|Front desk at Other Nature. Photo via other-nature.de|
The vegan sex shop, Other Nature, offers 100% organic and vegan sex toys, lubricants and intimate apparel for those who want to get kinky without hurting animals or damaging the environment.
The shop is alternative in every sense of the word. It has an open and modern feel to it, with bright white walls, plenty of luscious green potted plants, hardwood floors and a big picture window. It looks more like a bath and body goods store than a sex shop.
That said, you can find an assortment of the standard sex toys, apparel and lubricants at Other Nature. The only difference is that all products are environmentally-friendly, organic and vegan. They even sell whips made out of recycled bike tires.
Co-Manager Anne Bonnie Schindler used to work at a traditional sex shop but, as a vegan, she wanted to work for a company that shared her beliefs.
"We are a sex shop, only we do it better. It’s a niche in fact. Our customers are of all ages and contrary to what we expected, it’s not just women.
We contacted each of the manufacturers and asked where the materials came from, where these objects were produced and if animal substances were used."Other Nature may have stumbled across a huge market as polls suggest that Germans top the list of people interested in sex toys, and veganism is also rapidly growing in Germany. In fact, a 100% vegan grocery store also opened its doors in Berlin just last year.