Our staff of Safer Sexologists put the Lifestyles Skyn Condom to the test! Here is where the Lifestyles Skyn Condom ranks!
I’ve got to level with you here-- I was not expecting very much from the Lifestyles Skyn Condoms. But boy, I was so wrong!
First and foremost, this condom has an exceptionally great shape. I’ve really gotten into flared shapes lately, as opposed to straight fit condoms and contoured condoms. It fits like a charm and doesn’t squeeze his head area or leave baggy bits of latex around, which can significantly decrease the natural feeling for both partners.
Even the reservoir tip on is flawlessly integrated into the flared shape, which is great because then you don’t feel like there is an amputated pinky finger of a glove repeatedly poking at your cervix.
The lubrication on the Lifestyles Skyn Condom is a superior water-based formula. It made my skin feel hydrated, but not greasy or sticky in any way. There was a decent amount of it already on the condom, straight from the package, but I did add a little bit of Swiss Navy All-Natural Water-based Lubrication to the mix after a while, just for additional safety.
When I first opened it up and unrolled it, I was less than thrilled with the latex odor coming off of this condom, but it dissipated so quickly, it wasn’t really an issue for me at all. In fact, the scent disappeared into thin air so quickly, I had no qualms at all about tasting it after it aired out for a moment. And, once again, I had proven myself to be very wrong when it came to my initial judgement. After trying it, I found that indeed, this condom does have a satisfactory flavor which can absolutely make for good oral sex.
Even though this is an inexpensive condom, the latex quality was indistinguishable from other more expensive brands, like the Durex Enhanced Pleasure. The smooth and silky latex is borderline clear, which I like because I prefer to see what I’m getting myself into (or what is getting into me, I should say).
I would equate the Lifestyles Skyn Condom with the generic store version of a name brand item-- just as good, but without all of the marketing gimmicks and fancy packaging. I learned my lesson on this one. Never judge a condom by its wrapper.
I definitely felt closer to my partner with this LifeStyles SKYN because it allowed me to feel his natural warmth more. Not only that, but I did not feel any sort of itching or irritation from the polyisoprene, that I sometimes feel with latex.
If you are looking for a great non-latex condom alternative that’s not going to break the bank, I highly suggest trying LifeStyles SKYN. They are one of the leading non-latex condoms that provide a natural feeling without compromising safety with its premium polyisoprene material, and they won’t leave you feeling like you just wrapped your partner in saran wrap.
Jay - Tampa, FL
By far the best non-latex condom on the market!!! The feel and comfort of SKYN vs. the others available is night and day! These actually stretch and feel comfortable. For people with allergies to latex, the options are very limited. SKYN is the only brand I will use now!
Allen - Birmingham, Alabama
I rank these at a 5 for me, because my partner does have a latex sensitivity. We have tried all of them, including Avanti and Supra. Both Avanti and Supra felt very dry, even with extra lube, and they were brittle and just weird-feeling, and although they are non-latex, they still irritated her. I disagree with the reviewer who said they did not transmit body heat as well. I was extremely surprised at how well they transmitted body heat. Very good, especially since a condom that 'works' for her means more sex!