Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable Paperback – March 30, 2010
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—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.”
“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.”
“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?"
About the Author
- Item Weight : 8.9 ounces
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1580081185
- ISBN-13 : 978-1580081184
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.56 x 7.13 inches
- Publisher : Ten Speed Press; Gift edition (March 30, 2010)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,536,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Of course no one can implement all the things she reviews and recommends. Nonetheless, from making your room a peaceful sanctuary to lubricants and toys and romance, she is thorough in offering ideas of how anyone can make incremental changes in their bedrooms.
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. I sleep on a Savvy Rest mattress, and it is definitely the go to company for a green mattress.
If you are looking to make your house a little more free from chemicals, and if you can either like the trendy writing or can get past it, I wholeheartedly recommend this as a reference book.
Weiss' book is a veritable treasure trove of information, and she presents it to the reader in a really accessible, engaging way, which is a huge favor to those of us who can't imagine having to do all the research that must have gone into the making of "Eco-Sex".
Weiss does a great job at suggesting a variety of alternatives to mainstream (read: non-ecofriendly, and non-body friendly) options for anything from sex toys and lubricants to make-up, body care, and bedding. Plus, she tells you just why the mainstream alternatives are so dangerous for your body. Her personal recommendations are on-par, too, like the JimmyJane massage candles (which are, I will say from experience, luxurious and heavenly-- and safe for your skin!)
Without a doubt, I'd say "Eco-Sex" is one of the most comprehensive, thorough and engaging books about personal health we have out there today. Weiss' voice makes for a really great first-read, and the vast amount of info in "Eco-Sex" makes it an awesome reference book to have on hand whenever you're making your next personal purchase; no matter how "personal" it might be, Weiss has got you covered. If you care about your health on all levels, I urge you to read "Eco-Sex". And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, it'd make a fun gift for anyone you want to treat well this year :) I truly hope it falls into your hands soon.
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.
Eco-sex is more than just the act itself. It's everything you do to get ready for the act. Think about your hair and makeup. Think about the sheets on the bed. Think about mood lighting. There are eco-friendly options for all these things. Weiss also makes you think about the consequences of sex (eco or not) which is children. Each unwanted child is that much more stress on an over populated planet. Some methods of birth control are more environmentally friendly than others. It's always good to know your options. Informed decisions are the best decisions.
While a lot of the URLs in the book are American they're a good place to start. With a little bit of searching anyone will be able to find local options for almost everything in the book. Reading this book opened my mind to what eco-sex is. I'm sure it will do the same for you.