Taking Part In Veganuary - Don't Forget Your Sex Life!
It's Veganuary - where some of us try and stay away from the animal products for a month or begin a permanent switch.
Last year, more than 500,000 people took part but many only go vegan in terms of food, but what about your sex life?
Yes, you may be involving animals in the bedroom...
Most Latex condoms on the market are produced by companies that test on animals and use a milk protein casein to make them softer.
Latex-free condoms are vegan but they are made from a non-biodegradable material called polyurethane.
However, my favourite are Here We Flo's 'XO! Carbon Neutral Vegan Condoms' as they use natural tree rubber latex which biodegrades in under a year (once used) unlike most chemical latex condoms that do not biodegrade at all!
Yup, quite a few mainstream brands of lube contain animal products.
As well as staying away from lubes with harsh chemicals like parabens, petroleum and glycerin (more here), if you're going Vegan try and stay from lubes that contain; Cow's milk casein, test on animals & honey (E.g K-Y warming lube).
When it comes to looking out for animal products with sex toys, most of them do not contain any.
It's mainly the leather toys like paddles, whips, harnesses, handcuffs etc - usually found in the BDSM section.