What is Ecorotic®?

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Many of our customers want to do their best to protect the environment, and so do we. In 2001, Good Vibrations was the first company in the United States to research the issue of items containing phthalates (the chemical softeners that raised concerns about toxicity in plastics) and look for safer alternatives. In 2007, we became the first multi-channel retail company to discontinue these products and we encouraged our manufacturers to do the same. We are proud of our role as leaders in helping our industry begin to question and change its practices regarding materials, packaging, and other issues impacting sustainability.

The adult industry hasn’t always focused on green issues, but times are changing, and we now have more access to better products than ever before. Now, when it comes to sexual pleasure and health, there are many ways products that feel good to you can also be choices you can feel good about. We consider several different factors when we choose a product for our ecorotic® collection. While opinions may vary regarding a given item’s eco-friendliness, and most consumer products (not just adult ones) affect the environment more than we might wish, we truly think our ecorotic® items take a step in the right direction. Some not only make a difference but are standard-setting for the adult toy marketplace.

  • Many of the Lubricants we offer are made from natural and/or organic ingredients. They are produced in the United States, rather than overseas, which reduces their carbon footprints (the resources used to create a product and bring it to market). Our own Please Lubricant is made right here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • We’ve added Rechargeable Battery Vibrators to the ecorotic® collection because they don’t use disposable batteries, plus they are more durable and long-lasting – all of which reduces waste. The same can be said of popular “old-school” corded electric vibrators, which tend to last longer than battery vibes, often by a factor of many years. The longer a toy stays in use and out of the trash, the more ecorotic® it is!
  • Other items are chosen for the ecorotic® collection based on the long-lasting materials used to make them, such as glasssustainably harvested woodmetal, or silicone products. Some other materials will break down over time and need to be replaced, while these (with proper care) can last a lifetime. They are less likely to end up in landfill, and many of these items are themselves recyclable. In addition to being more durable, high-grade, non-permeable materials are much safer for your body and more natural than most plastics and composites.

We’re sometimes asked about recyclable/biodegradable products. At this time, there are no known facilities that recycle sex toys, both because of the materials as well as concerns about worker safety and sexually transmitted infections. If this sort of business were to launch in the United States, we would certainly make our customers aware of it, and we strongly encourage recyclers to develop the technology needed to make this possible. And while a biodegradable sex toy might sound like a good idea, we’re concerned it could also break down in the body and cause irritation or infection.

Being made of materials that have been tested for safety can also warrant a product’s inclusion on our ecorotic® list. None of our toys contain phthalates, a plastic softener which have been linked to cancer and damaging sperm. As we learn information about other materials, we adapt our selection to incorporate new findings.

In addition to materials, we consider other factors when thinking about ecorotic® products. Companies who manufacture locally and therefore have a minimal carbon footprint, those who use minimal and/or recyclable packaging, and companies that work to keep their operations as green as possible all can be included on this list as their efforts are helping our industry move towards sustainability.

Español

Nuestra colección Ecorotic , llamado así por ser ecológicamente sano; ofrece productos totalmente orgánicos y naturales, tanto como los elementos más duraderos que tienen un impacto menor a nuestro ambiente, tales como juguetes sexuales hechos de materiales de calidad y vibradores/consoladores recargables. Colección Ecorotic de Good Vibrations – sano ecológicamente y sano para la salud sexual de todo ser humano.

Française

Notre terre-amicales Ecorotic ® Collection propose des produits entièrement naturels et biologiques, ainsi que les éléments plus durables qui ont moins d’impact sur l’environnement, tels que des jouets sexuels à partir de matériaux de qualité supérieure et des vibes rechargeables.

Deutsch

Unsere Erde-freundlichen ecorotic ® Kollektion bietet alle natürlichen und biologischen Produkten, sowie länger anhaltende Elemente, die weniger auf die Umwelt auswirken, wie Sex-Spielzeug aus hochwertigen Materialien und wiederaufladbare vibes gemacht.

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