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So, Why Aren't Condoms Vegan?

So, Why Aren't Condoms Vegan?

Fri, Nov 20, 20 - HANX Official

It's World Vegan Month and we're here to remind you of our plant-based credentials. That’s right, vegan-friendly condoms and lubricant are here and they’re taking over the high street. Just ask Boots, Holland and Barrett and Superdrug for starters…

Since we launched in 2017, we've committed to ensuring our sexual wellness essentials are suitable for our vegan friends - and those of us obsessed with ingredients lists. For many of us, it's just as important to know exactly what's going into the products we're using on our vagina or penis as in our face creams. 


Why aren’t condoms vegan?

Historically, condoms were made from lamb intestine - which is porous and does not protect you from STIs. Thankfully, things have moved on just a bit. We designed HANX condoms to not contain casein, an animal protein usually found in condoms. Instead, we turned to mother nature and utilise a plant-based extract to create the silky smooth feeling – this, plus that fact that we never test on animals, means we are fully vegan certified.  Don’t just take our word for it: Vogue, Well and Good and The Vegan Society have something to say about our animal-friendly protection, too. 🌱


While we’re here, we think you oughta know that HANX condoms are ethically made out of natural and Fair Rubber latex, meaning the latex plant workers get a fair wage and safe working conditions.

With Cop26 in the headlines, we know many people are starting to reassess the impact of their sex lives (yeah yeah, we mean not just in the moment). HANX condoms are designed to decompose under the influence of light and oxygen, and importantly, can be disposed of in household waste or compost. Depending on the temperature and light influence, the condom begins to decompose after about 3 months. It took many conversations with manufacturers, but we go there. Why? Simple - i
t's really important to us that anyone who buys a condom from us can dispose of them in a conscious manner, with as few hurdles as possible. Oh, and heads up: you’ll see latex-free condoms on the shelves, but beware. Many are made from polyurethane and polyisoprene, which are types of plastic and unfortunately, not biodegradable yet.


Did someone say vegan lubricant?

 FYI, it’s not just condoms we’re tackling. Here’s something you might not know about the lubricant on your bedside table: some of the most popular options on the market just aren’t up to vegan standards. They can contain lactoperoxidase, an enzyme derived from dairy, and some depend on the work of honeybees in their manufacturing process. We were determined to create a solution that doesn’t exclude our plant-based customer base and are proud to say that HANX lube is vegan certified and made from just seven natural ingredients. No mystery lists here, thank you very much! Just vegan friendly lubricant that is both condom and sex toy compatible. Fancy a twosome? Couple up with our HANX Bundles and save 10% on our signature condoms and lube.

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