Go Green in the Bedroom
Be Earth-friendly when you're getting busy
In a battery-operated twist on Earth Day, adult toy emporium Good Vibrations - which has been dispensing sex advice and products since 1977 - released the results of a new poll they conducted to find out if people are being eco-friendly when they're getting friendly. The answer? Not so much.
Unsurprisingly, when shopping for sex toys, women and men are more concerned with their health than the Earth's. An overwhelming 90 percent wanted products made of body-safe material (and almost just as many stressed that affordability is a major factor when shopping).
Rechargable vibrators were popular with nearly 54 percent of respondents, but a mere 40 percent cared about recyclable packaging. That's just a small amount more than the number of people who wanted their sex toys to be made in the USA. Eighty percent polled buy organic groceries, but most had never purchased organic lubricant. Sorry, Earth.
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Good Vibrations would like people to realize that they can get their groove on while leaving a much smaller carbon footprint. Says company spokesperson Dr. Carol Queen: "Sex is part of our lives, so any issue that concerns us out of the bedroom has implications inside it: if we recycle, buy local produce, watch our carbon use, and think ecologically in other ways, it makes sense to do the same when we make sexual choices. Our wellbeing and that of the earth are connected..."
To that end, they recommend buying rechargeable batteries (no batteries filling up landfills), animal-free items made in America (why ship nipple clamps from far away when they can be made locally?). Hear that, bachelorette party planners