I reccenty attended a seimnar/happening in San Franciso with the lovely Annie Sprinkle entitledk, SEXECOLOGY: MAKING LOVE WITH THE EARTH, SKY AND SEA.
All of those great things combined made for a very happy poly grrl. Sprinkle introduced me to a term/idea that had been perculating in my brain for some time- ecosexual . Since I love words, and I love the internet I wanted to know what the vast voice of the web had to say about eco-sexuality.
Urban Dictionary, obvisouly the best of all webites for research of this matters states.
A TERM DESCRIBING A PERSON, IN A DATING SENSE, WHO IS SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS. SIMILAR TO METRO SEXUAL, BUT FOR SOMEONE WHO WEARS AND BUYS ORGANIC ITEMS AND DRIVES A HYBRID CAR.
Sprink, terms this a bit differnetly. She states that than eco sexual goes beyond the relationship of the Earth as a mother, to one as a lover. This love you can have for the Earth also lets you haven E-spot. A part of nature that is an erogenous zone.
This shift from mother to move is a move in the direction of Freduian maturity. As a child grows their attachments from a parental love moves to a non parental one. As enviromentalism grows, there is no reason why this hold true. In the relationship between parent and child the child respects the parent because they “have to”. This is inherent authority. This does not hold true in a healthy lover relationship. Respect in a non parental relationship is equalized.
This also related to eco-feminism.
Ec0-feminism is awareness of the link between women and the Earth, and how a debasement of one is a tradgey to both. This leads me to a question
– Is sexualizing the Earth also over sexualizing women? Are we creating a MILF out of Mother Nature?