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Overview

Rated 4.0

1 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

82% - 98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 4.5

6 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

82% - 98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

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Protects against STIs

Protects against STIs

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Mates condom reviews

1 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Feb 24

  •  Still using

I am happy using the male condom as it does not effect my hormones nor cause massive physical issues.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Feb 24

  •  Still using

I am happy using the male condom as it does not effect my hormones nor cause massive physical issues.


Top side effects not reported

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Skyn condom reviews

6 reviews

Used for 8+ yr
46 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I was recommended dretine and I've not looked back.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

Can’t go wrong with the good old fashioned condom. In a longterm relationship there’s not that much spontaneity to ruin anyway! I’ve got vulval skin condition so was concerned condoms might affect that but with a good water based lube I never noticed a difference to my symptoms. We used Skyn latex free regular size which fitted well, felt good and never had an accident with them, they always stayed on. Husband said the feeling was still good and only a very minimal difference. Still feels good for me too and does actually make the sex part last a bit longer!


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Jan 24

  •  Still using

Use skyn condoms on fertile days (use FAM overall). Much nicer than others like durex, feel more natural, forget they are on during sex! Never had a breakage or slippage.


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Used for 8+ yr
46 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I was recommended dretine and I've not looked back.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

Can’t go wrong with the good old fashioned condom. In a longterm relationship there’s not that much spontaneity to ruin anyway! I’ve got vulval skin condition so was concerned condoms might affect that but with a good water based lube I never noticed a difference to my symptoms. We used Skyn latex free regular size which fitted well, felt good and never had an accident with them, they always stayed on. Husband said the feeling was still good and only a very minimal difference. Still feels good for me too and does actually make the sex part last a bit longer!


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Jan 24

  •  Still using

Use skyn condoms on fertile days (use FAM overall). Much nicer than others like durex, feel more natural, forget they are on during sex! Never had a breakage or slippage.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Jul 23

  •  Still using

My partner is allergic to latex and Skyn produce the only non-latex condoms on the market. For me, they are smooth and feel great. They are more comfortable than latex and arguably feel even better than without a condom. However, for my partner, they feel fine for about 10-15 minutes before they start to produce a vacuum and squeeze down hard, causing him pain and obviously ruining the moment. We are not sure if this is a sizing issue or something else. There aren't any further size options or otherwise for us to try so we are limited to very uncomfortable safe sex for him, or using the withdrawal method instead which has its own problems.


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Used for 8+ yr
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jun 23

  •  Still using

Opted for latex free. So easy to use, protects against STI, it’s a no brainer for me. Just as pleasurable


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Used for 8+ yr
12 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th May 22

  •  Still using

Other condoms can give my thrush or cystitis so I assume I must have a mild latex allergy. These condoms are amazing they fit great and they feel like nothing, I hardly notice them at all. And 0 side effects! Just have to drain the purse a little bit instead


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