09 May '11, 10am

Having a hard time figuring out the most eco-friendly safe-sex solution? @AskUmbra helps you out:

Having a hard time figuring out the most eco-friendly safe-sex solution? @AskUmbra helps you out:

As newlyweds, my husband and I are still exploring all the different condom options out there. We recently switched to Sliquid Organic lubricant versus KY, and we want the condoms we use to be “safe” in every way too—for our bodies and the planet. I’ve found two brands: Sir Richard’s at about $0.97/condom, and Beyond Seven at about $0.57/condom. Price-wise, the answer is obvious, but what’s really the better eco-friendly option? Allison Baton Rouge, La. Put a greener lid on it. Photo: Morgan A. Dearest Allison, You’ve unwrapped an issue that’s bigger than condoms (but let’s start there). If you and your hubby are vegans, or interested in buying animal-free products when possible, Sir Richard’s is your rubber. Its condoms are made of natural latex and without the milk protein casein. Plus, it’s been heralded as the Tom’s of condoms. Like the philanthropic hipster shoe compa...

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