Zero Waste Sex


E magazine has an intriguing article this month entitled, “Make Love, Not Waste” about greening your sex life.  At a cursory glance, I got a little nervous reading about the fact that latex condoms aren’t  biodegradable and that hormonal methods may have a negative impact on the environment.  The fact is, the condom and the pill are two of the most effective methods out there, helping women prevent tons of unintended pregnancies.  And even without getting into the population control argument (more babies make more trash), the simple fact is that avoiding unintended pregnancies in the first place conserves a whole lot of energy.  And that, I think we can all agree, is better for the environment.  I agree it would be nice if there were ways to have safe sex that didn’t contribute to landfill waste.  But until microbicide research moves along, don’t knock the condom!  It can’t be beat for convienance at staving off pregnancy AND disease.  Luckily, the article came around to similar conclusions.  So, check out E magazine.  It’s neat.  Oh, the article also addresses another important issue, the need for greener sex toys.


6 Responses to “Zero Waste Sex”

  1. Gourmet Swinger Says:

    Actually, there are nanogenerators that generate electricity when in contact with regular vibrations of the body. An array of zinc-oxide nanowires that generates current when vibrated with ultrasonic waves could provide a new way to power biological sensors and nanodevices. So imagine all the electricity that could be generated by all the couples on this planet having sex at any particular time. No more energy crisis! Couples could even be hooked into the grid to send power to their neighbor’s house for credits. The more sex power credits earned, the more energy credits earned towards becoming completely self sufficient. Wow! What a concept!

  2. ioman01 Says:

    Interesting! Thanks for alerting us to the E mag issue. BTW, did you see the greener sex guide that Greenpeace Mexico put out? Now their most popular page! LOL

    FYI, if you’re interested development of microbiocides women can use, I wrote just last week about an exciting new Brazilian find in this area.

  3. everydaytrash Says:

    Fantastic, thanks for both links!

  4. Condom redux « everydaytrash Says:

    […] across articles like this little piece of comedy is beacuse I’ve been thinking a lot about green sex this week.  It’s an uncomfortable reality that latex condoms add up and end up in landfills. […]

  5. Girlybard Says:

    I have an IUD, which is pretty green. I don’t use condoms and it has also stopped my period! (No feminine waste here, but I used a Moon Cup anyway.)

  6. everydaytrash Says:

    Yes for committed relationships in which both partners have been tested, methods like the IUD can replace condoms and save on landfill waste. Thanks for sharing, Girlybard! What’s your feedback on the moon cup? Practical?

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