Mates, Signs of Sexy

Signs of Sexy

seductive = Sexy

  • Signs of Sexy

Signs of Sexy

cool = Sexy

  • Signs of Sexy

Signs of Sexy

Confident = Sexy

  • Signs of Sexy



Natural Sensations

Zero Original Mates condom

Zero Original

Mates thinnest condom
Straight shape
Zero Extra lubricated Mates condom

Zero Extra Lubricated

Ultra-thin extra lubricated
Mates thinnest condom
Straight shape
Natural+ Mates condom


Safety & Comfort
Flaired shape
Mates Super Safe

Super Safe

Thicker for extra reassurance
Maximum Protection
Straight shape


Mates OrgazMax


Maximum Stimulation
Extreme Dotted
Studded shape
Mates Temptations


Assorted Condoms
Ultimate Selection

Lubricants & Toys

Skyn Maximum Performance

Skyn® Maximum Performance

Extra Long Lasting
SKYN GEL Natural Feel

Skyn® Natural Feel

Gently Moisturising with Aloe
Mates Pleasure Vibes

Pleasure Vibes

3 Speed Vibrating Ring

Feel Everything™

SKYN Original Condoms

Skyn Original

Feel Everything
Natural Feel
Straight Condom shape
Skyn Large Condoms

Skyn Large

Comfortable Fit
Straight Condom shape
SKYN Extra Lube Condoms

Skyn Extra Lube

Maximum Comfort
Straight Condom shape
SKYN Elite Condoms

Skyn Elite

Ultra Thin & Ultra Soft
Straight Condom shape
Skyn Intense Feel Condoms

Skyn Intense Feel

Intensely Raised Dots
Studded shape
SKYN Selection Condoms

Skyn Selection

Skyn Discovery Kit
Skyn Cocktail Club Condoms

Skyn Cocktail Club

Flavours inspired by famous cocktails
Straight Condom shape



Mates history

Mates condoms logoWe are the 2nd largest condom manufacturer in the UK with a range of premium condoms, a loyal customer base and very strong brand awareness. Our brand has undergone numerous re-launches with some pretty impressionable and memorable campaigns some of which have won awards.

Richard Branson launched Mates condoms in the UK in 1987 to promote condoms to young adults at a low price point as awareness of HIV and AIDS grew. A year later Ansell, who were initially manufacturing the condoms for the Virgin brand, bought Mates.

Mates has evolved and developed to keep up with market changes, consumer demand and new product developments whilst always standing for safety and reliability. It is this consistency which has kept Mates a key player in the condom market. Mates can now be purchased in a variety of stores on the High Street, within major supermarkets, chemists and pharmacies.

About The Ansell Group

Ansell Ltd, formerly Pacific Dunlop Ltd, first commenced business in Australia in1905. Eric Ansell was employed at Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company and was asked to dismantle the plants condom making machine. Ansell saw an opportunity and set the machine up in a small rented house.

Today, Ansell Ltd is a world leader in the design, supply, and marketing of barrier protection products and services. Ansell are an international manufacturer of condoms and own a variety of brands around the world – Mates in the UK, Lifestyles in the USA & Australia, and Manix in France to name but a few.

Our operations are organized into three business segments - Professional Healthcare (medical examination and surgical gloves), Occupational Healthcare (industrial and consumer protective gloves), and Consumer Healthcare (condoms).

We manufacture our products at eighteen factories in seven countries selling in more than 100 countries.The majority of our factories are located in Southeast Asia in order to be close to the rubber tree plantations - our source of natural latex.


Mates Quality Charter

Mates condoms logo

Mates reputation for fault-free products is not the result of mere chance but of rigorous manufacturing processes and a strict programme of tests and quality checks. Such perfectionism has not gone unnoticed, and the company is proud of its CE and BSI Kitemark credentials together with its ISO certifications.

International Standard ISO 4074 : 2002 for male condoms manufactured in latex.

The ISO 4074 : 2002 standard involves strict conformity to rigorous procedures demanded by manufacturers.

Every product marketed in Europe has to satisfy the rigorous demands of ISO standards and to have been awarded the CE stamp of approval.

The tests demanded by ISO 4074 : 2002 are as follows :

Specifications relating to the size of the condoms

Volume and bursting pressure

Strength and durability

Correct labelling and packaging.

This standard is a major indicator of quality, and all of our products at Mates meet its demands without difficulty.

BSI Kitemark for male latex condoms.

The BSI Kitemark mark of quality is the most rigorous in the field, as it imposes checks on every batch of condoms produced. Thanks to such standards and checks, you can be confident of using a condom that is of excellent quality and is as safe as it can be made to be.

Sex guide

Sex guide

Sex guide

Why use a condom?

Mates, why using a condom?

Mates are the ideal condom to experiment with to spice up your sex life and discover new and delightful sensations. Not only that but Mates condoms give excellent protection from unintended pregnancy and STI’s too - many people now associate condoms instinctively with sex.

Using a condom is also the only means of protecting yourself against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. It is highly advisable to wear one for all penetrative sexual contact, whether vaginal or anal. The use of condoms may have the added benefit of protecting women against cervical cancer.

Mates would always advise that when you are having sex with one or more new partners that you always use a condom.

Why a condom?

How to use a condom

Mates, how to use a condom?
  • Step 1: Tear along one side of the foil, removing the condom carefully.Condoms are strong but can be torn by sharp fingernails or jewellery.
  • Step 2: Only put the condom on when the penis is erect and before contact with your partner's body, this helps prevent STIs and pregnancy. Place the condom over the end of the penis with the roll on the outside. With one hand pinch the teat of the condom to expel any trapped air, this will make space for the sperm.
  • Step 3: Using the other hand, roll the condom down the length of the penis to its base. Withdraw the penis soon after ejaculation whilst still erect, holding the condom firmly in place at the base of the penis.
  • Step 4: Wait until the penis is completely withdrawn before removing the condom. Keep the penis and condom away from the vagina to avoid any contact with sperm.
How to use?