Have an #Ecorotic, Earthy Earth Day

1-3-BF-0710_1So many ways to celebrate Earth Day, which combines love for our planet and the natural world with an activist environmental consciousness–but don’t forget that one way to celebrate our link to the natural world is via sexiness! One or two or more naked people = automatically earthy, especially if they’re not procreating (a natural act, but one which may threaten the Earth). And you know that around here at Good Vibrations we love electricity, especially with a Magic Wand plugged in, but we want to remind you that you can get even more #ecorotic than that.

So I’m here to give a shout-out to natural, recyclable sex toy materials: wood, glass and metal! The NobEssence dildo, pictured, is created from hardwood and its coating is hypoallergenic and phthalate-free. The line of metal njoy toys, of highest-quality stainless steel, will be durable down the years–no landfill for this toy! If its days pleasuring people are ever over, it can be recycled into another useful item. Glass toys are gorgeous and natural. 1-3-BF-0507_01

So here’s to our ravishingly lovely planet, her health and wellbeing, and ours–and here’s to pleasure, especially the kind that lets us walk (and come!) lightly upon the Earth.



–Carol Queen, PhD 1-3-BF-0903


Dr. Carol Queen

Carol Queen has a PhD in sexology; she calls herself a "cultural sexologist" because her earlier academic degree is in sociology: while she addresses individual issues and couple's sexual concerns, her overarching interest is in cultural issues (gender, shame, access to education, etc.). Queen has worked at Good Vibrations, the woman-founded sexuality company based in San Francisco that turned 35 years old in 2012, since 1990. Her current position is Staff Sexologist and Good Vibrations Historian; her roles include representing the company to the press and the public; overseeing educational programming for staff and others; and scripting/hosting a line of sex education videos, the Pleasure-Ed series, for GV’s sister company Good Releasing. She also curates the company's Antique Vibrator Museum. She is also the founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit sex ed and arts center San Francisco, and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities, and community-based organizations. Her dozen books include a Lambda Literary Award winner, PoMoSexuals, and Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, which are used as texts in some college classes. She blogs at the Good Vibes Magazine and at SFGate's City Brights bloggers page and contributes to the Boston Dig. For more about her at carolqueen.com.

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