–Sensheant Magazine Interviews Lindsay Hagmen and Dr. SerenaGaia, Cont’d . . .
–Q # 3
Sensheant Magazine: Are you finding support in the mainstream since launching Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love?
Dr. SerenaGaia: One of the points of ecosexuality is observing nature with fresh eyes; eyes not blinded by mythologies of functionalism like Darwin’s idea that in nature, sexual expression is only functional to reproduction. As a result of belief systems that reduce life to inert matter and disregard its sacred character, the life of our own species has become disconnected from the metabolism of the Earth.
Learning from other species in the arts of love is a simple way to understand what we’ve missed. For example, plants are very proud of their genitals. They display them like impeccable works of art. We even like those genitals and give them to our lovers on Valentine’s. We are often ashamed of our genitals though. We don’t see them as flowers: we don’t appreciate their aphrodisiac scents enough. What keeps us from learning from plants? Think about this simple point next year at Valentines and you get the gist of ecosexuality!
Lindsay Hagamen: As a social movement and as a lifestyle, ecosexuality integrates and weaves a cohesive whole, a vision for a love-based, sustainable culture. And it is arising in response to a collective desire for a life that is authentic; to create a path forward simultaneously abundant and harmonious with the living Earth. Ecosexuality is unabashedly sex-positive, shamelessly embracing a part of human nature, and nature, that so many fear and suppress. Mockery is a common response to discomfort, a way of releasing the tension created by being confronted with something that pushes edges and boundaries, that not only questions the status-quo but is actively shifting it.
Edited with an Introduction by SerenaGaia Anderlini-D’Onofrio and Lindsay Hagamen. Puerto Rico: 3WayKiss through CreateSpace, June 2015. www.ecosexbook.org
Post 6 of 11 in the The EcoSEXual RƎVO˩ution Series, to be continued . . . .
Stay tuned for the juicy details of this interview, when Lindsay and Dr. SerenaGaia answer Sensheant’s salacious and deep probing questions. We will be back on Wednesday next week.
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We gratefully acknowledge Rebecca Church and her team at Sensheant Magazine. This interview will appear in a forthcoming issue. We send our warm thanks to our interviewer, Cynthia Spence, and congratulate the team on their beautiful and brave initiative. Connect with Sensheant here.