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.
My personal choice here is Good Clean Love because they are really good for sensitive skin and also good to the planet. Good Clean Love lubricants are made of plant-based ingredients, water-based and organically certified. Their products work really well for me.
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. Use hemp or bamboo rope for bondage.
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.
I personally use the Balance Moisturizing Personal Wash from Good Clean Love, it helps cleanse, and to maintain optimal vaginal pH levels, and even though it refreshes and eliminate odour is free of artificial fragrances, harsh soaps and parabens.
They also sell an Intimacy Essential Kit that contains an organic personal lubricant, 12 individually-wrapped, pH-balancing wipes and one aphrodisiac essential oil bottle.
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?