More Eco-friendly Alternatives
Recycling your sex toys is just one way you can combine your passion in
the bedroom with your love for the environment. Here are some other
ecologically responsible alternatives.
Glass or metal sex toys are eco-friendly, durable, and often
beautifully designed. Their production process is relatively non-toxic and
has little environmental impact, and they will outlast their rubber
counterparts many times over. Other accessories like paddles are available
in recycled rubber and sustainably harvested, ecologically treated wood.
You can decrease the use of petroleum and its derivatives by using organic
lubes and massage oils. Also, when buying lingerie or fetish wear, avoid
petroleum derived synthetic materials like polyester and nylon in favor of
natural fibers such as cotton and silk. If you have a battery-powered
vibrator, buy a set of rechargeable batteries; standard batteries contain
extremely toxic and corrosive chemicals.
Improvised Pleasure Devices
If you need a sex toy there may be one closer than you think, in your
refrigerator or around the house. Fruits and vegetables like bananas and
cucumbers make a simple and inexpensive
substitute for a dildo. Many
common items like electric toothbrushes or hairbrush handles can also be
used for pleasure. And with a little imagination and ingenuity, you can
create improvised sex toys and give a second life to materials like
plastic bags, shampoo bottles, toilet paper tubes, and rubber gloves.