Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beauty Less Toxic

We all want to feel beautiful. We want to feel that we can attract a lover or two or three.

The so-called "beauty industry" knows this too. They make hundreds of thousands of products that we do not need. But we'll buy them because we all want to feel beautiful and sexy.

There is a way to have your conditioner and still be green. It takes a little work but it's worth it.

Check out the Skin Deep Cosmetics Saftey Database before you go shopping because chemicals aren't sexy.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kinect Sex

The people at ThriXXX have been working on a virtual sex game to go with the XBOX Kinect.  Microsoft has issued a statement saying that it will not endorse any type of adult only content for the Kinect.

I think they might be too late.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Too Sexy For Winners

Winners department store refused the ad above. It was deemed too sexy. Too bad. I think it's funny.  Womyn's Ware is a local shop that sells high end vibes, dildos and such. I love their store. Not just because it's right down the street from me. They have beautiful merchandise. A lot of it is made of surgical quality silicone.

The shop is run by women who have a sense of humor and find the joy in sexuality. There's always someone around to answer any question you may have. If the staff member you're talking to has tried a specific item she's not shy about sharing her thoughts on the matter. You'll learn a lot in Womyn's Ware.

In an odd twist, the local bus company didn't think it was too sexy and the ad can be seen on their buses running around town.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

All I Want For Christmas

Some of you may have heard about OhMiBod vibrators that connect to an MP3 player and pulsate with the beat of the music. I for one think it's about time the good old vibrator moved into the 21st Century.

I don't own one yet (I'm waiting for the Better Than Chocolate to be released in January - more about that later) I have gone to the store and tried one out (on various non-sexual parts) and I've got to tell you I can't wait to get one.

I'm pretty eco-friendly so I'm glad that all their vibes are made out of premium grade hypoallergenic non-toxic, non-porous ABS plastic and are latex and phthalate free. The Naughtibod also has a PU coating.

Now, about that Better Than Chocolate description says:

It's a simple equation, really: innovation + orgasmic function = OhMiBod Better Than Chocolate. Two of our favorite sex toy designers, Nomi Tang and OhMiBod, have teamed up to combine award-winning design, music-powered vibration, and... wait for it... Skype-compatibility! Plug the control into your computer, chat with a lover, and get off to the vibrations of their moans and commands — a dream come true for long-distance couples. Of course, the OhMiBod Better Than Chocolate can also be used in music mode to vibe along with any audio system (wireless, with a 25-foot range from the transmitter), or in manual mode as a waterproof, powerful, and touch-slide controlled vibrator.

This is perfect for anyone in a long distance relationship.

Babeland's OhMiBod Better Than Chocolate


Check Out the OhMiBod Line on Their Website

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Share and Share Alike

I just found something to put on my Christmas List - once I get around to making one that is. I came across the Feeldoe double dildo a couple of weeks ago and thought it was very cool. Turns out there are other double dildos out there that don't need a strap.

I've picked the Feeldoe and the Share as the best of the bunch. Both are made out of silicone and with a little care can be used for years of enjoyment. Personally I like the design of the Share better but that's personal preference.

This video talks about two women using the toy as opposed to the gender neutral Feeldoe video. These toys can also be used by a woman on a man - which is how I first saw a Feeldoe.

I still can't get over the fact that Amazon sells sex toys:
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Big Pharma Is Not Green & They Don't Care About Your Sexual Health

There's an issue I've been following. A while back I saw a documentary called Pharma Sutra about the race to find the "female Viagra." This "pink pill" was supposed to treat a new "disease" called Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) which, the drug companies claimed their studies showed, effected 48% of American woman.

I was appalled to learn that most of the so called doctors involved with the testing all had financial ties to one drug company or another. I was also appalled to learn that a lot of people don't think FSD is a disease at all.

The other night I watched another documentary called Orgasm Inc. The trailer is below:

I suggest you watch the full documentary here.

There's a lot of good information in Orgasm Inc. A lot to be pissed off about too. The idea that drug companies control research and basically create diseases really makes me angry.

Some women have sexual problems some of the time. Is this a disease? Is it purely physiological? In men if blood doesn't reach the penis then the show cannot go on. With women the physical aspects are more complicated. Women can still have intercourse if blood doesn't fully flow to the genitals. If lubrication is a problem there are natural lubes available. A pill is not necessary.

I know there are diseases that can effect sexual function. Diabetes and depression are just two. You can treat both of those with drugs and lifestyle changes. That's a totally different thing than saying that ALL sexual problems can be fixed with a pill, cream or patch.

I am offended by "doctors" like Laura Berman. Finding out that she (and her sister) was paid up to $75, 000 to go on TV shows like Oprah and talk up FSD and possible pharmaceutical cures made me want to heave. I went to her site and took the "sexual health assessment." I answered each question with the most positive of the multiple choice answers available.  My sex life sounded perfect but wouldn't you know Doc Berman knew she could help me if I bought her book for $14.95.

I seriously believe this woman should lose her medical license.

Which brings up another point. Who is to say that a woman is dysfunctional? That would presume that there is a "normal" every woman should/could strive to be. Who's dumb idea was that? Oh wait, it was the idea of the drug companies and their trained monke... doctors. We're all different. We have different lives/needs/responsibilities/desires. If there is some aspect of your sex life that is unsatisfying then, by all means, talk to your doctor. Just don't go looking for a pill to cure you because some quack on Oprah said you were dysfunctional.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Not Exactly What I Was Looking For

I was looking for some nice images from the Kama Sutra when I came across this:
I hope he remembered to recycle when he was finished. You can read the original blog post here.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


We take our disposable world for granted. Anything we need. Any time we need it. Most things are easily bought and easily disposed of. Over her lifetime one woman uses hundreds of sanitary napkins which end up in the landfills. We have more eco-friendly choices like moon pads or menstrual cups. We should all be glad we have a choice. Watch this video about a new campaign to make the lives of women in third world countries better:

she28campaign website

Amazon actually carries menstrual pads and menstrual cups.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Paddling The Pink Canoe

Here's a cute little video that acts out euphemisms for female masturbation. There are a couple, like choking the chicken, I associate with male masturbation. Maybe I'm wrong.

Check out The List. A few years ago I wrote an article about this topic. You can read it target=blank>here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress

I understand that for a lot of women, weddings are a big deal. They've always seemed like a waste to me. Not just money goes down the drain but after the reception everything from flowers to food ends up in the garbage. It makes my inner eco-warrior cringe.

Luckily there are some people working on making weddings green. British researchers have developed an environmentally friendly wedding dress that can be dissolved in water after being worn. Fashion and engineering students at Sheffield Hallam University developed the dress, which can be transformed into five new fashion pieces.

The dress has polyvinyl alcohol, a biodegradable substance that is used in laundry bags and washing detergents, knitted into the fabric. This enables to be dissolved into water without harming the environment. I can see a lot of problems for brides who live in rainy places (like Vancouver).  Maybe there will be a new market for giant wedding umbrellas in the future.

The dress is to be featured in an forthcoming exhibition, titled, a sustainable marriage, which will be shown at the university later this month.
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Playing With Your Food

I found a recipe for edible body paint way back in the dusty corner of my hard drive. I'm not sure where it came from. I haven't tried it but it looks simple enough. Let me know if you give it a go.

1 (5.1 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix (GoBio is organic, sugarless and vegan)
2 C. milk (soy, coconut, almond or hemp can be substituted for cow)
Organic/Vegan Food Coloring

Mix pudding with the milk.
Divide pudding into small containers (shot glasses are a good choice)
Add food coloring a drop at a time until you get the color you want.
Refrigerate until ready to use.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Eco-sex Toy Coupon

Smitten Kitten is offering 20% off their eco-sex toys to US customers through Denver Westword to celebrate their new store in Denver (70 Broadway). Your choice of 55 items currently available. Expires 06/03/10

Friday, April 23, 2010

Walking A Thin Green Line

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Writing about sex can be weird at the best of times. Writing about eco-sex is a whole other ball of soy wax. I try to keep my posts relatively clean. I don't want anything that even comes close to making readers think of dark rooms, trench coats and paper bags. I do realize that what I'm writing isn't for everybody. That's why I have the warning you have to click on every time you come back. I have to do it too. It's annoying. But better safe than sorry I say. This stuff isn't for kids. There's no guarantee that some kid might click through the warning and find themselves here. I'm hoping if they do get in they'll get bored quickly and leave.

Last week some Grade 8 students in Halifax got a bit more of an education than their teacher had counted on. This teacher gave her students copies of the Ecology Action Centre's magazine called "Between the Issues." The teacher flipped through the publications which talks about various environmental issues before handing it out to her students. She missed an  askecoHead advice column that answered a question about eco-friendly sex toys. The column itself is on the top half of page 22. It contains straight forward information about which toys are best and why there is a need for eco-friendly sex toys. There's also this:
Disclaimer: We strive to make Between the Issues a family-friendly magazine. However, in the interests of covering a wide range of environmental topics, we have decided to include an article of a more adult nature. Please note that the following issue of ecoHead may not be appropriate for sensitive younger readers. Or for the author’s mom.
Not that it kept a bunch of curious 12 and 13 year olds from reading the column. Things really hit the fan when one mother had to explain to her child what glass dildos were for. The school board has since apologized to the parents but the genii is out of the bottle.

I can see how the teacher made the mistake. She expected a family friendly publication about the environment not one that dealt with sexual issues. Between the Issues is available for free in coffee shops and libraries all over Halifax. The kids could have picked it up at any time.

I think the EAC made a mistake in publishing the column. I know it is trying to be all things to all people but that's just impossible. You're either family friendly or your "adult". There's a very good reason for the separation. I don't like being listed with porn sites but there's nothing I can do about it. This blog talks about sex. I'm not family friendly. I won't be telling you what to put on your lawn this year. I might talk about having sex on your lawn but that's as close as I'm gonna get.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Eco- Friendly Sex Toy Giveaway

Feminist Review is giving away an eco-friendly sex toys to 7 lucky readers each day between now and Earth Day on April 22nd. Click on the link for contest details. One of the toys to be won is the We-vibe. That's the Canadian made vibe featured here.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chocolate and vibrators for Easter

Babeland sent out an email about a very special item just for Easter. What goes together better than sex and chocolate? If it's organic fair trade dark chocolate it's eco-friendly and healthy. If you want to make your own check out the video below.

Edit: I've been thinking that if you wanted to make a solid 3-D chocolate vibe you'd have to find out how much liquid the mold holds and multiply by 2. You'd also want to reserve some chocolate for the final stage. Then you melt have 1/2 the chocolate (minus the reserved) and fill the mold that's been sprayed with cooking oil or a little bit of olive oil with the melted chocolate. Put it in the freezer until hard (least an hour). Then repeat with the second half of the chocolate. When the second half is solid, melt the reserved chocolate and use it to "glue" the two halves together. You can wrap in cellophane and store in the fridge.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eco-Sex: The Book

If you think that "green sex" is something you do with a leprechaun under a rainbow on St. Paddy's Day you need to read this book. ASAP. Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable* will open your mind to the vast possibilities for "sustainable" love.

Stefanie Weiss' book is easy to read and very straight forward. She provides lots of ideas and useful products for anyone who wants their romantic life to be eco-friendly.  The book also gives you a lot of URLs to get you started on your way.

Eco-sex is more than just the act itself. It's everything you do to get ready for the act. Think about your hair and makeup. Think about the sheets on the bed. Think about mood lighting. There are eco-friendly options for all these things. Weiss also makes you think about the consequences of sex (eco or not) which is children. Each unwanted child is that much more stress on an over populated planet. Some methods of birth control are more environmentally friendly than others. It's always good to know your options. Informed decisions are the best decisions.

While a lot of the URLs in the book are American they're a good place to start. With a little bit of searching anyone will be able to find local options for almost everything in the book. Reading this book opened my mind to what eco-sex is. I'm sure it will do the same for you.

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher but I was not paid for this review.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Luxury Sex Toys: Who wants a golden dildo?

A French jeweler has created a dildo made out of gold. It also has a diamond wedding ring. The perfect gift for someone who has everything. Or maybe the perfect way to propose. There are four different models in the "Victor" line.:

Phantasm - 18 carat gold weighing at least 142 grams. Height 17.4cm and width 3.8cm at the widest point. Wedding ring has 90 diamonds for a total of  2.60carats. Base has 27 diamonds for a total of 1.63carats. Unscrewable. Can be engraved and/or tailor made. Price: 40.000 Euros.

Pulsion - 18 carat gold weighing at least 142 grams. Height 17.4cm and width 3.8cm at the widest point. Wedding ring has 90 diamonds for a total of  2.60carats. Unscrewable. Can be engraved and/or tailor made. Price: 35.000 Euros.

Glamour - 18 carat gold weighing at least 142 grams. Height 17.4cm and width 3.8cm at the widest point.  Base has 27 diamonds for a total of 1.63carats. Unscrewable. Can be engraved and/or tailor made. Price: 30.000 Euros.

Addict -18 carat gold weighing at least 142 grams. Height 17.4cm and width 3.8cm at the widest point. Unscrewable. Can be engraved and/or tailor made. Price: 24.000 Euros.

You can add a second ring in white, black, pink or yellow gold for 1.435 Euros. A second diamond ring can be added for 10.764

Engraving (up to 10 characters) is free. It is possible to engrave a design all over the object. Cost will depend on how complicated the pattern is.

Victor comes in a discrete jewel box or a purple drawstring bag.

The company's website has a FAQ page. Here are a couple of interestingquestions.
Q: What if my Victor is damaged?
A: We provide after-sales service of our products (except in the case of misuse) and can remove surface scratches. But if the hull was dented after a shock, the repair must be confirmed by our technical service and a quote will be sent to you.
Q: I hope to "get acquainted" with the object, seeing it in really. How can I do?
A: We're creating an international network of resellers located in the capitals, to enable interested persons to discover our range.
I don't think I want to be there when buyers come to "get aquainted". I don't know about you, but I can think of better things to do with 40.000 Euros.
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Making a glass dildo

Beautiful and useful:

Did you know that Amazon sells glass dildos? Oh what a wonderful world.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Glyde Vegan Condoms Testing

I love my life. Especially when my letter carrier brings me envelopes full of brightly colored condoms. Or when I get to have telephone conversations like this:
Me: What are you doing Saturday?
R: What have you got in mind?
M: I have to test some vegan condoms and I need a lab assistant.
R: Dude!
M: They come in a bunch of flavors and sizes. I think I even saw a slim fit...
R: (quickly) We won't be needing those.
Until I stumbled upon a website selling Glyde condoms I had no idea that most condoms were made using an animal by-product called casein. Glyde's are made with a thistle extract instead. They are the first condom to be certified by PETA's Caring Consumer program. They are also a "fair trade" product meaning that the Latex rubber is sourced from owner operated plantations and the manufacturing facility pay their workers a fair living wage.

Glyde condoms come in three sizes: 49 mm Slimfit, 53 mm Ultra and 56 mm Maxi. They also come in five flavors: wildberry, strawberry, blueberry, vanilla and licorice. In Australia licorice is replaced with cola for some reason. All of the flavors are made from sugar-free food grade organic fruit and nut extracts. I'm not sure how "natural" cola flavor is but I'll go with it.

About the test:
The flavored condoms were tested first followed by the appropriately sized condom. Each condom was put through the same series of motions for the same amount of time. The reactions of both participants were noted after each condom. I drank water after each flavored condom to remove the previous flavor. Laughter was an unintended by-product of these experiments.

The general results:
R liked the way each condom felt. He didn't notice any difference between the Glyde condoms and the type he normally used. I had trouble opening the packaging. I didn't want to use my teeth so I had to get a pair of scissors. The lubricant used on the condoms built up as an oily sensation on my lips that I didn't like. The flavors didn't always cover up the latex taste or smell.

The flavored results:
"Wildberry" had a nice smell when I opened the wrapper. The scent quickly dissipated and only a hint was left while the condom was being used. There was only a vague taste of berries that didn't last. I liked the purple color.

"Blueberry" had very little smell when the wrapper was first opened and no smell when it was being used. This condom seemed to be smaller than the others as I had trouble putting it on. The blue color was nice if you like blue which I do not.
The pink "Strawberry" condom had very little scent when removed from the packaging. I gagged when I suddenly got a huge whiff of a sort of "bubble gum" smell when I had more of the condom in my mouth.

"Vanilla" is my favorite flavor so I was disappointed at the weak smell and even weaker taste. It was almost like using a non-flavored condom. Even the color was off. It looked a normal condom with a slight yellow tint.

We did not try the "licorice" because I hate licorice and R wasn't inclined to try it.

Vegan condoms are every bit as good as other condoms they have the bonus of being "green". I'm beginning to think that there is no way to make flavored condoms taste and smell good for the entire time they are being used. You can try them for yourselves. If you do please come back and leave a comment. You can be anonymous if you want to.

Check out Glyde's 9 Great Condom Tips for some very good advice.

Disclaimer: When I contacted the company to find out where I could purchase their flavored condoms I was offered a sample pack for free.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Want Ad of the Week: Models

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Hiring Models
The Art of Loving seeks couples in good physical shape who are comfortable being filmed for sex-positive educational videos.
We are interested in working with couples of all legal ages, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
We are looking for lovers who are enthusiastic about love making on camera. The tutorial topics will be explicit and range from the art of kissing, erotic massage, oral sex, g-spot and ejaculation, anal play, and more. Women who can ejaculate are most encouraged to reply. No memorizing of scripts or dialogue will be required.
We will respect your boundaries and limits. No experience is required.
Interested couples please email Vera Zyla at

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Canadian Green Vibe

The Canadian made We-Vibe has been causing quite a stir and winning awards. Swag bags at both the Oscars and the Super Bowl got a little more interesting with the inclusion of this "green" personal vibrator. The May 09 edition of Cosmopolitan declared that it was a "must have." The We-Vibe is hands free and the only vibrator that you can wear when you are with a partner. It's made of 100% surgical grade silicone that is phthalate free. You don't have to worry about wasting batteries because it's rechargeable.  They've been so popular that the company has already released the We-Vibe II which has 9 speeds.

I went to a sex trade show last year and I don't remember seeing this product. I vaguely remember something shaped like an egg which I haven't seen since. I'll have to admit I really want to try this. As luck would have it there's a shop not to far away that carries it. If you want to find a retailer near you go to their website. Prices vary between $100 and $140 so shop around. The company's website has an interesting video explaining the We-Vibe II but I found the instructions for the first model which has more information.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

A green Valentine' Day

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Want to make your love green this Valentine's Day? Try these ideas traditional gifts with a eco twist on your sweetheart.

Organic Roses and Chocolate Give your honey two gifts in two days.

Sheba's Secrets Natural and cruelty free bath bombs, lotions and oils.

Diamond Organics organic champagne with free overnight delivery.

GreenKarat ecologically and socially responsible jewelry.

Timothy Han soy wax candles with cotton wicks.

TerraPass off-set the emissions from a traditional limo ride.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Greenpeace eco-sex guide

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It seems the closer we get to Valentine's Day the more advice we get on sex. Even Greenpeace is getting in the act with an article on how to make V-Day greener. Some of the things they suggests seem like no brainers but some of them are hilariously weird:
So if you and your partner want to dress up and play "George Bush and Corporate America at the Earth Summit" or other S&M style games, agree on what's permissible and what's not up front.
I dare you to keep a straight face while reading that. I'm not saying S&M is the weird part.

Greenpeace brings up one thing I never thought about. Everyone gets very interested in aphrodisiacs in February. One thing that should be taken of you "to try" list is the oyster. We've been plundering the seas for so long it's time we started thinking of sustainable eating.

A lot of us have gotten used to the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra. We know we should make our footprints smaller. Eco-sex seems like a natural progression.

Check out the rest of the green Valentine's Day suggestions at Greenpeace International
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An interesting use of flax seeds

Lube and hair gel! You gotta love those multi-taskers!

Here's the recipe written out in case you didn't have a pen and paper handy while watching the vid:

Simmer 1 tablespoon of flax seeds in 1 cup of water until it’s reduced by half (maybe 20 minutes). Strain immediately. (If you let it cool, it’ll be too thick to strain.)

Store it in the fridge when you don’t need it — it’ll only keep for a couple of days unrefrigerated.

You could experiment with scents and flavors — just add herbs or spices to the simmering pot! (Start with small amounts, though — too much of a strong herb or spice could cause burning in sensitive areas. I’d avoid essential oils for the same reason. And though it might be tempting, I’d stay away from sugar, as it can lead to infections.)

According to Sheri, the basic lube is condom-safe (it’s completely water-based). But if you do plan to use it with condoms, be sure not to add any ingredients that might damage the latex — i.e., nothing oily or caustic.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MP seeks sex toy regulations

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Hurray for Canada trying to be a leader in every way. Now that I'm actively looking for green sex stories I find the most interesting things like this story from the Calgary Herald:
A Toronto MP is asking the federal health minister to regulate the adult toy industry after learning some of the chemicals found in the products pose a potential health risk.

Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett sent a letter this week to Leona Aglukkaq that outlines health issues related to the use of bisphenol A and phthalates in adult toys.

"We do regulate the children's toys, so it seems appropriate that we regulate the adult toys as well," Bennett said.

BPA can cause early onset puberty, reproductive damage and lead to prostate and breast cancer in adulthood.

"It's an area where people sometimes are a little uncomfortable to discuss these things, but ... people (need to) see this as a consumer safety issue and an education issue," Bennett said.
Read the reactions on the Calgary Herald website.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Condom Sense: Condoms and the Environment

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So you are smart enough to practice safe sex (preventing both pregnancy and STDs) by properly using a condom. But what do you do with the condom when you are done with it? Here are some hints on environmentally-friendly condom disposal.

Firstly, don’t flush your condoms, ever! Flushing condoms is not the way to deal with them. Condoms can clog the plumbing in your house (or the plumbing wherever you happen to be). This can be an expensive and embarrassing situation. If the condom manages to make it through your septic system, it will only end up with the solid waste. This means that somebody has to pull it out of the sewage treatment, which isn’t pleasant for anybody. The condom might even make it past the treatment plant. This is not good because it means that it could end up in the water supply, and the last thing we need is more pollution in our rivers, lakes, and oceans.

Not all condoms are made equally. Most condoms are made of latex, which means that they will biodegrade. Latex, however, does not biodegrade when it is under water, which is why it is not good to flush your used condoms. Condoms are not entirely made of latex, however, and the other things on condoms (spermicide, lubricant) might affect the biodegradability. The best option seems to be to send them to a landfill and see how they pass the test of time.

Some condoms, including all female condoms, are made of polyurethane, a type of plastic. These will not biodegrade. There is no option, however, except to put them in the garbage, because your local recycling depot won’t recycle used condoms. They won’t even recycle new condoms.

Other condoms are made of lambskin. These are completely biodegradable condoms. Don’t run out and get lambskin condoms just yet though! Lambskin condoms do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. The pores in the lambskin are small enough to stop sperm, and so prevent pregnancy, but the pores are large enough to let sexually transmitted diseases and infections through. This option is only viable for people in monogamous relationships who have been tested for sexually transmitted diseases. If this is the case, you could consider an even more environmentally friendly barrier form of birth control such as a diaphragm, cervical cap, or shield. Ask your doctor what is best for you.

Regardless of what material of condom you use (latex, polyurethane, or lambskin), you are going to have a wrapper to dispose of. These foil wrappers will not biodegrade, nor can they be recycled. This simply has to be put in the garbage.

Even if your latex or lambskin condoms are biodegradable, it is best not to try to compost or bury your condoms. Animals will smell the human scent and try to dig up what you have buried. This means that there will be unsightly used condoms around. Burying your condom is tantamount to littering: and there are better ways to deal with your condoms available.

So, in the end, what is the best way to dispose of your condoms? The best thing is to wrap it in a bit of toilet paper or paper towel (or any other biodegradable material: think paper bases such as paper bags) and then to put it in the garbage. Don’t wrap your condom up in plastic, as then it certainly won’t biodegrade. The good news is that the semen and vaginal fluid on the condom certainly will biodegrade, and might facilitate the condom biodegrading.

And lastly, remember…never reuse a condom. Although reduce, reuse, and recycle is the motto for environmentalism, you need to put your health first on this one. Don’t minimize your condom use, don’t reuse your condoms, and it’s too bad that you can’t yet recycle them. To think on an environmentally broader scale, using condoms is environmentally friendly because it is preventing the spread of communicable diseases. It is also preventing conception, and children have been documented to be hugs consumers of global resources.

Hopefully soon we will be able to figure out an environmentally friendly way to practice safe sex. Until then, we’ll make do with what we can, and we will continue using condoms.

For more information on condoms and condom use, visit Condom brands and styles.

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Madison's personal favorite: Trojan Latex Condoms, Non-Lubricated, 36-Count Boxes (Pack of 2)

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