Sex and Sustainability: sexual health and wellness for the ecowarrior

On Tuesday 21 August I attended a seminar by HANX;  male condoms designed by women, for women. HANX is a brand I have followed for awhile and could not turn down the opportunity to meet the women bringing sustainability and safe sex to the city.

  Photo credit: HANX

Photo credit: HANX

The seminar; Lets Talk About Sex Baby was an evening of prosecco and sex education for adults. Sadly, society still likes to shame us when it comes to sex, so an evening of unadulterated, open discussions was just what the doctor ordered.

The evening commenced with Founders; Sarah and Farah, talking about the origins of HANX. Farah, a former investment banker and Sarah, a gynaecologist noticed a gap in the sexual health market; condoms that were stylish, premium and safe. Not only are HANX available in store but they operate a subscription service, giving you discrete door to door service. 

After Farah and Sarah's introduction, Rea, the Founder of premium, luxury adult pleasure range; Perlesque, gave us some intimate lessons on pleasure - his and hers. The more the prosecco flowed the looser everyone's lips became... It was great to see women (and men!) openly discuss and advocate for safe and shameless sex. 

People may not think of sustainability when it comes to sex, but making these conscious consumer decisions across the board is important. HANX have created premium condoms that are ultra-thin, clean-scented, 100% vegan, Fair Trade and all-natural. The condoms are manufactured in Germany and the latex comes from a fair trade organisation in Indonesia. HANX is certified by the Vegan Society and the Fair Rubber Association, the ultimate aim of the Association is "to contribute to an improvement of the working and living conditions of the primary producers of natural latex (rubber), as well as promote the environmentally friendly production of natural rubber, as chemical free production first and foremost benefits those engaged in the cultivation of the natural rubber."

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The discussions closed with another lesson on the proper application of condoms, with some help from our favourite phallic fruit; the banana. Attendees were gifted a goodie bag full of lots of treats, including sparkling rosé with a plastic free straw, Glow Bar Elixir Super Sexy adaptogenic blend and YES lubricants (certified organic intimate range).

Follow HANX and Perlesque for more intimate updates! Looking forward to the next event already!