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.
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.
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.
Shops with vegan barrier options
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
I emailed and verified that SKYN does not contain casein. ↩