Just when we thought we’d heard it all… Ecosexuality is a new sexual subculture used to describe people who are sexually attracted to the Earth.
Amanda Morgan, a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and ecosexual, tells Vice that ecosexuality covers a wide spectrum of sexual behaviors. It can be as simple as skinny dipping or hiking in the nude to “people who roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil.”
Some take it even further than that.
“There are people who f*ck trees, or masturbate under a waterfall,” Morgan says.
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, ecosexuals “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.”
Jennifer Reed, a PhD candidate in sociology who’s writing her dissertation on ecosexuality, tells Vice the term first appeared in the early 2000s and that there’s been a sizable uptick in the number of people identifying as ecosexuals in the past two years. She points to Google search data that shows interest in the term has spiked dramatically since 2016.
Indeed, ecosexuality appears to be taking over the world.
In San Francisco, a group of ecosexuals has begun lobbying to have the letter E added to the LGBTQ acronym in an effort to bring ecosexuality into the mainstream.
Meanwhile, in Sydney, there is an “exosexual bathhouse” that is being described as a “no-holds-barred extravaganza meant to dissolve the barriers between species as we descend into oblivion.”
Learn about ecosexuality and Sydney’s ecosexual bathhouse in the video below.