Ecosexuals: For Those Times When Hugging a Tree is Not Enough

Memento of last time I did some bush garden work without drenching myself in bug repellent - Ixodes Holocyclus - Australia's Paralysis Tick

Memento of last time I did some bush garden work without drenching myself in bug repellent – Ixodes Holocyclus – Australia’s Paralysis Tick

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart – a rising green movement believes they have hit on a way to form a closer bond with nature, to help save the planet.

Ecosexuals Believe Having Sex with the Earth Could Save It

If you happen to find yourself in Sydney this week, you have the unique opportunity to have sex with the earth. You just need to stop by the “ecosexual bathhouse,” which is currently part of the Syndey LiveWorks Festival of experimental art. The bathhouse is an interactive installation created by artists Loren Kronemyer and Ian Sinclair of Pony Express, who described the work to me as a “no-holds-barred extravaganza meant to dissolve the barriers between species as we descend into oblivion” as the result of our global environmental crisis. But they also see their piece as a part of a much larger ecosexual movement, which they say is gathering momentum around the world.

And they may be right. Jennifer Reed, a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is writing a dissertation on ecosexuality, and says that the number of people who identify as ecosexuals has increased markedly in the past two years. And Google search data confirms that interest in the term has spiked dramatically over the past year. We may look back on 2016 as the year ecosexuality hit the mainstream.

Ecosexuality is a term with wide-ranging definitions, which vary depending on who you ask. Amanda Morgan, a faculty member at the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences who is involved in the ecosexual movement, says that ecosexuality could be measured in a sense not unlike the Kinsey Scale: 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 said. “There are people who fuck trees, or masturbate under a waterfall.”

Read more: http://www.vice.com/read/ecosexuals-believe-having-sex-with-the-earth-could-save-it

I suspect this weird new craze is more of a temperate forest thing. Where I live, on the southern edge of the Australian tropics, the first thing you do after a walk through the woods, assuming you’ve avoided an encounter with poisonous snakes, crocodiles, dangerous packs of wild dogs, stinging trees, angry kangaroos (seriously!), wild pigs, or in swampy areas like my cousin’s famous “shortcut”, black blood-sucking leeches, is to make sure you haven’t been infested by neurotoxic paralysis ticks.

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205 thoughts on “Ecosexuals: For Those Times When Hugging a Tree is Not Enough

  1. ” people who roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil,” she said. “There are people who fuck trees, or masturbate under a waterfall.” ”

    If you had any doubts about the insanity of agw this should take care of it.

    • No it isn’t !

      I can think of an animal larger than a bread box, and plentiful where if your extinctificated every one that currently exists, and also ALL of the new ones already conceived and undergoing gestation, so that they are totally zeroed out, you would find in say 30 years there would be just as many as there are now.

      They also are one of the most useful animals we know of.

      G

      • I went to grade school in a farm town, and that’s a rite of passage from the third grade. It’s a mule of course.

    • I would say mankind is more in line to get f***** in a futile effort to change the climate by taxpayer funding of so-called “renewable energy”. (Come and get me HRC)

  2. “Ecosexuality is a term with wide-ranging definitions, which vary depending on who you ask.”

    It’s a form of mental illness if you ask me.

    • Obviously, the writer of that sentence did not know (or care) about objective case; it should read “depending on WHOM you ask.” My opinion is that anyone who tries to impregnate the earth or one of its inhabitants (aside from his wife, of course) deserves what he gets, ticks and all. This “movement” is symbolic, of course; such people would never stoop so low as to do something actually to help the ecosystem.

    • “Climate Science (TM) is a term with wide-ranging definitions, which vary depending on who [sic] you ask.”

  3. “covered in potting soil,””

    A really good potting soil mix will be chock full of all sorts of BACTERIA, worms and worm castings, rotting vegetation etc etc..

    Enjoy that, you bozos, and be careful they don’t crawl up every orifice, and infest your brains…

    …… oops.. TOO LATE !!

  4. “who enjoy skinny dipping ”

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with skinny dipping with the right young lady !!

    • At the present time my Body Mass Index precludes ‘skinny dipping’. But I do look fondly back on the days of my youth.

    • The Skinny Dip1 Season
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      A high spirited adventure-seeker from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Eve Kelly doesn’t want to swim alone. As she globe-trots in search of skinny-dipping bliss, Eve recruits people from assorted backgrounds and all walks of life to join her.

      Starring:
      Eve Kelly

      She does an Australia Outback episode .

  5. Eric, your desperate trolling is making a mockery of this site. I hope you and Anthony are satisfied with the
    heights you’ve climbed to this time.

    • It is the movement, which yearns for unseen heights. That much about desperate trolling.
      Surrender: The Ecosex Convergence

      [ansible@ansible ~]$ whois ecosexconvergence.org | head -19
      Domain Name: ECOSEXCONVERGENCE.ORG
      Domain ID: D167255940-LROR
      WHOIS Server:
      Referral URL: http://www.gandi.net
      Updated Date: 2015-10-27T22:15:47Z
      Creation Date: 2012-12-03T01:46:35Z
      Registry Expiry Date: 2017-12-03T01:46:35Z
      Sponsoring Registrar: Gandi SAS
      Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 81
      Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
      Registrant ID: LH2148-GANDI
      Registrant Name: Lindsay Hagamen
      Registrant Organization:
      Registrant Street: 55 Windward Lane
      Registrant City: Klickitat
      Registrant State/Province: WA
      Registrant Postal Code: 98628
      Registrant Country: US
      Registrant Phone: +1.4133253383

      • Lindsay Hagemen! It’s over! I saw you on a bristle cone pine Saturday night, you..you..two timing strumpet.
        Sugar daddy, eh?

      • Some people get very excited about the sex in EcoSex …..

        duh, well isn’t that the whole point of using the word SEX to try to make money out of your event ?

        How much does it cost?
        Sliding Scale: $190-$300

        Then on a page featuring a photo of a couple of “loveable” look sheep:

        Children and Minors
        We ask parents to thoughtfully consider whether this event is appropriate for your child:

        Yeah, right !!

        But if these looney tunes already have children, I fear it is already too late.

    • Methinks you need to catch your breath. In any case, I’m not sure if you really understand the meaning of a ‘troll’. This is more mocking them and having a bit of fun at their expense. To troll them he’d have to post something on an ecosex site because I think it’s highly doubtful that any of them will be reading Anthony’s.

      You have to admit, it is a rather … bizarre behavior (and a rather bizarre concept that plants understand and ‘enjoy’ sex as we know it).

      In fact, I’m not sure this is not a form of sexual abuse given that plants are not able to communicate consent.

      • Probably right Bill, it’s more like plain old garden variety click-bait. But look what end up being posted on a blog that purports to take itself seriously. SMFH.

      • Since sex for plants is largely a matter of attracting pollinators, so long as you spread some pollen around it would probably be OK.

    • How can this be trolling? You clearly do not even know what the term means.

      It is important for those of us who still believe in science and logic to be fully aware of what we are up against and once again we realise that ” OMG, it’s worse than we thought”.

    • Disgusting, isn’t it tony mcleod? Here you are, in league with and supportive of the movement of which the buffoons in this article are your fellow travelers and then, someone flips on the light switch.
      Exposed, yet again. Those cockroach legs all humping and pumping as fast as they can, looking for that shelter- too late!
      We see you and know you for what you are.

      • Most people don’t think it’s funny when your side is getting ridiculed.
        The difference with leftists is that they lack the self awareness needed to not advertise how close the other sides humor has hit.

    • Notice how the trolls get their panties in a wad just because someone posts an article that ridicules members of their team.

  6. “Ecosexuals Believe Having Sex with the Earth Could Save It”

    Just another side-band of the LGBTJKGIOGFREKG movement !

    • I don’t recognise those letters. The ones I do recognise are
      Bisexual
      Lesbian
      Inter-sexual
      Gay
      Homosexual
      Trans-sexual

      Or: BLIGHT.

    • ” Just another side-band of the LGBTJKGIOGFREKG movement ! ”

      As the Lord looks down on his creation, he must be considering whether this would not be a good time for a Sodom and Gomorrah reboot.

      • Nuclear war is only a motion, a push of a button, a turn of the key, away. It has been said the first time was by water, the second by fire. An ark, doesn’t have to be a boat. The plans don’t reside with one person. Depending on circumstances, if it was just one person the undertaking might not happen. And then there are those that, knowing that, will work very hard to make sure the ark isn’t built. Much in the same way as Dugan Gates, I think, the first person recognized with HIV, decided to spread it among as many people as possible in the belief that the cure would be found if it affected enough people. If the ark isn’t built, destruction won’t happen. I was so hoping to get off this rock in my lifetime. There maybe some beautiful things here, out weighing it are the truly ugly horrible things.
        Take this site for example. Who has the time and expertise to counter climate change ? Who has the resources and the official sanction of government ? Try to explain to someone, even intelligent people have a hard time grasping concepts and ideas as to how climate change and the agenda, is wrong.
        I think an ark will be built. I don’t know how it’s going to happen given the political state of the world. It’d probably be a gift. Then maybe we shouldn’t leave. Is this the best that the development of life can offer ? Who, in their right mind, would want to repeat this endlessly ?
        Eco sex ? Actually dirty and filthy. Why bother taking a shower, just go down to the local sewage plant and frolic in sewage… it a part of the earth… it’s so natural.. ( sarc on the last part here )

    • Don’t know what the initials “LGBTJKGIOGFREKG” represent, but this appears to be a case of the LGBTQIE – perhaps the LGBTQIESD – where the last two letters SD represent the Seriously Deranged.

    • I make it up as I go along. However, you should be able to decipher LGBTOMGWTFROFLMAO. Expand to taste.

  7. As several people have pointed out, such activities are only safely possible where and when humanity has subdued dangerous flora and fauna in the area. The Stupid!….it…..hurts!

    • Yes, after witnessing the sorry state of humanity during the visit of a bunch of saggy, naked tree huggers, I’m sure the wood in this photo will be in deep morning for the human race.

      • LOL! I hope you meant it to be funny. Reading your post I got a vision of trees crying at about 11:45 AM. You know mourning in the morning before the beasts arrive.

  8. And what with the sea being full of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish, huge sharks, going in for a dip is hardly an option….

    • “Griff November 5, 2016 at 2:08 am

      And what with the sea being full of crocodiles…”

      You really are an idiot!

      • You might want to check things first…

        Because of its tendency to travel very long distances at sea, individual saltwater crocodiles have been known to occasionally appear in areas far away from their general range. Vagrant individuals have historically been reported on New Caledonia, Fiji, … and even in the relatively frigid Sea of Japan (thousands of miles from their native territory.)

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltwater_crocodile

      • Because of its tendency to travel very long distances at sea, individual saltwater crocodiles have been known to occasionally appear in areas far away from their general range. Vagrant individuals have historically been reported on New Caledonia, Fiji, and in Asian waters possibly swam with the Kuroshio Current, reaching such as at Iwo Jima, Hachijō-jima, Amami Ōshima, Iriomote-jima (residences by several individuals along Urauchi Riverfrom Bakumatsu to Meiji until being hunted by locals were suggested), pelagic waters off Shima, Mie, Miura Peninsula, and even in the relatively frigid Sea of Japan (thousands of miles from their native territory.

        Any other pearls of wisdom for us Patrick?

    • The jellyfish are actually not so bad, most of the time, because they are predictable. They seem to be blown about by the wind, so if you have a strong onshore wind the shore and waters are infested, but if you have a strong offshore wind the beaches and waters are safe to swim.

    • No Patrick,
      Australia today is what Californians can only dream about attaining.
      Figuratively, you might have invented synthetic LSD but we get a fine state of mind without it.
      You use rubber sex dolls, we have the real item.
      You let whacky politics rule your life, we rule the life of the politician.
      And so on into the night.
      Geoff.

  9. I was at Callanish (Lewis, Outer Hebrides) a few days ago and a minibus disgorged (gave birth?) to a dozen or so earth types ranging in age from ~ 20 to 70. In no time, one 25 something had her arms around a small standing stone and sobbed her way to ecstasy, while an older portly 50+ had his vials of blue liquid out plus a golden orb the size of a golf ball skewered with a steel needle which made a loud ringing tone when hit against a tall stone. Meanwhile, like an A380 on slow finals, a woman walked up the main axis of the stones with arms outstretched as wings in some sort of reverie. It was a bloody circus.

    I was tempted to prise the huggers and ringers off the stones so a few stone snaps were possible (12,000 miles to be there) but plod might have judged it as assault, so a few choice words had to suffice.

    Is this the new scene with nutters assaulting historic sites, not to mention doing unmentionable acts on parsnips and cucumbers? I hate to think what some of the stones had decorating them soon after. Yikes!

  10. I understand in the advanced stages of syphilis that you go blind and insane. Perhaps too much reliance on eco-homeopathy & other eco-quacker has resulted in endemic venereal disease?

  11. “Revenge of the Killer Tomatoes strikes back!”

    Plot – such as it is! – from Wikipaedia.

    “Police assistant Lance Boyle is a childish detective who is lumbered with worthless police cases. However, after several murders in a nearby wood that concern Killer Tomatoes, Lance finds himself working alongside Kennedy Johnson, a Tomatologist, to solve the murders.

    Nearby, Professor Mortimer Gangreen (John Astin) has begun using subliminal mind control on his talk show, disguised as talk show host Jeronahew. After kidnapping members of the Press and Media, Gangrene and his assistant Igor plot to use his brainwashed Press members, as well as the Subliminal Mind control, to overpower the human race and make the world a planet run by himself and his killer tomatoes.

    Following countless killer tomatoes attacks, Lance and Kennedy finally reach Gangrene’s hideout, where they must pit themselves against killer tomatoes, brainwashed newsreaders and a giant Bacon, Lettuce and Human sandwich, of which Kennedy may be a part. With help from FT, (Fuzzy Tomato, from Return of the Killer Tomatoes) Lance rescues Kennedy and Gangreen is defeated, left at the mercy of the hungry killer tomatoes.”

    Sorry – I never saw it so don’t know if the villain is Gangreen or Gangrene. I don’t suppose the script writers knew either.

  12. make sure you haven’t been infested by neurotoxic paralysis tics.

    That’s what happens when you read the NYT or the Guardian.

  13. Ecosexuality This community includes artists, academics, sex workers, sexologists, healers, environmental activists, nature fetishists, gardeners, business people, therapists, lawyers, peace activists, eco-feminists, scientists, educators, (r)evolutionaries, critters and other entities from diverse walks of life.

    In the good olden days utilization of cucumbers, bananas, pumpkins &. such as sex toys used to be plain pornograpy. Now it is miraculously transformed into a noble cause (please note explicit presence of “sex workers” in their community). Quite an achievement.

    BTW, the concept of “vegan sex toys” is particularly clever.

    • I think those guys and gals should use 10 kg watermelons as a sex toys and place it where “the sun don’t shine”. Then they would be “one with the watermelon” they want to be.

  14. I’d like to know if any of them actually get their rocks off while engaging in this activity.

  15. I once knew a fellow that slept naked in the woods. He woke up with a tick trying to embed itself in his penis. The medics refused to give him any kind of anesthetic. And we ribbed him about it for several years.

    • Then there was the story about William and Henry, two life long friends who were hiking in the woods one day. Suddenly, Henry screams out in pain telling William to go for help as he was bitten by a snake. William says he will be right back and heads back to town. He rushes into the doctor’s office and tells him to come along as his friend needs help. The Dr asks, “What happened?” and William responded “My friend Henry was bitten by a snake”. The Dr says, “Well, I am tied up with a patient now but can be there in about 10 minutes. In the meantime you should go back and make two small slits over the bite mark and suck out the venom.” “That”, the Dr continues,” will keep Henry from dying before I get there”. So William rushes back to Henry and says “The Dr is on the way but he told me what to do to keep you from dying until he gets here”. Henry says ” Please William help me”. William asks Henry where he was bitten and Henry says ” On the penis”. William hesitates for a moment so Henry asks “What is going to happen to me?” William replies,
      “Henry, you gonna die”.

      • Good joke. We told it to the fellow as an admonishment not to get bit by a snake. He was not amused. Never could figure out why.

  16. ‘Jennifer Reed, a PhD candidate’

    You know a “science” paper is suspect when they ascribe unearned degrees. She is a graduate student. Using ‘PhD’ is stolen esteem.

      • Well, this is a humorous piece, so maybe it passes.. but if we are having a serious discussion on climate, then Breitbart is not a place to quote from, any more than something like Heller/Goddard…

      • Griff, you know NOTHING about science or climate…. and you just keep proving it.

        Your posts are like those of a 5 year old child, butting into adult conversations

      • This article is a total waste of time and a journalistic low for this blog. If you want to read Breitbart then go to his blog (or whatever it is) and have at it. I would hope that Anthony could do better.

    • You can always tell when an article hits close to home.
      The trolls start whining about how articles like this are below the dignity of WUWT.

  17. “Ecosexuality is a term with wide-ranging definitions, which vary depending on who you ask.”

    No. It has only one,

    As Forest Gump said…..”Stupid is as stupid does,”

  18. “You just need to stop by the “ecosexual bathhouse,” which is currently part of the Syndey LiveWorks Festival of experimental art. The bathhouse is an interactive installation created by artists Loren Kronemyer and Ian Sinclair of Pony Express, who described the work to me as a “no-holds-barred extravaganza meant to dissolve the barriers between species as we descend into oblivion” as the result of our global environmental crisis.”

    Speaking of echo-sexual bathhouses, somebody should tell the whales to stop humping-
    http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/70-whales-spotted-in-one-day-off-the-coast-of-eden/ar-AAjVgtW?ocid=spartandhp
    It’s like this Green ecosexuals. The whales are saved and it’s time to join the Krill Liberation Front and make yourselves useful sticking up for the little guy and not leaving it all up to the brave whalers fighting the good fight.
    Green murderers!-
    http://nzgreenhealth.com/shop/omega-3-products/43-krill-oil-750mg-x-100-capsules.html

  19. We’ll require new warning signs for bares…groan….
    ‘If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise
    If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise’

  20. One of my favorite cartoons shows the now-iconic toilet tissue bear family at the edge of the forest, looking desperate, in front of a sign saying “NO DUMPING”. (Another is the Victoria, BC Times Colonist cartoon about Gary Condit, when “another” intern made headlines. The caption was “Close, but no cigar!”)

      • just picture:

        Algore’s happy smilling face when Bill graced him with the gift of a $100 cigar;
        Bill pats him on the shoulder and says “This is a very enjoyable cigar, so enjoy”;
        A year later Algore realizes he was never liked … he was a constant joke to Bill… depression sets in;
        The only way poor Algore can escape his psycological problems is to go over the dark side and begin conning others … as he was conned;

  21. It’s Medieval. In days of old, when knights were bold, and ecosexuals weren’t invented; they’d find a vee, in a convinient tree, and stand there quite contented.

  22. The great thing about being a cult leader is that people pay you to sexually abuse them.

    Someone there is doing more than barking up the wrong tree.

  23. The next one is going to be held in Alaska. They could go frolicking with polar bears, entertain grizzly bears beside clear running streams, catch salmon in their mouths, enjoy swarms of flies and mosquitos… oh what a way to have ecosex. A great way to reduce the truly stupid in the world.

  24. The upside: if they are screwing a treehole of getting corncobbed, at least they are NOT replicating.

  25. I may be dating myself, but I remember my college freshman Psychology text book had a chapter on “Abnormal Sexual Behavior”. I’m sure newer editions have deleted certain sub-chapters.
    I guess the next edition will delete that chapter entirely.

    PS “I may be dating myself”. No pun intended. 8-)

  26. “says that the number of people who identify as ecosexuals has increased markedly in the past two years.”

    Like th number goes form two to six, and it’s a 200% increase. The world is changing, I’m cereal!

  27. “On the other are “people who roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil””

    Let me think. No.

    I have a better idea. How about if GenX and Digital Natives settle down with a lifelong mate and are committed to the innocence, happiness and instruction of their children,

    and the Boomers can go role around in sackcloth and dust in utter humiliation for what they have done to the following generations.

  28. Yeah that’s right… I actually get moderated here…

    [it is because you’ve exhibited some behavior here outside of our published policy -mod]

  29. This alleged new fad does add a whole new dimension to the term bestiality. In any event, this reminds me of the classic experiment described in The Naked Ape about the aberrant behavior of mice under crowded conditions.

  30. Well, there are some more trees that will never recover; and some manniac will core them and use them in unscientific ways with bad statistics for some futurist nonsense.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he impregnates some loose Russian birch.

  31. This could open humanity up to a whole new world of STDs: lichen, bark beetles, toadstools, moss, …

      • Actually, going outdoors nude in my timber during the spring might get you a very uncomfortable helping of Buffalo Gnat welts which last for weeks. You’d have to be smeared with vanilla oil and Skin-So-Soft.

  32. So are they going to video these performance-art spectacles, if only with security cameras? I don’t think I’m personally interested, but there might be some potential customers on the dark web.

  33. The radical-enviros’ self-serving schemes, including fictitious global warming scams, wasteful wind and solar energy and biofuels schemes have collectively squandered trillions of dollars of scarce global resources, diverting funds from real human crises, and caused serious harm to the environment.

    In summary, radical-enviros have been screwing the planet for decades – they are just now becoming more literal and explicit.

    Regards, Allan

  34. I recall from my reading of The Golden Bought (1890, Sir James George Frazer) that there were fertility rituals in pre-Christian Europe that involved having sex in freshly ploughed earth – with or without partners. Part of a general belief in sympathetic magic, IIRC. Culturally this movement seems to be rooted (pun intended) in the prehistoric past.

  35. So was Onan the original ecosexual when he spilled his seed on the ground?

    These folk are truly a bunch of self-confessed w*nkers.

  36. I have a couple of beehives with an appealing entrance if any eco warrior would like to commune with nature. I wish only to retain rights to video.

  37. “number of people who identify as ecosexuals has increased markedly in the past two years”

    Going from one to two?

  38. “I think that I will never see, a poem lovely as a tree…”

    Sorry. It was there. I had to use it.

  39. This reminds of something a Buddhist friend told me. In the Tripitika there’s a text (he didn’t give me the reference, and I haven’t found it, so it may be non-canonical or apocryphal) where Sariputra is instructing novice monks on the monastic rules. On celibacy: no sex with women or men; er, no, not with monkeys; er, no, not with those trumpet-shaped flowers either.

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