5 ways vegan condoms could transform your sex life

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Do you check if condoms are vegan before buying them? (Getty Images)

Being properly vegan doesn't just involve overhauling your diet, but the clothes you wear and products you buy too. And that includes the condoms you or your partner uses.

So why not kill two birds with one stone? While veganism can come with great benefits to your health (though remember, everyone's nutritional needs are different) and the planet, vegan condoms can also transform your sex life.

As well as being cruelty-free, better for the environment, and not containing the types of chemicals found in regular condoms, here the experts at Condoms UK highlight five sex-related reasons you should consider making the switch.

How vegan condoms could improve your sex life

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Using vegan condoms is a small change that comes with big benefits. (Getty Images)

1. They heighten your sensitivity

"Vegan condoms take intimacy to the next level by boosting sensitivity and creating a more immersive experience. These condoms are like your personal sensation enhancers, making every touch count. Imagine feeling more than you ever thought possible—it's like turning up the volume on your intimate moments," the experts explain.

But why do they increase sensitivity? "Due to the absence of certain chemicals and additives that can cause irritation and reduce sensation. Unlike non-vegan condoms, which may contain animal products such as casein, a milk-derived protein used to soften the latex, vegan condoms are made without any animal ingredients. This absence of animal products and potentially irritating chemicals is thought to reduce friction and increase sensitivity, leading to a more pleasurable experience."

"Plus," the experts add, "they're designed to feel more natural, offering that skin-to-skin contact you crave for a truly connected experience. With vegan condoms, it's not just about pleasure; it's about feeling closer, making every moment together electric and unforgettable."

Of course, individual experiences may vary, and it's always best to try a variety of condoms before finding the best one best suited to you.

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Vegan condoms can enhance your pleasure in sex. (Getty Images)

2. They taste better

"Unlike standard condoms which leave a lingering latex taste, vegan condoms offer a neutral taste post-use. Vegan condoms are double-washed, eliminating any off-putting aftertaste, and making intimate moments more enjoyable and distraction-free," according to the experts at Condoms UK.

"Some brands even offer a range of tantalising flavours, transforming oral pleasure into a delightful and delicious experience."

3. They're more comfortable for sensitive skin

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Allergic to latex? Vegan condoms provide the solution. (Getty Images)

"Catering to the needs of those with latex allergies, vegan condoms crafted from polyisoprene [a type of natural rubber] provide a gentler alternative," the experts point out.

"These condoms significantly reduce the risk of allergic reactions, ensuring comfort and pleasure without any discomfort or irritation, making intimate encounters a delightful and worry-free experience for everyone involved. Essentially, you'll get the right kind of tingling sensation."

4. They're more durable and less likely to slip off

This will help with preventing STIs or unplanned pregnancies.

"Vegan condoms often steer clear of specific additives and chemicals found in traditional counterparts, opting for robust yet flexible materials that ensure a secure fit without compromising safety or pleasure," the experts explain.

"These materials undergo strict quality checks, ensuring they meet high standards of strength and elasticity. This ensures they can withstand the intensity of intimate moments without the risk of breakage or slippage, providing a heightened sense of confidence and reliability."

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Vegan condoms are biodegradable. (Getty Images)

5. They offer guilt-free pleasure

Being environmentally-conscious even with the sex you have, will only make the experience feel better overall.

"Biodegradability is key. Unlike standard condoms that can take decades to decompose, vegan condoms made from natural materials break down easily, leaving no ecological footprint. These environmentally conscious choices ensure guilt-free pleasure, aligning intimacy with a commitment to preserving our planet," the experts point out.

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Vegan condoms are both good for us and the planet. (Getty Images)

How do vegan condoms differ to normal condoms?

"Vegan condoms are entirely plant-based and steer clear of animal testing or ingredients. While regular condoms use latex from rubber plants, they might involve animal testing or contain animal-derived elements, making them non-vegan," the experts say.

"On the other hand, vegan condoms are made solely from sustainably sourced rubber plant materials, ensuring they're entirely cruelty-free and animal-friendly."

Are vegan condoms still the minority? While the experts at Condoms UK say this is hard to answer, generally speaking, they explain, "the proportion of vegan condoms in the market is still relatively small compared to non-vegan condoms, but their sales are increasing", showing the rise in demand.

To be sure you're buying vegan condoms, look for certifications from trusted associations like the Vegan Society, the American Vegan Association, or Vegan Action.

"These logos guarantee that the condoms meet strict vegan standards, giving you peace of mind that you've chosen an entirely animal-free option for your intimate moments."

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