Crown Condom - Review
Our staff of Safer Sexologists puts the Crown Condom to the Test! Here is where the Crown Skinless Skin Condom ranks!
So I decided to give them a shot, too.
When I say that these condoms deserve all the merit they’ve earned, I mean it. I was a little skeptical of the goofiness of their pink color and the simplicity of their design. But in the end, I was blown away.
I now know the meaning of Skinless Skin-- skinless, because it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, and skin, because it’s as soft as your own body. My boyfriend found them to be hardly noticeable. In fact, he had to keep checking them to make sure it hadn’t broken. “No, really, turn on the light, it’s seriously busted,” he kept saying. And we did. And the Crown Skinless Skin held up, no matter what. So, if the idea of an ultra thin condom freaks you out-- fear not. These lasted just as well as any extra-strength condom I’ve ever tried, but it was infinitely more comfortable, softer, and unnoticeable.
Being that these condoms are made of latex, they have a slight odor, but it’s almost unnoticeable when compared to other latex condoms, and it doesn’t seem to stick to your fingers after handling. Even better, it doesn’t bleed over into the taste of the condom. For that matter, the condom tastes like absolutely nothing, so if you’re using it for oral, it’d be a great idea to pair it with something tasty, like a delicious flavored personal lubricant.
The lube on the outside of the condom looked very powdery at first, so I didn’t think it was going to last very long or feel particularly soft (I’m such a pessimist). But I was wrong. The lube actually made the condom even softer and slick, but it didn’t have that weird oily feeling that some lubes give. Also, it stayed on for a while. When it finally started to feel a little dry, we threw on some Pjur Original Body Glide as a supplement and we got that slip-’n-slide slick feeling back.
The only downfall to the Skinless Skin is that they might not be the right fit for those of you with a little more to pack. While the ring is not particularly tight when compared to other condoms of the same size, the rest of the tube did run a little small if you’re above average in terms of girth. The length sits at 7.08” while the width is 2.08.” If you aren’t sure if these will fit you, check out our guide on measuring yourself for the perfect fitting condom.