Sustainable Sex Toys
There isn’t anything sexy about environmental degradation. We’re currently in a climate crisis and it’s estimated that by the year 2050, there will be about 12 billion metric tons of plastic in our landfills. But this is nothing new, and I’m sure you’ve heard this countless times. It’s everyday conversation to discuss the need to swap out straws and bottles. However, it isn’t quite as normal to discuss how your sex toys may also play a part.
The majority of sex toys on the market aren’t recyclable, and even when they are, they’re rarely disposed of properly. Most vibrators are even considered a biohazard. Even if you remove the batteries yourself, many facilities won’t take them.
Sex toys don’t last forever. Eventually they wear out and we need to seek alternatives. So here are just a few tips for what to look out for when you finally need to replace your beloved.
Buy Rechargeable Vibrators
A no brainer really! Treat yourself while also ensuring that you’re not contributing to electronic waste through single-use batteries.
Fun fact, steel is the world’s most recyclable material. The great thing about steel is that it can be recycled over and over again without any degradation. Make sure to look out for steel rather than plastic toys the next time you’re on the hunt.
Use What You Already Have
Of course, the most sustainable option is getting creative with what you already have. Just make sure that if you’re inserting any product you do so safely with protection. If you’re dry of creativity, there are a number of sex-friendly bloggers who share DIY-kink ideas using household objects. A quick google search will lead you in the right direction.
Less Harsh Materials
Most sex toys are made of silicone, but there are also alternatives which are far less damaging to the environment. Look out for wood or glass materials, these are far less harsh on the environment. I know, the thought of splinters or breakages can be enough to deter anyone away from living a more sustainable lifestyle. Fortunately, toy makers like Crystal Delights and NobEssence ensure that their practices create smooth and safe toys.