Eco-Friendly Sex Toys For A VERY Happy Earth Day

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When it's time to choose a sex toy, there's more to consider than just its turn-on factor. Even though the pleasure product industry now generates some $15 billion per year, it remains largely unregulated, with few standards guiding products' quality of design, materials, or impact on the environment. Phthalates are one of the worst culprits; used in a broad range of sex toys to increase their flexibility and durability, this class of compounds has been banned in baby and beauty products because of its toxic qualities.

We already pay close attention to the chemicals in our foods and cosmetics, so why not use similar care when selecting a sex toy? In honor of Earth Day, we're exploring options that use planet-friendly materials and will withstand of a lifetime of use – keeping them out of landfills and hard at work in your bedroom.

In the pursuit of health and pleasure, we're loving Jimmyjane's high-quality, eco- and body-friendly sex toys. Their FORM Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrators are phthalate-free, built to last, and powerful – the FORM 6 vibe requires 200 AA batteries for a year of normal use. Thankfully, these babies are rechargeable, so there's no need to swap out batteries in the heat of the moment!
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While silicone is the go-to material for sex toys, there are other sultry options. Glass may not sound like an intuitive choice for a dildo, but devotees swear by the smooth sensation and physical pressure it provides. Icicles manufactures a line of glass dildos in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and textures — from sleek and simple to fun and bumpy. They'll stand up to as much wear and tear as you can give them, so they won't end up in the trash. Pro tip: Glass holds temperature, so submerge your toy in hot water or stick it in the freezer for a few minutes for a warm or cool thrill.

For the ultimate Earth-friendly toy, try wood – yes, actual wood. No, it's not the 1800s: Don Wands Treeze vibrators – including the Wood Wave Waterproof Vibrator – are made from a hybrid of wood and urethane that is smooth and splinter-proof. Plus, their internal vibrators are replaceable — an industry first. NobEssence's sculpted wood dildos, meanwhile, are organic, waterproof, hypoallergenic, made from sustainably farmed wood, and so elegant you'll be tempted to display them on your mantle. With all these sexy ways to be good to your body and the planet, how else could you possibly celebrate Earth Day?