Mates SKYN Extra Lubricated Latex Free Condoms Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer Ali’s Addiction
Mates SKYN Extra Lubricated Latex Free Condoms 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.
The Mates SKYN Extra Lubricated Latex Free Condoms 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.
Wear & Comfort
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. The Mates SKYN Extra Lubricated Latex Free Condoms dulled the sensation for him, like any condom. However, 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 the Mates SKYN Extra Lubricated Latex Free Condoms 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. However, considering they claim to have extra lubrication, I was a little underwhelmed by how lubricated the Mates SKYN Extra Lubricated Latex Free 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
My partner’s opinion? “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.
– Ali’s Addiction
Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer Ali’s Addiction for this honest review of the Mates SKYN Extra Lubricated Latex Free Condoms (£10.99 for a pack of ten from Lovehoney UK; also available here at Lovehoney USA)
These condoms were sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Pleasure Panel, by Mates SKYN Condoms. Thank you! 🙂
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