Ecosexuals

Ecosexuals[edit]
Proponents of this movement are called “ecosexuals”; they are unafraid to engage in and embrace their erotic experience with the earth, such as bathing naked, having sex with vegetables or having an orgasm in a waterfall.[1] Stephens describes ecosexuals as people who “… are related to cyborgs and are not afraid of engaging in intercourse with nature and/or with technology for that matter. We make love with the Earth through our senses.”[3]
Ecosexuals range from those who use sustainable sex products and like being nude in nature to those who “roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil” and those who “masturbate under a waterfall”[8] “[Sprinkle and Stephens] have officiated wedding ceremonies where they and fellow ecosexuals marry the earth, the moon, and other natural entities” [8] They have also stated that they believe there are over 100,000 people who identify as ecosexual worldwide[8] Stefanie Iris Weiss wrote a book about using sustainable sex products called Eco-sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable. She brings up the environmental impact and the carbon footprint we leave behind when using condoms, lube, and other sex products. The overall purpose of the book is to bring awareness of the environmental impact of current sex products while introducing more eco-friendly alternatives.[9]
Human/nonhuman relationships[edit]
Sexecology seeks to direct attention towards “the ways in which sex and sexuality affect the larger nonhuman world.” Ecosexuality is an orientation directed toward the non-human material world. With this direction, ecosexuality makes a bold statement that “these human bodies are part of the nonhuman material world.” The blur between human and non-human entities is essential to Sprinkles and Stephens’ demonstration of sexecology.[10]
Sexecology was influenced by contemporary theories around posthumanism and the relationships between humans and nonhumans.[11]
“Haraway’s work has guided my understanding of the material consequences and the theoretical underpinnings embedded in human/nonhuman relationships that matrix our world. This has helped me understand how human exceptionalism has been constructed and privileged throughout the history of religion and science as well as in other secular practices in western culture. Human exceptionalism, in collaboration with global capitalism, has created the isolated space necessary for the ongoing practices that have produced the dangerously degraded environmental conditions in which we now live. The belief systems and ideologies that allow some people to think that they have the Darwinian survival skill and the rights that accompany those skills to use or destroy other human and non humans is now causing the kind of environmental degradation that affects the whole system sooner or later.”[12]
Performances and workshops[edit]
“The Love Art Lab projects aim to instill hope, create an antidote to fear, and act as a call for action.”[13
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