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These Nude Photos Introduce the Latest Trend in Alternative Sexuality

Even with technological advancements, many people still want to get in touch with nature. That sentiment also inspired the extremely popular Instagram page @getyourassintonature, which posts photos of people naked in nature.

One team of artists is drawing to attention nudity in nature through an artistic conversation about sexuality in nature.

The artistic group Pony Express is exploring ecosexuality, the convergence of ecology and human sexuality, in its upcoming performance at the Next Wave Festival in Australia. Titled "Ecosexual Bathhouse," the show will be in a "multi-chambered labyrinth hidden in Melbourne's Botanic Gardens" and allow audience members to "explore the social and psychological landscape of ecology and sexuality," according to the group fundraising site.

The group wrote on its fundraising page that the performance was inspired by the "Ecosex Manifesto," penned by lesbian couple and noted ecosexuals, Elizabeth M. Stephens’ and Annie Sprinkle:

"[W]e are creating Ecosexual Bathhouse to humorously speculate on how sensual interaction with the environment may help secure the future of the planet. Sex sells, and if humans can learn to love the environment, maybe they can learn to preserve it."

 

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The group told Mashable's Chelsea Frisbie that the show will not encourage the artists or audience members to have penetrative sex with nature or with each other in the bathhouse. Rather, the group aims to provide "a safe space to get in touch with nature."

"None of the performers or audiences are encouraged to have penetrative sex with nature or one another in the bathhouse," the group told Mashable. "Ecosexual Bathhouse is an artwork — it is a playful and sensory environment."

Other people have celebrated ecosexuality on social media.

 

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In 2011, Stephens and Sprinkle talked to the San Francisco Chronicle about being noted ecosexuality champions.

 

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"We're changing the metaphor from Earth as mother to Earth as lover," Stephens said, adding that she has faced some criticism from religious individuals for being ecosexual.

Even so, Stephens and Sprinkle insisted that they are merely paving the way for the future.

"We may be alienating," Sprinkle told the publication. "But that's what happens when you're ahead of the times. We're experimental artists, and a lot of people don't understand conceptual, experimental art."

 

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[H/T Mashable]

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