What does it mean for a condom to be “vegan” certified?
There are plenty of people out there who don’t want any animal byproducts in their condoms and we don’t think they should have to compromise. So we made them without the animal byproduct that is used in almost all condoms, a dairy byproduct called casein. Then we had a third party test our product. We’re happy to say we got the all clear and are certified by the Vegan Awareness Foundation.
How are Sustain Condoms different from other condoms? What exactly is a “sustainable” condom anyway?
All of our condoms are free of chemicals of concern that can be used in things like fragrance and spermicide. They’re also made of latex from one of the most sustainable rubber plantations on the planet, and manufactured in an award-winning environmental factory. We’ve reduced the latex protein level because it can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Sustain condoms are also third party certified Fair Trade and vegan. Sustainable means the way the rubber is grown and manufactured is gentler on the earth. Sustainable also means the people who grow and manufacture our latex are paid a living wage and work reasonable hours—and no child labor, ever.
Can I use body oil, gels, or other non-water based lubricants with Sustain Condoms?
No! Please do not use these. Back away from the body oil—and be careful if massage is part of your warm up routine. Latex condoms can potentially be destroyed by these substances. Go for water- or silicone-based.