OK, I know that vegan sex sounds like a weird topic for a blog post. And you might even be wondering, “Has Xanet totally lost it?” But hear me out. So many of us are concerned about toxins in our food and in our environment. We make sure that we only eat organic, non-GMO vegetables. We go out of our way to buy grass fed meat and chicken and other dairy products.
But how many of us really consider the potential toxins that go inside our our body during sex? This recently became much higher on my radar due to the results of my 23andme DNA test and health profile.
I found out that the genes that normally help move toxins out of our system through the liver were pretty deficient in my body. This explains why every eastern medicine practitioner I have ever seen always notices some sort of liver deficiency. My body simply does not do a good job of getting rid of both external toxins (from food and the environment) as well as internal toxins such as excessive amounts of hormones.
As a result, I’ve not only started an aggressive detoxification program, but I’ve also evaluated all of the potential toxins in my environment, from kitchen pots/pans/utensils to detergents, hand and face creams, and cosmetics. It’s been a busy and expensive month replacing lots of equipment and products. I highly recommend EWG’s Cosmetic Skin Database. You will be shocked what you find out about your favorite “natural” products.
Naturally, I also started getting very curious about potential toxins in both personal products (such as tampons) as well as in sex products (condoms, lubes). The tissues in the vagina are some of the most absorbent parts of our body, so what we put them in really matters. Thankfully I found out that I am not the only one concerned about this.
Several companies are making vegan condoms, that are free of chemicals, parabens, and other toxins. One of my favorites is Sustain Natural which produces condoms, tampons, and lubes all of which are not only vagina friendly but also fair trade and environmentally friendly. They also donate 10% of their profits to women’s health care organizations. Word on the street is that these condoms are really thin and comfortable so check them out!. By the way, I have no affiliation with this company at all!
Their tampons and pads are also all natural 100% cotton. I didn’t know that many companies use synthetic materials such as rayon and fragrances (all of which contain toxins), Fragrances have been banned from many consumer health care products in Europe but not in the U.S.
Toxins in sex toys is another huge issue, especially since so many are manufactured in China which has no safety monitoring or guidelines for personal care products. Many sex toys not only contain parabens, but they also contain phthalates, which are endocrine disrupters linked to all sorts of diseases, such as cancers, diabetes, low sperm count, ADHD and the list goes on.
Good Vibrations was the first major retail company to ban any products with phthalates and has definitely been a leader in the eco-adult toy market. There’s lots of good information about this on the internet, so check out these websites, holisticwisdom.com, and naturallyforher.com. The important thing is to make sure you know that what you’re putting in your vagina is safe.