We are one of the largest distributors of Glyde Condoms online in Australia. We love Glyde Health because they are 100% Australian owned and they make high quality sexual health products. But one of the things a lot of people don’t know about Glyde Health is that they help protect the environment.
So, how do Glyde Condoms help protect the environment here in Australia? Their condoms and lubricants are free of all animal products. Why is this so important? Let’s take a look.
Condoms and lubricants that use any animal products always have a higher carbon footprint. In addition, there are some chemicals used in non-vegan condoms that are also bad for the environment. The main culprits that can harm the environment in the process of manufacturing condoms are a dairy protein called casein, a chemical called nonoxynol-9 (N-9) and unsustainable and unethical manufacturing processes.
Casein is a protein derived from milk. It is used in the manufacturing process of non-vegan condoms to produce a smoother feel. Unfortunately, it isn’t good for vegans or for anyone with an allergy to dairy products.
More than 20 years ago, Glyde decided not to use casein in their manufacturing process. Instead, they chose a natural thistle extract that does the same thing: makes your condoms soft and smooth.
N-9 is a toxic substance classified as a surfactant. It is used by many companies to keep sperm immobile. However, like an insecticide, it is toxic to more than just sperm cells. It can cause micro-abrasions in vaginal tissue.
The environmental effects are twofold. It is toxic and manufacturing it produces a high carbon footprint.
But Wait, There’s More.
If the environmental friendliness was all that separates Glyde condoms from the rest, they would be a great bargain for those who care about the environment. But Glyde condoms come with a host of benefits.
They are certified vegan and ethical. They exceed global strength regulations. They are non-GMO and Fair Trade. They are available in four different sizes. They are not only spermicide free and casein free, they are also paraben free and talc free.
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