There's Always a Natural Alternative - Our Vegan Sexual Health Products
In this day and age, it’s important to be a conscientious consumer and this often means being eco-conscious. Even small efforts such as changing the brand of your condoms can make a big impact if the action is carried out by enough people. Whether you are a vegan or not, opting to buy vegan products helps achieve a broader set of environmental goals which are planned into vegan consumerism.
Whether vegan or not we are still natural born human beings so it's always interesting to get natures perspective on issues. A good starting point is to go back to nature and see how Mother Nature would want it done. Most people, if given a choice would probably prefer to do things naturally, but what options does that give us for our love lives?
The Natural Options, How Would Mother Nature Do It?
The first thing to remember is that the human body is designed for reproduction and is programmed to enjoy it. Hundreds of years ago, churning out a new baby every year was fine since the infant mortality rate was so hgh but now with the modern world being what it is we must also concider the impact on over population and also a mother's sanity!
So what are a vegan's contracepive options? As any naturist will tell you, if nature had wanted us to be clothed we would have been born clothed. So if nature had wanted us to enjoy our love life but not produce kids every time, then men would have been born wearing condoms, surely? Maybe not, but there is a natural way to avoid pregnancy without doing anything and that is to do nothing! Well just during the fertile phase of your cycle at least.
It's a little known fact that a woman is only actually 'fertile' for about 18 hours per cycle, that's the length of time that the egg she produces at ovulation lives for in a fertilisable state. No egg, no pregnancy. However her 'fertility window' begins 5 days prior to that since sperm can live for up to 5 days inside, so intercourse 5 days prior to ovulation could lead to pregnancy. That means a 'fertility window' of just 6 days, maybe cushion it out a bit a day either side for safety but we're still only talking a week in each cycle. Now if you knew when that week was and resisted temptation, maybe took a cold shower or got into a good book, then you would never need to use any form of contraception! No condoms filling up the landfill sites and no hormonal contraceptives getting flushed from our bathrooms and into our rivers either.
So if you really really want to keep it natural, then just find out when your fertility window is and take a break, but if your animal instincts are too wild to be tamed, well at least it's only a weeks worth of contraceptive use which reduces the waste.
Knowing Your Own Fertile Moments
Taking advantage of the fertility window is refered to as Fertility Awareness. Our Cyclotest range of products are designed to assist those who with to practice the Fertility Awareness Method of contraception or pregnancy planning. Take a look at Cyclotest 2 Plus and Cyclotest Baby.
Even if you take advantage of the 20-22 days per cycle when, typically no contraception is needed to avoid pregnancy, you still have the fertility window to negotiate. Some choose to abstain during that fertile phase, not wishing to interfer with the way their bodies function, but others prefer to use an instantly reversible method of contraception.
Vegan Contraception for the Fertility Window
Condoms are a common contraceptive solution for the fertility window. Our vegan condoms are free of animal derivatives and meet or surpass all global and domestic quality accreditation, making them one of the best choices for vegan condoms on the market today. French Letter condoms are proudly registered as Fair Trade products whilst also being vegan. 3 different types are available from our store.
Better Than Disposible Condoms?
Whilst condoms are always handy to have around 'just in case', we have a reusable option too which helps cut the waste. Don't worry, we're not talking re-usable condoms here but in fact a different type of barrier contraceptive, a cervical cap, which is reusable. Since the woman inserts this herself it means she is empowered with the contraceptive control, rather than depending on her partner. Take a look at the FemCap cervical cap, it's made from silicone which has been produced without using any animal derived products, meaning it's vegan and also reusable for one to two years of 'typical use', cutting down on waste.
A Vegan Solution to Itchy Spermicides
For both condoms and cervical caps we have ContraGel, a vegan alternative to spermicide. Once the sperm are trapped in this gel they are the dealt with by a hostile pH which is provided by a synthetically manufactured Lactic Acid. No nasty, itchy chemicals here!!
And of Course, Vegan Lubrication Too!
If you’re in need of a lubricant to go with your new vegan condoms or FemCap, YES organic lubricants are an excellent choice because of their vegan-compatibility. Yes Organic Lubricants are made from all natural ingredients, are completely chemical free, organic and totally vegan.
Do yourself and the environment a favor and make your bedroom a chemical-free and eco-friendly environment!
Fair Trade Vegan Condoms
Our vegan condoms are free of animal derivatives and meet or surpass all global and domestic quality accreditation, making them one of the best choices on the market today. French Letter are proudly registered as Fair Trade products whilst also being vegan.
YES Vegan & Organic Lubricants
YES lubricants are compatibel with ContraGel, vegan condoms and FemCap. They are made from all natural ingredients, are completely chemical free, organic and totally vegan.
Natural Vegan Spermicide
ContraGel is a natural alternative to spermicide, at last a non-itching option which empowers women to use the barrier contraceptive they want, without being put off by the spermicide.<
FemCap Cervical Cap
Take a look at the FemCap cervical cap, it's made from silicone which has been produced without using any animal derived products, meaning it's vegan and also reusable for one to two years of 'typical use', cutting down on waste.
Cyclotest Contraceptive Monitor
Our Cyclotest range of products are designed to assist those who with to practice the Fertility Awareness Method of contraception or pregnancy planning.