Eco-Friendly Sex Toys

Earth-friendly products like fair trade coffee, organic vegetables, and biodegradable dish soap are staples on the shopping lists of environmentally-conscious consumers. But what makes a sex toy eco-friendly?  Babeland, the premier bi-coastal, women-friendly sex toy store, offers a variety of sex toys made eco-friendly by being energy-efficient, and made from sustainably produced/body-friendly materials.

Rechargeable/Energy-Efficient Vibrators

  • Rechargeable vibrators: Save money and keep batteries out of landfills with a rechargeable vibrator. Many companies have taken this ingenious idea to the next level, providing vibrators that are both eco-friendly and sexy, like Jimmyjane Form 2, Jimmyjane Form 3, and Lelo Siri. Toys like the Rechargeable Mystic Wand, Liv, and Gigi boast the powerful vibrations of traditional electric vibrators but are completely cord-free. SaSi, a programmable vibrator that learns the movements that you like, is a true technological innovation. And for those couples out there, the We-Vibe is the first vibe (rechargeable, of course!) designed to be worn during intercourse.

  • Electric vibrators: Of course, a sex toy doesn't have to be rechargeable to be energy-efficient: any toy that's electrically powered (as opposed to battery-powered), like the classic Hitachi Magic Wand or Wahl 7-in-1, offers an alternative to disposable battery use. (Just be sure to unplug the toys when you're not using them to conserve energy.)

  • Solar-powered vibrators: For the ultimate in energy conservation, we also offer the Solar Bullet, which is great for campers and environmentalists alike.

Skin-Safe Materials

 

A recent Greenpeace study sounded the alarm about some common chemical ingredients in sex toys that are neither earth-friendly nor body-friendly.  Babeland features a large selection of sex toys that are safe for the planet and your body.

  • Silicone: We love silicone because it has the comfort and pliability of other rubbers, but it's hypoallergenic, non-porous, boilable for disinfection, and doesn't off-gas or interact with the body in unfavorable ways. Some newer versions of silicone, like Vixskin (as seen in the popular Goodfella and Bandit dildos), offers a realistic, skin-like feel with the body-safe composition of silicone.

  • Elastomer: Elastomer is a latex-free material that's also free of phthalates, a class of plastic-softening chemicals found in many sex toys that have been shown to have harmful long-term effects. The latest version of the wildly popular Rabbit Habit and the Laya Spot are both made of Elastomer, which was developed in response to growing concerns about unsafe chemicals in sex toys.

  • Glass: Many of our glass toys are hand-blown in small batches, and thus produced sustainably. The Rose G-Spotter, for example, combines eco-friendly, disinfectable Pyrex glass with pure luxury. And our body-safe glass is very stable, not releasing any chemicals into the body during use. For a full selection of our glass toys, click here.

  • Metal and Wood: Our metal and wood sex toys are body-safe and crafted/harvested sustainably. Stainless steel toys like the Kegelcisor, Pure Wand, and the stunning Eleven dildo will last a lifetime and are a delight to use. For something a little more back-to-nature, try the Fling, a sustainably harvested wood toy that you can feel good about.

Natural/Organic Ingredients

  • Lubricant: Whether sensitive skin or environmental concerns lead you to buy organic and all-natural products, Babeland offers premium all-natural and organic lubricants. Our Babeland Naturals Organic Lube and Sliquid Organics Natural Lubricant are free of chemical preservatives (like parabens, which have been linked to some cancers) and less likely to irritate sensitive systems.