15 June, 2013

Review: The Skynny on Skyn

Recently I was approached by EdenFantasys to write a review on my blog. I was offered $50 worth of free products to review in exchange for honest reviews. At the time, I wanted to expand my strap on dildo collection, so I decided to pick out a new dildo. Since my dildos are used exclusively for anal play, I always choose silicone. Since we’re still kind of new to anal play, I went with the Sedeux Skyn by Sportsheets.

The dildo arrived in a discreet brown shipping box with a return address of Web Merchants Inc. Inside the box, the dildo was packaged in a clear plastic box with a paper insert. Not much information was given on the packaging in regards to material and care. Since it was so bulky, I recycled it right away and chose to store the dildo in a plastic bag instead.

Skyn is made out of 100% silicone, which is a non-porous and hypoallergenic material. It’s very easy to clean and can be shared with partners (after cleaning, of course!). The material is smooth, though it does have some drag to it. It doesn’t have any texture to it at all, not even veins to make it feel more real.

I would consider Skyn to be a somewhat realistic dildo. The shape is very close to that of a real penis. It has a slight curve to the shaft and a bulbous head. At the same time, though, it has no realistic features like veins and it is a lovely shade of dark purple. The base of Skyn is simply a flat base designed to hold it in the O-ring on a harness. It does not have a suction cup base.

Skyn is a pretty good sized dildo. It measures about 6 ½ inches total in length and about 5 ¾ inches can be inserted. The shaft circumference is 4 ½ inches and the head circumference is 4 ¾ inches. The base is 3 inches diameter, which is large enough to hold Skyn in an O-ring on a harness. I would consider the size to be good for an intermediate user, especially for anal play. It’s about the average size of a penis. It’s not massive but it will require some smaller dildos to work up to this size.

Like I said before, I use all my dildos exclusively for anal play with my husband. Usually we use them with a strap-on harness since it’s easier to control the dildo’s movements with one. The dildo fit in a 1 ½ inch O-ring easily. A good feature of curved dildos like Skyn is that you can rotate the toy so that the curve aims in the direction you want it to so that you maximize stimulation. Since we were using the harness and dildo with me on top, I had the curve facing upwards to hit his prostate. He says the dildo hit his prostate perfectly. The curved shaft and head would also be perfect for G-spot stimulation.

Skyn is very easy to clean and care for. It can be washed with antibacterial soap and warm water then left out to air dry. I wouldn’t wipe it dry since just leaving it sitting on my nightstand for a few minutes attracted a ton of cat hair to it. If it does get some lint on it, a quick rinse in water will remove it. If you’re interested in fully sterilizing Skyn, it can be boiled in a pot of water or thrown in the dishwasher on the top rack.
Since this does attract lint very quickly, you’ll probably want to keep Skyn in something. The original packaging seals tightly to keep Skyn clean but is a bit bulky for storage. I personally keep mine in a Ziploc bag so it’s clean when I want to use it. I highly recommend storing Skyn in something if you keep all your toys in one big toy box, since some materials can meld together and ruin touching toys. This especially can happen with jelly toys or other cheaper materials.
As far as lubricants go, Skyn should only be used with water-based lubricants. Silicone-based lubricants can wreck a silicone toy’s finish. Using one with a silicone toy can also often void the manufacturer’s warranty on the toy.
My overall opinion of Skyn is pretty high. It’s a good dildo for an intermediate user. It’s not too big, it’s made out of a good non-porous material, and it will flex a bit to ease insertion. I like that it is semi-realistic. You get a shape like a real penis without realistic color or vein textures on it. Most of all, I love the dark purple color, which is kind of marbled.
I give Sedeux Skyn by Sportsheets 5 out of 5 stars.
product picture
Dildo by Sportsheets
Material: Silicone



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