Wednesday, March 7, 2007

SWINGING FOR KYOTO (Via Robert Duquette)

From: Love-making gets green light from adult stores (Misty Harris, CanWest News Service, March 6th, 2007)

For those who like to make love to the soundtrack of the global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Greenpeace has released a list of strategies for "getting it on for the good of the planet," suggesting "you can be a bomb in bed without nuking the planet." TreeHugger, an online magazine edited by Ontario's Michael Graham Richard, has just published a guide on "how to green your sex life." The famed adult store Good Vibrations announced last week they would no longer sell sex toys containing phthalates, controversial chemical plasticizers believed by some to be hazardous to humans and the environment alike.

And throughout Canada and the U.S., people who want to pleasure the planet can now buy everything from bamboo bed sheets to organic lubricant and "eco-undies."

"Green living is getting sexy," says Jacob Gordon, author of TreeHugger.com's recent green guide for the bedroom.

"Even a year ago, people wouldn't have been nearly as receptive to this kind of thing. ... But, as the importance of living green gains traction in our culture, people are willing to take things like that a lot more seriously."

Most environmentalists will agree the mainstream success of the Al Gore vehicle An Inconvenient Truth has helped give climate change the pop-culture sheen it's currently enjoying. Indeed, global warming is a cause to which everyone from Diesel apparel to Vanity Fair magazine and Starbucks are pinning their marketing efforts.

And if shopping to save the planet is trendy, having sex to clear your conscience is at the cutting edge.


It is appalling to see the depths of depravity to which the left will stoop to hijack the global agenda. We only hope intellectual conservatism in the West is resilient enough to convince people to ignore these perverts and persuade them instead to get it on more to support the war on terror.

5 comments:

Duck said...

I wonder if you can trade green sex encounters for carbon offsets.

This is the most asinine, self indulgent load of hoohaa that I've seen since the last load of asinine, self-indulgent hoohaa that Peter has posted on. So cotton sheets won't do it anymore? Is cotton a Frankenfiber? I wonder how much a bamboo sheet set runs.

Next you'll see boycotts against bamboo that isn't "fair trade" certified. This will sure change the personal ads:

swvm seeks svwoc for gs on ftbs with shwp

If you need a translation, you just don't care about the planet.

Peter Burnet said...

I dunno, Duck, maybe we prudes should think outside the box here and see if we can't use this to promote a return to decency. Haven't they proven that, if we care about the planet, we'll only do it under the blankets with the lights out?

Harry Eagar said...

Do middle-aged women members of Greenpeace have cold flashes?

Duck said...

I don't know, but they give me the chills.

erp said...

Boys, boys, and you wonder why so few women comment on these posts. Hot flashes are from hell and there sure isn't anything funny about them.