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Sexy Easy Changes to Green Your Love Life

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Wondering how small changes can make a massive difference? Individually, they may not. But between you, your friends and your family, we can have an enormous impact on making the world a more livable, sustainable place—and have a little fun while we’re at it.


1. Lube it—naturally.
Conventional personal lubes often contain petroleum byproducts and other icky chems that we can barely pronounce, so why would we want to put them, “where the sun don’t shine”? Organic lubricants usually cost the same as conventional ones and use ingredients like aloe vera and plant oils to release the friction.

2. Luxuriate in eco-lux lingerie.
Toss aside those worn-out granny panties, and slip on a sexy little number made from materials like hemp and organic cotton. More pesticides are applied to conventional cotton than any other crop, so treat yourself—and your mate—to some eco-friendly undergarments.

3. Surf for your saucy stuff.
We know you aren’t into porn. But your “friends” can save paper and plastic by feeding their fetishes via this neat, new doohickey called the internet. Getting your magazines, music, and movies online not only saves paper and plastic but is lighter on your bank account, too.

4. Turn ‘em off while you’re getting it on.
Turn off the lights and turn on your partner. Lighting accounts for 15 percent of electricity used in the home—that’s $285 a year in the average household! A no-lights night is a simple way to save your energy for, um, more satisfying endeavors.

5. Get green and a little personal.
Don’t let being a “green” single make you blue. With the right moves, your ideal hemp-wearing hiker-boy or vegan vixen is just a few clicks away. Online dating sites exist for just about any type of person, from the biggest tree huggers to hybrid SUV drivers.




6. Sleep with your neighbor.
A quickie with zero transit time is a genius way to let off steam without letting off CO2. Driving just 10 miles to spread the love generates 8 pounds of CO2 emissions. So keep it in the neighborhood and really get to know that cutie next door.

7. Toy around with safer sex toys.
Could a little love cause self-and-planet-harm? Unlike children’s toys, adult toys are often unregulated or untested for safety issues like the use of PVC and phthalates, both potential human carcinogens. Try “playing” with something a little more natural.  Choosing items that are organic and PVC-free helps you eliminate the risks.

8. Save animals, use Viagra.
Wait, really? Yes. An unfortunate number of people turn to “libido-enhancing” shark fins, seahorses and rhino penises for added mojo, which effectively encourages poaching of precious wildlife. Try banging the gong using the many sustainable natural options (like ginkgo biloba and ginseng) that have been touted as real fire starters.

9. Rub ‘em the right way.
Massage is a great way to get in the mood for love, and there are a plethora of natural products out there to help smooth the way. Feed the skin a healthy diet by choosing oils and bars made with organic or all natural ingredients. After all, the skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it readily absorbs most of what you put on it.

10. Trash your condoms.
Throwing condoms in the trash when sexy-time’s over is the better option, since when flushed, last night’s remains could end up ruining a perfectly good beach party. Some flushed rubber accessories might be overlooked by waste management workers and could end up in our waterways. Unfortunately, no one’s figured out a way to recycle ‘em yet, so just stick ‘em in the trash when done.

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