Do you buy green?

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Do you buy green?

Bulma Bulma
A recent post about recycling sex toys got me to thinking...how many of us actually do a preemptive step and purchase toys that will last longer (thus not throwing as many away) or are made out of greener materials or manufacturing methods?

Personally, when a toy is old and broken beyond all use, I throw it in the garbage...horrible I know. Here's the thing though, I don't throw many toys away (one or two a year at the most). When I buy a dildo, I buy a dildo that will last as long as I do. Silicone, glass, metal, and wood are all awesome choices because they last FOREVER! With vibes, I prefer rechargeable ones, but use rechargeable batteries in the toys that don't have one built in.

So, my question is, what do you do? Do you buy from companies that promote ecofriendly manufacturing? Do you buy toys that are a certain material because they are better for the environment or will last forever? What do you do to help the earth when you buy that new toy to send you to moon?

Perhaps you have some tips on ways to better buy green? If so, share them! Any favorite green products that you want EVERYONE to know about?
11/15/2008
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Snappy Snappy
Yes, I do consider the "greenness" of my choices before making a purchase. I prefer rechargeable toys (Fun Factory, Lelo) to battery operated ones. I also prefer items that are made of natural, organic ingredients (NobEssence sculptures, Hathor Aphrodisia lube, Sliquid Organics Natural lube, Babeland Naturals Organic Lube, stone exercise eggs, Njoy metal plugs and wands).
12/07/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
I highly prefer high-quality, "lifetime" toys made out of stuff like glass and silicone, but being a college student, I can't usually afford them. =(
12/07/2008
Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
Thanks for starting a great topic Bulma! I hadn't even considered the material composition of my toy purchases.

I have used rechargeable batteries for many years and they are a great investment in addition to being earth-friendly. I also recycle quite a bit, and use cloth bags instead of plastic ones when shopping.

I will know also be considering more earth-friendly choices in my toy purchases.
12/07/2008
AnalArtist AnalArtist
I try to buy more high quality, I just get tired of playing with a toy and then... wait it started to break. Also, they coast a little more but damn they feel better and just are a better buy. I have not thrown any out, but I got a couple I don't use at all any more. I guess I'll be getting ride of them
12/20/2008
Dame Demi Dame Demi
Since I don't have children, I tend not to think about the future of the planet as much as I probably should. However, I do try to buy quality toys that will last for years, as well as rechargeable toys, so I hope in some small way, I'm doing my part.
12/20/2008
Dark Muse Dark Muse
I too prefer higher quality longer-lasting items, and I've only thrown away one toy before.

However, I mostly go green for more sensual products, such as massage oil. Rather than buying massage oils or lotions with all sorts of chemicals in them, I prefer to make my own. It's really easy if you hit up a local health food store. There you can usually find organic soaps, lotions, oils, etc. with very little extra chemicals. I then just add my own scented oils (ylang ylang makes a good aphrodisiac scent, as well as my favorite mix of vanilla and honeysuckle). I can also put my homemade bath products in recycled containers.

I do wish the industry would offer more green products, such as using recycled plastics or packaging products in recycled cardboard/post-consume r waste packaging.
04/14/2009
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Dark Muse
I too prefer higher quality longer-lasting items, and I've only thrown away one toy before.

However, I mostly go green for more sensual products, such as massage oil. Rather than buying massage oils or lotions with all sorts of chemicals ...
I like your idea of making your own massage oil. That sounds fun!

Toys that last a long time are great, and now even toys with shorter lives can be recycled. I'd like to try a lot of different toys, but I'd rather have ones that will last forever, especially glass and metal. Mmm!
04/14/2009
That Weird Guy That Weird Guy
I have 1 green sex toy. But I didn't know that it was green when I bought it. Green is not something I look for but it is a nice bonus feature.
04/14/2009
ceramicwoman1 ceramicwoman1
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Originally posted by Bulma
A recent post about recycling sex toys got me to thinking...how many of us actually do a preemptive step and purchase toys that will last longer (thus not throwing as many away) or are made out of greener materials or manufacturing ...
I prefer to buy toys that are "green". I like to know that what I put in my body is safe. I buy my toys from Duncan Charles Designs because they promote environmentally and body safe toys. The DCD Signature is unlike any ceramic toy and with all its ripples is highly stimulating.
04/29/2009
Perish Perish
I can't say i look for the "green" toys specifically but it is a bonus.
04/29/2009
getyourwood getyourwood
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Originally posted by Bulma
A recent post about recycling sex toys got me to thinking...how many of us actually do a preemptive step and purchase toys that will last longer (thus not throwing as many away) or are made out of greener materials or manufacturing ...
Glad to see you have mentioned Wood in your description of toys. Wood was used long before anything else. Unlike glass and metal they don't require huge amounts of energy to produce. I run a Woodworking shop and we have recently started making wood toys. We decided to take the natural approach and use the natural shape of the wood as to eliminate waste that turning them on a lathe would produce. If you would like to see our items please visit us. link We will be adding more item shortly so if you want something specific please feel free to contact us.
04/30/2009
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
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Originally posted by Bulma
A recent post about recycling sex toys got me to thinking...how many of us actually do a preemptive step and purchase toys that will last longer (thus not throwing as many away) or are made out of greener materials or manufacturing ...
yes i take this into consideration
04/23/2011
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