LifeStyles has just announced the release of its new KYNG condom for, uh, bigger deals. Or something.
According to press release distribution site PRNewswire, the company that brought us THYN and SKYN is now moving on to larger things:
The new KYNG™ condom is designed for the man who needs a fit larger than the standard condom size. KYNG is extra long and extra wide, featuring the brand’s most popular flared shape, and allowing for a more personalized fit. Lubricated for maximum pleasure with a reservoir tip providing extra safety and comfort, KYNG highlights the features and benefits that are most important to consumers. The dynamic gold and black packaging features a subtle crown design, with a contemporary look that will stand out among the competition.
Wow, I can remember when Trojan Magnums were it if you were dealing with something larger than the average bear!
On 2008’s SKYN:
The makers of LifeStyles® Condoms (“LifeStyles”) changed the condom aisle for good in 2008 with the release of SKYN™, the first-of-its-kind, non-latex, polyisoprene condom. “The closest thing to wearing nothing,” SKYN has received rave reviews since its first day on shelves.
And THYN, also brand new along with KYNG:
While KYNG focuses on size, THYN™ is a breakthrough in sensitivity, boasting a condom “so THYN you’ll forget you’re wearing it.” 21% thinner than LifeStyles’ standard latex condoms, the release of THYN also launches a packaging transformation for the LifeStyles brand, featuring a state-of-the-art transparent plastic box that reflects the nature of the product inside.
Condoms have certainly come up in the world since the days when they were one-size-fits-all (and allegedly occasionally “ribbed for her pleasure”, which in my humble opinion didn’t make a bit of difference). Companies like LifeStyles, Durex, Trojan, and Playsafe are clearly making an effort to address the needs of the many, whether it’s a sensitivity concern, a possible latex allergy, or … well, size.
I dated a very well-endowed young man at one point. After we parted ways, I had a few Magnums left in my bathroom cabinet (they sat dormant next to the “classic” Trojan-ENZ for quite awhile). Some time later, I was entertaining another gentleman and the need for a prophylactic reared its head.
I grabbed a couple of rubbers, not even paying attention to the different-colored wrappers. The man in question, a very analytical person — and a virgin, if you can believe it — became very inquisitive about the difference between the white and green wrapper and the yellow one (I can’t believe I remember the colors). I hesitantly tried to explain, and it got very awkward as we proceeded to have a conversation about what constituted the need for a Magnum versus the regular … Is there a particular measurement requirement? Should guys even measure? What happens if you use a Magnum when you should be using the regular (and, I suppose, vice versa)?
Well, according to PRNewswire:
Fresh on the heels of recent studies showing that condom users are more likely to report breakage, slippage, and a decrease in pleasure due to improper fit, LifeStyles is increasing size options with the KYNG condom, expanding the LifeStyles size-range from Snugger Fit™ to KYNG™.
As a woman, I’m all for a reduction in breaks and slipping (not to mention that decrease in pleasure mentioned above). I just wonder if this is opening a can of worms that might be better left closed …
I mean, realistically, what man is going to choose a Snugger Fit™ over a KYNG™ … and what woman is going to want to be in the position of saying, “Dude, you’re really sweet, but you’re more a Beyond Seven than a Magnum?”