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Green Your Sex Life

green your sex lifeHere at Green Philly Blog, we try greening all aspects of our lives…which is why time between-the sheets is another area you can sustain-it-up.  Here’s a few ways to green your sex life:

  • Wear eco-undies… Organic cotton, hemp silk, bamboo & renewable fibers by brands like Urban Fox make time in the bedroom eco-friendly and fun.
  • Light up eco-friendly candles to get in the mood… Soy or beeswax are greener alternatives
  • Save electricity by turning off the lights… or at least use CFL’s if they’re on.
  • Eat fair-trade chocolate with your lover.
  • For those who want to use toys in the bedroom – many contain phthalates, used to soften hard plastics like PVC & provide a jelly-feeling. Unfortunately concerns about the toxicity, hormonal changing & birth defects of PVCs have caused bans in other countries. Instead, choose products made from glass, metal, silicone, hard plastics, or elastomers for a sexy time romp.
  • Many lubricants are made from petroleum, which is notso eco-friendly. Companies like Yes and Good Clean Love were designed with sustainability in mind so you could green your sex life by using natural ingredients.
  • If you’re a fan of a shower for two, conserve water by taking things to the bedroom when things heat up, turning off the water or putting a bucket at the bottom to reuse the water for thirsty plants later.
  • Wrap it up: Humans are wasteful – so creating another one isn’t the greenest option. Use protection – and if you want to go super-eco, vegan condoms are a wise choice to green your sex life.
  • Place used condoms in the trash after sex instead of flushing down the toilet. One exception to the 3 R’s…
  • Choose natural sheets like organic cotton, sustainable bamboo, organic hemp, or soy sheets – buying organic ensures less pesticides and resources were used for your skin’s comfort.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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