As Donald Trump gleefully tears across the nation promising to set fire to virgin forests and behead every last endangered animal, a group of self-proclaimed ecosexuals recently stood at the edge of the ocean, murmuring matrimonial vows to the expansive body of water that covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. The nuptials took place in California, obviously.
The term “ecosexual” was popularized by artists Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, and entails vows “of love and care to various elements and entities throughout the nonhuman world.”
OK! Now that we understand what an ecosexual is, sort of, let’s get to some color from an event held the night before the ceremony. From The Corsair:
Following the opening act was a series of environmentally-themed speakers and performers, including an interpretive dance by students from UC Santa Cruz with a sea made from a sheet of plastic with plastic bags attached to it, a woman who sang a song about the earth and booty shaking, and a girl who stripped down to a thong over leggings, boots and nipple tassels, waving a white flag.
OK! So how does one go about charting the bone zone with Mother Nature, exactly? According to one practitioner named Serenity, the idea is “more about the love and and respect of nature and the environment, and making love by showing care.”
Back when I would hug trees in Santa Cruz, I would sort of ask the tree if it was okay if I hugged it and I would feel their spirit or energy or something give a response back, and then proceed accordingly,” Serenity said. “Consent is definitely important. Do you think the Earth would consent to fracking and pollution? Probably not.
Never change, California.