Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!
Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby.
Sex is a part of life. It’s one way that we experience intimacy with ourselves and other people. When it comes to sex and embracing our sexuality, though, there is still a lot of shame and stigma out there.
We celebrate consensual sex and other forms of enjoying pleasure, either solo or with other people! 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 desires 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 natural 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.
Luckily, there are so many excellent plant sources that can be used for fourplay and beyond, 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: for folks who use condoms, be sure to stick to the water-based options below, as oil-based products can degrade latex. You can also use non-latex condoms to avoid this issue. 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.
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.
This is one of the most popular water-based 100% natural lubricants on the market. It contains kiwi fruit plant extract for that slippery feel.
Sex products for the design-oriented, the vibrator that this company makes is just so pretty. 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.
THE HONEY POT
This panty spray is handy for eliminating odors from sweat and keeping your genitals feeling fresh. It’s made from lavender essential oils, aloe vera, and mineral salts.
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).
CELEBRITY LEZBIAN FIST
Made from silicone that is safe for use and easily cleaned, these fists have been cast from the actual hands of famed queer cultural icons including Phranc and Cheryl Dunye.
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.