Glyde Condoms - 100% vegan and casein-free - Now 3 packs for the price of 2!
Most condoms today are made of natural latex rubber, so it would seem that all condoms should be perfectly safe and ethical. But unfortunately, thats not always true. Typical condoms have three common problems:
1. The dairy derivative casein.
2. Lots of chemical additives including parabens and N-9
3. Unethical and unsustainable manufacturing processes.
It’s gross but true. Almost all latex condoms are treated with the milk derivative casein. The casein is used in the manufacturing process to smooth out the latex for a smooth and natural feel. But the casein presents a problem for both vegans, and anyone with a dairy allergy.
Twenty years before vegan and natural was hip, GLYDE was at the forefront of innovative solutions that do not include unethical byproducts. GLYDE casein free condoms are treated with natural thistle extract, to the same effect as casein: it softens the latex resulting in condoms that are super smooth and silky.
N-9 is a highly toxic surfactant that breaks down sperm walls to make sperm immobile . However, N-9 breaks down more than just sperm cells. It also been shown to cause micro abrasions in vaginal tissue, which is probably why many women complain of burning, irritation, and even repeated yeast infections after using N-9 condoms.
The fact that so many condoms are manufactured with N-9 begs the question. Does N-9 really add pregnancy prevention power to the condom?
If you think about it, a thin layer of spermicide on the shaft of a condom is probably not going to do much in the event of a condom mishap. Sperm is pushed forward, towards the cervix, so if spermicide needs to be anywhere, it would have to be at the tip of the condom.
If you feel strongly about adding an extra layer of protection to your condom, applying a natural spermicide alternative like ContraGel directly to your cervix is probably a safer, and even more effective measure. Although of course ContraGel is not intended to be used without a diaphragm or cervical cap, its sticky consistency and low PH does effect sperm motility, and in the case of a condom mishap, it could be a saving grace.
When the Vegan Society certifies a product, it takes the entire manufacturing process and supply chain into account, so you can be sure if the Vegan Society are happy, you will be happy.
Latex is made from a milk like substance tapped from rubber trees, a delicate process that must be carried out with utmost respect the environment. The Malaysian rubber plantations and the trees that are the source of the latex are organic and sustainable. There are no genetically modified materials, and when a tree grows old and stops producing the latex milk, replacement seedlings from the original trees are replanted to continue the natural cycle of life.
Whenever the raw materials and labor for products we use are sourced in less developed countries, there is a risk that the human beings who work hard to bring us these products are under-appreciated, underpaid, and and working in neglectful working conditions. GLYDE is proud of it’s Fair Trade practices, so you can feel confident knowing that your pleasure is not coming at the expense of your fellow man. Fair livable wages are paid to all GLYDE workers; men and women enjoy equal pay.
The jury is out on whether size matters when it comes to pleasure, but everyone agree that size definitely does matter when it comes effectively using a condom! The number one reason that condoms break or slip off is an incorrect fit, so especially if you are using condoms during your fertility window, the perfect fit is non-negotiable.
GLYDE condoms come in four distinct sizes, so you never have to worry about a condom mishap.
It's More Fun With YES
Vaginal mucus membrane is arguably the most absorbent part of the body, so in this case, there is no question that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it.
Chemical and additive free YES water based lubricants are the perfect vegan solution. An excellent accompaniment to GLYDE condoms, these lubricants are made for women, by women. Attention is paid to every detail, from ingredients to packaging, for completely sensuous experience.
Condoms are the champions in the fight against STDs and are quick and easy to use even in the heat of the moment. However one use and that condom is on it's way to a landfill. In stable relationships where STDs might not be such a worry, a barrier contraceptive such the FemCap cervical cap is a much more environmentally friendly alternative.
The 100% medical grade silicone FemCap is designed to be used over and over again and contains zero animal by-products. Paired with ContraGel spermicide alternative, FemCap is the ideal vegan, waste free birth control solution.
Safer With Spermicide?
Thankfully our Glyde condoms don´t contain any nasty Nonoxynol 9 spermicide coating which we are very happy about. A condom with no spermicide should stand on its own as a complete contraceptive solution but some couples do feel a bit safer adding a touch of spermicide. The perfect solution for a vegan condom would be a vegan alternative to spermicide. We`ve got that covered with ContraGel.
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Price (Inc. VAT):£7.99
- Pack of 10 Vegan Certified condoms.
- Fair trade rubber. Non-GMO. Earth-friendly.
- Paraben-free. Talc-free. Spermicide-free. Casein-free.
- Extra sheer strength without added thickness.
- 4 size options. Find your perfect fit.