Illustration by Soofiya Andry. My First Time is a column and podcast series exploring sexuality, gender, and kink with the wide-eyed curiosity of a virgin. We all know your "first time" is about a lot more than just popping your cherry. From experimenting with kink to just trying something new and wild, everyone experiences thousands of first times in the bedroom—that's how sex stays fun, right? This week, we're talking to conceptual artist and Sacred Sadism co-founder Genevieve Belleveau about her experiences of ecosexuality and ecofetishism. I grew up in the woods of northern Minnesota.
A person that finds nature sensual, sexy. A new sexual identity. Ironically enough, ecosexuality is rising in popularity predominantly in feminist circles. At last check, trees still cannot talk — and therefore, cannot consent to sex with humans. Are feminists supporting the rape of trees and other non-sentient parts of the Earth? It sure looks like it.
The ultimate nature-lovers have come together this week at an arts festival in Sydney, where they are romping with the elements, and each other, in an interactive installation called the "ecosexual bathhouse," from artists Loren Kronemyer and Ian Sinclair of Pony Express. Ecosexual expert Amanda Morgan, from the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, revealed ecosexuality has differing degrees, from people who try to use sustainable sex products and enjoy skinny dipping to those who like to get down and dirty. The ecosexual movement is growing and has taken hold in the last two years, according to American sociologist Jennifer Reed and Google search data shows a dramatic spike in interest in and members of the movement estimate that , people around the world now call themselves ecosexuals. Artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, who have published an "ecosex manifesto" on their website SexEcology said they've officiated wedding ceremonies where they and fellow ecosexuals marry the earth, the moon, and other natural entities.
I don't because I am saving myself until marriage. Ecosexuality is a term that has been around since , but it has just started to gain in popularity. The definition of "ecosexuality" is different for everyone. While some people enjoy going skinny dipping, or hiking while naked which seems dangerous, what about snake bites? There are people who fuck trees, or masturbate under a waterfall.