Ecowarriors have long been a part of society for a long time and while they do have a point with a lot of the stuff they’re saying, most people just deem them an annoyance, as they all tend to protest a lot without taking any action. A new community of environmentally conscious people is looking to challenge this perception though – they call themselves the ‘ecosexuals’ and they’re looking to save the planet by having sex with it.
The movement is led by two people called Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stevens, who have published their manifesto online. They also spend a lot of their time writing books and plays about the subject. They sound completely and utterly loopy basically:
Right. I mean some of the stuff they’re saying makes sense – buying organically, trying to stop deforestation etc – but the whole part about talking erotically with plants and masturbating on waterfalls is just plain weird. Apparently it’s on the rise though as 100,000 people in the world identify as ecosexual and there have been more complaints of people masturbating in waterfalls in the past decade than ever before.
Amanda Morgan from the University Of Nevada explained what they actually got up to over there:
It can range from using sustainable sex products or going skinny dipping and naked hiking, to people who roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil.
There are people who fuck trees, or masturbate under a waterfall.
Again, that sounds completely loopy to me and I don’t think that any of that stuff is actually doing anything to help save the planet (except using sustainable sex products obviously). They’re just completely bonkers basically.
But hey, it doesn’t bother me – at least they’re making ‘some’ kind of effort. Just let them do what they want for all I care. Unfortunately for them though I can imagine there are quite a few people out there who aren’t down with it, so overall it’s probably only going to serve to add to that attitude of pissing people off all the time. Oh well, at least they tried.
For more environmental protests, check out this street protest art from Belgian artist ROA. That’s the kind of demonstration I can get behind.