The Care and Keeping of a "Green" Vagina

(Or: How to Keep Your Lady Bits Eco-Conscious)

Green, enviro-friendly, and eco-conscious are phrases that get thrown around a lot. But what do they mean? What does it look like to live a life that is good for you and good for the earth?

The key is in sustainability. Being eco-conscious really means being aware of what we’re buying, why we’re buying it, where it’s coming from, how it is being manufactured, and what its overall environmental footprint cost is. Something of lower quality, made from non-renewal resources in far-away countries by poorly treated workers, shipped to us one $25 order + free shipping at a time clearly leaves a bigger footprint – especially if it breaks and is disposed of after five uses -

than something higher quality, made locally from renewal resources, and built to last years.

Does this mean we all need to grow our own food, harvest our own cotton, and spin our own clothes off a loom? No. But it does mean we can and should be mindfully conscious about how, why, and where we shop, and what we buy while we’re there.

Sexual health is no exception: every choice we make about caring for and sharing our most intimate selves is connected to a much larger context… plus it’s super fun - and a little bit cheeky (pun intended) - to bring up over cocktails.

So here you go: the top five subjects on how to keep your sexual health eco conscious.

P.S. Although I can’t guarantee a sustainable sex (wish I could), I can certainly vouch for the sustainable nature of these tips, tricks, and products to keep your vagina green and clean… at least until you’re ready to get dirty. (Wink, wink.)


Leisse Wilcox is a writer + mindset coach from a tiny beachfront town east of Toronto, who writes regularly at

A mom of three lovely girls, her passion is working with women to help them dig deep, get clear and confident with who they really are, help them find, express, and use their voice for good, in a lifestyle-friendly way.

When not happily engaged with clients or kids, Leisse can be found stargazing, dreaming about an A-frame cabin in the woods, or anywhere the tacos are.