It’s a horrifying experience when you realize that a product you use isn’t vegan-friendly.
You’re attempting to live a lifestyle that is clean and cruelty-free. You check all the labels. Then you find out after the fact that the product you love isn’t vegan after all, and your heart sinks.
Clean and cruelty-free shouldn’t have to mean kink-free.
Sex toys, like anything else, can occasionally contain materials with animal ingredients or that have been tested on animals. I want to help you prevent accidentally using such products.
And that’s why I’ve found these 9 vegan sex toys that you can enjoy guilt-free…
Things to Consider When Selecting Vegan Sex Toys
You’ll be happy to know that being vegan won’t keep you from sexy fun. You just need a few tips to navigate the world of BDSM and sex toys so you steer clear of items that contain animal products or that are not eco-friendly. There are actually quite a few options available to you.
What to Know About Vegan-Friendly Lubes
Although you may not think of a sex lubricant as being unfriendly to the vegan lifestyle, as with other products, ingredients derived from animal sources can sneak in unnoticed by you.
The primary ingredient to watch out for in lubes is casein, which is derived from cow milk.
You’ll also want to check the label or check with the manufacturer to make sure the product hasn’t been tested on animals.
Not all lubricants state whether they are vegan-friendly on the label, so it’s helpful to always read the ingredients before making a purchase.
Many perfectly safe and cruelty-free sex lubes simply don’t state on the branding that they are vegan.
Finding Faux Leather Products
Another vegan product to know about for individuals who enjoy kink or BDSM is faux leather.
The quality of faux leather has gotten really good compared to earlier incarnations, and you can find high-quality items made from this material.
They have the look and feel of real leather, but without being made from an animal.
Items to look for in faux leather include whips, floggers, paddles, restraints, fetishwear, and other bondage gear and BDSM toys.
Other Vegan-Friendly Materials Toys Can Be Made From
In addition to faux leather, you are safe with gear and toys made from silicone, metal, plastic, glass, wood, jute, hemp, and cotton.
For plastic items, you’ll want to check that it’s made from body-safe materials.
Silicone is a popular choice for vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s comfortable for dildos, vibrators, anal plugs, cock rings, and other toys. It’s also safe for the body and free from animal products.
Metal is used less often for sex toys, but you’ll find a variety of cock rings and butt plugs made from metal, as well as a few dildos and anal hooks.
The bonus for metal butt plugs is they often include jeweled ends or animal tails attached to the outside of the plug for aesthetics or roleplay.
Metal toys are non-porous and extremely easy to clean.
And they also hold a surprise feature — they can be heated or cooled for temperature sensation play. Stainless steel is the standard for body-safe metals, though you can find a few other safe metals as well.
Glass is a different choice for sex toys, and I honestly think we don’t hear enough about glass dildos and butt plugs. These are often beautiful toys that can be tinted with different colors.
Like metal toys, smooth glass toys are non-porous and very easy to clean, and they can also be used for temperature play.
Wood or wood-like plant materials are also a vegan-friendly sex toy material, and you can find sustainable options like bamboo and rattan. Wood toys need to be well-sanded and polished in order to be safe for insertion. Wood is more difficult to clean, and you’ll want to make sure any finishes that have been added to it are body-safe.
The toys most commonly made from wood or similar natural materials are impact play toys, such as canes and paddles.
Jute, hemp, and cotton are natural materials that bondage rope can be made from.
Why Rechargeable Sex Toys are Better for the Environment
In addition to considering the ingredients and materials toys can be made with, it’s also an environmentally-friendly move to check out whether the toys you select are rechargeable.
Toys that require batteries are not the most sustainable option.
That’s because batteries create a lot of landfill waste. So they are not technically non-vegan, but there are certainly better options than battery-operated toys.
Besides, no one wants to have batteries run out just as they’re about to orgasm. Or worse, find out that the batteries have corroded the inside of the toy.
Now that you know what’s safe and sustainable, here are the 9 items I found...
Best Sex Toys and Lubricants for Vegans
Every item on this list is free of animal byproducts and batteries:
Lovehoney Delight Silk Lubricant
This water-based, vegan lube is white, unlike most of the clear lubricant formulas. The color and texture make it perfect for cum fantasies during solo play, as well as for use with ejaculating dildos. It’s safe for all toys and condoms.
Unfortunately, this lube does contain glycerin, which makes it more likely to contribute to yeast infections during vaginal play.
- Pump makes dispensing easy
- Silky, thicker texture
- Long-lasting and doesn’t get sticky
- Contains glycerin, which may increase risk of yeast infection
Scandal 3 Foot Faux Leather Whip
Despite being faux leather, this whip looks like it's made from the real deal. Plus it has a really cool red and black decorative handle. The whole thing is beautiful, and best of all, it provides an intense sting for BDSM pain play.
- Intense sting
- Short length works well for indoor play
- Beautiful design
- Very inexpensive
- Requires practice to master aiming
Bondage Boutique Faux Leather Spanking Paddle
This looks like a basic black paddle, but it has a secret feature — one side is firm and flat, and the other side is softer and padded. It’s wonderful! You can change up the sensations.
Faux leather paddles like this are good for impact play that isn’t too intense. I’d recommend this paddle for beginners or as a warmup toy for more advanced play.
- Has a flat side and a padded side
- Has a bit of flex
- Good for beginners or warmup
- Not good for long or hard spanking sessions
Lovehoney Flash 7 Function Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator
This tiny clitoral vibrator is perfect for traveling vegan-friendly. It’s silicone and water submersible, which are excellent features in vibrating toys. It is designed to charge via USB.
One minor flaw is that the parts can come apart where the USB port is, but this does not interfere with functionality.
- Water submersible
- Body-safe silicone
- Small and discreet
- The halves can disconnect too easily at times
Icicles No 48 Medium Glass Flower Butt Plug 3 Inch
This is such a cute butt plug. I love glass plugs because they go in so smooth and can be used for temperature play, and this one is no exception. Also, the glass is tinted pink, and the end is cut to look like a flower, making it different from plain, boring plugs.
- So cute!
- Tapered tip makes it comfortable to insert
- Reasonable price
- Glass is easy to clean
- Flower design is potentially uncomfortable for the other partner if worn during penetrative play
Lovehoney Jeweled Metal Medium Butt Plug 3 Inch
This is another pretty butt plug. Unlike the Icicles No 48 Medium Glass Flower Butt Plug listed above, this toy is made of stainless steel. Similar to the other plug, though, this one does have cute décor added in the form of a jeweled external piece.
The metal of this plug has a nice weight and allows it to be heated or cool for sensation play.
- Beautiful jewel on the external end
- Tapered tip makes it comfortable to insert
- Reasonable price
- Metal is easy to clean
- The jewel can potentially come off over time
Lovehoney Air and Water Curved Silicone Suction Cup Dildo 7 Inch
This pretty dildo has an almost tie-dyed effect with different shades of blue and teal, and it’s curved to help hit the right spot. It also has a suction cup bottom and a hole to insert a bullet vibrator, making this toy pretty much a Swiss army knife for orgasms. You can even use it with a strapon harness.
The head on this dildo is slender, making it good for an easy anal entry. It’s also reasonably priced.
- Pretty blue colors
- Reasonably priced
- Suction cup can come loose with vigorous play
Fifty Shades of Grey Greedy Girl G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator
This rabbit vibe has a sleek, black design that makes it look really sophisticated, even with the cute bunny shape on the clitoral arm. Who says you can’t get quality with vegan materials? It’s got all the features I love in a vibrator — water submersible, rechargeable, and smooth silicone.
- Water submersible
- Multiple vibration speeds
- Not as many vibration options for the clit stimulator as for the g-spot shaft
- A bit loud
Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope 10 Meter
I’m personally a big fan of rope bondage. It can look so pretty (and feel amazing) when done well. This rope is made of vegan-friendly cotton, which is one of the softest options for rope. Cotton rope is best for decorative bondage. Do not try to suspend someone with cotton rope.
The soft feel of cotton makes it nice for beginner rope bottoms. However, cotton rope compresses knots easily, which means the rope top has a bit more work on their hands when it comes time to untie.
This rope comes in red or black.
- Color options
- Soft feel
- Not a high intensity rope if you like rope marks or rope torture play
Most Eco-Friendly Vegan Adult Toy
The most versatile and enjoyable vegan toy on this list is the:
It’s made from smooth, vegan-friendly silicone that feels amazing, and it has gorgeous blue and teal coloring. The best part is that it can be used for so many kinds of play, including vaginal penetration, anal penetration, vibrator play when a bullet is added, riding it with the suction cup, and strapon play.
If you pair it with a faux leather strapon harness and a quality rechargeable bullet vibe, you’ve got a complete eco-friendly set of options. Having one toy that can perform multiple functions is a sustainable choice.