Wed | Feb 22, 2017

Cari-Med launches SKYN condoms

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Natural health practitioner Dr Pauline Channer (right), enjoys a light moment with Cari-Med representatives Joelle Bernard (left), commercial manager, consumer division, and Kaydeon Thomas, brand manager for SKYN condoms.
This movie patron browses a display of SKYN condoms at the launch of the non-latex condoms at the Palace Cineplex. The condoms are manufactured from a material known as Polyisoprene SKYN Feel, which combines the strength of premium latex with the sensitivity of an ultra-thin condom.
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"Finally, there is a condom that women can get excited about." That was the view of Pauline Channer, natural health doctor, as she gave a testimonial at the launch of SKYN - a high-end brand of non-latex condoms, held at Palace Cineplex on Friday, December 2.

SKYN non-latex condoms have a higher heat index than regular latex, which serves to heighten sensations experienced by both partners. Channer noted that the chafing discomfort that many women experience hours or even days after sex is not an issue with SKYN non-latex condoms.

SKYN condoms are manufactured from a material known as Polyisoprene, which combines the strength of premium latex with the sensitivity of an ultra-thin condom. Polyisoprene is a suitable alternative for persons who are allergic to rubber latex. The condoms are distributed in Jamaica by Cari-Med Limited.

SKYN Brand Manager Kaydeon Thomas echoed Channer's comments, noting that the soon-to-be-launched SKYN marketing campaign would be aimed at attracting persons who may have given up on condom use.

"A lot of people complain that they get burning or itching from using condoms and they don't realise that what they are experiencing is a latex allergy. However, with the potential exposure to HIV and other STDs, it is really important that couples now have reliable non-latex options," Thomas said.

SKYN is currently available in Original, Extra Lubricated, Studded, and Large. Thomas revealed that, over the next few months, Cari-Med would be introducing other non-latex options under the SKYN brand.