With more strip clubs per capita than any other city in the country plus a whole myriad of sex-positive groups, meetups, and a particularly horny population (CBS ranks us #1 as the most promiscuous city in the United States) , it’s no surprise that people in Portland enjoy their… erm… nocturnal activities.
However, we’re also a city filled with citizens who care for our animal counterparts with new vegetarian and vegan restaurants popping up all over the place as well as a great concern for organic products not tested on animals.
Well, now you can add organic, vegan sex lube into the mix thanks to Eugene, Oregon’s lube-making company Good Clean Love’s recent announcement that the FDA approved their request to use human volunteers instead of animals during rounds of testing.
Wendy Strgar founded Good Clean Love to offer personal lubricant specifically designed to be healthy, effective, and organic. Strgar’s goal was to make products that didn’t result in rashes or itchy, burning skin (something we can all get on-board with, especially around our more sensitive nether-regions).
In testing her company’s most recent product, Strgar got the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to agree to allowing the company to use human volunteers instead of animal testing for at least three of the four rounds of tests (one of the tests will still be performed on mice). According to PETA, one round of tests requires more than 20 animals, and most of the “subjects” die during the process.
Good Clean Love received a Compassionate Business Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Know any other Portland- or Oregon-based companies who deserve the nod for loving our furry animal friends? Leave ’em in the comments!