Fans of intimate accessories know that the vibrant yellow plastic duck is in its final hours. Sex toy brands are renewing themselves to meet environmental challenges and are now offering their ultimate objects of desire in greener, recyclable and sometimes even biodegradable materials. A few days before World Environment Day, why not bet on natural pleasure to reach seventh heaven?
There’s no harm in doing good, but it’s even better if you do it with respect for the environment. Like many other sectors, including fashion and cosmetics, sex toys are rethinking their model to reduce their impact on the environment. Because erotic toys are – until now at least – nothing but plastic, silicones, even phthalates, pollutants and chemical compounds that, as a bonus, can be a source of allergies and other irritations. And that’s without counting on the batteries needing to be replaced regularly – or not – depending on how the toy is used.
An observation that has forced specialist brands to reinvent themselves and reveal greener alternatives. Not content with offering safer devices since last fall thanks to the introduction of the first international sex toy standard – ISO 3533 – manufacturers are also betting on materials that are far more respectful of the planet.
Wood, natural and made in France
It may deter more than one, but wood is an ideal alternative to combine fun and durability. And that’s a good thing, because Thierry, a carpenter from the Vosges, has been making sex toys “from the forests of the Vosges” since 2010. The idea may seem crazy, but it is now seducing all over the world. At Bobtoys, the name of the shop where you’ll find these naughty toys, each object is hand-designed from local woods – ash or beech – as erotic sculptures. No chemical substance, no plastic and even less battery: with these sex toys you can reach the seventh heaven without harming the planet, and at a lower cost, since the first prices are around 40 euros. And the pickiest can even afford a custom toy so they never tire of it.
At Idée du Désir, we also rely on natural pleasure with wooden sex toys made in France. The brand, founded in 2014, is carried by a furniture maker who offers a whole range of natural erotic accessories, guaranteed free of phthalates, nanoparticles and other endocrine disruptors. Each adult toy is designed in a workshop in Angoulême and developed in precious woods such as cherry, walnut, maple and olive. And everything is – again here – very accessible with a range of erotic toys offered from around fifty euros, and the certainty of their long life.
Bioplastic, the alternative of the moment
Since wood can be a drag for many people, sex toy brands and manufacturers have resorted to other alternatives that are more respectful of the planet. And bioplastic, if some don’t see it as such an environmentally friendly material, seems to be the most preferred solution by industry players. Womanizer is one of the brands that has been talked about in recent months with the launch last year of its very first eco-friendly sex toy, Premium Eco. This pulsating air clitoral stimulator is made from biodegradable Biolene, a brand-developed material consisting mainly of cornstarch. And not to spoil anything, the intimate accessory is easily recyclable as it can be completely disassembled. An ecological delight to acquire for 189 euros.
Many naughty accessory brands are now betting on bioplastic, such as Blush Novelties, which offers its Gaia sex toy in an eco-friendly version thanks to Biofeel, a starch bioplastic that is both recyclable and biodegradable, or even Natural Pleasure, which is a vibrator made from recycled biobased plastics. excluding engine, housed in cardboard and paper packaging that is also recycled. These two objects cost less than 20 euros each.
Ohhcean, for his part, has been working on a slew of sex toys made from plastic collected in the oceans. Access ultimate fun and pollute the planet at the same time… Two birds with one stone, in short. In collaboration with Tide Ocean (#tide), a company specializing in upcycling, the brand already offers three vibrant intimate accessories that can help you feel good without polluting Mother Nature. Initiatives that prove that sexual pleasure goes hand in hand with respect for the environment… A green revolution that has only just begun.
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