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Ecosexuality promises to save the earth through sex

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 3, 2016, 9:17 pm IST
Updated Nov 3, 2016, 9:23 pm IST
Exploring the connection between the environment and sex.
The environment plays an important role in the enjoyment for sexual experiences for ecosexuals. (Photo: Instagram)
 The environment plays an important role in the enjoyment for sexual experiences for ecosexuals. (Photo: Instagram)

At the Sydney LiveWorks Festival of experimental art, visitors can drop by the ‘ecosexual bathhouse’ – an interactive art installation – to witness a "no-holds-barred extravaganza meant to dissolve the barriers between species as we descend into oblivion". The creators of the bathhouse claim that their artwork is part of the increasingly popular ecosexual movement.

But what exactly do we mean by the term ‘ecosexuality’? Amanda Morgan, a faculty member at the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences who subscribes to the ecosexual movement, says that the term possesses a wide spectrum of definitions. “On one end, it encompasses people who try to use sustainable sex products, or who enjoy skinny dipping and naked hiking. On the other are "people who roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil,” she explains, reports Vice.

 

Stefanie Iris Weiss, who has written the book Eco-sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable, adds that the ecosexual movement also focuses on the adverse impact of materials used in condoms, lubes, and other sex products on human bodies and the environment as a whole. Ecosexuals always look out for sex products that are "more carbon neutral and sustainable”.

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