Eco-Sex

Paperback $14.99

Mar 30, 2010 | 224 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Mar 30, 2010 | 224 Pages

  • Paperback $14.99

    Mar 30, 2010 | 224 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Mar 30, 2010 | 224 Pages

Praise

“We’ve all heard of eco-friendly, but Stefanie Iris Weiss has just coined a new term: eco-sexual.” She covers virtually every element of sexual living, from contraceptives to bedroom furniture. So if you want to merely dip your feet in the eco-sexual pool or dive in headfirst, the tips are endless.” 
—Molly Klinefelter, Los Angeles Times, 4/22/10

“If you truly love the Earth, then you must learn how to make eco-friendly, sustainable love. Put another way … green sex. That’s the message from writer Stefanie Iris Weiss, who’s pushing the Prius version of l’amore to a nation hooked on Hummer love.” 
—Christine McConville, Boston Herald, 4/22/10
 
“Feel the earth move under your feet, but without leaving a carbon footprint. Practice eco-sex. Everything from hand-cranked vibrators to biodegradable condoms are detailed in…Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable.”
—Cynthia Fagen, New York Post, 3/30/10
 
Eco-Sex aims to show readers how to reduce the carbon footprint of their love life—and have fun doing it….[it] leaves no stone unturned in its mission to bring the bedroom front and center into the battle to save the planet.”  
—Jill Serjeant, Reuters News Service

“In this day and age, even sex can be done in an eco-friendly way…[Stefanie Iris Weiss] says a greener sex life makes knockin’ boots more enjoyable because it brings more energy and passion into the bedroom.”
—FlashNews

Eco-Sex is really about better sex. In her fast-paced, engaging style, Weiss dispenses long overdue advice for leading a healthier, sexier, and greener lifestyle.”
—Josh Dorfman, author and host, The Lazy Environmentalist, Sundance Channel

“Responsibly interacting with our environment is one of the sexiest things we can do. Eco-Sex provides the resources to make green and sexy living possible.”
—Sarah Forbes, curator, Museum of Sex

“It’s clear in Weiss’ 200-page book that she is using sex to promote a completely green lifestyle.”
—Fanny Facsar, CNN

“What’s sexier than a massage from your significant other? One with eco-friendly massage oil! In Eco Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable, Stefanie Iris Weiss offers recipes to create your own with ingredients like organic rose petals and lavender essential oil—plus plenty of other tips for leaving a smaller carbon footprint in the boudoir.”
—Elle Magazine

“Weiss…is practicing what she preaches.”
—April Streeter, Treehugger.com

“GOOD news. You can enjoy a big bang that will make the earth move AND help save the planet. For a new guide [Eco-Sex] shows you can cut emissions during sex to just a tiny amount of COphew.”
—Emma Barrow, News of the World

“I know that I’ll never be the eco-sexual that Weiss is, but I’m grateful her book opened me up to a world of which I knew nothing (The Pill causing generations of transgendered fish really got to me). I have the information needed to make the responsible choices not only in my life but also in my bedroom, and should I choose the non-green decision then shame on me, shame on all of us.”
—Amanda Chatel, The Gloss

“Can we sustain love while also loving the Earth? According to experts such as…Stefanie Iris Weiss, the author of Eco-Sex, the answer is a resounding yes. After all, when we’re good to the environment, we tend to be—by extension—good to our bodies. And when we’re good to our bodies, others take notice.”
—Steph Auteri, YourTango

“Ms. Weiss does a great job of reviewing hundreds of products and making suggestions for making your life greener. Most of all, she is on the mark when it comes to making your bedroom a safe place–more free from toxic chemicals normally found in just about everything–including sleeping on an organic mattress made with natural latex.”
—H. Penny, consumer review on Amazon

“Stefanie Weiss’ book is easy to read and very straight forward. She provides lots of ideas and useful products for anyone who wants their romantic life to be eco-friendly. The book also gives you a lot of URLs to get you started on your way.”
—Madison, consumer review on Amazon

“The object of the book is to minimize your impact on the earth, while maximizing the action in the bedroom, with thoughtful tips for savvy lifestyle changes….We agree that green practices in the bedroom can benefit you, your partner and the Earth. What green practices make you feel sexy?”
—VIVmag.com, 4/5/10

Table Of Contents

Contents
 
Acknowledgments vii
 
Introduction: Feel Like Makin’ Love (on a Small Planet): An Eco-Sexual Manifesto 1
 
Part 1  
Eco-Courtship: How to Green the Dating Game
 
Chapter One
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Eco-Regulation but Were Afraid to Ask 16
 
Chapter Two
Eco-Gorgeousness: Much More than Skin Deep 27
 
Chapter Three
Eco-Fashion: What to Wear Until Your Clothes Come Off 54
 
Chapter Four
Eco-licious Aphrodisiac Foods: The Cream of the Crop 67
 
Chapter Five
Are Diamonds (and Chocolate and Roses) Really a Girl’s Best Friend? Giving the Gift of Love Responsibly 96
 
Part II  
The Nuts and the Bolts of the Birds and the Bees: Eco-Sex Is Healthy Sex
 
Chapter Six  
Sexual Healing, or Big Pharma vs. Your Big O: How Naturally Healthy Lovers Ditch the Little Blue Pill in Favor of Green 108
 
Chapter Seven
Make Eco-Sex Safe Sex: Birth Control and STDs 128
 
Part III  
More Eco-Sexy Options for the Ecological Adventurer
 
Chapter Eight  
Looking for Mr. (or Ms.) Goodplanet: How to Find and Keep Carbon-Neutral Love     148
 
Chapter Nine  
Eco-Babes in Toyland: Green Playthings for the Bedroom 160
 
Chapter Ten  
Bed, Bath, and Way Beyond: Eco-Sexing Your Boudoir 171
 
Chapter Eleven  
The Eco-Parenting Movement: Now That You’re Plus One, You’d Better Make Green Your Mantra 187
 
Conclusion
Burning Up for Your Love  197
 
Appendix
Your Eco-Sex Toolbox: Resources for Greening Your Love Life    204
 
Endnotes 208
 
Index 211

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