Sustainable Sex: 5 of the Best Vegan Sex Essentials

There’s something about using planet positive, sustainable sex products that just hits different, that’s why we’re here to introduce you to the best vegan sex essentials, so you can do good and feel good at the same time.

From vegan lube to sustainable lingerie, being kinder to the environment doesn’t have to stop at the bedroom door and swapping to an eco-friendlier alternative may be easier than you think with these kinky, yet kind, sex essentials:

1. Vegan Intimate Wipes

According to the 2020 Water UK environment bill, 11 billion wet wipes are used in the UK each year, which accounts for more than 90% of material in fatbergs, ultimately causing plastic pollution, drain blockages and flooding. Not the mental image you want when you’re just trying to freshen up, but, there’s no escaping it, non-biodegradable wipes are having a significant impact on the environment, and you can help by making a quick and simple swap to a biodegradable option such as sex toys are clean and the Earth’s a little bit cleaner too.

2. Vegan Lube

When you’re in the heat of the moment the last thing you want to be doing is checking the list of ingredients on the back of your lube to see if it’s vegan or not, and you shouldn’t have to! Although most lubricants are vegan, some contain animal derivatives in the form of enzymes, as well as beeswax and they may have been tested on animals.

So, to ensure the only animals in the bedroom are you and your partner(s) try opting for a vegan lube such as the vegan friendly, paraben free, and cruelty free Ann Summers’ lubricant range. Each with their own flavours and pleasure powers, from strawberry lickable lube to relaxing anal lube, our lube turns up the heat under the covers but aims to turn down the impact of global warming with fully recyclable packaging, made from 30% recycled materials.

3. Vegan Condoms

You may think all condoms would be vegan however some condoms contain Casein which is a protein derived from cow’s or goat’s milk, making them unsuitable for vegans or anyone else looking to avoid the use of animal products in the bedroom. Whilst condoms are a great choice when it comes to safe sex, the many different varieties, ingredients, shapes and sizes can be overwhelming – especially when you’re looking for a vegan option too. That’s why we’d recommend Woo Woo condoms which are vegan friendly, cruelty free and paraben free.

Woo Woo condoms are made by women for women and encompasses all of the ultra-thin, satisfying textures of a condom with peace of mind protection and natural materials. No Casein in sight just a wild (cruelty free and vegan) night.

4. Vegan Wellness & Self Care

When taking care of yourself also means taking care of the environment there’s no excuse not to pamper yourself! From the Booby Tape Clay Breast Mask designed to detoxify your boobs and décolletage, to the Miss Vivien Caress Buttocks Cream which leaves the skin of le derrière visibly smoother and softer to touch, our wellness range is filled with vegan options which help you take care of those areas which often miss out on that all important TLC.

Whilst some may not have ‘vaginal cleansing’ in their self-care routine, when your cleanser smells as good as the Woo Woo Cranberry Cleanse AND doubles as a dreamy bubble bath, who wouldn’t want to show their vagina some love? Normal shower gels can throw your pH off whack so this vegan wash, designed for intimate use, is the ideal bathroom essential and one of our top vegan picks!

5. Sustainable lingerie

If you’re a vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or anything in between, we’re sure shopping sustainably is important to you, now more than ever. That’s why we’ve included sustainable underwear in our top 5, because who says sustainability can’t look sexy? Knickerbox Planet has been designed with a sustainable journey at the forefront and we’re proud to say each product is made with a minimum of 50% recycled lace and 62% recycled mesh and the full range is Oeko-Tex Standard Certified, meaning every component has been tested for harmful substances. From bras to bodies, available in a range of jaw dropping styles and inclusive sizes, KBX Planet is here to make recycled fashion 2022’s biggest turn on.

That said, there’s nothing more sustainable than the bras and knickers already in your underwear drawer, so if you’re not in the market for new lingerie just yet, take a look at our Lingerie Care Guide and discover how you can keep your underwear lovely and luxurious for longer.

So, there we have it, whether you’re fully committed to the vegan lifestyle or just looking to make a few, planet friendlier swaps, the bedroom really is a great place to start - doing good never looked so bad!