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Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC

New Condom Options for Better Fit and Sensitivity

By July 22, 2012

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In response to a study (by R.A. Crosby and colleagues of the University of Kentucky) published back in the February 2010 issue of Sexually Transmitted Infections, Lifestyles Condoms has been promoting its new "LifeStyles Signature Collection."

Crosby et al. (2010) found that condoms that don't fit properly are more likely to slip off, break and decrease the pleasure of both partners during sex; this may ultimately deter people from using condoms. They further wrote, ""the increased likelihood that men using ill-fitting condoms will remove condoms before sex ends constitutes another form of condom failure."

Because of this, Lifestyles has created two new condoms options, natural rubber latex KYNG and THYN. Whereas KYNG condoms focus on size, THYN condoms boast being, "a condom so THYN you'll forget you're wearing it." THYN condoms are 21% thinner than standard latex condoms. Rounding out the Lifestules Signature Collection is SKYN condoms. Introduced in 2008, SKYN is the first-of-its-kind, non-latex, polyisoprene condom and claims to be "the closest thing to wearing nothing." SKYN condoms were created to give what many condom consumers craved -- sensitivity. According to Carol Carrozza, VP of Marketing for LifeStyles Condoms, "More sensitivity, better fit, greater stimulation - these are the top demands of condom users today. We are so pleased with the consumer reaction to SKYN, and are excited to present our users with the added variety now offered through the LifeStyles Condoms Signature Collection."

No more excuses! I've heard all types of reasons why men don't want to wear condoms. But, by not using them, your safety is at risk. Using condoms every time you have sex offers the best protection from catching an STD, including HIV.

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