February 05, 2024

What is Ecosexuality? Things you should know about Eco-sexuals

Liberals wanting a new way to define their sexuality and sexual their green virtues gave rise to the combination of  ‘eco’ and ‘sexuality’, ECOSEXUALITY.

According to Wikipedia, its explained the term ecosexuality as a term used in dating that describes a person in environmentalism. The person imagines the environment which is the earth to be his/her lover. Sexecology Wikipedia ranges the ecosexuals from those who use sustainable sex products and like being made in nature who will roll in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil and who masturbates under a waterfall.

Eco-sexuality could be traced to have existed since  2000’s. When it started appearing as a self-description on online dating site until 2008 when it began its evolution towards a full-fledged social movement. This movement was strongly backed by prominent ecosexuals activists likes of Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Amanda Morgan, Jennifer Reed, Weiss and others,  but records have it that the greatest activists of the movement are Sprinkle and Stephen who actively harness their energy for environmental causes as they did in marriage equality and gay marriages.

BASIC FACTS ABOUT ECOSEXUALS

Ecosexual is quickly becoming a growing community of people.

A Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Nevada told Vince that there are more people identifying with the community than ever before and the growth is having a noticeable growth since the past 2yrs.

Google also attested to this that the level of awareness of the movement has immensely increased and also people identifying to be ecosexuals.

The aggressive awareness of this movement can be accredited to the leading voices Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens behind the growing community and also said to have conducted an ecosexual wedding. This couple who are performance artists and activists from Bay Area have made ecosexuality a personal crusade. Also published an ecosexual manifesto on their website and several films on the theme and documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual love story, touring a theatre piece across the country; Dirty sexecology: 25 ways to make love to the earth and also officiated wedding ceremonies where they and fellow ecosexuals  marry the earth, the moon and other natural entities. Stephens also made it known that at least 100,000 people across the globe have identified as ecosexuals in an interview with Outside.

In their website is being proclaimed that the earth is our lover. They claimed that they are madly passionately and fiercely in love with the earth and are grateful for this relationship each and every day. They further stressed that in order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth and to collaborate with nature, they treat the earth with kindness, respect, and affection.

The couple has drawn up a manifesto in which they pledge to be activists for the earth, hold being ecosexual as an identity and exist; In a community of people who aim to buy less. What they do buy must be green organic and local.

Creating more sustainable sex products

It is no news that a lot of sex products use in our daily lives like condoms and lubes are not environmentally friendly and are often made with harmful substances that is why the ecosexuals movement is making it’s a priority to create a more sustainable product for people to have safer sex.

Sprinkle and Stephens want everyone to feel more at ease not only with the planet but with their own bodies as well, so they promote green sex toys and contraceptives.

The Earth is a transgender   

According to major leaders in the ecosexuality movement, they see the earth as a transgender because of its powerful and diverse enough to embody any gender. This is against the general notion of the earth being a female.

Existence of diverse ways to practice ecosexuality

It has been proven that there exist different ways to practice ecosexuality. Some ecosexuals choose to corporate more sustainable practices or toys in their sex life., while others attend ecosexual bathhouse and others literally have sex with the earth. They concluded that one can get involve in any way and there are no pressures to do something against one’s will or comfort.

Treating the Earth better.

The focal point of ecosexuals is to treat the planet better. According to Rockstar Peaches, defines ecosexuality as making the earth an urgent sexual matter instead of MOTHER’S EARTH. People in the ecosexual movement are concerned with treating the earth with more respect and love and likely to view their relationship with the earth like any other.

Ecosexuals believe that viewing the earth as a lover is the first step towards taking environmentalism seriously. In the words f Morgan, ‘When one pisses off the mother she probably forgives but if one treat a lover badly, she breaks up with you’.

Furthermore, the ways the ecosexuals make love to the earth has been the must eyebrows raising. They proclaim that they are aquaphites, therapies, pyrophytes, and ophites. They shamelessly proclaim their unending love to trees, massage the earth with their feet and talk erotically to plants. They are stinking diapers, sun worshippers, and stargazers. They caress rocks, pleasured by waterfalls and admire the earth curves often. They also celebrate their E-spot and make love with the earth with their senses.

In the words of an activist, Jennifer Reed said, ‘Ecosexaulity is different from other social movements in that it focuses on personal behavior and pleasure rather than protest and politics.’

Another, Amanda Morgan said thinking about the earth as a lover is the first step towards taking environmental crisis seriously. She further explains ecosexual as a means of motivating beyond the depressing Al Gove stuff that people often associate with environmentalism. Her hope and other ecosexuals like Weiss and Kronemyer  is that it can give an average person a way of engaging with the issue that is  accessible, firm and creates sense of hopefulness

Morgan and Weiss both said that they see sex as a potentiality powerful tool for motivating people to make the environment a priority. Weiss put it, ‘If you are running from floods, you won’t have any time for sex.’

Finally, Sprinkle and Stephens describe ecosexuality in terms of a new form of sexuality leading a ceremony to add E to LGBTQ 21 acronym earlier this year.