Thursday, April 22, 2010

In Bed Goes All Green (Hey, Turn Off That Light When You're Done With The Blog)

We're guessing your sex life is already pretty green. Hopefully you're not doing it while simultaneously eating excessively-packaged Lunchables, and we certainly hope you've traded up from your old-fashioned nuclear-powered vibrator.  But beyond the obvious ways of greening your sex life (i.e. take a shower together to save water, don't have 8 billion kids the Earth can't sustain, etc...), there are a few ways to push it further--way further:

There are companies that recycle sex toys, including the Sex Toy Recycling Program and Sex Toy Recycling.  The latter's site features this oddly heart-warming diagram of old, sad broken sex toys being transformed into a shiny new purple dildo. (Hooray!  The Island of Misfit Sex Toys is saved!)

I know, I know, sex toy recycling, gross.  But it's not like they're just hosing 'em off and putting them back on the shelves. They take the items to the lab where a (hopefully very highly paid) team of workers sorts through all the materials 

and sends them to the appropriate bins for grinding up to be made into shiny new sex toys and other things as well. Like, perhaps, that coffee cup you're drinking out of right now!  

The (unused) sex toy industry is also all over this green thing and has a host of greener products including vibrators with rechargeable batteriesorganic lubeflavored vegan condoms, even bondage

gear made out of 100% recyclable rubber.

And for you, dear reader, our favorite (unused) sex toy company Good Vibrations is offering In Bed With Married Women readers 20% off their Ecoerotic line of sex paraphernalia--today only.  Press the green banner above to see what they have. And you can feel even more virtuous with the purchase of your non-PVC anal plug or whatever because GV is partnering with the Global Justice Ecology Project, a cool group focusing on climate justice, Indigenous People's rights and protection of native forests.

This is all good, right?  Because we really don't want our children's children surrounded, Wall-E-style, by piles of grandma's non-recyclable polystyrene anal ring toss games, now do we?


CA Heaven said...

How about starting a toy-aid? Pass the toys on to women who are too shy and prudish to go buy their own >:)

Anonymous said...

So I know this comment comes late to the party, but this post made me think of all the toys out there with toxic chemicals in them such as phthalates and BPA, both of which have been found to cause reproductive harm.