Hippies need to get off too.
April 22nd, Earth Day, is our annual reminder that we should attempt to reverse the enormous damage that humans have wreaked on the environment. Of course, what some of us may not realize is that our sex life can have an impact on the ecosystem too. Most pleasure products are completely unregulated and don’t follow any one set of safety standards, which means we often can’t recycle them and sometimes they aren’t exactly body-safe. More and more the sex toy industry is taking notice of the demand of environmentally-aware consumers looking at have a good time. Here are some of the most innovative eco-friendly designs on the market so you can get off in good conscience this Earth Day.
This year, Babeland is giving away solar-powered vibrators called Solar Bulletts to the first 25 shoppers on Earth Day. Usually $34, the Solar Bullett can run for up to an hour after solar charging for up to eight hours. That means none of your vibe batteries will ever clog up a landfill.
Dee Lee Doo specializes in organic wooden dildos. This is a line of artisan made, handcrafted sex toys that are completely biodegradable and eco-friendly. The curved shape of the wood lends itself to a woman’s body.
3. Earth Angel
The one and only wind up vibrator. Dubbed the “world’s first 100 percent eco-friendly sex toy,” the Earth Angel is constructed from 100 percent recycled materials and is powered by a hand crank. Four minutes of cranking adds up to about a half hour of vibrating. It’s hard work being eco-sexy.
Jimmyjane FORM vibrators are made of 100 percent body–safe, phthalate–free, medical grade silicone. Using rechargeable lithium batteries, the FORM collection is designed to last for a long time. Best of all, Jimmyjane complies with WEEE, the recycling standards for all electrical goods. This vibrator wants to get you off for years to come.
A natural lube made completely free of parabens or petrochemicals. All of Good Clean Love personal lubricants are made with aloe vera, xanthan gum, and seaweed. It’s safe to use with any toys and during pregnancy. This lube is 100 percent vegan, which makes it edible.
Made completely from recycled rubber in the United States, this whip is clean, cut, glued, and punched together all by hand. Flogging that’s completely sustainable.
Made from U.S. and locally sourced glass, these glass dildos are completely body-safe and have the added bonus of being able to be heated or chilled for temperature play. These sex toys will last forever and you certainly won’t see them clogging up any landfills.
This vibrating silicone butt plug is eco-friendly and six percent of the profits that the Vegan Sex Shop makes is donated to an animal or human rights charity of the shopper’s choice. Dear PETA, thanks for the prostate stimulation.
Body safe and paraben-free, Afterglow natural massage oil candles serve a dual purpose. Made from jojoba, aloe, and vitamin E extracts, this candle melts down into a massage oil that’s at perfect body temperature. The container is recyclable after use.
It’s not technically a sex toy, but it’s still just as important. The world’s only ethical and vegan condom brand, Glyde is made from plant-based materials like natural rubber latex and thistle extract. They come in a variety of sizes, flavors (licorice!), and colors. This is sex safe free of animal cruelty.