LifeStyles SKYN Condoms is a latex-free condom brand. This is a male contraceptive method that consists of a flexible cover made of polyisoprene (natural rubber). SKYN condoms are designed to cover the penis during sexual intercourse for the purpose of contraception or to prevent sexually transmitted diseases .
LifeStyles SKYN condoms are one of the few latex-free condom brands available. These polyisoprene condoms were approved by the FDA in 2008 to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases .
SKYN Features and Benefits
Polyisoprene condoms are one of the last condom options on the market. According to LifeStyles, the polyisoprene used to make SKYN condoms is created in the laboratory and specially processed to cross-link it; These cross-links allow the polyisoprene to stretch much more.
This special treatment also helps condoms return to their original shape after stretching. Compared to polyurethane condoms, SKYN condoms:
- A little thicker
- More resistant to breakage
Since they are not made from latex, SKYN condoms are a great alternative if you (or your partner) are allergic to latex. Even people who can use latex condoms prefer to buy SKYN condoms because they offer unique sensations and greater sensitivity. …
SKYN condoms are of three types:
- With additional lubrication
- Intense sensation (they have elevated points for maximum female stimulation)
Benefits of polyisoprene
Polyisoprene is a natural rubber that has many of the same chemical properties as latex. It is a synthetic version of a material derived from the sap of the Hevea tree.
According to the LifeStyles website, the polyisoprene in SKYN condoms does not contain the natural proteins that commonly cause latex allergies in humans. Polyisoprene molecules are very different; this is what allows SKYN condoms to give you a natural, smooth look. feeling.
SKYN condoms are also manufactured in a separate facility, away from latex condoms. This reduces the risk of cross contamination.
How to use SKYN condoms
Use SKYN condoms like any other condom. Although SKYN condoms come pre-lubricated, you can add additional lubricant if you wish. Water-based lubricants (such as Wet Gellee and Astroglide) and silicone-based lubricants can be used with polyisoprene condoms. Do not use oil-based lubricants with SKYN condoms .
SKYN condoms are thoroughly tested and meet all safety standards. SKYN latex-free condoms are just as effective as latex condoms. This means that SKYN condoms have a protection index of 86% to 97% (the degree of protection depends on the usual, intermittent or ideal, constant use) .
Note that SKYN latex-free condoms have a shelf life of approximately three years for those with spermicide and five years for those without spermicide, so always remember to check the expiration date before use.