Vegan Condoms And More: 9 Barrier Remedies

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Vegan Condoms And More: 9 Barrier Remedies
Vegan Condoms And More: 9 Barrier Remedies
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Condoms are still mainstream and the most affordable method of barrier protection: they are used not only for penis-vaginal or anal contact, but also cut for oral sex, put on fingers during fingering and cover sex toys with them. Despite the fact that the market for barrier remedies is very conservative, and solutions for some sex practices still do not exist (for example, there are no remedies for tribadism), friendly products are still starting to appear. We've rounded up nine of the most interesting ways to make sex safer.

Text: Sasha Kazantseva, presenter of the telegram channel "I washed my hands"

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Latex wipes

Despite the fact that many STIs can be transmitted during oral sex, unfairly little is said about the need to protect themselves with cunnilingus and rimming. So far, the most affordable way of protection is a cut condom, but gradually the world is being taken over by much more comfortable latex wipes.

Latex wipes are wide sheets, usually 15 x 25 cm, most often colored and scented. The main life hack is that you should not apply the napkin to the vulva or anus, but to the mouth - this is often more convenient to handle it. Nevertheless, since the problem of retention of napkins worries many, special reusable fasteners are already appearing in Western stores. It is still possible to buy latex wipes in Russia in sex shops and, oddly enough, in some vegan stores (the latter are usually cheaper).

$7,99

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HANX Femfriendly Condoms

The founders of HANX did not like the fact that condoms are more often than not something with a "masculine" design, ridiculous name and tasteless packaging. From research, Farah Karib and Sarah Welch learned that women are embarrassed when buying condoms. “If a man with condoms is often perceived as a hero, then a woman carrying condoms may still be thought badly,” the women say.

Karib and Welch set out to change the perception of condoms as a "male" product and launched HANX - "condoms that women make for women." HANX is designed with the preferences of 1,800 respondents in mind, and the manufacturers hope that women will be more comfortable buying and using condoms in a minimalistic design.

£4,24

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Lovability empowerment condoms

The Lovability condom logo features a stylized holographic vulva - already a good start. The company supports the ideas of body positivity, open talk about sex and "gender equality in the bedroom." Lovability condoms come in empowerment cans like “Talk feminist to me” or in clear cosmetic bags. The company also makes a natural, vegan-friendly lubricant (which specifically says it "makes tampons easier to insert") and body sprays (such as the F * ckboy Repellent glitter spray).

You can try all Lovability products by ordering the large Postcoital Hangover Prevention Kit. Finally, Lovability has a great Instagram that talks about body diversity, reminds us that STIs happen to many, and encourages them to "shine like a well-hydrated vagina."

$9

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Eco-friendly condoms Glyde

More and more companies are striving to take care of the environment, and condom manufacturers are no exception. Glyde, pioneers in the field of "environmentally responsible" barrier protection, are trying to make production as friendly to nature as possible: they even use natural extracts of berries, vanilla and licorice to flavor condoms and wipes (which may not be suitable for those with allergies).

Glyde assures that rubber is grown in the most sustainable way, and the production itself is located near plantations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions during transportation.It was Glyde that became the first officially certified vegan condoms: the company does not use ingredients of animal origin, such as casein and glycerin, or ingredients that have been tested on animals. To take care of women, Glyde has moved away from the anesthetic benzocaine and the spermicide nonoxynol, which can harm vaginal flora and support gender equality in wages.

Glyde's social responsibility doesn't end there: Manufacturers partner with a variety of charities dedicated to health care, sex education and women's rights. In Russia, condoms and Glyde wipes can be found in the same vegan stores.

$5,99

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Gloves

We have already written about why fingering is wonderful, and latex and nitrile gloves help to make the practice safe and hygienic. Pharmacies most often sell products in boring "medical" colors, but online you can easily order black, red and even orange. The largest selection in Russia is in online dental stores.

The most interesting option we have been able to find is the acid pink model of the medical goods manufacturer StarMed: these gloves are said to help moisturize the skin of the hands, contain aloe extract and vitamin E. In any case, be sure to change the glove when moving from anus to vagina and change it immediately after penetration. If you only use one finger in your finger, and it seems too long to take off and put on a glove, use Plan B: a regular medical fingertip from the nearest pharmacy.

$13.00

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Vaginal condoms FC2

Vaginal condoms, or femidomas, are not as common as penile condoms. So far, the most famous manufacturer is FC2 - their femidomas are the only ones approved by the US regulatory authorities as protecting against pregnancy and STIs. FC2 is made from nitrile, which means it is suitable for people with latex allergies. A significant plus of the femidom: it can be left inside for up to eight hours, which means that you can afford not to be distracted by “put on and off” Finally, it can be a good option for group sex.

Disadvantages of femidoms: you need to get used to them and, with a lack of lubricant, they can rustle funny; plus conventional condoms are still cheaper and they prevent pregnancy better. Nevertheless, if you want to try it, you can already buy femidoms online in Russia.

$0,5

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Sustain Naturals Caring Condoms

Sustain Naturals is another female-friendly condom: non-irritating design and gentle positioning. The brand declares its "vagina-friendly" position and reminds that, since the absorption capacity of the vaginal walls is high, the production of condoms must be approached especially responsibly. As with other pro-condoms, Sustain Naturals does not use substances that can damage the microflora. The company cares about nature and donates 10% of its profits to women's organizations. Sex educator Emily Nagoski notes that Sustain Naturals "cares about the environment and fair pay, and they are doing a great job at their core."

$13,99

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Designer condoms Maude Rise

Maude Rise condoms are marketed as gender neutral and inclusive - the design of the product reflects this idea. The company's website reports that its condom production is one of the best in the world, the latex is super thin, and the packaging is as easy to open as possible (but it is still advised not to use teeth for opening). The main idea of ​​Maude Rise is “Treat sex easier”: less flashy colors, less loud slogans, less gender. This time, we also managed to do without glycerin, spermicides and gluten.

$12

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Celebrate Condoms rainbow condoms

These condoms will lift the spirits of those who have been driven into longing by Maude Rise. Celebrate Condoms is another victory over gender, but this time it's very colorful. Celebrate Condoms advocate sex education, channel 10% of its profits to HIV service organizations, and finally launch the world's first rainbow condoms.As you might guess, manufacturers maintain human diversity and friendliness to each other, but their ad is pretty wild, careful.

Photos: condomdepot, HANX, Lovability, Glyde, sempermedusa, thelevelmarket, Sustain Naturals, Maude Rise, Instagram / Celebrate Condoms

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