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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:44 am    Post subject: green sex! Reply with quote
Love-making gets green light from adult stores

Misty Harris
CanWest News Service


Tuesday, March 06, 2007



Pleasure the planet ... but please don't smoke after

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Planet-friendly love-making will make others green with envy

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You've heard of green cars, green tourism and green weddings. Now Canadians should ready themselves for green sex.

For those who like to make love to the soundtrack of the global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Greenpeace has released a list of strategies for "getting it on for the good of the planet," suggesting "you can be a bomb in bed without nuking the planet." TreeHugger, an online magazine edited by Ontario's Michael Graham Richard, has just published a guide on "how to green your sex life." The famed adult store Good Vibrations announced last week they would no longer sell sex toys containing phthalates, controversial chemical plasticizers believed by some to be hazardous to humans and the environment alike.

And throughout Canada and the U.S., people who want to pleasure the planet can now buy everything from bamboo bed sheets to organic lubricant and "eco-undies."

"Green living is getting sexy," says Jacob Gordon, author of TreeHugger.com's recent green guide for the bedroom.

"Even a year ago, people wouldn't have been nearly as receptive to this kind of thing. ... But, as the importance of living green gains traction in our culture, people are willing to take things like that a lot more seriously."

Most environmentalists will agree the mainstream success of the Al Gore vehicle An Inconvenient Truth has helped give climate change the pop-culture sheen it's currently enjoying. Indeed, global warming is a cause to which everyone from Diesel apparel to Vanity Fair magazine and Starbucks are pinning their marketing efforts.

And if shopping to save the planet is trendy, having sex to clear your conscience is at the cutting edge.

"It feels like people are just waking up to the fact the planet is suffering under our uses of it," says Rebecca Denk, business manager for the adult toy store Babeland. The U.S. company, which sells to Canadians via Babeland.com, just introduced an "Eco-Sexy Kit" featuring a phthalate-free vibrator, soy massage candle, a natural lubricant with no animal-testing or derivatives, and condoms.

"We have to look at every piece of our lives, including our sexuality, and ask: How is this healthy for me, and how is this healthy for the planet?" says Denk. "Hopefully, we're all becoming better global citizens."

Other ways of "greenwashing" the bedroom, as outlined by TreeHugger and Greenpeace, include turning out the lights, not buying PVC or vinyl accoutrements, ensuring S&M paddles are made from sustainably harvested timber, using organic massage oils, showering together, using bamboo bed sheets (they come from a rapidly renewable resource and are said to be "super sexy"), and wearing lingerie made with renewable fibres such as hemp (Enamore), bamboo (Butta) and other organic goodness (GreenKnickers, Buenostyle, Peau Ethique).

Gordon notes there's even an eco-friendly adult website dedicated to naked vegetarians, appropriately called Veg Porn.

Camille Labchuk, speaking on behalf of the Green Party of Canada, gives the movement two green thumbs-up.

"The general concern for trying to live lightly on our planet has transferred into all areas of people's lives," says Labchuk, the Green party's press secretary. "So, even though what goes on in our bedrooms as a nation is somewhat hidden, we know that's somewhere people want to green-up."

mharris@canwest.com

© CanWest News Service 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can't orgasm without cutting down at least one tree.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
exton wrote:
I can't orgasm without cutting down at least one tree.


lol Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Bamboo bed linens?? I don't get that, mebbe bamboo ass paddles i can understand..
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
This proves that some environmentalists are quite literally insane.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Really? Or is that just inane rhetoric and exageration?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anyone who would buy "eco-undies" under the pretense of environmentalism is insane.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
And if they buy "eco-undies" NOT under the pretense of environmentalism? (like, say, actually caring)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Or because of the smooth all natural feel?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
G-Max wrote:
Anyone who would buy "eco-undies" under the pretense of environmentalism is insane.


And destroying our fragile ecosystem is a sound idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
But at least it's not a pretense.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Lester wrote:
But at least it's not a pretense.


That's not very fair. The ends justify the means. So what if it's kind of silly? In the end you're making an effort to reduce environmental carelessness.

If you're willing to get a hybrid and use recycled toilet paper, why not eco-friendly lube? Phthalate-free dildoes? Bring 'em on!
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The ends don't always justify the means.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The ends don't always justify the means.


I'd say it depends on what gets you off. Maybe you're just doing it at the wrong ends? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
fellfire wrote:
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The ends don't always justify the means.


I'd say it depends on what gets you off. Maybe you're just doing it at the wrong ends? Wink


wow! sexual sarcasm.

btw i am down with green sex, am not the biggest fan of red sex (that is except for the lack of procreation capabilities) and have always wanted to get some blue sex because momma smurf is one sext beast
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