When it comes to sexuality, anything goes— as long as everything is happy, healthy, and consensual, people should be able to do what they want. But this sexuality may be a bit new to you. Ecosexuality is here. What is it? Well, it’s pretty much what it say on the tin. “We are ecoexuals,” the sexecology website says. “The Earth is our lover. We are madly, passionately, and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day. In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth, we collaborate with nature. We treat the Earth with kindness, respect and affection.”
The idea of ecosexuality has actually been around for a long time, but there’s now a newfound momentum and attention since Trump has been President. Which makes sense, because a President is so set on destroying the environment would make some people’s passion flare. So there’s a whole second wind of exosexuality happening at the moment. Still not sure exactly what it means? Don’t worry, it took me a while to wrap my head around it too. If I’m honest, I’m still figuring it out— but the jist of it is easy. Here are the five things you need to know.
1. Yes, There's Sex Involved
I mean, that's what you were really wondering, right? One definition reads, "a person that finds nature romantic, sensual and sexy". And they may grind right up on it— in fact, some people have held marriage ceremonies.
2. There's A Damn Manifesto
So they're not joking. I'm sure not everyone who identifies as an ecosexual has read this, but there's a manifesto and even a pledge if you want to get really serious about it.
3. They Want To Save The Planet... Through Love
The manifesto reads, "We will save the water, mountains and skies, through any means necessary, especially through love, joy, and the powers of seduction." Those must be pretty powerful powers.
4. It Can Be A Primary Or Secondary Identity
So some ecosexualists may just describe themselves as ecosexual, that's totally fine. Others may describe themselves as ecosexual and straight or ecosexual and gay or ecosexual and anything— that works too.
5. There's Also A More Practical Side
Some ecosexualists may not be concerned with having sex with the earth or the big earth weddings. Some just focus on the more practical things, like finding sex toys that are more environmentally friendly or dating other people who are environmentally-minded.
So there you have it. There's a lot to ecosexuality, but that's what you need to know. For more information you can always check out the manifesto and their website. Or just spend some time with mother nature.
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