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For Immediate Release

July 12th, 2011

Media Contact: Camilla Lombard
Events and Publicity Manager
(415) 974-8985 ext.201


Adult Retailer Pioneers the Green Movement with ecorotic® Line of Sensual Products

Good Vibrations

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San Francisco, CA -- (July 13, 2011): Reuters recently reported that San Francisco is the greenest city in North America, and Good Vibrations, the trusted San Francisco-based company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, is proud to lead the industry in offering environmental and body-safe  products for one’s sex life.

Siemens Corp commissioned the survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, examining indicators such as water and electricity efficiency standards and whether cities had comprehensive plans for sustainable use of land and energy resources.  Vancouver and New York City followed San Francisco, while St. Louis and Detroit ranked last.

If sustainable sex were a criteria, San Francisco would also lead the pack.  Good Vibrations was the first company in the U.S. to research the issue of items containing phthalates (the chemical softeners that raised concerns about toxicity in plastics) and look for safer alternatives. They were also the first to discontinue these products and encouraged their manufacturers to do the same.

Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations’ staff Sexologist and company spokesperson explains the importance of greening the bedroom, “Sex is part of our lives, so any issue that concerns us out of the bedroom has implications inside it: if we recycle, buy local produce, watch our carbon use, and think ecologically in other ways, it makes sense to do the same when we make sexual choices. Our wellbeing and that of the earth are connected, so consider where you can go ecorotic®!”
The Good Vibrations’ earth-friendly ecorotic® collection offers all-natural and organic products, as well as longer lasting items that have less environmental impact, such as toys made from superior materials and rechargeable vibes.  For example:

  • Lubricants made from natural and/or organic ingredients that are produced in the United States, rather than overseas, thereby reducing their carbon footprints
  • Rechargeable battery vibrators don't use disposable batteries, and are more durable and long-lasting 
  • Long-lasting materials: glass, sustainably harvested wood, metal, or silicone products can last a lifetime and are less likely to end up in landfill, and many of these items are themselves recyclable
  • In addition to being more durable, high-grade, non-permeable materials are much safer for your body and more natural than most plastics and composites

Good Vibrations was founded over thirty-four years ago with a culture of good work ethics and socially-conscious business practices. From vendors with fair labor practices to lubes and toys made with natural or vegan ingredients, Good Vibrations hopes to pass to their customers, healthy products that are as good for the planet as they are for your sex life, and transform the industry in the process.

Visit for more information about the ecorotic® collection. For Sex Ed articles on a wide array of topics and to learn more about cleaning toys and increasing the life of toys (e.g. removing batteries when not in use), and more. Customers can also click on the "Live Support" button at the left of the Good Vibrations’ site to chat with sex educators/customer service reps regarding the greenest products and their care.

About Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations is the nation's first and premier provider of sex education and sex positive products. Good Vibrations is a San Francisco-based multi channel retailer that women and couples have trusted for over three decades to provide a comfortable, safe environment for finding sex-positive products and educational materials to enhance their sex life. Good Vibrations offers its products through its retail stores and website: