“All you need is love.” Years later, the message transmitted by The Beatles is still powerful and inspiring. And what better way to show your love for the planet than by trying to be eco-friendly in all aspects of your day to day life… Including the bedroom.
But sex is already natural by definition, you may argue. So it can’t harm the environment. True, the act itself is marvellous but the things that come along with it pose serious threats to our beloved Earth. Be aware, not all methods of contraception are particularly eco-friendly. For example, condoms flushed down the toilet combined with excreted birth control pills get into the sewers and eventually end up in water systems or oceans
This leads to genetic anomalies for the marine life (surprise, surprise!) So if you don’t want to make Finding Nemo a mission impossible, there are other suggested methods of contraception such as: the IUD (intra-uterine device), the coil (it can be recycled which is great but it must be used properly) or simply make sure that you are disposing of any used or unwanted contraception responsibly.
As for natural aphrodisiacs, there are cheap and practical ways in which you can reach ecstasy. Spice up your sexy time with some spiciness from chilli or wasabi as it will instantly send your taste buds on fire and will kick start your burning desire. Ladies, you should start considering eating pomegranates (your cardiovascular system will thank you for it, but not as much as your lover will) and taking supplements of Vitamin C (influencing the adrenal gland which is linked to your sex life.)
Gentleman, eat pasta and rice as it will keep you invigorated and drink a glass of red wine to help set the mood. In terms of fruit, the awakening of the secret lover in you is enticed by eating half an avocado or almonds which arouse your senses with their scent.
All in all, being ‘eco sexual’ is feasible and the fun is still there, under a natural form which does not have to compromise the whole planet. This puts sexuality into a new light as a form of connecting with nature and restoring its lost balance. Let’s all contribute to a better planet!