Vegan Eco-Friendly SEX, tips to use under the sheets

Vegan Eco-Friendly Sex Life

Leaving a cruelty-free life is much much more than just caring for the food we eat. It’s literally about living a cruelty-free life as much as possible and that includes sex.

Sex should be fun, exciting and pleasant and not another way for us to increase our carbon footprint and keep destroying the environment.

When I found out that many necessary sex products contain animal ingredients it was a shock… There are things that you don’t even question, right? After that, I started researching and looking for solutions. After that point, I opened the door to a new world of eco-friendly sex products.

I care that the products I use in my body are nontoxic, nonirritating, and align with my lifestyle and values— so they need to be animal-free and environmentally friendly.

Is your sex life impacting the environment?

Is not enough to only think about reducing plastic cups and straws, we need to think about how we currently live our lives on a deeper level.

Almost everything we buy and use is disposable, so we may not be doing a load of good to the world when we don’t think about our choices. Being a conscious consumer means making the best choices you possibly can.
Luckily, the act of sex itself is not bad for the environment at all 🙂 and there are great options in the market of products that are good quality, eco-friendly and cruelty-free, from vegan condoms, organic lubricant to sex toys.

So there is no need to buy products that contain animal byproducts, that use non-sustainable materials and ingredients that are harmful to us.

How to have a vegan-eco-friendly vagina?
Vegan eco-Friendly Lubricant

Some products in the market can be really harmful to our lady parts, with parabens and chemicals based in petroleum, that have been linked to hormone imbalances, infertility and some cancers. Not to talk about global warming.

Thankfully there are plenty of brands making vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly lube, without parabens or glycerin.

Sex toys

This is a real problem that no one is talking about.. what to do with the sex toys that we don’t want anymore? Well most of them end up in the landfill… stubbornly not biodegrading.

I don’t really know any recycling programs so while we wait for a take-back program we need to be more thoughtful on how many items we purchase and what materials we choose.

So to have an eco-friendly orgasm and to have your conscience clean, for the sake of the world and your body, there are some options out there.

The greener options are the ones made from glass, silicone, stainless steel, ceramic, or even recycled hardwood, there are also soft-to-touch vibrators made with natural materials.

Make also sure they are waterproof, phthalate-free and chargeable, so you don’t have to use batteries.

What about condoms?

To start here I stand by the idea that is always better to have sex with any condom than sex without one. We are responsible to protect ourselves and others when we are sexually active.

Now you are asking, what is the problem with condoms?

Well, I will start from the beginning… More often than not condoms rely on animal testing, the majority of condoms are made of latex, along with stabilisers, preservatives, and hardening agents, so because is not made only from 100% natural latex, condoms are not biodegradable.

The most sustainable type of condom is latex, which is a renewable resource that biodegrades. Polyurethane condoms, definitely won’t degrade and aren’t recyclable either.

There are condom brands in the market that are 100% vegan, fair trade, non-toxic, cruelty-free, made with sustainable materials and paraben free.

When you want to spice things up

There are also great options for the BDSM community, with more accessible vegan items that are ethically made, many from recycled rubber. Just avoid leather or silk restraints, or anything feathered.

Intimate washes

When we talk about intimate washes we talk about products that go well on an area that relies on a careful balance of bacteria to stay healthy.

The products need to be unscented and non-toxic to not undo our natural balance.

To keep in mind…

Remember that individually we will not save the world, but every little bit counts.

Do your part for the environment and share the love and in this case what’s better than being eco-friendly while having pleasure at the same time?!

Is there anything you do in the bedroom (or other parts of the house) to be cruelty-free and more eco-friendly whether you’re vegan or just looking after your body?

eco vegan sex Love

Prambanan and Borobudur – How to visit both without a tour

Yogyakarta is an extraordinary Indonesian city nearby two stunning UNESCO world heritage sites. The Borobudur and the Prambanan.

I highly recommend spending time in Yogyakarta and using the city as the base to visit both sites.

The Borobudur and the Prambanan temples are vastly different in architecture and style, the first is Buddhist and the other Hindu. Prambanan impresses more for the details, and Borobudur impresses because of its size.

Borobudur had my slight preference, purely because I loved the carvings and the views from the top. I also really liked the Prambanan’s temples set against a green landscape but in the end, Borobudur left a bigger impression.

Both deserve a visit and if you are short in time you can visit both easily on the same day, without a tour, using only public transports.

Just keep in mind that Borobudur and Prambanan are not close to each other. Borobudur is located to the northwest of Yogyakarta (45km) and Prambanan is closer to the east part of Yogyakarta (16km).

How to see both Borobudur and Prambanan in One Day

My suggestion is to visit the Borobudur temple in the morning and the Prambanan temple in the afternoon catching the sunset.

Get the Trans-Jogja busses 2B or 2A (Rp 3,500 ~$0.25) to go from central Yogyakarta to Jombor bus terminal located in northern Yogyakarta.

Get the bus to Borobudur Bus Terminal, the journey takes about 60-90 minutes (Rp.25,000 ~$1.40)

From Borobudur, Bus Terminal walk 5-10 minutes to the Borobudur Temple.

When you finish visiting the temple, take a bus from Borobudur back to Yogyakarta and get the TransJogja bus that goes directly to Prambanan – Route 1A (Rp.4,000 ~$0.22)

Hope you’ve found the tips useful 🙂

photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha