Brief note to my mother: Stop reading now. 

I would be willing to bet that people who live sustainably have better sex. We’re liberal and hence more open-minded and experimental. We tend to practice yoga, leading to loose limbs, and a very tight mula bandha, if you know what I mean. (Oh, you don’t? Here.) Finally, we eat healthfully, for attractive bodies and clearer skin.

Even with all these factors in our favor, there’s always room for improvement, right? Orgasms are healthy for you! So get comfortable, because I’m about to show you some goodies you’ll want to share with your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, lover or(/and?) that guy you’re going to take home this Friday. And all of it has an eco-friendly element. Rawr!

Lingerie

Let’s start slowly with sassy lingerie. With all due respect to PACT, I’m looking for something a little less, “I’m climbing a mountain,” (hunky dudes in underwear and socks notwithstanding) and more “I’m climbing into your bed.” Lacy. Satiny. Black.

Ari Dein

Made locally in New York City, Ari Dein evokes the elicit pleasures of falling into the satin sheets at Waldorf-Astoria with your wealthy lover. If you’re looking for classy, this is it.

Aridein lingerie

Song Dynasty Chemise, $276.50

Lace Boutique Hotel Pajama Set, $397

Iris du Nord Chemise, $345

Only Hearts

If the items above are covering far too much for you, consider Only Hearts. Classy but revealing enough so that you’ll be ravaged in record time, these frothy and edgy confections are also made in NYC, and come at a lower price point. This is more appropriate to a loft romp than a luxury hotel type assignation. And check out the pieces to the right. Oh la la!

Only Hearts Lingerie, made in NYC

So Fine Lace Bralette, $53; and Thong, $41

Jersey Longline Bralette, $37.60; and Jersey Lace Hipster, $23.20

So Fine Thong Bodysuit, $92

Triangle Bralette, $36.40; and Hipster with Lace Inserts, $28 

Coucou Bralette with tie, $49

Whisper Sweet Nothings Coucou Culotte Briefs, $51

I didn’t exactly see Disclosure play this–I was outside of Summerstage listening–but still, it’s a good track. The video is even better. 

Daisy and Elisabeth

As far as I’m concerned, the charms that come with this set are totally optional. But I just love the skinny cross straps in the back, which makes this bra so versatile for cheeky layering under a loose, racerback tank or backless dress. All Daisy and Elizabeth lingerie is designed and produced sustainably in Brooklyn.

daisy and elizabeth sustainable lingerie from brooklyn

“Charm”ing Triangle Bra, $40

“Charm”ing panty, $45

Hanky Panky

Yes, your S.O. is so bored by this point of the Hanky Panky’s you wear in every color, every day. But he/she won’t recognize this saucy number. Doesn’t it feel good to make a jaw drop? It also feels good to know that all Hanky Panky items are made in the U.S.

hanky panky

Luxe Lace Open Bralette, $49

Peek-a-Boo Side Tie Bikini, $25

Hot Cakes

Vamp and trash it up in these not-quite-a-thong, not-quite-a-full-coverage panty fit for yoga or or other types of sweaty, bend-y exercise. Come on, you know you love it, especially since it’s made in NYC of eco-conscious fabric. I recommend you wear it when you know you’ll get lucky after dancing all night in a trashy club or warehouse. Or as a bikini bottom, which I’m told it can function as. Hey, if you got it …

Helpsy hotcakes thong

Milky Way thong, $39

Loup Charmant

You’re a charming wolf, so disguise your true nature with this delicate lingerie made of organic cotton. “My, what big….”

Loup Charmant eco-friendly lingerie

Camisole, $175

Bloomer, $47

Accessories

You’ve got the basics, now it’s time to get the add-ons.

LoveatFirstBlush

Meow. These kitten ears and cuff are designed for the bedroom, though I wouldn’t blame you if you wore them out one night, just for kicks. All accessories are lovingly crafted in Montreal.

kitten ears and leather cuff

Leather cuff bracelet, $80

Cat ears, $35

Twisted Monk

If you’re ready to take it to the next level, only let non-toxic materials be wrapped around your straining wrists and ankles. This company, which makes hand-crafted hemp rope in every color, texture, size and length in its Seattle workshop, has been mentioned on the Savage Love podcast, which is an excellent sign. They offer organic silk rope too, if that’s more to your liking.

hemp rope

$7 – $110 

Protection

Little packets of love to put in your purse before you leave home.

Sir Richards

For every condom you buy, another is donated to a developing country. Not like you need much incentive–these are so much more classy-looking than Trojans! Plus, they are free of petrochemicals, parabens, spermicide and glycerin, and vegan-certified.

Vegan, nontoxic condoms

$12.99 per 12-pack 

L. Condoms

Billed as the most natural, safe condoms, L. Condoms also follow a one-for-one model are are vegan-friendly, paraben and glycerin-free. Plus, L. was founded by a female photographer with the aim of helping women family plan and avoid HIV in developing countries. Nice! 

L. vegan and sustainable condoms

 

$15 per 12-pack.

Preparation

It was Alexander Graham Bell who said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” While he was probably talking about inventing cool stuff, it’s a falacy to believe awesome sex just spontaneously happens, despite what popular culture would have you believe. Lay the foundation with these accoutrements:

The Boudoir Bible

There’s no eco-friendly aspect to this book, but it’s just too good not to share. Don’t let the heavy illustrative emphasis on bondage scare you away–this “Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today” will change the way you think about the deed, for the better, even if you have no interest in ropes or cuffs.

Ms. Betony Vernon is like the wise, experienced, totally non-judgemental older sister you wish you had. Chapter by chapter, she covers every territory of sex in detail, with a friendly yet professional tone. In her world, as long as you’re safe and your partner is comfortable, you should feel free to try anything and everything, and she’ll show you how. After you’re done reading how porn has skewed our perception of what “good” sex is, discovered anatomical facts that you’ll be mad you didn’t know before, and learned some amazing tricks, hand the book off to your grateful lover or significant other, and watch your sex life improve drastically.

The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today

$25 for the hardcover edition. 

Coyuchi Organic Sateen Sheets

The thing about sheets is that you want them to be sensual, without being over-the-top. (Also, I’ve heard that satin pillows have a tendency to go flying off the bed!) These 300-count, Global Organic Textile Certified sheets are luxurious, and also free of the standard toxins that coat conventional sheets. Great for a deep sleep and not sleeping at all. Customers rave about their quality, going as far as buying them as anniversary and wedding gifts!Coyuchi certified organic sateen sheets

$24 to $84 at Coyuchi

Swipes

I don’t really want to have to explain this to you, but if you feel the need, it’s probably a good idea to use the non-toxic variety of cleanliness products. Plus, they’re flushable.

Non-toxic and eco-friendly feminine wipes

$2.50 for 42 

MBeze Body Oil

This body oil, which comes in a myriad of scents, or no scent at all, is free of parabens and phlalates, so you can relax while your lover rubs it into your skin. The bonus is that your skin will be left moisturized and healed from the botanical ingredients, and it looks classy and innocuous on your bedside table. You could even rub it all over after the shower and before anyone comes over, so that you feel sexy and glowing from the get-go.

Nontoxic Body Massage Oil

Once Bitten, Aim to Be Pleased, and fragrance-free Me Body oils, $16 each.

Yes

This certified organic, plant-based lubricant was created by an adorable pair of older ladies, one of whom worked at Pfizer during the launch of Viagra, and thought ladies deserved better than what she saw on the market. It doesn’t sting like many lubes, probably because it doesn’t contain chemicals, skin irritants, parabens and glycerin like other products you see in your local store. How can you not love a brand with the URL yesyesyes.org?

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$11 and up.

Toys

If you’re on an electricity hiatus, or camping, then you should try the Solar Bullet, which provides one hour of stimulation for every eight hours of (sun) exposure. Bonus: Read the reviews on Babeland. They’re so entertaining. “… it will work really well on a tied up helpless boy.” Good to know.

Solar powered vibrator

$34 on Babeland

Bloom Leaf Vibrator

Joy! You can fly your freak and your green flag at the same time with this high-end, toxin-free, leaf-shaped vibrator. The twin motors coupled with a rechargeable battery will make you feel really good about saving the environment, especially since it’s been endorsed by Alicia Silverstone. If using a leaf-shaped vibrator is way too far beyond tree hugging for you, then browse through the rest of EcoErotica collection for more toxin-free goodies.

Bloom Leaf Eco-friendly vibrator

$138 on Good Vibrations

PS. Yes, I put this post in the “DO” category. Heh.