Taking Part In Veganuary - Don't Forget Your Sex Life!

Taking Part In Veganuary - Don't Forget Your Sex Life!

Evie Plumb ·

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...

Condoms

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.

There are some vegan condoms on the market like Hanx, Glyde and Fair Squared.

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! 

Lube

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).

My recommendation is look for lube that explicitly states it's vegan, like Y.E.S Organics, Hanx, So Divine and of course if you want to support small businesses. - my organic water-based lube!

Sex Toys

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.

I recommend checking out the small business - Self And More (you can grab a discount here). They have a great range of vegan leather kits that are easily labelled.

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