Why Ecosexuals Believe That Having Sex With The Earth Will Save It
When they say that love is the answer, they REALLY mean it.
In spite of what some
science-haters may say, climate change is a very real thing that could very well lead to the end of the world as we know it — unless we do something. Some people believe that changing consumer habits, like riding a bike to work and eating local, is the answer to combatting climate change. Others think we won’t be able to make a significant impact unless corporations alter or stop their environmentally harmful activities. One group of people have turned to a completely new approach: ecosexuality. But what is ecosexuality?
According to ecosexuality pioneer Elizabeth Stephens, there are around 100,000 people on the planet who openly identify as ecosexual. Here’s what you need to understand about ecosexuality.
In a nutshell, ecosexuals want us to reexamine the way we treat the earth. Instead of viewing nature as your mother, you start seeing the earth as your lover. Why? Ecosexuals believe that treating the earth like your mother makes you more likely to abuse it.
Annie Sprinkle, one of ecosexuality’s pioneers, explains to the Guardian: “You might give your mother a hard time and she’ll put up with it, but with a lover it’s a question of give and take and, ecosexuals believe, that’s just what the planet needs right now.”
“In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the earth, we collaborate with nature,” reads the manifesto. “We treat the Earth with kindness, respect, and affection.”
Sounds like the ecosexuals know what makes a solid relationship. (We wish we could say the same about some of our exes.)
And like most romantic relationships, ecosexuality involves having sex. Yup, with the earth. How exactly does that work? It’s detailed in their manifesto.
”We are aquaphiles, teraphiles, pyrophiles, and aerophiles,” it reads. “We shamelessly hug trees, massage the earth with our feet, and talk erotically to plants. We are skinny dippers, sun worshippers, and stargazers. We caress rocks, are pleasured by waterfalls, and admire the Earth’s curves. We make love with the Earth through our senses. We celebrate our E-spots. We are very dirty.”
Quoting their manifesto, ecosexuals will us “any means necessary” to save the environment — but are especially partial to means that involve “love, joy, and [their] powers of seduction.”
The use of violence isn’t condoned, but the manifesto acknowledges that some ecosexuals may choose to use “public disobedience, anarchist, and radical environmental activist strategies” to fight against those “most guilty for destroying the Earth”.
According to the manifesto, ecosexuality is a primary sexual identity for some, like being gay or heterosexual.
“For some of us being ecosexual is our primary (sexual) identity, whereas for others it is not,” reads their manifesto. “Ecosexuals can be GBTQI, heterosexual, asexual, and/or other… We are polymorphous and pollen-amourous.”
Ecosexuals believe that since we are all part of nature, and not separate from it, all sex is ecosex. Does this mean we’ve all been having ecosex all along?
What do you think about ecosexuals after reading this article on what is ecosexuality?