Are you aware that the everyday products you use can be affecting your sexual health? What might be some everyday purchases you should be reexamining? This article shares seven ways you can begin to make more conscious purchase decisions with your dollar that feels good!
- Condoms - Besides latex condoms out there on the market, there's one brand called the Condi condoms which are non-latex. There is also the Mamba which is all natural, they're not tested on animals and they're also not from animal-derived ingredients. Trojan also has a vegan alternative called Naturalamb which is a non-vegan alternative made from lambskin. It’s biodegradable.
- Mattress - We spent one-third of our lives sleeping. There are a whole host of options available these days made from natural materials such as rubber, horsehair, wool, natural foam and latex. Old mattresses may contain PBDEs which is actually banned in the Europe. Off gassing occurs as you’re sleeping and these synthetic products sometimes may be prone to mildew and mold. Bottom line, it's not good for your immune system.
- Linen and underwear - What about the type of linen that you are using or the underwear you're wearing? When it comes to bed sheets and your underwear, you may want to consider organic cotton and bamboo.
- Candles - Lots of people buy candles that look and smell nice but they may not be aware that unless it’s made of soy, it may be emitting carbon monoxide and so it's not necessarily eco-friendly nor healthy for a home enviroment
- Perfumes - Lots of women buy perfumes, perfumes are derived from petroleum and some contain potential neurotoxins. It effects our body and our brain. You may want to opt for DIY alternatives meaning do-it-yourself, and mix your own organic essential oils. For instance, Lavender, Rose, Cinnamon can turn a guy on and ladies may personally prefer Vanilla and Cedarwood.
- Sanitary pads - When it comes to having your menstrual cycle, ladies may wish to check out Lunapads. They are manufactured and sold as washable cotton menstrual pads panty liners and underwear. These healthy, eco-friendly menstrual products are creative and empowering ways to honor and care for yourselves and the planet. When you make a switch from using tampons to cotton pad, to cloth pads, there's a benefit of discovering a deeper connection with your body.
- Get educated - I just want to encourage you to keep being up-to-date on materials and being educated can help you avoid products that are potentially dangerous. I really like this website by this fantastic, energetic, beautiful woman. Her website is called Food Babe. You may like to check it out.
So take your health seriously and begin to spread the word whenever you can. You can help to make other people be safe and prevent them from making potentially purchases.
My Eco Sex campaign's message is about sustainable living by going green between the sheets and outside of the bedroom. The month brings attention to our relationship with our bodies. Besides addressing what you can do to feel good about yourself, it also highlights positive self-care habits, and includes being savvy about the purchase of personal care items including sex toys and lubricants. Subscribe to my Eco Sex campaign here. Follow my Eco Sex Facebook page here!
Dr Martha Tara Lee is Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching in Singapore. She is a certified sexuality educator with AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists), as well as certified sexologist with ACS (American College of Sexologists). She holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality from Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality as well as certificates in practical counselling, life coaching and sex therapy. She is available to provide sexuality and intimacy coaching for individuals and couples, conduct sexual education workshops and speak at public events in Asia and beyond. For more, visit www.ErosCoaching.com.
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