Recycling means the world to us, so who is going to decide whether vibrators get disposed of in the electronics bin or lovingly buried like old lovers, missed but laughed about.
I dream of a time when sex toys will be made from sustainable materials with solar charging, that we will be able to consume them like organic cherries, conscience- and GMO-free. But we green eroticists need to think twice about how to get our pleasure when we take matters into our own hands; those damn carbon footprints are treading too callously on our G-spots.
I was, therefore, more than impressed, I felt deep solidarity reading Joyce Walder’s piece “The Sex Toys in the Attic”. The more we own our pleasure and our sexual independence, the more the discussion gets elaborated to bizarre extremes and new plains, the better we normalize female sexuality and empowerment.
And the ultimate eco-sexuality is recycling your old, retired sex toys as sexual education.