Unfortunately many latex condoms and barriers are not vegan friendly because they are made using casein (a milk protein). Lambskin condoms are also definitely not vegan as they are made with sheep intestines. Thankfully though there are quite a few vegan friendly condoms that don’t contain any animal ingredients. Condoms can also be converted to dental dams, which is handy because dams aren’t as widely available, and there aren’t any certified vegan flavorless/scentless dam options (that I know of).
Vegan Latex Condoms & Dams
Glyde offers vegan fair trade latex condoms, flavored condoms, and flavored dental dams. They also have an outreach program and sponsor Woodhull! Glyde products are available from Early to Bed, Smitten Kitten, Good Vibes, or directly from their site.
Sir Richards are vegan certified condoms with a Buy One Give One program (for every condom bought, they donate one to a community in need.) I found some at my local vegan shop, and they’re available from Early to Bed and SheBop as well some mainstream retailers or directly from their site.
Sustain Condoms are vegan and fair trade certified latex condoms. My local co-op carries them, and they’re available at Good Vibes, and some mainstream retailers or directly from their site.
L Condoms offers vegan latex condoms, and they also have a buy one give one program. They’re available from some Whole Foods and directly from their site.
Condomi is also UK company that makes vegan condoms.
RFSU are latex condoms made in Sweden–I see them listed as vegan on retailers sites, but I couldn’t find any information from them directly about being vegan or certified.
Kimono condoms aren’t certified but are advertised as vegan. They’re available at Early to Bed, SheBop, Good Vibes, from their site, and at CVS.
B Condoms aren’t certified or advertised as vegan but they say they are in their FAQ section.
Einhorn is a German company that makes vegan, fair trade, sustainable condoms. I wish I could order some because they’re unicorn themed and have fun packaging, but they’re only available in Germany and Austria.
Non-Latex Condoms, Dams, & Gloves
I’m not allergic to latex, but I used to think I had a latex sensitivity because latex condoms often mildly irritated me. Now that I’ve switched to vegan latex condoms, I haven’t had any issues, so in my case it might have been something in standard latex condoms. I’m not a doctor though and obviously avoid latex if you think you’re allergic.
As far as I know, non-latex barrier options such as nitrile and polyisoprene are formulated as vegan, but unfortunately there aren’t any certified/advertised vegan options (if you know of any, please let me know!), and the companies that make these may test on animals.
Hot Dams are polyurethane, flavorless dental dams. The only shop I’ve found them at is SheBop.
Nitrile gloves are available from Early to Bed, Good Vibes, SheBop, and many other mainstream stores–I’ve even found some at Home Depot.
Lifestyles SKYN & Durex Avanti Bare are polyisoprene non-latex condoms and are available where most condoms are sold.1
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Shops with vegan barrier options
Early to Bed– Sir Richard’s, Glyde, FC2, nitrile gloves, Kimono, SKYN. They also have a list of their vegan products.
Good Vibrations– Sustain, Glyde, FC2, nitrile gloves, Kimono, SKYN
SheBop– Sir Richard’s, Glyde Dams, RFSU, Hot Dam, FC2, nitrile gloves, Kimono, SKYN. Also check out all of their vegan products.
Smitten Kitten– Glyde, FC2, SKYN. Also check out all of their vegan products.
SheVibe– FC2, SKYN. Also check out their other vegan products.
Vegan condoms in Austin
If you’re looking for vegan condoms in Austin, I’ve found them at the following places:
Rabbit Food Grocery– Sustain, L Condoms
Wheatsville Co-op (South Lamar)- Sustain, Kimono
Whole Foods (Lamar)- Sustain, L Condoms
*In case you’re wondering, the adorable bag my condoms are in is the Limited Edition Fun Factory Toybag! Condoms pictured: Sustain & Sir Richard’s
PS also check out my posts on vegan lube & vegan sex toys!