‘Tis the season of love. Or something like that. This Valentine’s Day, Vegans, Baby wants to make sure you can get it on with your vegan loved one without killing the mood. And, trust us, nothing kills that sexy vibe than using products that were made or tested on animals, amiright?
So, before you go fork over the bills to buy the goodies from the heart-shaped box o’ chocolates to the necessary protection for when you want to get groovy with your main squeeze, make sure you’ve got vegan, cruelty-free versions of items like condoms … ’cause that latex they’re made of? Not. Vegan.
What to get? Here’s Vegans, Baby’s top picks for you to help you when be cruelty-free when you’re getting it on. For even more gifts (and stuff you would love for you(!)), we’ve picked some of our favorite items available on Amazon and assembled them for you, too!
Yeah, so not all condoms are vegan. In fact, latex condoms are made with casein, a milk derivative. But, don’t despair. Glyde Condoms (starting at $5.99) are glycerin-free, paraben-free and are fair trade and ethical (because who knew they couldn’t be, right?). Gylde uses a plant-based formula from natural rubber that is sustainably grown and sources ingredients from worker-owned and operated producers. Glyde also offers a line of organically flavored condoms to spice things up a little more. Talk about getting it on and being guilt-free!
Freshness … Down There
Keep your nether regions fresh for 48 hours with Lume Deodorant for Underarms and Private Parts (starting at $12.99). Yes. You read that right. Your private parts benefit from this vegan deodorant. Using lavender and clary sage essential oils, this baking soda-free, propylene glycol-free, paragon-free, gluten-free, fragrance-free (and more -frees!) is formulated to stop the natural bacteria reaction that causes odor for up to 48 hours. Lume’s website gives you the lowdown on how to apply it to all the bits n’ bobs.
Edible Massage Oil
While researching this story, we came across the most amazing site for all of your sex needs — the Vegan Sex Shop. It’s a trove of adult pleasures for vegans and when you purchase through the site, 6 percent goes back to an animal charity! This Hemp Edible Massage Oil ($18 for 8 oz.) is botanical and made with a variety of oils (hemp, apricot, sesame and grape seed), plus natural Vitamin E and rosemary. It comes in four flavors: french vanilla, cherry, strawberry and watermelon.
When we first heard about Sex Dust by Moon Juice ($38), we imagined it was, well, a dust you can sprinkle on skin and eat. Boy, were we wrong. Actually, Sex Dust is an adaptogenic blend of superherbs (yes, we had to look up adaptogenic, basically it means these herbs help protect the body from toxic effects of stress and help improve energy, mental clarity and more.) This specific dust is designed to support the body during stress, help increase resistance to fatigue and provide energy, vitality and well-being, and support male reproductive health (among other benefits).* Made with organic cacao powder, Shilajit extract, organic Shatavari Root powder, organic Epimedium (Horny Goat Weed) Leaf extract, organic Maca Root extract, organic Schisandra Berry powder and organic Stevia Leaf extract, simply drop the dust into coffee, water, smoothies and more.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a box of chocolates. We dig the options from No Whey! which has made an entire vegan line of little morsels of chocolate heaven. Choose from their truffle collection (starting with 15 pieces for $29.95) to chocolate lollipops and more.
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Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.