Thursday, February 10, 2011

5 Ideas for a Green Valentine's Day

13 Rabbits Shower Gel
I'll admit I'm not into Valentine's Day at all. I'm not that big on chocolate, I hate the color red and I'm allergic to roses. Anyone trying to give me a gift on February 14th has a bit of work to do. Personally, I'd just rather skip the gifts and get down to the mind blowing sex.

For those of you who insist on gifts, here are five green ideas to show your love:

1. Make your significant other a meal using local, organic ingredients. You might consider pickintg a few recipes from The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook. Or you can try some of the menus and recipes at Divine Dinner Party.

2. Chocolate isn't very green unless you own your own organic cocoa plantation. Why not think outside the box and get something that smells delicious? Lush's 13 Rabbits product line smells heavenly. Imagine dark chocolate mixed with ginger and cloves. There's a part of me that wishes they made perfume with that scent. Lush prides itself on using local, organic and/or fair trade ingredients. They've made a commitment to being as green as possible. They have over 700 stores world wide.

If you just have to have chocolate make it Fair Trade and/or organic. Most major cities have stores that carry it but if by chance you're not in such a city, Equal Exchange produces a variety of bars. Try Equal Exchanges's Organic Very Dark Chocolate

3. Forget the roses unless you grow your own. The price mark up at this time of year should be enough to make you look for alternatives. How about making some flowers?  You can find directions for different flowers on the TLC. Or you can make origami roses. The video below is slow enough to follow. You might want to turn the sound off. The music isn't for everyone.

4. Add some spice to your life with romance or sex coupons that entitle your loved one to a massage or a blow job or whatever. Use your imagination. You can make your own or download some of the many available on the internet. Print them on recycled paper. Take a look at these or these. Put one in a coat pocket or a  computer case. Or make a trail of them from the front door to the bed with you in it.

5. Since you're probably going to be getting a little "somethin somethin" you might want to try a sex toy* for couples. Anything made out of wood, surgical steel, surgical grade silicone or glass are eco-friendly. Try to find a battery operated toy that is rechargeable. I've written about the We-Vibe before. I really like it. I think it's a good choice for a couples first toy. Try the We-Vibe Couple's Kit from Babeland. They've put out a little video showing how to use the We-Vibe.

So there you have them. 5 ideas for a green Valentine's Day. What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions? Come back after V-Day and tell me how yours went.

*Valentine's Day is not the time to show up with handcuffs and a cat of nine tails if you've never discussed BDSM with your partner. If you don't know what your partner would be into do some shopping together online or at your local sex shop. See what interests him/her. You can go back and buy it later. 

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