Frequently asked questions


Condoms are uncomfortable and look awful. What makes Skins different?
Compared to other leading condoms on the market, our “Natural” are the same thickness as most “Ultra Thin”…meaning our own “Ultra Thin” are even thinner than that! After extensive research and perfecting, Skins condoms are made from premium quality latex so they are ultra clear and natural-looking, making wearing one less of a hindrance and more of an enjoyment! They are also extra-lubricated for increased comfort and durability and also come in Extra Large for those more well-endowed.

I hate the smell and find it really off-putting. Do Skins have that awful latex smell that other condoms do?
No! We asked you what you would like from a condom and we listened! We have banished the standard latex smell that many people cite as a reason they don’t like them and infused our condoms with a light vanilla scent that’s pleasing to the senses.

There’s so many condoms on the market with silly names, how do I know what to buy? 
Our objective was to create condoms that are clear in every sense of the word. That’s why we established our Simple Naming Policy: our products say exactly what it is ‘on the tin’! You want textured condoms with dots and ribs? “Skins Dots & Ribs”. Extra Large? “Skins Extra Large” (..You get where we’re going with this!) No more hovering down the aisle, trying to interpret gimmicky names. We’ve made it easy for you to pick up and purchase in seconds.

Why are condoms so expensive?! 
They don’t have to be! With the UK having one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates, Skins believe quality protection should be affordable to all. Our 16 pack is just £9.99, competing with many other brands who only offer 12 condoms for that price. That’s only 62p per condom…a small price to pay to protect yourself! For our full range including other pack sizes, click here

Are thinner condoms more likely to break? 
No. Skins Ultra Thin condoms aren’t any less durable than our Natural condoms. They offer the same protection against pregnancy and transmission of STI’s as other condoms and undergo the same strict testing procedures to ensure this.

What quality tests to Skins condoms go through? 
Skins condoms are CE marked to the standard ISO4074: 2002 which are the requirements to meet European Legislation agreed upon by all member countries. The test demanded by ISO 4074: 2002 are:

  • Specifications relating to the size of the condoms
  • Volume and bursting pressure
  • Strength and durability
  • Correct labelling and packaging

    Performance Ring:

    Are the rings one size fits all?
    The Skins performance rings are engineered for the perfect fit. The super stretchy material fits firmly without constricting making them comfortable to wear, regardless of size.

    How do I use a cock ring?
    As the Skins Performance Ring is stretchy, it is personal preference as to whether it is worn on the shaft or around the penis and the testicles.  In addition, our Performance ring and our Vibe ring can be used with or without a condom.

    Vibe Rings:

    How long will it last?
    Our Vibe Ring has a battery life of 30-40 minutes.

    What are the best positions for the Vibe Ring?
    The Skins Vibe Ring is a great product to pleasure both partners during sex. For maximum female pleasure, the ring works best when used for her-on-top Missionary as this provides easy access to her clitoris so the bullet can stimulate her more easily. Grinding also works best, allowing her to maintain constant contact with the bullet.