The Best Sustainable Products For Your Sexual Health
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH? ABSOLUTELY YES! For a generation that is careful about what we’re consuming, it’s no surprise that some of us are getting just as careful about what we put in the most sensitive and intimate part of our body. It’s pretty obvious that we should avoid damaging chemicals, parabens or irritating artificial fragrances and dyes, but having a good variety of accessible natural products is only a recent reality.
As well explained by Greenpeace, having eco-friendly sex, “You can be a bomb in bed without nuking the planet”.
It’s important to choose ingredients that will balance and preserve your natural pH. Some products are jumping even further on the “green” path and they’re including cannabis-related compounds. If petroleum and glycerin don’t sound intimidating enough, the idea of applying them there feels pretty uncomfortable enough to anyone. Now there are many companies that have ditched chemicals for natural components to make our intimacy and sexual health better – and more fun! Here are our five favourite products and brands providing us with organic detergents, lubes, condoms and massage oils.
Condoms Ultra Thin, $13.99, Sustain
Male and female condoms are one of the most reliable methods for protecting against STDs and pregnancy. In terms of planetary health, however, no one really knows how long it takes for a condom to biodegrade and many contain varieties of harmful chemicals. Wise choices when using condoms involve making sure that your condoms are vegan and sustainable. Most chemical-free (earth & body friendly) condoms are made from sustainably-sourced latex. This Sustain Ultra Thin condom provides a heightened sexual experience (thinner latex) with no compromise in safety (triple tested, like all of our condoms). Lubricated inside and out!
Origins Love Oil, $24.99, Good
Founded in 2003, Good Clean Love has been helping women enhance their sexual pleasure and improve their reproductive health, without toxic substances. We’re talking about the first company to develop an organic personal lubricant! Its founder Wendy Strgar was trying to save her own sex life and marriage: after nursing four children, sex was becoming painful and conventional lubricants were incredibly irritating. This aphrodisiac oil has the perfect combination of black pepper and sage with musky sandalwood notes.
Awaken Natural Arousal Oil with CBD & Synergistic Botanicals, $ 48.00, Foria
Foria is a pioneering cannabis & hemp brand offering a range of unique products for pleasure enhancement, pain relief, and overall wellness with premier medical cannabis products. Providing enhanced pleasure & sexual renewal — and many reported life-altering relief from severe pelvic discomforts. While these formulas have proven to be remarkably effective, the availability of Foria products has been limited to individuals in the few states with medical or recreational cannabis rights…until now. This is the world’s first intimate massage oil made with broad-spectrum CBD (No additives, preservatives or THC).
CONDOMS 3 PACK, £5.00, HANX
These condoms are 100% vegan, and scented too! They come in a discreet and recyclable packaging. Made purely from natural latex they will biodegrade in just three months, making them one of the most sustainable forms of contraception available! The fact that this is a vegan product means it doesn’t contain casein, an animal protein that is often used to produce condoms.
Every single batch of condoms produced by HANX is tested for defects, durability and elasticity. And this minimal elegant box won’t make you blush if it falls out of the bag!
Intimate wash foam No.25, 12,95 €, Bioturm
For daily gentle cleaning of the external genital area. The genital area is populated with lactic acid bacteria which protect against pathogens by acidic pH value. If this protection system is perturbed (by using wash lotions with a high pH value), pathogens can penetrate or mycosis may occur. The intimate wash foam No.25 contains an especially high concentration of the lacto-intensive active complex and thus a high lactic acid content which preserves the natural intimate flora, while traditional, high-quality organic extracts of chamomile and calendula have calming properties.
Disclaimer: The content of this article is for general advice only and should not be used as a substitute for professional healthcare or beauty advice. We make every effort to ensure we only recommend safe products however you should always do a patch test when trying new products. This post may contain affiliate links