5 REALLY Easy Ways To Be An "Ecosexual" (Yes, That's A Thing!)

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Chemical-free sex? YES, PLEASE!

With the shift that continues to grow in terms of all-natural and organic living, it makes sense that if you follow that doctrine, your ideals should also cascade into the bedroom. An "ecosexual" is commonly known as an environmentally conscious person whose adherence to green living extends to their romantic and/or sexual life.

Here are 5 easy ways to gradually make better decisions when it comes to your sex habits to fit a more ecosexual lifestyle:

1. Throw out chemical-based lubricants

Lubricants containing glycerin(e), parabens or petrochemicals such as propylene glycol, polypropylene or ethylene can cause vaginal yeast overgrowth, skin irritation, immune or inflammatory response and higher chances of contracting STIs and Bacterial Vaginosis. Look for aloe vera or water based lubricants (if you are using condoms), and coconut oil based lubricants (if you're not).

2. Switch to vegan condoms

As the vegan diet and philosophy become more mainstream, interest in vegan personal care products (like condoms) has grown. Vegan condoms don't contain harmful chemicals (parabens, glycerin spermicide), they aren't tested on animals and don't contain any animal byproducts such as milk casein. Vegan condoms are also typically made following fair trade practices including using natural rubber that is grown on farms who abide by fair labor laws, and employing factory workers who are paid a fair, living wage.

3. Upgrade your sex toys

Sex toys made with ‘jelly’ are actually from a mixture of PVC and rubber, resulting in a soft jelly-like texture and feel. They often look translucent and sometimes have a rubber odor because they are made with phthalates (which are suspected to be endocrine disrupters). Instead, look for sex toys made of natural substances such as glass (hand blown) and metal (both stainless steel and 24k gold). Both are excellent for temperature play. There's also sustainable wood (no, you won’t get splinters), ceramic and medical grade silicone.

4. Switch to organic lingerie

We all know that cotton panties are better for your nether regions because they "breathe", but organic cotton, bamboo and silk are even better, and they are produced without chemicals or pesticides.  You also want to look for fabrics that are free of formaldehyde. Most companies that produce organic undies are ethical in the production of these products.

5. Switch to chemical and dye-free laundry detergent

Chemical-free laundry detergent is better for your skin. Your clothing touches you all day, and if you are using harsh cleansers in the washing machine, the residue left behind is also in contact with your skin. Chemicals found in conventional laundry detergent also emit fumes that are inhaled throughout the day. Even at minute concentrations, these fumes can have damaging consequences on endocrinological and neurological health. If you are one of those who sleep au natural, your sheets contain those same residual chemicals that are with you all night.

So now that you have this information, here is your chance to be environmentally conscious and eco-sexually smart at the same time. Have fun and 'play' safe!

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