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        What are vegan condoms?

        Vegan condoms can mean different things for different people. Brands call their condoms vegan if they contain no animal-derived ingredients. However, vegans would claim that only those condoms that contain no animal-derived ingredients and that are not tested on animals can be called vegan. Thus, we consider vegan condoms those condoms that are made exclusively of plant-based ingredients and that are cruelty-free.

        Are standard condoms bad?

        Standard condoms are not bad, but if you lead a vegan lifestyle or if you are an activist for animal welfare, you may consider standard condoms bad.

        There are two main issues with standard condoms: casein and animal testing.

        Casein is a protein found in milk. Condom manufacturers use casein extracted from cow’s or goat’s milk to soften the latex and make their products more comfortable to wear. Like the proteins in latex, casein can cause allergies, and numerous people are indeed allergic to milk. Even though casein is only used to soften the condoms and there are rarely any traces of casein left in the finished product, you may want to stay on the safe side and use a vegan condom if you’re allergic to it.

        Another problem with casein use is the dairy industry. We all know that industry can be cruel. Getting milk from cows, sheep, and goats, means separating the calves from their mothers – sometimes as soon as they’re born. This practice is distressing for both calves and their mothers. By choosing standard condoms, you are supporting this practice. As far as animal testing is concerned, most condom brands used to test their products on animals. Although the use of animals to test cosmetic products or their ingredients has been banned in the UK since 2013, the rule doesn’t apply to condoms. Condoms are considered medical devices and companies sometimes test their products on animals to test and certify their safety. Thus, if you’re concerned about animal welfare, you should use vegan and cruelty-free condoms.

        What makes vegan condoms different?

        The most obvious difference between standard condoms and vegan condoms is the absence of casein in the manufacturing process. Vegan condoms are made of plant-based ingredients. Casein is often replaced with thistle extract – this extract is similar to casein and has an excellent softening action on latex. In fact, the result is often better.

        Vegan condoms feel softer than standard condoms and tend to produce less allergies. Whilst vegan isn’t a guarantee the product doesn’t contain nasty chemicals – such as parabens or glycerine – most vegan condom manufacturers prefer to avoid them. Thus, vegan condoms are safer to use by people with sensitive skin and are less likely to alter the delicate balance of the vagina.

        Most vegan condoms also taste better than their standard counterparts and are clean-scented, making oral sex more enjoyable.

        Last but not least, most vegan condoms are also sustainable. Companies such as Glyde get their latex from sustainable sources and use sustainable manufacturing practices. Here at Condoms.uk, we believe that safe working conditions and fare wages are a basic human right, and we strive to support sustainable practices in the condom industry.

        Are vegan condoms safe?

        Yes, vegan condoms are as safe as standard condoms. All condoms have to meet the same standards, which means vegan condoms are 98% effective against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

        Why are vegan condoms more expensive than standard condoms?

        Vegan condoms are not necessarily more expensive than standard condoms. The reason they are sometimes costlier is because the manufacturing process is more complex. That said, standard condoms from popular brands often cost more than less famous vegan condoms.

        What brands make vegan condoms?

        Vegan condoms are relatively new, and most big brands still stick to the standard technology. Yet, you still have plenty of premium choices to pick from.

        Can I use lubricant with vegan condoms?

        Yes, you can. Vegan condoms – just as many non-vegan variants – are made of natural rubber latex or polyisoprene. Both types of condoms are safe to use with water-based or silicone-based lube.

        To stay on the safe side, always read the lubricant’s label before using it with any condom. Some lubricants – such as some 2-in-1 massage lubes from Durex – are not safe to use with condoms despite their water-based formulation.

        Can I use vegan condoms if I’m allergic to latex?

        Vegan condoms come in latex and non-latex variants, the latter being suitable for people with latex allergies.

        Pasante is one of the brands that makes latex free condoms suitable for people with a vegan lifestyle. Durex also has a range of vegan polyisoprene condoms; however, Durex brand may test its products on animals – something to consider if you want the condoms to be cruelty-free as well.

        Female condoms are often used as an alternative to male condoms by couples that can’t find a suitable latex free alternative. However, most female condoms on the market are not vegan.

        Where can I buy vegan condoms?

        You can buy vegan condoms right here at Condoms.uk. We stock a wide range of vegan and cruelty-free condoms from trusted brands, including Glyde, EXS, Pasante, and Lelo Hex. All condoms in our shop are genuine and sourced directly from brands – search the CE or BSI marks on the condoms you buy from us.

        Buying condoms from us also comes with additional advantages:

        So, what are you waiting for? Browse our range of products and find the best vegan condoms for you.