Sex is a part of life. It's a way that adults play.
It’s one way that we experience intimacy with ourselves and other people. When it comes to sex and embracing our desires, though, there is still a lot of shame and stigma.
We celebrate consensual sex and other forms of enjoying pleasure. We’re not into telling people how they can or cannot enjoy sexual activity or shaming people for the way they express their sexuality. So let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about sex to break the taboos, and instead view this topic through a lens of consent, acceptance, and of course, pleasure.
We’re Positive About Sex Positivity
Sex positivity is a movement (built upon and alongside feminist, queer, and equality movements) positing the idea that all sex, as long as it’s explicitly consensual, is a positive thing. In other words, however you express your passion and make choices around your body are valid.
This may sound like a no-brainer, but with so many societal expectations around sexuality and gender, practicing sex positivity can be difficult work. Sex positivity asks us not only to embrace our own sexuality in a healthy way, but also to view ourselves and others as individuals with individual needs, desires and priorities. And respecting that.
Now Let’s Get Down To The Sexy Details
Just as we believe sex should be consensual and pleasurable, we also dig eco-conscious sex toys, lubes, and intimates. The same standards that we uphold in our skincare products also apply to the products we use for our bodies during sex. Natural ingredients that support our bodies inherent functions are our favorite, especially considering that our genitals are more sensitive and tend to absorb ingredients more readily than the rest of our skin.
We talk a lot about how plastic is a necessary material for hygiene and safety, and that holds true here too. Almost all of the packaging for the following products is plastic. This is a moment to compromise the perfectionism of being zero-waste.
Luckily, there are gorgeous plant sources that can be used for yourself or partners. Aloe vera, for example, is a near-perfect lube with its slippery and skin-softening properties.
Our Top Picks For Lubes, Sex Toys, & More
A few safety notes: don't use oil-based lubes with dental dams or condoms, as they can degrade latex. You can also use non-latex products to avoid this issue or water-based lube. Additionally, people who are sensitive to yeast infections may want to steer clear of any products containing vegetable glycerin, as it can contribute to yeast growth.
This sweet, slippery oil smells great and is made from just one ingredient. Use it as a lube, moisturizer or massage oil. Not a good option for silicone or latex.
Aloe Vera Gel (food grade)
A slippery plant ooze for use anywhere on your bod, you can keep your aloe in the fridge for extra pizzazz.
From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, our Skin Cream is great for your whole body, and yes, we do mean everywhere. Packed with plant oils, our Skin Cream not only lubricates but moisturizes, too. We love it for menstrual cup insertion too.
This is a favorite. We love the pump dispenser on this lubricant for one-handed, in-the-moment application (iykyk). This water-based lube can be used for inserting your menstrual cup and with toys.
Sheer shorties for oral. Babes, we know you're here because you're into sustainability, but there's nothing hotter than safety and pleasure combined. These might be single-use, but you can throw them in your compost when you're done– right next to your empty deodorant tube. We love them because you can be really, erm, active, and they stay put.
Sex products for the design-oriented, the vibrator that this company makes is just so pretty... and feels good. They also sell a water-based lube made from 100% natural ingredients and condoms made from only three ingredients.
A contemporary line of products for vaginal health that includes an an oil-based nighttime lubricant and a water-based daytime lubricant. Many of their products include hemp or cannabis to increase blood flow for heightened sensation.
Cannabis for your genitals! Foria Awaken is an oil-based lubricant designed to increase sensation and help people who experience pain during playtime. Their Basics Suppositories are made with CBD to help relieve menstrual pain, relax tension, and reduce inflammation. They can be inserted vaginally or rectally.
Gaia Biodegradable Vibrators
Where most vibrators are made from plastics or silicone, the Gaia vibes are made from biodegradable materials that will break down within 90 days in an industrial composting facility (not your backyard).
The Natural Love Company
A great source for toys and lube, this company plants a tree for every order, is carbon negative, and uses renewable energy. Also, glass dildos? Yes, please.
69 Herbs Cum Over Tincture
An ingestible tincture that enhances sex made completely from plant extracts.
A Witch's Guide To Intimacy, Sex Positivity, And Herbal Aphrodisiacs Zine
This zine encourages you to embrace and express your sexual needs, and recommends plant aphrodisiacs.