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Your round-up of the best sustainable sex toys and accessories for your pleasure
When it comes to daily life, most of you have ditched plastic water bottles, cut back on red meat and even started buying your clothes from ethical clothing brands (hey, clothes rentals, sustainable swimwear and ethical jewellery brands!). Beauty wise, you’ve read up on the best sustainable beauty brands out there and may even have started stocking your bathroom cabinets with refillable beauty products. Yet when it comes to your sex lives, you likely haven’t quite swapped out plastic options for the eco-friendly sex toys. Yet.
But we really need to. Condom wrappers, lube stored in plastic bottles, and those plastic-covered little gadgets that give us so much on-demand pleasure are actually harming the environment due to plastic’s inability to decompose. Yep, you guessed it – your sex toys are leading to landfill pile-ups and polluted seas.
Making the switch from something you’ve found to be an essential part of your bedside table to a new era of sex toys can be quite the leap. But as we progress towards both a greener and cleaner way of life, so does the sex toy industry and its producing alternative eco-friendly sex toys substitutes that emit less harmful emissions into our ecosystem.
Our top pick? The Premium Eco Air Toy or the Blush Novelties Gaia eco vibrator, both claiming to be world firsts. The Eco says it’s the world’s first biodegradable and recyclable toy, and the Blush the first biodegradable vibrator. Neat.
If you’re intrigued but stumped on where to find the best sex toys for women that are also eco-friendly, we’ve compiled a list from organic and very-edible vegan lube, to hot or cold-temp glass dildos and even nature-inspired vibrators. Take a look… and do read our guide to tantric sex, while you’re at it.
12 eco-friendly sex toys to try ASAP
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign which raised £18,000 for organisation One Tree Planted comes The Premium Eco, based on Womanizer’s best-selling Premium model but, instead, made from Biolene, a type of bioplastic that makes it both biodegradable and recyclable. It’s also got a replaceable and rechargeable battery. Not bad.
Price: From £69.99
This is part of a new collection of eco-conscious vibrators in the first collaboration between sustainable sex toy experts, Love Not War, and Lovehoney. All four Love Not War toys are made from recycled aluminium and the G-Spot vibe’s slick design and simple interface opens the door to ecstasy-inducing G-Spot play.
Reviewers have called it the ‘Swiss Army Knife of teasing and playing’ – not bad.
Buy because? Claiming to be the world’s first biodegradable vibrator – this baby is made from purely from starch-based bioplastic (which means the plastic is produced from renewable sources). If you’ve been doing your research on how to go plastic free, you’ll know this option’s for you.
Price: Starting at £22.35
Buy because? Hand Blown (no pun intended) glass dildos can be heated and cooled down for thrilling new sexual ventures.
Buy because? This vibrator is vegan friendly and comes with a vegan-friendly lube, too. Making time for sustainability is important – as is making time for your pleasure. Basically, this one’s a win, win.
Buy because? This little goodie is water-based and made from aloe vera, not to note it’s plant-derived, organic, and pH-matched to vaginas. Plus it’s free of glycerin, parabens, hormones, or sugars. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Buy because? It’s a luxurious hemp-based intimate massage oil, available from Superdrug. Need we say more?
Buy because? It’s a vegan lube that’s both cruelty-free and edible. Nice.
Price: Starting from £50
Buy because? You get three toys in one, plus. the rose quartz egg is a great tool for kegel exercises (we see you, jiggle balls), maintain health, have better orgasms, increase libido and awaken sensuality.
Buy because? Superdrug designs these vegan condoms to be ribbed for your pleasure, increasing both sensitivity and stimulation. Read our guide to the best condoms, while you’re here. Enjoy.
Buy because? It’s an eco-friendly vibrator with a nature-inspired mould. In a word: cute.
12. Doxy Die Cast
Buy because? The magic wand vibrator’s aluminium and titanium body poses a low risk to the environment in terms of toxicity.
Words by Chantel Pereira