quality condom is a constant pain.
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