So here’s a bit of TMI: My birth control of choice is the condom. I know most women in serious monogamous relationships choose some sort of method that let’s you get skin-on-skin. However, 10 years on oral contraceptives, coupled with veganism, gave me a terrible b12 deficiency that cleared up right when my doc told me to ditch the pill. (Also, oral contraceptives aren’t vegan, btw!). So no oral contraceptives for me!
But Zoe, I know you’re asking, what about an iud? Well, despite hearing great things about them, I’m a little freaked about copper all up in my ladybits. However, even more terrifying than copper in my uterus is a baby in my uterus, so I use condoms. My favorite vegan options are Sir Richard’s and Glyde. Those are the only vegan condoms I am currently aware of. For a little bit of Friday fun, here are some hilarious condom ads courtesy of these two cruelty-free comPassionate companies!
Side note: Some of us aren’t even aware that there is such a thing as a non-vegan condom! It’s true. Most condom companies either test on animals or have products containing an animal derivative, the most popular being casein, a milk product. Yucko!