Despite our love for all things Barbie, it turns out that life in plastic is not so fantastic. Not only is plastic the biggest source of trash in the world's oceans, but it's also predominantly made of fossil fuels that contribute to climate change. Swapping out plastic for something else is one of the easiest ways to be eco-conscious, and yes, that includes your sex toys. If you've already made the swap to reusable grocery bags and found a love of thrifting and Buy Nothing groups, we have a list of sustainable sex toys your green heart is really going to love. That's because they're made to screw you (and do it well), not Mother Earth.
The one downside to using alternative materials is that they can be pricier than your standard sex toy. After all, hand-carving, durable wood, crystals, and blown glass often require more craftsmanship than their plastic counterparts. However, if you're up for the splurge, these toys have other advantages besides being kind to the environment. First, they'll never burn out on you. Their materials are sturdy and long-lasting, ensuring pleasure that never disappoints and requires less replacing over time. (Reduce, reuse, recycle also applies here.) Plus, these new materials can launch you into new sexual experiences — you can get into temperature play with stainless steel or glass toys or try out BDSM restraints with an organic Shibari robe. A world of sexual exploration awaits. Keep reading to see our favorite sustainable sex toys made from glass, steel, wood, hemp, and more.
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