The internet blessed us this month when Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site goop.com debuted their first issue on sex. The site usually focuses on organic recipes and beauty products, spritual advice as well as health and wellness. I was a little hesitant to take any of the advice offered in this issue seriously, but I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised.
The most informative piece was one titled “I Yam What I Eat: Is Lube Toxic?” That’s right, have you ever thought about what ingredients are in the lube that you’re using? As a society, we’re getting very health conscious when it comes to ingredients in our skincare products. We should put the same thought, if not more, into the products we’re using…down there. Lubricants that contain certain chemicals, such as parabens, can possibly disrupt our estrogen levels. According to the article, “Exposure to parabens has been associated with cancer and reproductive health issues and hormone imbalances like fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, and PMS.” If that’s not enough to make you think twice before you slather mystery gel on your lady parts, I don’t know what else will. The solution? Look no further than your kitchen. Basically, if it’s safe to eat, it’s safe to play around in. That’s right, it’s time to get sexy with your olive oil, coconut oil and your almond oil. The site does warn readers that oil can compromise the effectiveness of latex, so you should avoid use when you or your partner is wearing a latex condom. Honestly, the smell of coconuts is enough to get me feeling sexy, so I’ll definitely keep this advice in my back pocket.
Next up, some intense and luxurious sex toy reccomendations. Goop wouldn’t be Goop without making you feel bad for not owning something that costs more than three hundred dollars. Want to orgasm and feel like a queen at the same time? No problem, this 24-kt gold plated dildo will only set you back FIFTEEN GRAND.
If I spend that much money on something, I can guarantee you it’s not gonna stay in a drawer in my nightstand. This is something to put on display for company. Sure, it might lead to an awkward conversation, but they’ll most likely be too distracted by how much money you seem to have. On a budget? Not to worry, this vibrating couples massager – also with gold – is just shy of four hundred bucks.
I’m not gonna lie, I had to wait until I had a coupon to my local Pleasure Chest before I could afford my first vibrator, so these are a little out of my price range. But, like anyone else, I enjoy browsing the web, looking at things I’ll never be able to afford. At this point, Gwyneth Paltrow has published cook books, created her own organic skincare line and even coined a new phrase (conscious uncoupling, anyone?) so I will listen to what she has to say. Who knows whats up her sleeve next, perhaps extending her skincare range to include organic, artisanal lube? Here’s hoping.