Four app-controlled vegan sex toys and a range of eco-friendly lubricants now carry The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark, just in time for a very vegan Valentine’s Day.
Vibio, the queer- and women-owned sextech company, has become the first in the world to register its app-controlled personal pleasure toys with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.
In perfect time for Valentine’s day, all four of Vibio’s toys are now certified as vegan. The brand’s lubricants, which are sold in eco-friendly sugarcane tubes, are also Vegan Trademark registered.
Vibio was founded in 2018 by childhood friends Alma Ramírez Acosta and Patricia Cervantes Santana.
The first Vibio vibrator, Frida, was launched via Kickstarter, along with an accompanying app that allowed users to control the wearable toys via their phones, while also giving access to educational content for those wishing to find out more about sexual wellbeing.
Vibio co-founder, Patricia Cervantes Santana, said, “We’re firm believers on the power of tech when it comes to creating change and positive impact in the world, and wanted to apply this to the sexual wellness space.
“Our mission has always been creating an inclusive brand that would not only make tools to explore sexuality but combining them with content to guide people in their sexual journey.
“As a vegan myself, it was essential that our products be accessible to the vegan community as well.”
Vegan sex toys
Vibio’s sex toys aren’t the first vegan toys to enter the market. Late last year a range of vegetable-shaped toys launched in Holland & Barrett. However, these were not registered with the Vegan Trademark.
There are currently 12 different personal lubricants registered with the Vegan Society, but Vibio’s range of toys is the first to carry the Vegan Trademark.
Ericka Durgahee, Marketing Manager at The Vegan Society, said, “Registering our first electronic personal toys with the Vegan Trademark is expressly exciting news for the team.
“Not just because Vibio are such a trailblazing company, but also because it means we’ve taken new steps into the registration of electronic products. Thank you for working with us Vibio!”
She added, “Many people don’t realise that a lot of lubricants, toys and even condoms can contain animal derivatives, such as certain enzymes, animal skin and beeswax, or may have been tested on animals.
For years, a lot of vegans, whether they’re single or in a relationship, have had to miss out or compromise on comfort and pleasure because of their ethics.
However, thanks to the incredible team at Vibio, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these sleek innovations are available to vegans too.”
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