Sustainable Sex Toys: Myth or Reality?
Can sex toys be sustainable?
How do you choose an environmentally-friendly dildo or vibrator? We try to clarify the different aspects of the green trend in this blog post!
For the last couple of years, a lot of “ecological” sex toys have appeared on the market. It’s definitely a good sign that so many sustainable alternatives are made available to customers. However, like in many other industries, we need to be careful and check all the facts before buying a “greener choice”.
Here’s a list characteristics to look for in sex toys that are more eco-friendly:
- Made from Phthalates-free Silicon
- Made from Wood, Porcelain, Glass, Stone or Crystal
There are definitely sustainable sex toys out there, some that will last you a life time and that are body-safe. Check out our blog on How to choose the right material for your sex toy or on How to Choose the Right Sex Toy for You to learn more!
What does Greenwashing means?
According to CorpWatch:
Some catchy and trendy words are known to be frequently used when a company is trying to make you buy a greener product that isn’t really a good and sustainable option. So watch out for words like:
- Natural/Made of natural ingredients
Did you know?
- In Canada, cleaning products don’t have to list the ingredients used in them.
- Sex toys manufacturers don't have to disclaim the materials they use in their products.
- At Désirables, we try to do everything in the most sustainale way possible.
How to choose a sustainable product?
We know how much all those labels can be confusing and, frankly, most of us do not have the time to evaluate every option on the market. That’s why we would like to give you a list of our most trusted labels. The most common example is the Energy Star’s label use for energy efficiency.
Here is a selection of the sustainable labels that are trusted to be reliable for two reasons:
- The certification is made by a third party that is independent from the manufacturer.
- Those entities created elevated standards in order to certify only the best options.