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These BDSM Companies Will Help You Keep to Your Vegan Lifestyle

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If you want it, someone is going to make it happen. These vegan sex toy accessory companies will make your sex life a whole lot more guilt-free and more animal-friendly.

According to Meika Hollender of Sustain Natural Condoms, “Everyone is thinking about the ingredients in their food and their makeup,” she told The New York Times, “but no one is thinking about the ingredients that go in the products they put in the most intimate parts of our body.”

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Vegan options for sexual accessories are becoming rapidly more popular, especially for people who have already adopted a vegan lifestyle. Companies like Sustain want to make sure that consumers are putting healthy products into their bodies, and that means a more environmentally friendly list of ingredients. How do we know what is friendly and what isn’t? Phthalate-free and cruelty-free are what you should look for when shopping for items, sexual or not. Phthalates disrupt hormones, and are a type of chemical used in plastic.

As we know, vegan sex toys and vegan condoms are on the market, but what about BDSM or kink accessories? The BDSM community is inherently connected to leather, latex and rubber — where can customers seek out alternatives as vegans?

The Vegan Sex Shop

Peace activists run the show at The Vegan Sex Shop, which strives to bring “veganism to the mainstream.” Cuffs, floggers, collars and other fetish items can be found at this shop, with 6 percent of the profit going toward a charity of your choice. A favorite item is the gorgeous Rapture five-piece stainless steel restraint set ($199) with a “locking neck collar, wrist cuffs, and ankle shackles.” Gags, silicone rope, hoods and paddles can all be found in the shop. The best part is that you don’t need to read over the ingredients or materials used — you already know it’s all vegan.

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Ethical Kink

Kink and BDSM involve a great deal of communication and trust between partners. Ethical Kink provides dialogue, articles and information about having a risk-aware and consensual experience. They believe that kink gear that is made with animal products is anything but consensual and have set out to provide alternative products. “How consenting are people working 80+ hours for below-the-poverty-line wages? How consenting are the cows in the leather industry?” they say on their website. Most of their products are made from recycled or reclaimed materials. A favorite is the Pocket Flogger (£9.99), which you can keep stored in your bag, pocket or even on your key chain for a quick session with your sub.

Vondage

Stockroom initiated their own vegan BDSM line called Vondage in 2016, which includes collars, leashes, cuffs and lingerie. The line’s products are made up of “vegan microfiber which is free of animal products, yet retains the sensual feeling of traditional leather.” Stockroom has been around since 1990, making this a 27-year-old business with quality toys and accessories. The Vondage head harness with muzzle ($64) is made from 100 percent vegan leather and is absolutely stunning — a definite buy for kinksters looking for reinforcements.

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Being vegan isn’t only about your diet. It’s a complete lifestyle alteration. You mind where everything from how your clothing to your deodorant is made, so it makes sense to want to have vegan options in the sex toy department.

Let us know about your favorite BDSM vegan shops in the comments.

By S. Nicole Lane

Originally published on HelloFlo.

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