Sextech startup Vibio has received The Vegan Society‘s Vegan Trademark and becomes the first sexual wellness company to receive this certification for its toys. All four of Vibio’s vibrators, including Frida, the first toy in the range and the Glee and Wake lubricants are entirely free from animal-products and testing. Both lubes also come in eco-friendly tubes made of 100% sugarcane too.
Vibio was founded in 2018 by childhood friends Alma Ramírez Acosta and Patricia Cervantes Santana, who launched their first vibrator and accompanying app on Kickstarter. The toys can be controlled via the app, that also features educational content for those wanting to learn more about sexual wellbeing.
Vibio Co-founder Patricia Cervantes Santana shares: “We’re firm believers in 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.”
Ericka Durgahee, Marketing Manager at The Vegan Society, adds: “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. Many people don’t realize 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.”