Berlin whips sex aids into organic shape

BERLIN: Organic lubricants, silicon vibrators and whips recycled from old bike tyres – a Berlin sex shop has taken a growing trend for clear-conscience consumerism to its most intimate extreme.

Other Nature sells purely organic and vegan sex aids in a country which, a recent poll suggested, topped the table for liking “sex tools and gadgets”.

While a wide range of dildos are set out across the counter, they all have one thing in common – they contain no animal substances, nor were any of the products used to make them tested on animals.

“We are a sex shop, only we do it better,” Anne Bonnie Schindler, a co-manager, said.

The whips on sale in this shop, which opened in October in the trendy Kreuzberg district of the German capital, are never made of leather, while sex aids are certified as both organic and vegan.

“It’s a niche in fact,” Schindler said. – Sapa-AFP