Waste Free and Sexy

Hey bumblebee, things have been cleaner around here than I’m used to. While my head is in the gutter, I decided to figure out how to merge my dirty thoughts and clean living. The planet may be the last thing you’re thinking of when it’s time to do the dirty, but just in case it crosses your mind here are some ways you can be waste-free and sexy.

*This post doesn’t contain any affiliate links. Let’s make the world a better place!*

Light Candles

Keep the electricity flowing without flipping any switches. Not only do candles set the mood, they’ll also keep you from mindlessly using electricity during a time you won’t care if the lights are on or off. I know what you’re thinking – Bri don’t candles create air pollution? Well yes, they do; for every positive, there may always be a negative so be considerate to other ways your candle can be a positive rather than negative swap. One way you can do this is by purchasing naturally and locally made candles.

Thanks to Uncle Eli’s downtown, I found a beautiful beeswax candle from Sunbeam Candles that not only has around 60 hours of burn time, but it’s also helped me build a bridge between my spirituality and sexuality.

Safety First

The thing about sex is, for the most part, it will never be completely waste-free but that’s totally okay! Fun fact: both latex and lambskin condoms are biodegradable but you should still avoid tossing them in the toilet for fish’s sake! While you may not want to send another piece of rubber to the wastelands, this one is essential to your health and safety. Don’t even fret – there are so many eco-friendly condom options. Safe sex just got a whole lot safer – check out these vegan condom brands!


If I try these Sustain Condoms, should I write a review? Let me know in the comments!

Solo Dolo

First and foremost. I urge you to do research and find things most enjoyable for you. While the world presents unlimited access to unlimited ways to get off, sometimes less really is more and sticking to the basics can be an exciting way to rediscover yourself. I encourage using this extra quarantine time to explore yourself and connect with your body. Before making any purchases or watching any videos, spend some alone time with your body, hands, and mind.

other ways to make the saftest sex safer:

-support erotic authors

use something you already have

-shout out to The Chronicle at Duke for having you covered on how to ethically watch porn right now.

Toys & Accessories

Again, using things you have on hand is the most eco-friendly option when playing at home. If you’re also trying to cut costs consider making swaps like using saliva rather than lube. SheKnows has a brilliant list of 7 Eco-friendly products you can use alone or with help. Adopting a sustainable sex life can become a game in itself, have some fun with it! If you find yourself with a collection of toys and lingerie sets that aren’t earth-friendly – it’s totally cool! Use them until they no longer serve a purpose for you then find the safest and cleanest ways to dispose of them.

Cleaning up

Your time together doesn’t have to end just because the moment has – hop in the shower together to save some water! No time for a shower? Use a washcloth or towel rather than a tissue or paper towel. You know that one shirt that’s stained but you don’t want to throw it in the garbage – well this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Re-purpose your unwanted clothes that aren’t Sal Val worthy for those messy moments in bed.

How are you helping the earth when you’re horny? Let me know about your sustainable sex practices in the comments or talk to me anonymously here!

cheers to being dirty in the sheets and not the streets, xo Bri

Feature Image: Photo by Dainis Graveris on Unsplash

8 thoughts

  1. I have read lots about waste-free but this is the first on sex and it is very interesting. Good tips, especially the simple ones like candles and sharing a shower. This is also the first time I have heard of vegan condoms.Lots of firsts here, really informative post. Well done.

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  2. I’ll be honest, I had never considered the idea of vegan condoms. I hadn’t really started to focus on my impact on the environment when I was younger and in need of them. That’s a great nugget of advice for those who may be searching for options to live a more sustainable lifestyle!

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    1. Me either!! Within the past two years I’ve really began to focus on all things I was putting out into the world and taking in. Sometimes even just changing out mental can be a step in the right direction toward helping our planet.
      Thank you so much for checking out my post Britt!!


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