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How to make your sex life 'greener'

March 04, 2009 10:34 IST

After eco-friendly bulbs and cars, wondering what more you can do to help the planet?

Well, go green between the sheets.

Intimacy in the bedroom is not only healthy for your relationship but it can be good for the environment, too, if you use the following tips, reports Fox News. Here are 8 ways to make your sex life a little more eco-friendly:

1. Organic lubricants: Companies are starting to make lubricants free of parabens and petro-chemicals, like Babeland Naturals Organic Lube.

2. Bamboo sheets: Make over your bed with silky bamboo fabric. These eco-friendly, luxury sheets come from a renewable source and are usually grown without pesticides and harsh chemicals.

3. Eco-lingerie: Slippery and stylish, eco-undies and other fine undergarments are now made of hemp silk, organic cotton, bamboo, and other renewable fibers.

4. Environmentally-friendly condoms: Consider using the sheepskin condom, for it is biodegradable.

5. Sustainable wooden paddles: Coco de Mer makes top of the line sustainable wooden paddles complimented with fair-trade leather wrist cuffs.

6. Phthalate-free vibrators: The sex toy industry has started to make vibrators out of elastomer, a latex-free material that doesn't contain phthalate -- which can cause birth defects.

7. Local flowers: Try to use locally grown or seasonal flowers when wooing your lover. They're right there and don't require using as many fossil fuels by coming from miles away.

8. Organic wine: When wining and dining each other, go for wines made from certified organically grown grapes. These are grown without any chemical fertilizers, insecticides, weed killers and other synthetic chemicals.

Source: ANI