December 21, 2009

Sustainable pleasure?

I can’t decide if this is too much information…

DUBLIN — When world leaders in Copenhagen argue for days in knife-edge talks to save the planet, what more fitting way to relieve the tension than an environmentally-friendly vibrator?

The global sex toy industry is worth an annual 15 billion dollars (around P699-billion), and uses up a mountain of batteries in the process, many of which end up as toxic waste.

But now one Irish company reckons they've got the solution to shake up the market: a vibrator they are calling the worlds first-ever "green technology sex toy".

The Earth Angel, described as "eight inches (20 centimeters) with a sleek white finish", is a wind-up vibrator which comes with a handle built into the bottom.

Janice O'Connor, the co-founder with her husband Chris, of Caden Enterprises which makes the gadget, says "I've only used it a couple of times, and it's fantastic. It's very intense, and sometimes, at the top level, depending on the person that's using it, it can actually be too intense sometimes."

…or too little.

[read the rest of the story HERE]

At about US$ 100.00, the Earth Angel is a bit pricey. As one blog commenter stated, the zucchini was likely one of the first truly green sex toys, and is a heck of a lot less expensive. Another commenter suggested mounting it to the stationary bicycle, so you could be “green and obscene at the same time.”

The product comes with an instructional video, but don’t get too excited. It only demonstrates the crank… not the cranking.



Kvatch said... matter what else is going on in the world, the sex-toy industry always...ahem...rises to the challenge.