While condoms might be one of the most dangerous species in the Mediterranean, we all know safety in the sack is important. Now there’s a way to not only get some good lovin’, but a way to protect yourself, the Amazon and help the local economy of a remote Brazilian town (feels good on so many levels).
A new company called Natex is manufacturing condoms in Xapuri, Brazil. The factory will use latex that has been manually (and sustainably) extracted from the surrounding forests to make 100 million condoms per year. The factory will employ local rubber tappers that will support the Xapuri economy (according to the health ministry, more than 500 families will benefit from the factory earning a total of R$2.2 million). One rubber tapper, interviewed by the Guardian, said that he will be able to double his income. Beyond that, Natex will also help reduce the number of foreign condoms brought into the country, which are given away for free as part of the country’s fight against AIDS.
For other green upgrades for your sex life, check out the How To Green Your Bedroom Fun wiki at Huddler’s Green Home.