Looking for natural alternatives to your sex toys and lubricants? Look no further. Condoms, sex paraphernalia, and lube can be full of unpronounceable chemicals, weird artificial flavors, and other things that we just don't want near our most sensitive parts. If your vagina can absorb certain medications, then it's possible it can absorb strange chemicals from any of the aforementioned pleasure items. You don't have to be a crunchy organic-or-nothing gal to care about that. So, to encourage intimacy that's both fun and safe, we've rounded up six of our favorite all-natural sex products.
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Are you someone who is extra sensitive to what you put on your skin? Well, then think about what you're putting on your most sensitive parts. If you're using a lubricant during sex, then you're going to want to use something you can feel good about. Province Apothecary's Sex Oil does not include alcohol, glycerin, parabens (endocrine disruptors that can mimic estrogen), petroleum products, or synthetic fragrances or color. Plus, it arrives in chic packaging. While oil-based lubes have lots of staying power — and you won't feel sticky like with some water-based lubes — they do NOT mix with latex condoms. If you're using a condom, you'll need to find a different lubricant.
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Ever worry about chemical residue in your condoms? Maybe you're vegan and you've heard that many latex condoms contain traces of casein, a protein derived from milk. Well, one condom company is hoping to make a big difference in what you put near your most intimate parts. GLYDE condoms are made from a plant-based formula of thistle extract and natural rubber latex. Because of this, they're free of additives, "including petro-chemicals, parabens, casein, and spermicides." Also available in a variety of flavors — wildberry condom, anyone? — Glyde uses only organic food-grade extracts to punch up the flavor.
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Well, here's one we hadn't heard of before. The brand Good Clean Love has introduced a "Bio-Match" line that closely mimics our natural vaginal lubrication. Bio-Match lubes contain balanced Ph and salt levels and the same type of beneficial lactic acid produced by healthy lactobacilli. It's also 100% vegan, petroleum-, glycerin-, and paraben-free. Interested>? You can go ahead and order now, but the line won't ship until later this spring.
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We know the We-Vibe is a couple's massager that packs quite a punch. But, we did a little more research and learned that all We-Vibe products are safe and sustainable. These toys are made with medical-grade silicone and are BPA/Phthalate-free. They're even good for the earth with their fully recyclable packaging, commitment to carbon-neutral manufacturing and distribution, and rechargeable batteries. These are some vibes you can feel good about.
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We're of the mind that the more easily identifiable (and easier to pronounce) the ingredients in a product are, the better. So, we love the idea of using 95% organic aloe during sexy time. Everything in this product is food-grade, so you don't have to be afraid of getting strange — and strange-tasting — chemicals in your mouth. And, since this lube is plant based, you can use it on your toys and with condoms without fear. Aloe isn't just for sunburns anymore.
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If you're looking for a new toy, but don't want to deal with plastics or silicone at all, there's always glass. Earth Erotics has this attractive number, and it can be used with both water-based and silicone-based lubricants. Bonus: It's recyclable.