Vegan Condoms, Dental Dams, Lubricants and Vegan Sex Toys!
Veganism isn’t just about diet, you have to consider your choices of clothing, shoes, beer, toiletries, and cosmetics, among other things but have you thought about how vegan condoms are, whether dental dams are vegan, and even the ethics of lubricants! How vegan is your sex-life? Is that a vegan strap-on? Luckily, help is on hand to turn even the most sexually adventurous vegan’s boudoir into an ethical paradise. Be smarter than PETA’s latest vegan sex-ad, and stock up on cruelty-free, vegan sex goodies from these purveyors of pleasure.
Are Condoms Vegan?
Things are going well, Barry White’s crooning, the lights are low, you’ve moved things to the bedroom, you reach for the bedside table and then the new vegan in your life says ‘hey, wait, are those condoms vegan?’ Animal death is something of a passion killer so check how vegan your contraception is and reconsider your purchases if your vegan ethics haven’t stretched as far as sex yet.
Condoms generally make use of casein, a protein found in the stomachs of cows, as well as using milk or other dairy ingredients in the manufacturing process. Even if a brand of condoms claims to be free of animal products and ‘by-products’ that doesn’t mean that they are cruelty-free, or have undergone vegan manufacturing. I once found out that a certain multivitamin advertised itself as vegan-friendly but that the manufacture of the multivitamin involved gelatin. Vegan-washing I tell ya! Companies claiming their condoms, or other sex-related products, are free from animal-ingredients might not be vegan-friendly as the ingredients they do use could be tested on animals. Sex should be fun, safe, and kind – so make a vegan happy by going down (the page).
UPDATE: For anyone looking for a super quick click, rather than individual product recommendations, head over to the Vegan Condoms and Lubes category at GoodVibes.com.
Who Makes Vegan Condoms and Dental Dams?Vegan condoms are a little tricky to find in some places and the enjoyable spontaneity of sex can be impeded by having to wait two weeks for that parcel of fun to arrive in the mail. Stock up and keep on top of the supply cupboard! In the UK, Condomi are your friends vegans. Vegan Society-approved condoms, in a variety of thicknesses and sizes and (and this made me really happy when I saw it!), their extra-safe variety has a picture on the cover of two men kissing. When I saw that in my grocery store I was so pleased that such a positive message was out there for all to observe! It’s the little things people, the little things. Unfortunately, US bureaucracy means that Condomi no longer imports to the states, and so those in North America in need of vegan condoms have to look elsewhere.
Glyde Condoms are vegan, 100% cruelty-free, Vegan Society-approved, and their latex manufacturer has even sent written statements to various interested parties stating that no animal-testing takes place for their products and that no animal by-products are involved in the manufacture of their vegan condoms. PETA’s Caring Consumer Program has also sanctified Glyde Health’s vegan condoms, so make like bunnies and keep the bunnies happy.
Your regular, store brand condoms have dubious ethics for the most part and are largely non-vegan. Trojan condoms are not vegan, and their maker Church & Dwight is notorious in the animal rights community for animal-testing. They claim that Trojan condoms are free of animal by-products however, so there’s a sex dilemma for you.
KISS Kondoms, Madonna, and Hot Rod condoms are all made by Condomania who state that they do not test their products on animals or have animal-derived ingredients in the products, but they do use animal products in the manufacture of the condoms. The semantics of their statement leaves it open as to whether any of the ingredients in their condoms are tested on animals however, not just the condoms themselves.
Sir Richard’s is another vegan condom manufacturer, with a variety of sizes and even ribbed and pleasure-dot vegan condoms. They also have a charitable policy of donating one condom for every one bought, in an effort to help prevent STIs across the globe. VeganEssentials also stocks non-latex vegan condoms for those with a latex allergy.Vegan dental dams are available from Glyde Health, to the same vegan standards as the Glyde vegan condoms. They are 100% natural latex, free of animal products and not tested on animals. They have also, unlike many dental dam brands, been tested for their efficacy in preventing STIs. Glyde Vegan Dams are sugar-free and use organic food-grade ingredients to make them tasty and vegan. Another vegan-friendly woman-oriented product is the vegan female condom, letting you take charge of things in the bedroom, animal ethics, reproduction, fun, safety, and all. What’s that? You have a latex allergy? Try this non-latex dental dam, but beware the lack of stretchiness compared to latex versions.
Slathering animal products on your genitals is quite a turn-off, but millions do it day in and day out. Avoid sticky situations by choosing vegan lubricants such as Sliquid, which is available as a silicone-based lubricant (not for use with silicon sex toys), and a water-based lubricant (which can be used for silicon sex toys). Sliquid also offers flavoured lubes, including Sliquid Swirl which is, like all Sliquid products, vegan, glycerine-free and paraben-free and is available in Green Apple, Cherry Vanilla or Pink Lemonade flavours. Clearly this is what happens when vegan foodies get jiggy with it. Actually, I’m amazed there isn’t a truffle oil vegan lubricant with a hint of saffron. Or a nooch-flavoured lube. Yeah. There is this minty lube though, which could save time in the mornings. Too far?
Other vegan lubes of note: Good Clean Love Aphrodisiac Oil, Please Liquid, Hathor Aphrodisia lubricant (containing Horny Goat Weed, a libido-boosting botanical), and Blossom Organics Warm Sensation Moisturising Lubricant, a vegan-friendly clitoral stimulating gel with organics ingredients! Ah, sexy vegan entrepreneurs, is there no end to your imagination?!
For those of you who like a bit of roleplay in the bedroom (or elsewhere), how about opting for this delightfully packaged Swiss Navy lube in a handy pump dispenser with single-pump action?
Vegan Love Kit
You’ve gotta love this Vegan Love Kit, available from the vegan, ethical, sex supply store Early2Bed. It’s far from subtle and would make an amusing vegan Valentine’s gift, containing as it does:
- One 4oz bottle of Sliquid Sea Lube
- Four vegan Glyde condoms(2 Flavored and 2 Ultra)
- A mini vegan Massage Candle (fruit flavors vary)
All in a cute organic cotton tote, to give you a happy little smile when you reuse the tote for shopping at your nearby foodie-paradise.
In the niche product category, you will also find this USDA Certified Organic vegan-friendly lube, courtesy of the Sinclair Institute. It comes in a handy pump dispenser too!
Vegan Sex-Toys, Strap-Ons, and More!
You might avoid animal cruelty during the day but what if you like a little pain-play in the bedroom? Leather whips, harnesses, and restraints are far from friendly, for vegans that is, so take a look at the array of vegan sex toys and paraphernalia available at Early2Bed. These vegan-friendly rubber whips come in two sizes, and these love-cuffs are neoprene and vegan. This Hard Limits vegan leather and rubber crop might also tickle someone’s fancy.
I imagine any vegans who have been accused by an omnivore of breaking their balls about animal ethics will find some humour in these non-leather vegan ball stretchers. Those who have been talking about animal rights all day and who need a little break might want to check out these vegan bondage gags.
Early2Bed also sell a vegan-friendly Haka Harness is rather delightful, and vegan-friendly harness which has a little pocket for a vibrator so the wearer also gets a little buzz, as well as the SpareParts Joque Harness, which can accommodate dildos up to two inches wide. But… the Theo Thong-Style Strap-On Harness is the Ferrari of harnesses as it has two internal pockets for vibrators above and below the O ring, is great for single and double dildos, has its own travel pack, and has an easy-to-reach pocket on the back to make it much easier to grab a condom or lube when needed.
For around $25 you can also pick up this fantastic neoprene vegan thigh-harness, great for those with limited mobility in the hip region, and it’s easily washable, adjustable, and stays in place so you can stay in the moment.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for the sex-positive vegan in your life, how about this incredibly hot upcycled bicycle innertube vegan harness that doubles as a sexy underbust corset? That’s right. I don’t know the maker personally, but they made one of these for a friend, so I have it on good authority that this vegan harness is really rather wonderful! Fully adjustable too, with long straps to accommodate larger folks, and a lovely option to have the back of the harness adorned with bicycle chain!Just when you think things can’t get better… along comes the vegan RodeoH brief-style harness, for packing or playing. QUILTBAG fun – veganised. Rodeoh even have a new lace panty harness for those who want to femme it up in the bedroom.
This store is also great for accessible sex-toys, for those with difficulties gripping other toys on the market, or just those so slathered in vegan lubricant that they need a helping hand. And they sell she-pee style items and binders, with a whole section of the site dedicated to gender expression.
Vegan Body Paint, Edible Undies, and Bacon?
Just because you’re vegan it doesn’t mean you should miss out on chocolate body paint, tasty vegan pasties, or edible body butter. Vegan chocolate enthusiasts are bound to be enamoured of this etsy store which offers a choice of flavours for your vegan bodypaint.The winner in the niche vegan sex paraphernalia category has to be a product offered at GoodVibrations. No joke, this is 100% vegan, and with more than a lick of irony, I give you… BaconLube. Described as having ‘the irresistible allure of porky goodness’ it makes my stomach turn, but if you have a particular hankering after a rasher of hanky panky with a dash of porcine homage, this is clearly the go-to product for you. 100% vegan bacon-flavoured lubricant; a mind-boggling addition to this collection of vegan-friendly condoms, dental dams, lubricants, and sex toys. Want carbon-neutral webhosting with great customer service? Try DreamHost and use code 'Vegans' for a third off!