There has been a huge shift in the way people are shopping worldwide, and customers are becoming more aware of the impact that the products and brands they support are having on the environment.
We've seen the big push to ban single use plastic (yay!), and public pressure has forced brands to reevaluate their business practices that may be harming the environment. Compostable couriers bags are now much more popular with retailers, as is cardboard courier packaging as well.
But what about the products inside those courier packages? Are those products helping or harming the environment around us?
While we are so excited by the shift in perspective to sex toys, and their gradual introduction to the masses, we can't ignore the environmental impact that this influx of new toys is having. The vast majority of sex toys are packaged in plastic, and have travelled across the world to arrive in New Zealand.
Having seen this after working in the adult toy industry for over 4 years, I began to ask the question; are sex toys bad for the environment? Are there more eco-friendly alternatives available?
While looking into these questions, I came across ceramic sex toys and found ceramic to be a material which has a significantly lower environmental impact than most other adult toys. Not mention, the difference in experience when using a ceramic sex toy as well.
That being said, I would like to acknowledge that high quality sex toys are not in everyone's budget, and that the accessibility of high quality toys is limited to those who can afford to purchase such products. Sexuality and sensuality should be explored and available to everyone, regardless of financial situation. You should not feel guilty if those options are not in your current budget. However, if they are; then we strongly encourage you to support eco-conscious brands and products, in the aim of fostering widespread change to this industry and hopefully increasing availability.
In the case of Clean Satisfaction; we made a conscious decision to ensure that sustainability is at the forefront of our business decisions.
Have more questions about ceramic sex toys? Don't hesitate to contact us, and we'd be happy to help!
Sophie is our resident sex toy enthusiast with over 4 years experience in the adult toy industry.
Based in the Greater Wellington Region, Sophie is a coffee-loving, queer, cis-woman and is inspired by the artistic, sex-positive and LGBTQIA+ inclusive nature of the city she has called home for the past 8 years.
Passionate about sustainability, sexuality and pottery, Sophie has combined those passions by creating the sex toy line of Clean Satisfaction alongside her husband Jason.