The Lifestyles® Brand Expands Revolutionary SKYN® Collection With The Release Of SKYN® Intense Feel

Introducing the First and Only Textured Polyisoprene Condom; Developed to Meet Consumer Demand

May 19, 2014, 08:30 ET from Ansell

ISELIN, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansell, the makers of LifeStyles SKYN Condoms, is proud to announce today the expansion of the popular SKYN Condom Collection with the introduction of SKYN Intense Feel, an enhanced version of one of the brand's most popular condom styles, and the first and only condom of its kind.

Having revolutionized the condom aisle in 2008 with the release of SKYN, the first polyisoprene condom on the market, Ansell has recognized the demand for a range of contraceptives featuring this innovative, non-latex material. With the introduction of SKYN Intense Feel, which features intensely deep studs in a unique wave-like pattern to stimulate sensitive areas, users will discover an even broader range of polyisoprene condoms created to fit their specific needs.

LifeStyles SKYN was the first clinically-approved polyisoprene condom, and Ansell is proud to be the only condom company in the U.S. to provide this innovative contraceptive in a range of styles and sizes. The SKYN portfolio now includes SKYN Original, SKYN Large, SKYN Extra Lubricated, SKYN Intense Feel and the SKYN Selection, a variety pack featuring the Original, Extra Lubricated and Intense Feel designs.

"We have been so thrilled with the reception of SKYN to the marketplace and the overwhelmingly positive consumer feedback we have received from our customers," commented Carol Carrozza, VP of Sales & Marketing, North America for Ansell, the makers of SKYN. "Research has shown that users prefer the feel of SKYN over latex, as evidenced with a 97% satisfaction rate in consumer trials, and this is certainly reflected in the climbing sales for this premium product line."

The next generation of condoms, SKYN was designed to give condom buyers what they desire most— comfort and sensitivity. Widely known as "the closest thing to wearing nothing," SKYN provides greater sensation and more comfort than other non-latex and even latex condoms on the market today, as ascertained by clinical trials of the condom.

Research has also shown that 66% of condom users convert to SKYN once they've experienced the unique benefits of polyisoprene, a softer material that more easily adapts to the form of its wearer. Also, polyisoprene stretches more than polyurethane, a widely used non-latex condom material, so it conforms to the user for a more ergonomic fit.

All LifeStyles Condoms are triple tested to meet the highest U.S. reliability standards. SKYN Condoms are available at a wide range of big box retailers, drugstores, grocery and convenience stores across the country. Products are also available at online retailers such as, and

About SKYN Condoms by the LifeStyles brand
Based out of Iselin, NJ, the SKYN brand of condoms was launched in 2008 as the first-ever polyisoprene, non-latex condom that met all the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements for safety and efficacy. The SKYN brand is the latest addition to the LifeStyles brand portfolio; the LifeStyles brand of condoms was launched in 1985 as a U.S.-based consumer product of Ansell Limited.

With over 20 styles of condoms and an assortment of other pleasure products on the market, Ansell and its affiliates are some of the leading distributors of sexual health goods in the U.S. and Canada. More information on SKYN condoms can be found at

About Ansell
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being.

With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the personal protective equipment and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well-being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness.

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