This is a guest review by fellow blogger and sex toy reviewer Ali’s Addiction, of the Skyn Extra Lubricated condoms (10 pack) which were provided by Skyn UK in exchange for an honest review. You can buy the SKYN Extra Lubricated Condoms 10 pack for £10.99 here.
Thanks Ali for the review and thanks to SKYN for providing the condoms to my lovely Cara Sutra forum members. – Cara Sutra
Skyn Extra Lubricated Condoms Review
Skyn Extra Lubricated are premium condoms made from polyisoprene, an alternative to latex, which are coated in almost twice as much long-lasting lubricant as Skyn Original to enhance your lovemaking.
They come in packs of 10 in a rather masculine box which reminds me of an old cigarette packet. The packaging is about 5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches, and each individual condom packet measures 2.25 x 2.25 inches. The foil is black and gold which, I suppose, is to reflect the luxurious quality, but I personally see gold as quite a tacky colour.
Polyisoprene feels softer and more comfortable than latex but is equally strong, if not stronger. The material offers a silky smooth texture texture for a more natural sensation.
This was my first experience with non-latex condoms and they are without doubt the best condoms I have ever used. My partner was equally impressed, stating they fit well and felt comfortable to wear, something he never thought he would say about a condom. They dulled the sensation for him, like any condom, but this effect was minimal and didn’t hinder the pleasure for either of us.
Normally we find that condoms are too tight and roll up his shaft during intercourse, which makes them less effective at preventing pregnancy and STDs, but Skyn Extra Lubricated stayed securely on his penis. They didn’t cling, pinch or wrinkle up like latex ones, and stayed smooth and molded to his shape like a second skin.
The combination of the soft polyisoprene and silky lubricant also meant there wasn’t any of the friction or irritation associated with latex, though, considering they claim to have extra lubrication, I was a little underwhelmed by how lubricated these condoms actually felt.
+ Very comfortable for both partners
+ Feels more natural
+ Ideal for latex allergy sufferers
+ None of that unpleasant condom smell
– Tacky packaging
– Underwhelming amount of lubrication
Here’s a quote from my partner: “As far as condoms go, its as close as I’ve felt to the real thing.”
Cara Sutra sent this product to me free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.
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