Skyn condom vs Mates condom

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Skyn condom

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Overview

Rated 4.5

6 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

82% - 98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 4.0

1 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

82% - 98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

What Lowdown reviewers say

83% no impact on mood

83% no change

100% no impact

100% no impact

100% no impact on skin

Cycle return

100% don’t know impact

100% somewhat positive

100% no change

100% no impact

100% no impact

100% no impact on skin

Cycle return

Not enough data to say

Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Protects against STIs

Protects against STIs

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Real life reviews from people like you

Skyn condom reviews

6 reviews

Male condom  
Used for 8+ yr
46 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th May 24

Skyn condom  

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

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Very positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments

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

Skyn condom  

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

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

Skyn condom  

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

0 helpful

0 comments

Male condom  
Used for 8+ yr
46 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th May 24

Skyn condom  

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


Very positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments

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

Skyn condom  

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

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

Skyn condom  

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

0 helpful

0 comments


Mates condom reviews

1 reviews

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

Mates condom  

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


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments

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

Mates condom  

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


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments

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