Chemical free sex. Yes, please! With the shift that continues to grow in terms of all-natural and organic living, it makes sense that those that follow that doctrine would also have that cascade into the bedroom.The most common definition of an eco-sexual is: An environmentally conscious person whose adherence to green living extends to their romantic and/or sexual life (particularly their choice of partner). So how can you to transform into an eco-sexual?Here are your 5 easy steps.
- Throw out all chemical based lubricants.
Lubricants containing glycerin(e), parabens or petrochemicals such as propylene glycol, polypropylene or ethylenes contribute to and can cause: Vaginal yeast overgrowth, skin irritation, immune or inflammatory response. Higher chances of contracting STIs and Bacterial Vaginosis. Look for aloe vera or water based lubricants if you are using condoms and/or coconut oil based lubricants if you are not using condoms.
- Switch to a Vegan Condom.
As the vegan diet and philosophy become more main-stream, the interest in personal care products like condoms has grown. Vegan condoms do not contain harmful chemicals (parabens, glycerin spermicide). Vegan condoms are not tested on animals. Vegan condoms are typically made with Fair Trade practices including using natural rubber that is grown on farms who abide by fair labor laws, and employing factory workers who are paid a fair, living wage. They don’t contain animal by-products such as milk casein.
- Upgrade your play toys and throw out the Jelly toys.
Sex toys made with ‘Jelly’ are from a mixture of PVC and rubber, resulting in a soft jelly-like texture and feel.They often look translucent and sometimes have a rubber odor due to its porous character and made with Phthalates.Phthalates are suspected to be endocrine disruptors. Look for sex toys made of natural substances such as glass (hand blown similar to your pyrex), metal (both stainless steel and 24k gold) both excellent for temperature play; sustainable wood – no you won’t get splinters, ceramic and medical grade silicone.
- Switch to Organic Undergarments and Lingerie.
We all know that cotton panties are better for your nether regions because it breathes.But organic cotton, bamboo and silk are even better as they are produced without chemicals and pesticides.You also want fabrics that are free of formaldehyde. Most companies that produce organic undies are also fair-trade and ethical in the production of these products.
- Switch to Organic or chemical and dye free laundry detergent.
Chemical free laundry detergent is better for your skin. Your clothing touches your skin all day, and if you are using harsh cleansers in the washing machine, the residue left behind is also in contact with your skin. Chemicals found in conventional laundry detergent emit fumes that are constantly inhaled throughout the day. Breathing in chemical fumes, even at minute concentrations, may have damaging consequences on endocrinological and neurological health. If you are one of those who sleep au natural, your sheets contain those same residual chemicals that are with you all night.
So now that you have this information, here is your chance to be environmentally conscious and eco-sexually smart at the same time. Have fun and play safe!