Everyone needs a love tap now and then

…and it may just be good for what ails you.

My cock doesn’t talk politics.

Posted by Týr on February 19, 2008

Until now!

I can’t really say that I’m surprised, but an environmentalist blog is not really where I would expect to find any sort of sexual advice. That being said, a link directly on Treehugger‘s homepage is titled How to Green Your Sex Life. Among other things the page itself gives the good advice to avoid any toys that might have phthalates and also suggests “some nice warm loving before bed can get the bedroom toasty, meaning the thermostat can be lower”. That has to be the most awkward and indirect way to initiate sex that I can think of.

From there it’s just a quick few jumps to discover that organic lube exists (Maymay & Eileen, take note – made in Australia) or to read about the joy of bamboo bed sheets, and organic undies. Really I should stop giving you the links myself and let you explore on your own.

I never really thought about it, but it makes complete sense that even sex could and should be greened. All one ever hears in the media (well, mainstream media) is about large-scale projects/ideas/etc, like taking an entire house off the grid. Very rarely, if at all, does one hear of something this low on the energy consumption scale. Then again, the power savings from this website are likely not to drastically lower your electric bill or save the world from global warming. Still, every little bit counts, and who am I to keep you from loving the earth while you love each other. Or yourselves.

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3 Responses to “My cock doesn’t talk politics.”

  1. janeyruth said

    The one place political correctness has no place is in the bedroom…

    http://janeyruthsscreenplays.blogspot.com/

  2. Týr said

    Janeyruth –

    Frankly, I don’t believe that this entry has anything to do with political correctness. Correct me if I’m wrong, but political correctness is concerned with respecting sensitivities, yes, sometimes to a fault. This entry is about being aware of the impact that one’s actions have on the environment, not someone’s feelings.

    So really, your comment adds nothing to any discussion on this topic. It only attempts, poorly, to show utter disregard for this entry by attempting to classify it as “political correctness.” Please, comment by attempting to refute my point rather than just trying to discredit me with a blanket statement.

  3. Gael said

    I was doing research to promote a “Green Event” at work and I think I ended up on the same site. While they do have some good ideas and surprising info about living green (like that modern dishwashers use less water, energy, and soap than “even the most scrupulous hand washer”) it seems like they run out of steam halfway through some of the Green Guides, I mean, the How to Green Your Pet Guide (I was thinking Manic Panic…) started out reasonable, but by the end:

    10. Tag your pet

    It might be a stretch to call inserting an electronic ID chip into your pet an eco-friendly move, but losing your buddy causes extreme emotional distress that turns you into nobody’s friend. Then there’s the paper waste from printing out Missing posters, the fuel cost of driving around your neighborhood trying to find them, the phone bill as you bawl your eyes out to everyone you know … well, you get the idea.

    It’s like they run out of ideas around talking point 8, randomly pick a scenario that’s obviously fun (sex) or obviously not (losing your dog) and start frantically attaching green attributes because they know readers already identify with it.

    Seriously, I already know that losing a dog sucks, and not just because of all the non-rainforest-sourced, reclaim-rescued, sustainable-forested, organically non-bleached, fair-wage, artisanally non-commute cottage-crafted, songbird-friendly, surplus-fiber, renewable bamboo-pulp paper I’ll use making flyers.

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