SKYN Condoms - All you want to know.
Many couples silently suffer post their lovemaking because of the latex allergy. Men and women can both get equally affected because of latex and they get anything from rashes to itching to serious medical complications because of latex. Many women have complained about disgusting latex smell because of which many couples prevent trying oral pleasure during lovemaking.
For those who are averse to latex condoms, for those who hate the disgusting latex condom smell, they can now rejoice as SKYN condoms has emerged as a premium alternative.
Yes, SKYN brand of condoms is the first premium condom made using POLYISOPRENE (natural rubber), a scientifically proven non-latex material that ensures ultimate sensitivity to users that is closest to wearing nothing.
How do you know whether you are allergic to latex condoms?
Latex can happen through direct contact with the skin, mouth, mucous membranes, or bloodstream, and also through inhalation of airborne latex particles. Latex allergic symptoms generally show up in the nose, lungs, throat, skin, stomach and areas in and around vagina. Latex allergy can be anything from mild to severe life threating ones. Let us see some of the common allergic reactions
Symptoms of Mild Allergic Reaction
- Itching around your genitals
- Redness of skin
- Skin rash or hives
Symptoms of Moderate Allergic Reaction
- Itchy throat
- Running nose
- Sneezing & coughing
- Difficulty in breathing
Symptoms of Severe Allergic Reaction
Anyone with a severe allergy to latex may experience a life threatening reaction called anaphylaxis, during which the immune system in our body releases a number of inflammatory compounds called histamines which can cause rapid and sever inflammation throughout the body. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction which usually comes with
- Difficulty in breathing
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Swelling of mouth, throat and/or face
Anaphylaxis is a serious condition requiring emergency medical attention. Though this occurs very rarely with the usage of latex condom, it is always a possibility. So, men and women should be careful when they get one or more of the above mentioned reactions because of latex condom usage.
How different is Polyisoprene compared to Latex?
Polyisoprene is an extract from natural rubber. This material helps in making condoms that is more softer and more natural feel compared to latex as this material is much more flexible and stretchable. It is proven to provide extra sensation for couples during lovemaking. Polyisoprene condom combines the strength of premium latex with the sensitivity of an ultrathin condom to provide a better skin-to-skin sensation for couples. This material is a blessing-in-disguise for those with latex allergy or latex sensitivity. Adding an extra smooth lubricant can help in enhancing the quality of lovemaking experience. The kind of experience that a couple experiences with a Skyn condom cannot be matched with the one they can experience with a latex condom.
Compared to latex condoms, Skyn Condoms are
- More form-fitting
- A little thicker
- Stretches more
- More resistant to breakage
Skyn condoms are made with SKYNFEEL, a technologically advanced polyisoprene material that's completely free from natural rubber latex. It is a non-latex soft material that is as strong as premium latex, but barely noticeable. It provides the users with much needed sensitivity during lovemaking without any allergy. Skyn condoms are lubricated using non-spermicidal silicone oil SK=70 (dimethicone), which protects the users even from spermicidal allergy. Essentially, Skyn condom has
- NO LATEX
- NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
- NO NONOXINAL 9
Thus, users can be sure of NO ALLERGIES. Skyn condoms are designed using the latest technology to allow couples to enjoy safe and truly intimate sexual experience without any allergic reactions. Couples can simply use it and throw without any worries about allergic reactions later.
Why SKYN condoms are preferred over latex condoms even those without latex allergy?
Even people who regularly use latex condoms can still prefer to buy SKYN condoms because Skyn condoms are
- More flexible
- Provides more sensation
- Allows couple to enjoy enhanced sensitivity
- Enjoy lovemaking without any fear of allergic reactions later
It just takes the first experience. When normal couples (who are not allergic to latex condoms) begin to use Skyn condoms, even as a trial, chances are that they would stop using latex condoms in future. This is because they would find Skyn condoms lot more comfortable and experience a higher degree of sensuality as they can experience near natural coital pleasure. With its ultra soft skin and odourless feature, couples can enjoy passionate indulgence in bed and enjoy all forms of sexual pleasure without any displeasure or compromise.
SKYN Condom Features
Soft and Comfortable – Skyn condoms are made using technologically advanced non-latex material to allow couples to enjoy enhanced stimulation. Users can feel soft an comfortable condom
Barely Notice – Couples can enjoy near natural lovemaking feeling
Latex Free – Skyn condoms are made using advanced polyisoprene material that is free from latex. So, couples can enjoy lovemaking without any fear about possible allergic reactions. Couples need not worry about disgusting latex smell and can indulge in oral foreplay comfortably.
Dimensions - 53mm nominal width with teat end and smooth surface.
Electronically Tested - SKYN condoms are 100% electronically tested and undergoes other rigorous tests to meet the Highest in safety standards. They offer the same protection against unwanted pregnancy and STIs as regular latex condoms, while offering a much more pleasurable feel.
Widely known as "the closest thing to wearing nothing," SKYN condoms provide greater sensation and more comfort than other non-latex and even latex condoms on the market today, as ascertained by clinical trials. Skyn condoms are rigorously tested to meet all safety standards. The effectiveness of non-latex Skyn condoms is same as latex condoms. This means Skyn condoms have 98% protection rate (similar to other condoms) as like every other latex condoms available in the market.
The shelf life of Skyn condoms
- Three years for those condoms with spermicide
- Five years for those condoms without spermicide.
Users are always recommended to check the expiry date of the condom before use.
Are Skyn condoms 100% effective in protection against STI and Pregnancy?
No condom can ever be 100% effective in offering protection. However, when used correctly, Skyn condoms offer the best protection against STI and can be 98% effective against preventing unwanted pregnancy. Choosing the right fit and using recommended Skyn lubricant can also reduce the likelihood of condom breakage during lovemaking.
How Skyn condoms should be stored?
Skyn condoms can be stored below 30 degree in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.
How safe is Skyn condoms for anal sex?
All variants of Skyn condoms, including ribbed and studded condoms are suitable for anal sex. It is always recommended to use plenty of lubricant during anal sex to enhance comfort and safety.
I know I cannot use oil based lubricants with latex condoms. Can I use oil based products like butter, massage oils, scented oils, petroleum jelly and baby oil with Skyn condoms?
No. The above oil-based products can interact with polyisoprene molecules leading to structural collapse. It is recommended only to use a water-based or silicone-based lubricant with Skyn condoms.
Are Skyn flavoured condoms and lubricants are safe for oral sex?
Yes! Only food grade flavours are used in Skyn condoms. Skyn lubricants are made using ingredients that are safe for human ingestion. So, Skyn condoms and lubricants are absolutely safe for indulging in oral sex. However, it is always recommended to use a new condom when couples switch from oral, vaginal or anal intercourse. For every intense action, it is recommended to use a new condom.
Do Skyn condoms contain spermicide Nonoxynol-9?
No. Skyn condoms and lubricants are free from Nonoxynol-9. Though many brands across the world used Nonoxynol-9, popularly known as N9, there is no product that is manufactured and sold under the Skyn brand contains N9. The WHO has stated that “there is no evidence that condoms lubricated with N9 are more effective in preventing pregnancy than lubricated condoms without N9. Furthermore, the compound N9 can cause irritation and retard the healing of wounds with which it comes into contact. To answer the question, Skyn condoms are free from Nonoxynol-9.
What is the lubricant used with Skyn condoms?
Skyn condoms are lubricated with non-spermicidal silicone oil SK-70 (Dimethicone)
Are Skyn products vegan?
Yes. None of the Skyn products contain animal derivatives.
What to do if I experience condom breakage during lovemaking?
In case of a condom breakage, you can purchase an emergency contraception over the counter at your nearest pharmacy. If emergency contraception is taken with 72 hours, 95% of the unwanted pregnancy can be prevented. It is important that your partner should take emergency contraception before 72 hours.
STI checks should be made within 10 to 14 days of condom breakage. Your local sexual health or family planning clinic is a good place to make your check.
To avoid condom breakage during the course of lovemaking, it is recommended to look at the expiry date of the condom before buying and the wearer should buy the right side condom.
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