Green Sex: Healthier, Apocalypse-Proof

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2009 2:49 PM CDT
A vibrator sits on the shelf in the Vermont Country Store retail store in Weston, Vt.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A green approach to sex, sexual aids, and protection is not only environmentally conscious but also healthy and prescient, the New York Post reports. “It’s really good to know you can power something up with your own body!” says the purveyor of a hand-cranked sex-toy. “It really is sort of post-apocalyptic: When you really can’t plug anything in, at least you’ll still have your vibrator.”

The greening of the industry won’t just warm your nuclear-winter nights—it can also help with your health right now. “A lot of these products will say, ‘Not intended for actual use,’” says a retailer of green sex toys. “The reason being, these are toxic.” A “video producer” concurs, but thinks bad practices can be turned towards the better good. “Sex toys are a great entry point for understanding environmental issues.”