With spring in there air, everyone is looking to shake off their winter blues and get a little freaky.
Here at Pride Toronto, we are focusing on the green in the Pride flag this month, which represents Mother Nature. As green returns to our beautiful province, we can feel the life giving power of Gaia not only in our streets, but we can bring her into our sheets as well, okurrrr!
Adding some toys to the bedroom can be a great way for solo fun, or an even wilder time with your partner. However, many sex toys available on the market are actually super harmful to the environment, both in how they are produced and how they are disposed of.
That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of our top five favourite eco-friendly toys, so you can play nice with your body, your partner, and the Earth as well. Enjoy!
You can’t get more natural than wood when it comes to building materials, and that goes for your sex toys as well!
Wooden dildos might not sound entirely practical, but they have been around for thousands of years in hundreds of different cultures and around the world. If it was good enough for Cleopatra, it’s good enough for us! Can I get an Amen!
You might be thinking “Ouch! Splinters much?”, but modern wooden dildos are works of finely crafted art that are smoother than silk. Companies like Dee Lee Doo handcraft each piece, finely sanding and forming them until they are completely splinter free. Once they have been perfected, they are covered in several layers of eco-friendly water-based varnish. This helps to seal the wood and make it water and odour proof, ensuring you’ve got a fun addition to your bedroom for years to come!
Another Earth positive option for your playtime is glass toys.
We know, we know, we can already hear the screams of “But what if it breaks?!”.Well put those worries to rest, as any good quality glass toy will be made using high strength glass that will keep up with even the most vigorous session. Besides the eco-friendliness of glass in general, glass dildos and butt plugs also change temperature very quickly, rapidly adjusting to internal body temperature. No more ice cold dick for you henny!
Glass toys are often beautifully constructed too, with a focus on more abstract and attractive designs than your average disco stick. Glass is also non-porous, hypoallergenic, and completely bodysafe. Clean up is a breeze, simply run them under warm water with soap and you’re ready for the next round!
If you’re looking for something with a little more flex in its step, you’ll want to be looking at pure silicone.
Not many people realize that silicone is actually a natural element, just like gold, oxygen, or silver. This means it’s not made from petrochemicals, oil, or other nasties that hurt Mother Nature. And what’s good for the environment is generally good for you too!
100% silicone toys are a great alternative to other plastic based sex toys out there. Silicone is body compatible, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, hydrophobic, and bacteria resistant. This makes it an ideal option for getting all up in your goodies, both for solo play and with a partner. Silicone is also durable and can be boiled to sterilize it, meaning it should last you for many more hot and heavy sessions.
Ensure you are purchasing a pure silicone toy when shopping around. Many toys will say they contain some silicone, but it can often be adulterated with harmful chemicals such as lead, phthalates, and benzene. Not only are these bad for you, but they’re bad for the environment, making them a lose-lose when it comes to sexy times.
Keep things wet and wild with some earth and body friendly lube.
Most lubes on the market are actually full of harmful chemicals, such as parabens and petroleum-based products. These substances improve shelf life and slipperiness of the lubes, but they come at the cost of the Earth and potentially your health. Not sexy kitty girl!
With the rise of the eco-friendly movement, there has been an erotic explosion of body and Earth positive lubes available on the market. These lubes focus on using natural, paraben, and petroleum free formulations that still keep things slick and sexy down there. A great example is Trojan H2O Sensitive Touch Lubricant. A water based lube, Trojan has included soothing and natural vitamin E and Aloe Vera, removed any dyes or fragrances, and its new formulations are completely paraben-free. The best part? They often compatible with whatever toys your craving at the moment, so have at it you sexy animals!
Not just for your home or streetlights, you can now harness the power of the sun to charge up your favourite pleasure device.
Solar charging has come a long way since it was introduced in the 1980s. You can now find solar powered options for almost any device you want, and this has finally extended into the bedroom too. A number of companies offer sun powered versions of their vibrators and massagers, allowing you to top them up on the go using the healing rays of our nearest star.
Besides being much more environmentally friendly than lithium ion batteries or normal alkaline batteries, solar powered toys are also significantly lighter than their traditional counterparts. This makes them ideal for self love on the go, whether you’re on a business trip, vacation, or sneaking in some alone time on the road. No tea, no shade, you treat yourself to a gorg self love moment!
Getting down and dirty by yourself or with your partner doesn’t have to cost the Earth! Consider some of our suggestions above and you’ll be getting freaky without sticking it to Mother Nature in no time. Do you have an eco-friendly sexy tip? Let us know in the comments below!