I don't think wood is a green sex toy! It kills trees!

Sera Sera
Wood is NOT green. It kills trees! Who agrees with me?
08/04/2010
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Envy Envy
I wonder if they do really use a fresh tree or use recycled wood from like old furniture or something....
08/04/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Sera
Wood is NOT green. It kills trees! Who agrees with me?
The manufacturer's that I have looked into all use renewable sources for their wood. They have tree farms and plant their own trees, cut them down and plant more. So, I think it definitely is green when you consider all the chemicals used for some other types of toys.
08/04/2010
Blinker Blinker
Wood doesn't kill trees; that doesn't really make sense. Like Alicia said, the manufacturers are environmetally conscious. Wood toys ARE green because trees are a renewable resource. If it makes you feel bad, go plant a tree and don't buy wooden sex toys.
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08/04/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Sorry - sounds like knee-jerk environmentalism to me. Are you going to live in the street because it takes wood to build it? Whether it's oil, metals, minerals or wooden dildos we live in an industrial society. That's why our life span is 80+ years not 35-40 as it was in pre-industrial eras.

How many barrels of Gulf of Mexico oil does it take to refine, manufacture and deliver a silicone dildo - or to make a beautiful glass dildo?
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08/04/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
Hardwood Dildos says on their site that they use leftover wood from other projects or found wood. They don't buy wood or cut down trees just for these products. But wood is a renewable resource even if they did, and is therefore green.
08/04/2010
Kinky Skier Kinky Skier
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Originally posted by Sera
Wood is NOT green. It kills trees! Who agrees with me?
this is not true. Look up FSC wood products


if they use that wood, they are ok

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08/04/2010
Sera Sera
Wood used as a material is still taking wood away from the environment, which is to me, technically not green. You may all have your opinions, and I will have mine.
08/31/2010
Sera Sera
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Originally posted by Envy
I wonder if they do really use a fresh tree or use recycled wood from like old furniture or something....
Good point there.
08/31/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Tuesday
Hardwood Dildos says on their site that they use leftover wood from other projects or found wood. They don't buy wood or cut down trees just for these products. But wood is a renewable resource even if they did, and is therefore green.
Several companies do this - they use scrap lumber leftover from products that would otherwise be left to rot, or wood from things that have been torn down or destroyed. This means that they're not touching trees at all - if they didn't use the wood to make toys or some other re-purposed product, it would be wasted entirely.

Tuesday is also right about it being a renewable resource...not only can we grow more wood, it's good for humans, animals, and pretty much the rest of the environment to do so! Gotta love a plant that can take in carbon dioxide, expel oxygen, AND be crafted into sex toys
08/31/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Several companies do this - they use scrap lumber leftover from products that would otherwise be left to rot, or wood from things that have been torn down or destroyed. This means that they're not touching trees at all - if they didn't use ... More
It also doesn't take a whole tree to make a toy. The toys aren't mass produced and take time and craftmanship to make.
Do the research to find companies that repurpose wood for toys and buy their products...or don't buy wood. Of all the green products out there a wooden dildo or vibe is probably the MOST renewable simply because for every wooden toy we buy WE could plant a tree. You can't plant a silicone, grow some sand, or grow the chemicals used for other materials.
08/31/2010
lamira lamira
I think wood toys are somewhat green in that they do not require the use of batteries or electricity. However, I believe wood toys could be more green if they were made from recycled woods.
10/04/2010
emiliaa emiliaa
It would only take a small amount of a tree and could easily be made from recycled wood as well, so not necessarily! No worse than any other, plastics and such don't decompose at all, while wood would do so and help fertilize soil for whole new trees to grow. ^.^
06/10/2011
DreamWolf DreamWolf
AGREE!!!

But imagine a world where you can stay alive only by using wood, well, as long as you plant one when a tree is gone it is minus 1 "bad karma"... ~grins

(Pasted from another discussion:

"Depends on what you consider green...

In the case of killing those poor darlin trees, well I wouldn't wanna do it either...

In the case of the material used, imagine that the stuff you leave behind doesn't just disappear after a few years or decades...

The best would be to know that when you buy a wooden toy another one tree is planted... Let's just keep the balance... ")
12/14/2011
Chirple Chirple
... wood is a renewable resource.

I really doubt wood toys are made from threatened Amazon forest wood.

And I don't want to be a jerk, but if "using anything" is "not green", then NOTHING is "green". EVER.

Even organic products, even mindfully made products use resources... that's just how stuff is made. There is literally no other way. Stuff just doesn't appear out of nothing.

If you think wood is bad, just look at computer hardware. Think about these toys being shipped and transported. Think about the chemicals and byproducts from the manufacturing processes of other materials.

If people are using re-purposed wood in small hand-made batches, I feel like that's about as "green" as it gets unless there are people wandering through the forest picking up rocks to carve into dildos, too.


Wood is GOOD. Wood is sustainable. Shoot, I don't even like wood toys, but they're definitely "green".
12/14/2011
amie.snape amie.snape
The only "green" toy is your hands... Some trees have to be cut down, you learn that when you live in the middle of nowhere, and why let them rot in a hollow somewhere. Wouldn't you rather them be used?
01/18/2012
arduous arduous
Wood is renewable, and I doubt they're clearing forests for dildo production. However, I can see some issue with toys that use exotic woods (not sure whether EF sells any of these or not), simply because even using the waste can help increase the demand for those materials. Similar to the argument that selling second-hand furs encourages a market for furs.

I'm not keen on wooden toys, but I've certainly seen some lovely ones. I can see the allure of a material that maintains warmth!
01/20/2012
beautifullychaotic beautifullychaotic
i'm sure it's recycled wood.
01/22/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Wooden toys are typically either made using scrap wood from other projects or from renewable tree farms. It's arguably the most green material because its production has the smallest impact on the environment, both short- and long-term.

Remember: wood is a renewable resource. We certainly don't want to cut down the rainforests or anything, but a tree farm isn't going to hurt the environment.
01/22/2012
Velocity Velocity
wood toys do not use power, trees are a renewable source and i'm pretty sure wood toys come from tree farms where they plant a new tree for everyone they take yeah it takes lot of time for a tree to grow and develop to the tree version of adult hood, but it's still giving back.
also wood toys decompose.

I feel as though they may have points where they are not green depending on the manufacturer, however I think they are more green than not.

You also have to remember that protecting the environment is a big deal, and there are a lot of ethical implications, along with who is going to buy the product based on how things are made.
If someone finds out that a company doesn't use recycled wood, or takes from an endangered forest, few people would buy from them. I don't have real statistics or numbers on that, but thats sometimes how the trends go.
07/20/2012
ghalik ghalik
Sometimes killing trees is a good thing.

Wood is probably the best material, CO2-wise, for sex toys.
07/20/2012
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