LifeStyles Skyn - male condom by Ansell - review by OhMy!

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Skyn? Close, but not quite.

Overall, these are a nice addition to the Lifestyles line, and offer more benefits for people who have latex allergies. However, those who are used to thinner condoms may want to stick with their preferred products.
Nice fit. Thinner than most. High-quality materials. Available at most major retailers.
Slightly more expensive. May not be better if used to thin condoms.
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Lifestyles Skyn is another addition of skin-like feeling condoms in the Lifestyles line. Skyn features non-latex construction, which provides added benefits and options to those who have latex allergies. For those of us who don't, it means you get to play with a stronger, more durable condom while enjoying a thinner feeling. They are available almost everywhere, including here on Edenfantasys, as well as most major retailers such as Target, WalMart, Walgreens, and CVS. Obviously, these travel well, like almost any other condom, and can be used both for vaginal and anal play.

For the most part, Skyn condoms do feel thinner than most standard condoms. For those of you who are used to thicker condoms (such as many Trojans - which we detest), you will immediately notice a much thinner, smoother, more responsive feel. We recently tried the Trojan Ultra-thin Lubricated as a comparison, and these feel much, much better. Skyn condoms have a much more comfortable fit, which rivals the tighter, and somewhat constrictive feeling of Trojan and some other brands. Additionally, we find that the lubricated Skyn and other Lifestyles brands seems to hold up a lot better than their Trojan counterpart.

That said, those of you who are used to many of the thinner condoms probably won't get many thrills out of the Skyn line. We have used many of the thinner condoms for years, such as Lifestyles' Ultra Sensitive, and we see little difference in the performance of the Skyn line. The heat/sensation factor is about the same, with the overall smoothness, fit, and performance being almost identical to the Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive condoms that we love.

With this in mind, we find we like the Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive better than the Skyn line. They feel great, perform well, are less expensive, and are available in economic packaging! So, unless you have latex allergies, there's very little, if any, advantage to choosing a Skyn condom over other thin condoms...unless you really want to pay the slightly larger price tag.
Follow-up commentary
While not our first go-to, we still use these condoms in-rotation to change things up every now and then. It has the nice, smooth, and thin feeling that doesn't get in the way.

For those of you concerned with or who have allergies to other latex products, this would be a great product for you to get that next-to-nothing feel.

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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
    • Everyone
    • Sex
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Genitals
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  • P'Gell
    Thank you for the review. These are the only condoms I use to cover toys, due to latex allergy. One doesn't need to have a "severe" latex allergy to need non-latex condoms. Any allergy could become worse by exposure to the substance. Anyone with a suspected latex allergy should see a doctor and stay away from latex.

    Also, SKYN is one of the only commonly available condoms made from
    Polyisoprene which is a unique polymer.

    These also make good toy covers (because they are stretchier than some other non-latex condoms) and a but larger than many. Although, not Magnum size.
  • OhMy!
    You are absolutely correct in regards to latex, in any amount. Anyone who has any reactions to latex should avoid it and seek medical advice if necessary.

    The stretch factor does make these ideal for use as toy covers as well. We've also noticed that many of the Lifestyles condoms - especially new - do not have a "magnum" counterpart. I hope they provide that option soon - especially for people who can't use latex!
  • tim1724
    I really like polyisoprene. I hope to see Lifestyles use it in more sizes/styles.

    I also found these extremely similar to the Lifestyles Ultra Sensative (my old standby condom), but I prefer the Skyn somewhat over the Ultra Sensative.
  • OhMy!
    Glad you thought the same thing. We see little to no difference between Skyn and the Ultra Sensitive. The biggest reason someone would choose Skyn over the Ultra Sensitives are for allergy restrictions.
  • Andrey2052
    Great review, thanks!
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