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Sexis asks: How do our sex lives—and the industries that support them—affect the earth? Starting with the basics, we present an open-ended dialogue on how our sexual choices impact our relationship with the planet and its ever-dwindling resources.

  • ISTA Conference of Sexuality & Consciousness: Exploring the Wild & Sacred

    Seminars on sex as healing, as transcendent joy, as an act of magic, as a way of communing intimately with the Earth, in film, therapy and pleasured practice highlighted the recent 11th annual Conference of Sexuality and Consciousness, presented by the International School of Temple Arts and held in the New Age colony of Sedona and in Camp Verde, AZ.

  • Eco-Sexuality: Greening Your Sex Life

  • Rubber Rubs Her Right

    Harnessing the power of discarded inner tubes, fetish-wear artisan Katrina Humbert scores one for the green team.

  • The Green Project: Mother Earth’s Mood Enhancers

    There are hundreds of different ways to set a sexy mood, from scattering rose petals to scenting the room with incense or perfume… Fortunately, some of the most luxurious and romantic mojo maximizers are natural, eco-friendly, and even come in green, so you can always say that you had Mother Earth in mind.

  • The Green Project: Sustainable Aphrodisiacs

    Eating and sex go hand in hand. In fact, people have been using edibles to get in the mood for centuries. (Hey, all kidding aside, Cupid ain’t stupid!) If you want to feel sexy AND smart this Valentine’s Day, it’s easy make green choices when it comes to aphrodisiacs—so you can feel the earth move, and tread lightly on the planet at the same time.

  • Wooden Dildos: Nob Essence Pioneers Eco-Friendly Material for Sex Toys.

    Let’s face it—sex toys are easy to make fun of—the ubiquitous rabbit vibrators, the beige plastic “personal massager” shaped like a torpedo—and let’s not even talk about male masturbators. These devices don’t exactly make people think of the Four Seasons or the Russian Tea Room. So where’s the actual sexiness in the toy industry? Certainly not in the gaping maw of a “realistic” love glove.

  • The Green Project: Herbs for Sex

    Long before the days of Viagra, vibrators, and streaming porn videos, we humans pursued new and better ways to heighten our sexual pleasure through every imaginable means. From dildos made of animal hides to dildos shaped like animals—no stone, nut or rock was left unturned by our fore-mothers and –fathers.

  • The Green Project: Being a Slick Consumer

    Understanding what makes a good sexual lubricant can be a slippery business. After all, unless you’re buying one of the few all natural, organic products that are available, the list of ingredients reads more like the supply catalog for a chemistry class than a recipe for a hot night.

  • From Birth Control to Earth Control?

    What effects do our different methods of birth control have on the environment?

  • The Green Project: Glass Evolution—A Conversation with Xhale Glass

    When is a sex toy not just a sex toy? When it's handcrafted, art-quality, and eco-friendly. See what makes glass toys—and especially Xhale Glass' line—some of the hottest selling, high-end body-friendly toys on the market today.

  • The Green Project: How Green is My Silicone?

    Yes, silicone may be great—but is it really green?

  • How Green Is My Sex Life?

    Being a green sex toy & accessory consumer is a lot more than just buying a natural-looking packaged product or choosing a toy based on the material; it's about knowing what tradeoffs you are willing to make for the best possible products.

  • Zen and the Art of Sex Toy Maintenance

    Sex toy maintenance, from self-enlightenment to wish-fulfillment - and then some!

  • Living in a Material World: Why What Goes Into Your Sex Toys Matters

    So you think you're eco-friendly? Well, how big of a carbon footprint does your vibrator have, huh?