Socially Conscious Vegan Condoms are The New Hotness

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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How to do what comes naturally with a natural contraceptive and help others avoid life-threatening disease all at the same time?

Can do.

There are several vegan condoms on the market and, like any other product, you look for the healthiest choice.


Titter factor aside, you can help you, your partner, your planet, and your brother in another country all at the same time. Pretty deep.

There are vegan, chemical-free options like Sir Richard’s and Glyde, and fair trade rubbers like Sustain. Sir Richard’s also donates one condom to an at-risk community for every condom purchased.

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If you’re wondering “why vegan?” if you’re not going to eat it, the differences between a vegan and a typical condom can be many. A vegan condom doesn’t contain the milk protein casein that can be found in other condoms; to some, it’s important to avoid any animal product.

Everyone has his/her own tolerance and sensitivity to various materials and it’s best to know the ingredients of anything with which you come into contact (especially the intimate kind). Some people are allergic to latex, others to the applied spermicide, and so on.


Then there are those prophylactics with a sense of humor: “Don’t be silly, wrap your willy!” and Endangered Species Condoms with a conscience from the Center for Biological Diversity: “Safe intercourse saves the dwarf seahorse” which distributes free condoms while spreading its message of protecting endangered species.

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There is a new natural latex condom on the market simply called “L.” which donates one condom for every condom purchased to developing countries where they are exorbitantly expensive, pricing out the people who need them most. “If just 1 out of 20 people purchasing condoms chooses L. we can serve the prevention needs of the 3 countries with the highest HIV prevalence rates.” (Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana).

Its commercial is funny yet poignant.

The cream on top is the company provides 1-hour delivery service in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.  Now that’s unique.

At a time in human history when the world’s population and the incidence of sexually transmitted disease are on the rise, there are options for how you choose to perform in your own home in the healthiest, most generous way. That’s something to get excited about.